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Bombardier, Cessna have large shares of Asia Pacific region biz jet fleet

A new report examining the Asia Pacific region’s business jet market said Bombardier and Cessna account for sizable percentages of the region’s fleet. The region, which includes 18 countries or territories, saw its total fleet of new and used business jets increase 15 percent between 2013 and 2014, but the eight aircraft manufacturers – including […]

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United Airlines swaps 10 Boeing Dreamliners for 777-300ER jets

United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc would make the […]

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Bombardier hires industry veteran to sell C Series

Bombardier Inc. has hired a new chief salesman for its C Series airliner and other commercial aircraft in the company’s latest move to get back on course. Industry veteran Colin Bole will take over in May as senior vice-president of sales and asset management at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Montreal-based Bombardier said. Canada’s newest plane took […]

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Jet Airways May Take Back 2 Boeing 777s From Etihad: Report

Jet Airways, which plans to enhance its services on the US routes, may ask its strategic investment partner Etihad to return two of its Boeing-777 planes which are currently on lease with the Gulf-based carrier. The private carrier has leased out seven wide-bodied planes to Etihad, which holds a 24 per cent stake in Jet […]

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Score Card: Boeing and Airbus Orders

Earlier this month, Boeing revealed the sale of 61 single-aisle 737 commercial airliners (51 orders placed this year, and 10 orders in 2014) to just one single buyer — a massive order worth upwards of $6.6 billion at list prices. What Boeing didn’t say, however, was who exactly was anteing up all this dough — […]

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Bombardier shuffles leadership as Russia CSeries order in doubt

Bombardier Inc. is bringing in a new leader for its commercial aircraft business and another chief financial officer as the planemaker faces fresh doubts about one of the largest orders for its troubled CSeries jetliner. Fred Cromer becomes president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft effective immediately as Mike Arcamone departs, the company said Thursday, and a […]

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Airbus A330: 1,500 orders and counting

Airbus on Friday announced that its A330 family of aircraft has surpassed the milestone of 1,500 orders. The company said in a press release that recent orders for the widebody aircraft from Turkish Airlines and Air Lease Corp. have pushed the order total to 1,501. The company announced last year plans to upgrade the A330 […]

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Airbus Upbeat On Jet Market

Airbus sees continued strength in the aircraft market and may be able to increase production of its most popular jets beyond their planned rates if that trend continues, the head of the European planemaker said on Friday. Fabrice Bregier, chief executive of the plane making unit of Airbus Group, said he believed Airbus would eventually […]

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Boeing’s New 737 MAX Is About to Make Flying a Little Less Horrible

Two incremental but important changes—wider seats and redesigned bins—have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort, either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable. At the heart of the 737 MAX project is a promise to […]

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The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine planes. Smaller planes cost less to fly than […]

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The end of the Boeing 747 could be coming sooner than we thought

Experts have already predicted Boeing will delivery its final 747 three years from now. But a new report out Thursday reveals that the company could stop taking orders for the plane sooner than that. Boeing reduced the rate of production for its iconic 747 jumbo jets from 1.5 per month to 1.3 monthly last fall. […]

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Increased production fuels growth at Boeing

The Boeing Co. delivered 184 jets in the first quarter, a 14 percent increase compared to 2014, to beat rival Airbus in the competition for new orders. In the first quarter of 2015, Airbus had a net of 101 new aircraft orders as opposed to 110 for Boeing. However, that comes after Airbus beat Boeing […]

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Boeing 737-800 Delivering on Low-Cost Scheduled Maintenance

The Boeing 737-800 was launched in September 1994, earned FAA certification in March 1998 and first flew with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd that same year. It became the biggest-selling member of the 737NG family and has been continually enhanced, for example with the option of blended winglets. The aircraft’s cabin also has had multiple upgrades. At the […]

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Embraer Touts China-built Legacy 650

Since opening its first office in China in 2000–in Beijing–Embraer has focused primarily on its commercial aircraft business, but at its chalet here this week and on the static display at ABACE 2015, the Brazilian airframer is showcasing the growing presence of its Embraer Executive Jets in the People’s Republic. Last June saw the delivery […]

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Newer aircraft, including Boeing 787, vulnerable to hacking, GAO warns

Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane’s passenger WiFi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. One of the authors of the report, Gerald Dillingham, told CNN […]

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Opinion: Lessons To Learn From Germanwings Flight 9525

So in the end it took a week until another task force was created: a week of intense, unprecedented media coverage of the March 24 crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps, which was likely deliberately caused by the first officer, a 27-year-old with a long (previously unknown) history of depressive and suicidal […]