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In this report

The boom in airliner orders may be coming to an end – and there is little respite for the big aircraft makers in the world of defence

Jetmakers braced for slowdown in orders

There are increasing signals that airlines, on the back of the economic recovery, are expanding their fleets too quickly

Features

The aircraft maker talks to the FT at Farnborough
A window into the world of private and corporate aviation

F35 Farnborough doubt highlights questions

Lockheed Martin focuses on further development

Airbus bets on timely take-off for A350 despite past delays

Europe’s latest is behind schedule, but with half the holdup faced by Boeing’s Dreamliner

The Jetsons

The 21st century promises era of radical change, but no rocket belts

It is easy to feel that the pace of development in aviation has slowed

Too early for Bombardier to celebrate

Two events in the past year could prove decisive to the success or failure of the CSeries airliner

Budget carriers create a new map for airlines

Cut-price upstarts gain the advantage

Norwegian Air Shuttle retains hope of living the dream

Delays and lack of alliance partner have hit services of the low-cost Scandinavian operator

Flight MH370: Record casts doubt on ‘never again’ promise

Authorities failed to act on a previous disaster

first-class bed

First sits below business in airline bottom lines

Experiments protect industry golden egg

Drones enter more sober zone

Stricter budgets and appetite for intervention may prompt reassessment of UAVs

Flight testing

Facebook, Google and Amazon explore prospects for the drone economy

Test site highlights engine battle

Manufacturers go to extreme lengths in quest for most reliable product