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2012-06-20 18:21:12

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- eMOTION! REPORTS.com, an automotive and aerospace industry research and analysis site founded in 2001 targeting professionals within the academic, media, corporate and governmental sectors, has just gone live on its blogs with a two-part analysis of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. "In the interest of professional full disclosure, I completely disagreed with Boeing's decision to drop development of the Sonic Cruiser, an aircraft with the...

2008-07-18 12:00:54

By Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times Jul. 18--FARNBOROUGH, U.K. -- Inside Airbus' chicly appointed chalet, where aviation executives from around the world closed megadeals all week, airplane-sales superstar John Leahy took stock of new orders for 247 jets and declared this his best-selling Farnborough Air Show ever. It couldn't match last year in Paris, where Leahy's tally hit 425 jets at the peak of the market. But at this time of deep crisis in the airline business it was, as...

2007-02-08 00:00:00

ABOARD AN AIRBUS A380 - So this is what all the trouble was about. Airbus' A380 - the world's largest passenger plane - has had a two-year production delay. But a trip on the first flight open to the media demonstrated why all but one customer, a cargo carrier, think the superjumbo is worth the wait. The interior is roomy, and economy seats leave ample elbow room in the 540-seat demonstration cabin fitted by Airbus. Airlines Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines plan to go further, fitting...