Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

Business Jul 20, 2019

Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

Airbus on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with "biomimicry" technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution. The European plane-maker's U.K. subsidiary sought to capture ...

Eviation targets commuters with electric plane Alice

Business / Tech Jun 19, 2019

Eviation targets commuters with electric plane Alice

An electric plane capable of flying up to 650 miles with nine passengers made its debut at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday, with its manufacturer targeting regional commuter routes such as the French capital to the southern city of Toulouse. Eviation Aircraft said the plane ...

Boeing 737 Max boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets

Business Jun 19, 2019

Boeing 737 Max boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets

Boeing's grounded 737 Max jet received a boost on Tuesday after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes and said it was confident that it would return to service in the coming months. Boeing said the deal had ...

Boeing dealt new blow as Airbus launches long-range A321

Business Jun 18, 2019

Boeing dealt new blow as Airbus launches long-range A321

Boeing suffered a fresh setback on the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as its engine supplier announced a delay for the U.S. planemaker's all-new 777X jet while Airbus launched a rival plane aimed at the middle of the market. GE Aviation said it ...