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What is aviation fuel tax?

Ever wondered why a flight is so much cheaper than taking the train? Time to wrap your head around fuel tax. You pay fuel tax when you fill up your car or ride a train,...

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Are electric planes ready for takeoff?

It could be the biggest revolution in the aviation industry since the invention of the jet engine, but there is still much in the way before electric passenger planes before take to the skies. What...

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When jet engines fall apart, aircraft must stay intact

Two jet engine explosions in one day point to potential dangers looming underneath the wings of aircraft. But Andreas Spaeth says planes must be capable of withstanding such damage. The long fan blades are made...

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Aircraft makers are optimistic about Farnborough despite Brexit

The Farnborough Airshow is a major trade venue for the aeronautical industry. As manufactures set up their displays their thoughts hover between anticipation of the next big order and fears of Brexit says Andreas Spaeth....

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Uncertain times take Airbus back to the drawing board

The European aircraft manufacturer has never faced as much upheaval as it does today. At Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, there is much uncertainty, but many also see opportunities. DW’s Andreas Spaeth reports. It was a...

Boeing launches new 787 Dreamliner, secures big orders

Boeing has unveiled plans for a bigger version of its 787 Dreamliner in efforts to catch up with Airbus in the lucrative long-haul aircraft market. The US planemaker hopes to get the new aircraft off...

Airbus, Boeing land major deals at Paris Air Show

The world’s biggest planemakers Airbus and Boeing have secured a large number of orders during the first day of the Le Bourget air show near Paris. Demand for fuel-efficient long-haul planes was especially strong. Airbus...

Airliner market set to double in two decades, says Boeing

Global demand for aircraft in the next 20 years will be stronger than previously thought, US planemaker Boeing has said, as passenger numbers are set to double. Boeing’s estimate is even higher than that of...