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Boeing raises China 20-year aircraft demand, says outlook rosy

Boeing Co on Tuesday raised its forecast for China’s aircraft demand over the next 20 years, saying it was optimistic about the long-term outlook for the world’s second largest aviation market despite a slowing economy and weak stock market. The U.S. plane maker expects China will need 6,330 aircraft over the next 20 years, a […]

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Qantas announces it will buy eight Boeing Dreamliners

The Qantas turnaround has happened faster, and more dramatically than anyone – even management – could have ever imagined. The underlying pre-tax profit today of $975 million means it is close to the billion dollar profit mark not seen since before the Global Financial Crisis. And, truth is, there is more in store for Qantas […]


Dark Clouds Loom for Airlines Even as Their Profits Take Off

U.S. airlines are producing their biggest profits ever. But instead of clear skies, they are encountering problems that their recent prosperity, in some cases, is making worse. Employees at Southwest Airlines Co. and Delta Air Lines Inc. have rejected labor contracts in recent weeks, with some arguing that the compensation wasn’t sufficient given the industry’s […]

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Airbus lands biggest single order for airliners with IndiGo deal

Airbus has landed its biggest ever order after securing a deal with Indian budget airline IndiGo to sell 250 of its A320neo jets. Worth $26.6bn (£17bn) at list prices, the deal is the largest number of aircraft bought in a single order for the pan-European aerospace company. However, it is unlikely that IndiGo will pay […]

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How Airbus’s bet on big Airbus A380 went awry

Toulouse is always beautiful in August. But for staff at the Airbus HQ there, last week was particularly sweet. British Airways and its sister airlines Iberia and Vueling signed orders for 31 spanking new aircraft to add to their fleets. The shopping list was hefty, including 11 wide-bodied planes to drive Iberia’s new long haul […]

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Boeing says domestic airlines moving closer to break-even

Boeing Corporation on Thursday expressed hope that domestic airlines, which have been bleeding for many years now, are moving closer to break-even as operating costs have fallen faster than fare reductions following the sharp dip in oil prices. “I believe that Indian airlines are moving closer to profitability after years of losses. Spicejet has declared […]

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Swiss International Air Lines, frustrated by Bombardier CSeries delays

“Decision to be first operator was ‘not easy’ Swiss International Air Lines AG has been a champion of sorts for Bombardier Inc.’s troubled CSeries program as both the first customer to place a firm order for the aircraft in 2009 and eventually the first to fly it commercially once it’s ready next year. But the […]

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Chinese carriers plan for international route launches

Chinese carriers are continuing their push towards international expansions, with three carriers applying to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for rights to launch services to Australia, the Middle East and the Maldives. Xiamen Airlines is seeking rights for daily services on the Fuzhou-Sydney route from 15 October, using Boeing 787s. Capital Airlines meanwhile […]

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ANALYSIS: Regional pilot woes could speed fleet changes at United

United Airlines could speed up the shift to large regional jets and small mainline aircraft from 50-seat regional jets if the pilot shortage at regional carriers gets worse in the coming years. The Chicago-based carrier removed 30-seat Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprops from its feeder fleet during the first half of 2015 and is on-track to […]

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Boeing, Airbus ‘collide’ at Saudi hangar

The tough competition between the world’s two aircraft giants Boeing and Airbus appears to have spilled into Saudi Arabia, where two of their planes collided inside a hangar. A local newspaper affirmed the clash was not deliberate. The two aircraft, owned by Saudi Arabia’s official carrier Saudia, were being moved inside the airline’s hangar in […]

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Boeing sees demand for jetliners, pressure to increase production

Boeing Co sees continued strong demand for civilian aircraft and pressure to increase its production rates, despite concerns about growth in China and several years of record aircraft orders. “We’re not seeing a slowdown in demand” for commercial jetliners, Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said at an investor conference on Wednesday. Boeing sees demand for […]

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Boeing Raises India New Plane Forecast as Demand Grows

Boeing Co. raised its market forecast for India as the planemaker expects travel demand to grow in the world’s second-most populous nation. Boeing predicts Indian airlines will need 1,740 new planes over the next 20 years, up from the 1,600 planes it forecast a year ago, Dinesh Keskar, a senior vice president at the Chicago-based […]

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Airbus Targets Latin America With ACJneo

With the ranks of billionaires growing at a rapid rate and a large number of potential corporate and government customers in the region, Airbus Corporate Jets sees Latin America as a potential market for its ACJ large business jets, in particular the latest ACJneo (new engine option) family that was launched earlier this year. Deliveries […]

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The First Boeing 727 Prepares for its Last Flight

More than 27 years after it was gifted to the Museum of Flight, the first Boeing 727 is still being restored at the museum’s Restoration Center at Paine Field in preparation for its last flight down to Boeing Field. This plane first rolled out of the factory on November 27, 1962, and took its first […]

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Study: Air controllers’ fatigue threatens aviation safety

Grueling schedules and lack of sleep for air controllers puts safety of national air traffic system at risk, study finds Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years. Federal […]


Russian Carriers Struggle as Sanctions Drag Economy Down

With the Russian economy in retreat and as sanctions prompt airlines to turn from networks populated heavily with international routes to more domestically focused structures, managers have taken steps to decrease fleet capacity by handing back aircraft to lessors and deferring or canceling aircraft deliveries. Even Transaero—Russia’s second largest airline—has taken steps to cut capacity […]

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After 5-year boom, Boeing may sell fewer planes than it builds next year

After five years of winning more orders for aircraft than it could build, Boeing may be heading for a down order year. Analysis by East Coast aerospace consultancy AirInsight suggests that for 2016, orders for Boeing planes will drop by 25 percent, to about 563. That means that for the first time in years, Boeing […]

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Airbus Sorts Out A320neo Certification Effort

Airbus is redistributing A320neo certification work among its three flight-test articles to recoup time lost on the first aircraft, which has not flown since the company found a defect in one of its two Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan (GTF) engines in April. The manufacturer has revised some testing dates and modified the A320neo flying […]