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    Talking Point

    The debate about a possible order bubble in the aircraft market raged at the ISTAT Europe conference yesterday (22 September).

    In the opening panel session Peter Morris, chief economist at Ascend, dismissed the idea. “Bubble? What bubble?” He told delegates.

    Morris argued that timeframes for delivering the backlog had changed significantly and that overcapacity would not be an issue. According to Ascend’s predictions new deliveries will account for six to seven per cent of the fleet up to 2022, taking retirements into account.

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    Sarah-Jayne Russell
    23/09/2014 - 12:20

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    16/06/2014 - 16:00
    Airbus Innovation Days: Future factories will speed up certification

    Airbus has, understandably, been concerned by the trend in recent years for certification of new aircraft to take increasingly longer. However, with the A350 the company hopes to reverse the trend and complete certification in one year.

    The A350 XWB production line has been the test bed for a number of novel technologies and techniques that the OEM hopes to roll out in its factories in future. 

    Speaking at the Airbus Innovation Days event last week (June 16–17), Michel Roboam, SVP of manufacturing engineering, described how Airbus plans to make to change how the company’s factories work over the next 16 years. 

    For Airbus the future is in having human-centred, integrated and eco-efficient industrial systems. 

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