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The Challenger 604XT: Nextant’s New Project

AIN – The Bombardier Challenger is Nextant Aerospace’s next remanufactured aircraft program, company executive vice president Jay Heublein revealed at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). However, unlike Nextant’s 400 XTi (Beechjet) and G90XT (King Air 90) that were launched as complete tip-to-tail remanufactured aircraft programs, the 604XT was announced first as …

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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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United Seeks To Cut Fuel Costs Through Installation Of New Winglets – Forbes

United Airlines announced in November last year that it aims to cut its fuel costs by $1 billion annually by 2017. Recently, the carrier announced that it took a key step towards achieving that objective. Earlier this week, United completed the installation of a newly designed wingtip curved extension, called split scimitar winglet, on one …

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