Category Archive: Manufacturers

Aerion AS2 Supersonic Jet

CNN Money – Over a decade after the Concorde made its last transatlantic flight, a number of companies are working on the next generation of supersonic passenger aircraft capable of speeds at least twice as fast as current commercial planes. These planes will likely first appear in the private and business jet market. Reno, Nevada, …

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Gulfstream announces its newest family of jets: the G500 and G600

Gulfstream introduced a new family of business jets today: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. Not only do the two planes optimize comfort (with a wider cabin) and speed (the maximum operating speed for both aircraft is Mach 0.925, the same speed as Gulfstream’s G650 and G650ER), but they come with a touchscreen cockpit display and …

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Boeing Aims To Build 747-8s Faster – Aviation Week

The 747-8 has given Boeing more than one reason for concern. But a renewed sales push and technical upgrades are intended to ensure production rates can slowly increase again. Boeing is “very close” to reaching deals in sales campaigns for the 747-8 that would fill some empty production slots in 2016. “We want to be …

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Boeing Celebrates The 8,000th 737

As Boeing prepares to increase the production rate of “the best-selling jet airliner in the history of aviation” to 42 airplanes-a-month, employees in the program recently took a short break from building the planes to celebrate their latest successes. The 8,000th 737 took to the skies on April 9, 2014, on the 47th anniversary of …

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