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Boeing Eyes 2018 Launch for New Small Airplane

On the face of it, it would be reminiscent of the August 2011 high-profile defection of the world’s largest carrier that precipitates the launch of the re-engined Boeing 737 MAX, if American Airlines (AA) places an order for the newly-launched 164-seat Airbus A321neoLR (long-range) aircraft. And unlike in the widebody segment where Chicago-based Boeing has the most comprehensive product line-up and holds a dominance, such a loss would invariably exert pressure on it to formulate a competitive response, in order to address an emerging void between the 162-seat 737 MAX 8 and the 242-seat 787-8 Dreamliner. The urge for Boeing to act is becoming increasingly acute, industry observers say, as the A321neo significantly outsold the 180-seat 737 MAX 9 with 709 orders versus the latter’s 286, amid … [Read More...]

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Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 tests green aviation technologies

The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation’s environmental performance through every phase of flight. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program accelerates the testing, refinement and use of new technologies and methods that can improve efficiency and reduce noise. This new round of testing, using 787 Dreamliner ZA004, […]

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How to book the cheapest airline flight

How airlines price their tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the conspiracy theories suggesting that the carriers use cookies to increase prices for their passengers. None of these is entirely […]

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Is Boeing 767 Running out of Time?

In the 1980s, Boeing ‘s 767 was the most modern plane — the first twin-engine wide-body that could carry a good number of passengers over long distances. Scott Hamilton of Leeham says that in those days, airlines used only “three- and four-engine airplanes” for trans-ocean air travel. But after the FAA gave approval to a […]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner: When Can It Churn Profits and Generate Cash Flows?

Boeing’s clean-slate, ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner has clocked north of 490,000 hours in service with 21 airline operators since its service entry in November 2011. The company touts the plane as the first-ever aircraft with 50% structure made of composite material, making it extremely light and efficient. The long-range, midsized, wide-body jet consumes at least 20% […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Or Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Which One Will Fly Higher?

Remember the epic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed? That’s a clip that probably every American loves to watch. There’s a similar duel going on between European aircraft major Airbus and its American rival, Boeing . Airbus, the dominant player in narrow-body jets, wants to challenge Boeing in the wide-body segment that has […]

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Boeing 737s In High Demand

Boeing announced that it will increase production on the 737 programme to 52 planes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 programme is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world’s best-selling commercial aircraft. […]

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How Virgin America Plans to Take the U.S. Airline Industry by Storm

Virgin America made its public trading debut last Friday. Its first few days as a public company have been incredibly successful — at least from the perspective of early investors. Here’s how Virgin America plans to take the U.S. airline industry by storm. High unit revenue and low costs To hear Cush talk about it, […]

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Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group’s move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday. “We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the competition is simply […]

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New Gulfstream G500 And G600 Private Jets Are Really, Really Fast….and Comfy

Gulfstream Aerospace introduced two all-new business jets in mid-October in a surprise ceremony at its production plant in Savannah, Ga. The Gulfstream G500 and G600 jets aim to provide speed and operating efficiency, plus wide-cabin comfort. Both airplanes can cruise as fast as an impressive Mach 0.90 (or about 680 mph), with a maximum range […]

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Chinese Aerospace Still Behind in Fulfilling Big Ambitions

Last week’s Airshow China in Zhuhai left visitors with little doubt about the scope of China’s ambitions in the aerospace sector. In addition to the three new airliners under development by the country’s state-controlled airframers—the C919 narrowbody, and ARJ21 and MA700 regional airliners—multiple programs for new general aviation aircraft and helicopters have gotten underway. China’s […]

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Watch a 55-Day Overhaul of the Largest Passenger Plane [VIDEO]

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Emirates’ very first mammoth Airbus A380 has racked up some crazy stats since first being delivered to the airline […]

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Delta Confirms it’s Going with Airbus in Big 50 Wide-Body Jet Order

Delta will go with Airbus in deal for 50 wide-body jets that would be worth more than $14 billion at list prices. The Wall Street Journal calls the order “a big victory for the European company in its battle with Boeing to sell long-range passenger aircraft.” Delta said it will buy 25 Airbus A350-900 jets […]

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Russia Plans Development of Aircraft Manufacturing Hub like Boeing, Airbus — PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev set a task to establish an aircraft-making center equal to world companies by 2025, head of the government wrote on his social network account. “Our goal in aircraft-making is to set up an aircraft-manufacturing center comparable to companies like Boeing and Airbus by 2025, but both in military and civilian […]

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Boeing Leads Airbus With 61 Aircraft Delivery in October

After the strongest September since anna.aero began collating delivery data, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this October. Besides the fact that the American manufacturer maintains its leading position over Airbus in terms of aircraft delivered in the 10th month of the year, Boeing continues to lead the 2014 delivery race by 96 units […]

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Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777s in Deal Worth $3.3 Billion

Kuwait Airways announced its intent to by 10 of Boeing’s Everett-made 777-300ERs Thursday. The deal is worth $3.3 billion at list prices. It is a pat on the back for Boeing after it was reported yesterday that the company lost one of the biggest airline deals of the year to Airbus. Delta has reportedly awarded […]

JetBlue

Coming Soon on JetBlue: Bag Fees, More Seats (less leg room)

Wall Street is finally getting its way with JetBlue. The airline had been one of the last to hold out against charging fliers more for checked bag. But JetBlue announced Wednesday that customers will soon have to pay extra if they want to do so, leaving Southwest as the last big U.S. airline that doesn’t. […]

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Airbus to Deliver First A350 Jetliner Around December 12

European planemaker Airbus aims to deliver the first A350 jetliner to launch customer Qatar Airways by mid-December, the airline said on Tuesday. Gulf News quoted its chief executive Akbar Al Baker as saying the mid-sized jet would be delivered between Dec. 12 and 15‎ and appeared to rule out any last-minute hitches that might rattle […]