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A321XLR – Boeing Raises Design Risk Concerns

A321XLR – Boeing Raises Design Risk Concerns

Boeing has shared its concerns, with regard to the Airbus A321XLR and the new rear-centre fuel tank that sets it apart from the A320 family. A discussion on the matter first appeared about a week ago. Initially, it had to do with possible discomfort of passengers,...
Saudia – Orders For 70 New Airbus And Boeing Aircraft?

Saudia – Orders For 70 New Airbus And Boeing Aircraft?

Reports suggest that Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is preparing funding for orders from both Airbus And Boeing, for around 70 aircraft! But are they actually new? The pandemic has not been good for aircraft orders. Both major aircraft manufacturers would welcome any...
Norwegian – Cancellations for Airbus, Boeing UPDATED

Norwegian – Cancellations for Airbus, Boeing UPDATED

With its restructuring up for approval, aircraft manufacturers nervously wait to hear about order cancellations from beleaguered Norwegian Air Shuttle. We saw repeatedly how the airline has been struggling to stay in operation, despite an array of challenges. Even...
Boeing To Sell Off Headquarters Campus In Renton?

Boeing To Sell Off Headquarters Campus In Renton?

Boeing has instructed employees with offices in its Commercial Airplanes headquarters complex, to clear out their desks over the next few weeks. Over 1,000 people worked in Boeing’s Renton headquarters before the pandemic kicked in. Many of them were already working...
Blended Wing Body Aircraft: Design Challenges

Blended Wing Body Aircraft: Design Challenges

Drawings and scale prototypes of blended wing body designs have been around for some time. But why don’t we have one in production yet? What are the challenges of making these designs work? As we discussed recently, there aren’t many developments in aviation that lead...