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June 6, 2016

FLYING THE HONDAJET

Classy Ride

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Right Timing

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MAX Stretch

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FLYING THE HONDAJET

Classy Ride

Greensboro, North Carolina As a carmaker, Honda is known for the understated style of its vehicles, beneath which lies advanced automotive engineering. But the Japanese giant’s first venture into business aviation is a singular design that wears its avant-garde engineering on the outside, with its unusual engine location and low-drag aerodynamics.

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Right Timing

Los Angeles Embraer coined the phrase “rightsizing” as part of its bold gamble to penetrate the 70-130-seat market with the E-Jet family, launched in 1999. Now, 17 years later and with more than 1,200 E-Jets in service, the Brazilian manufacturer is focusing on righttiming as it begins flight testing the first of the next-generation E2 followon family.

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MAX Stretch

Los Angeles Hamburg The news that Boeing is considering a further stretch of its largest 737 MAX variant reflects not only the seriousness of the threat posed by the better-selling Airbus A321neo but also the company’s belief in the growth potential of its seemingly ever-flexible 737 design.

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Defining the Limits

Hamburg The backlog for Airbus aircraft is larger than ever, even before raising the prospect of increasing output further. But key executives are split on the issue of whether to build more narrowbody jets. Production says no, but sales would like the company to be more daring.

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What We Can Learn From Tesla

A previously unidentified variety of dog: That is what the first autopilot-equipped Australian Tesla’s Nvidia system reported when it encountered a kangaroo. A few thousand web-sourced videos and a matter of days later (it could have been hours), every Tesla in the world knew what a kangaroo was, how to anticipate its potential trajectories and how to avoid one on the road.

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