It’s time for another look back at some of our most notable stories from the last seven days. As ever, there have been plenty of fascinating articles to digest, so let’s get cracking!
Breeze’s lack of non-stop competition
Breeze Airways is one of the most anticipated startups in recent years. The brainchild of David Neeleman, it has recently emerged that 80% of its planned routes this summer have no non-stop competition! You can read more about Breeze’s network strategy here.
A look at the Boeing 777X Business Jet
Although the Boeing 777X program has been subjected to some delays during its development and production, it remains a hugely exciting aircraft. While it will be a game-changer on a passenger level, Boeing is also planning to develop business jet versions of the next-generation twinjet. Simple Flying took a look at this ‘flying mansion‘ earlier this week.
Rolls-Royce engine as wide as an Airbus A220
Last month, Rolls-Royce announced that it had commenced the production of its first ‘UltraFan’ demonstrator. As well as being a highly efficient engine with impressive testing technology, it is also rather large. Indeed, with a fan measuring 140 inches in width, this gives it the same diameter as the Airbus A220! Check out our comparison here.
The fall of the Airbus A300
The A300 was European manufacturer Airbus’s first-ever production airliner. It also made history by being the world’s first widebody aircraft to only have two engines. Simple Flying spent time this week looking at how this trailblazing aircraft faded away, and how this allowed Airbus to produce bigger and better aircraft in its wake.
The three airlines still flying the Boeing 717
Rear-engined aircraft have quickly become an increasingly rare phenomenon in recent years. When Spanish carrier Volotea retired its last examples earlier this year, this left just three airlines still flying the Boeing 717. But which carriers are they? Find out here!
The evolution of the 747’s upper deck
There are few, if any, airliners more striking in their appearance than the Boeing 747. A significant contributing factor to this is the aircraft’s upper deck, but did you know that its size and purpose have changed over time? Simple Flying explored the history of the iconic aircraft’s quirky upper fuselage earlier this week.
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