Articles tagged with: Airbus


The magic of supersonic flight

08.2017 | Thirty-six-year-old Blake Scholl – former Amazon manager, technology entrepreneur and certified pilot – is the founder and CEO of Boom Technology, Inc., a start-up from Denver, Colorado. Boom’s mission is to bring the first supersonic passenger airliner to market since the Concorde, with the 55-seat jet expected to enter into service in 2023. So far, Boom has received purchase commitments for 76 jets from five major airlines. A two-seater demonstrator aircraft dubbed “Baby Boom” is expected to take to the skies as early as 2018.


T408: Powerplant for the Sikorsky CH-53K

08.2017 | Industry leaders attended the 30th International Helicopter Forum in Bückeburg, Germany, where top-name manufacturers such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky and Airbus presented their products. At the trade event, MTU showcased the technology behind the T408 engine powering Sikorsky’s CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter.


“Sweet spot” for every aircraft

06.2017 | Analyst David H Perry (JP Morgan) explains in an interview why the C Series and E2 have taken over the title of most cost-efficient aircraft in the 100 to 130 seat category – and how Airbus and Boeing are responding to this new competition.


V2500 MRO at MTU Maintenance

05.2017 | The V2500 powers the Airbus A319, A320, A321, as well as the McDonnell Douglas MD-90. MTU Maintenance Hannover has been repairing and overhauling this engine since 1989, as has MTU Maintenance Zhuhai since 2003.


The A320 family in numbers

03.2017 | The A320 family is the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft program. Today, some 190 airlines and leasing companies operate A320 aircraft worldwide. The first A320 took off on its maiden flight 30 years ago, on February 22, 1987.