Air International 2016-01
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Main: Commercial
One of the five ARJ-21-700 test aircraft, B-938L (c/n 105). This regional jet is long delayed; the initial plan was for the aircraft to enter service in 2010.
Finnair’s first A350 XWB, OH-LWA, departs Paris Charles de Gaulle on one of the type’s crew familiarisation flights before service entry.
By Q2 2016 Finnair expects to have five A350 XWBs in service, with 19 ordered in all.
Zodiac Aerospace seats in a 3-3-3 layout feature in economy in Finnair’s A350 XWBs along with a white, blue and grey colour palette.
The first flight test COMAC C919 after roll-out. Its maiden flight is planned for the second quarter of 2016.
Chief engineer Jiang Liping stated during the unveiling ceremony that the final assembly of the C919 prototype came together more smoothly than the ARJ-21.
Upwards-raked wingtips are one of several elements of the C919 that make it visually reminiscent of Western aircraft.
The fanfare at COMAC’s Shanghai Pudong facility in November 2015 reflected the wider significance of the C919 to China and its aspirations to become a major aerospace player.
Close-up of the auxiliary power unit.
The centre fuselage and wing box are some of the many components in the C919 that are supplied by the Xi'an Aircraft Company.
Each of the new E-Jet variants has a new, higher aspect ratio wing, which is more aerodynamically efficient and tailored to the size of the aircraft.
The initial E190-E2 on the assembly line; its first flight is scheduled for 2016.
UK firm PriestmanGoode has been involved in the cabin that includes 18.3 inch-wide seats in economy, with two seats on either side of the aisle.
The E190-E2 is the first variant in the E-Jets E2 family, which has now received 267 firm orders plus 373 options.
Embraer has commonality with the current E-Jets as a major focus in the E2 programme.