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LE BOURGET, PARIS – Qatar Airways knows no bounds when it comes to pampering its premium cabin flyers. Flights of just several hours can be done in a seat that turns into a bed.
The carrier offered tours of their Airbus A320 single-aisle aircraft at Le Bourget during the 2015 Paris Air Show. The narrobody plane features 12 fully lie-flat Business class seats in the premium cabin along with 120 Economy class seats.
PARIS — China Airlines is offering visitors to the 2015 Paris Airshow a glimpse inside its newest Boeing 777-300ER, a three-class configured aircraft that the Taiwanese carrier is debuting at the biannual event.
The entirely redesigned cabin features a 40-seat business class cabin, a 62-seat premium economy cabin, and 256-seats in regular economy. Thirty seats, or 10 sets of three-seats, feature the airline’s “Family Couch” feature, which allows passengers to transform regular economy seats into a bed with the extension of leg rests.
PARIS — The airline with the largest display at the 2015 Paris Air Show also happens to be one with plenty to show off to the aviation industry.
Qatar Airways has brought its new Airbus A350-900XWB for display at Le Bourget, giving show visitors a glimpse at the twin-aisle jet and Qatar’s on-board product.
PARIS — While talk swirls of new regional jet designs from other Western manufacturers, the Russian-Italian joint venture behind the newest regional jet in service has an actual product to show at the Paris Air Show.
The Superjet 100, which seats up to 108 passengers in an all-economy configuration and can fly up to 2,470 nautical miles, is 10% more efficient than other aircraft in its class available today, according to Superjet International — the joint venture formed between Russia’s Sukhoi and Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi to market the Russian-built jet in Western markets.
PARIS — Everywhere you go at this year’s Paris Air Show, one topic is on everyone’s minds: is there demand for a “middle-of-the-market” airplane — larger than the workhorse 150-seat A320s and 737-800s, smaller than international long-haul aircraft such as the 787 and A330 that seat 250 or more?
PARIS — Qatar Airways said Monday it hopes to be the first operator of Boeing’s new composite-wing twin-aisle 777-8X jet after the airline announced it would order 10 of them on the first day of the 2015 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget.
The airline and Boeing also announced an order for 4 Boeing 777 freighters that will fly for Qatar’s air cargo division.
Air travel is expected to double over the next 15 years as the emerging middle class of the developing world takes to the skies. But the large airports generating most of the demand are already congested, and with pressure to combat global warming growing, calls for limits on aviation emissions will only increase.
The solution? Bigger planes, according to Airbus sales chief John Leahy.