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FAA To Require Boeing To Strengthen 777 Engine Cowling

FAA To Require Boeing To Strengthen 777 Engine Cowling

FAA’s Administrator said yesterday that the agency will require Boeing to strengthen the cowling design of its Pratt & Whitney-powered 777-200s. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson was speaking to a US House committee. This development follows the high-profile failure...
Airbus BLADE – Laminar Flow For Airliner Efficiency?

Airbus BLADE – Laminar Flow For Airliner Efficiency?

In an age when efficiency is everything, the Airbus BLADE project showed how laminar flow could literally shape future airliners. In Airbus parlance, BLADE stands for “Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe”. A bit of a stretch, terminologically...