There seems to be many airplane enthusiasts, and even pilots, here on GTPlanet. Throughout the years, there's been various airplane related threads, but no general discussion thread. Let's change that and use this thread to talk about all things flying and plane related. The 50th Paris Airshow is next week. The Airbus A350 is about to have its first flight while the Boeing 787-9, the first 787 derivative plane, is in final assembly and in preparation for test flights. Beyond the two big commercial plane manufacturers, Embraer, Bombardier, Dassault and others are competing in the regional jet market. There are plenty of cool technologies and new planes being developed, with everyone trying to gain that small edge over their competitors. It's an exciting time in aviation right now, so let's discuss!