The newest member of the Boeing range of commercial jetliners made its international air show debut earlier when the first 747-8 Intercontinental touched down at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The 747-8 - the longest passenger plane in the world, coming in at 76.4 metres (over 250 feet) - landed at a windy Le Bourget ahead of the biannual Paris Air Show.
Airbus has signed an exclusive deal with Rolls-Royce to power the enhanced A350-1000 aircraft at the Paris Air Show. The new higher thrust version of the Trent XWB, which is the most advanced civil aircraft engine on offer in the world, will deliver 97,000lbs maximum thrust to the aircraft.
Rolls-Royce has been among the early winners at the annual Paris Air Show, with the global power systems company concluding a to $2.2 billion contract with TAM Airlines of Brazil. The deal will see the Derby-based manufacturer provide Trent XWB engines for Airbus A350-XWB aircraft on order with the airline.
European aviation giant Airbus has seen two of its flagship aircraft forced to withdraw from the Paris Air Show following a series of unfortunate events. Firstly the new A400M military transport was forced to pull out following technical fault, with the A380 following earlier.
The Dubai Airshow team is making a strong presence at the Paris Air Show (20-26 June) to showcase the successful development of the aerospace industry in the United Arab Emirates as the country celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
The aviation industry has finally been served some good news as Wizz Air has said it is placing an order with Airbus for 50 short-haul planes, as it attempts to become one the largest low-cost carriers in Europe.The order rounds off a hugely successful week for Airbus at the Paris Air Show. The Toulouse-based manufacturer has secured firm orders for more than 100 jets, despite the current turmoil within the industry.