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Airline flights Resume in The Northeast After Blizzard

Airline flights were picking up across the Northeast Wednesday morning as airlines looked to restart their schedules following a major winter storm. More than 625 flights were canceled nationwide as 7:20 a.m. ET, according to flight-tracking service. FlightAware. But that was a dramatic improvement from Tuesday, when more than 4,750 flights – roughly 15% of the entire daily schedule in the United States – were grounded. Most of Wednesday's cancellations were in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and at airports across New England, where more than two feet of snow fell in some areas. Wednesday's slow resumption of service comes after nearly all flights were grounded Tuesday at five of the region's biggest airports were – New York JFK, Newark Liberty, Boston and Philadelphia. Still, … [Read More...]

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Airbus A350 Could Give Boeing Nightmare

Qatar Airways finally took the first commercial flight of its newest jet, the Airbus A350 XWB. The Persian Gulf airline has been the lucky one to become the world’s first operator to fly the avant-garde jet. The event marks an important milestone for the European aero major since the jet is its answer to Boeing’s […]

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Bombardier Learjet 85

In mid-January, Bombardier announced a “pause” for an “indeterminate period” in the Learjet 85 program, interpreted by some market analysts as permanently shelving the project. In light of Montreal’s taking a pre-tax special $1.4 billion write down that represents nearly 90 percent of development costs, as well as announcing a cut of 1,000 jobs at […]

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‘may never be found’

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may NEVER be found as the wreckage lies in a deep and huge ocean, the man who once led the search operation has claimed. The Boeing 777 disappeared in March last year with 239 passengers and crew onboard and, despite more than 10 months of extensive searching, no trace of […]

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Analyst Lauds Benefits of Potential United 777-300ER Deal

As United Airlines reportedly nears a deal to switch 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners into an order of 777-300ERs, as reported by Bloomberg, an industry analyst offers insight into why the United 777-300ER deal is a win-win for the airline and the manufacturer. “While we generally do not discuss specifics about our future fleet plans, we […]

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Luxury on a Budget: The Best Boutique Airlines for an Economy Long Haul Flight

Is there such a thing as a boutique airline for Economy Long Haul Flight? Well, now there is. Just like their counterpart boutique hotels, these airlines may not be the biggest in the world, or even biggest in their markets, but they remain highly competitive by focusing on service and investing in an exceptional on-board […]

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We can afford to build business jets and the CSeries: Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. said it has the financial resources to cover the costs to develop its Global 7000 and 8000 business aircraft and the CSeries jetliner. “These products will deliver revenue and cash flow as they enter into service,” Chief Executive Officer Pierre Beaudoin said in an interview in Davos, Switzerland. “We have the liquidity — […]

Boeing executive sees strong demand for 737 MAX, confident on 777

Demand for fuel-efficient narrowbody jetliners like the Boeing 737 MAX remains “very strong” despite the recent oil price slump, the planemaker’s top salesman said on Wednesday. Although lower oil prices might make some airlines hesitate about upgrading their fleets, the overall boost to the economy from cheaper energy is sustaining new jet demand, he said. […]

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Ryanair to pay Boeing a premium for next generation 737 Max aircraft

Ryanair agreed to pay a “premium” for the next generation of aircraft that it plans to buy from US giant Boeing between 2019 and 2024, according to its chief executive. Last year the Irish airline became the launch customer for the 737 Max that Boeing plans to begin producing towards the end of the decade […]

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Embraer sees E2 as positioned to meet Asian passenger needs

As Asia-Pacific’s middle class continues to grow rapidly, and is projected to account for over 40% of global middle class spend by 2030, Embraer is positioning its re-engined E-Jet E2 family with new interiors as being an ideal fit to meet the needs of increasingly savvy passengers in the region. “Consumers are highly brand driven […]

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Airbus to Raise Price of Planes by 3.27 per cent

The price of Airbus planes is going up 3.27 per cent this year. The Toulouse-based company said the price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ “standard escalation formula” and enabled it to continue to enhance its profitability. Increases will push the list price of an A320 – used on New Zealand domestic and transtasman […]

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Emirates Will Buy 100 More A380s If Airbus Upgrades Model

Emirates, the biggest customer for the A380 superjumbo, said it has told Airbus Group NV it would commit to buying 100 more jets worth more than $43 billion at list prices if the manufacturer agrees to equip the plane with a new engine. The world’s largest airliner, typically seating 525 people, has “enormous” possibilities in […]

Airlines adding more flights to Phoenix ahead of Super Bowl

Looking to get to Phoenix in time for the Super Bowl? Many airlines are offering up new, non-stop flights leading up to the Big Game, but the tickets are expensive and selling fast, according to the Arizona Republic. New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks fans will now have more options to bring some hometown cheer […]

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10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines In The World

The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline business. According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world’s aviation business. From a pool of 449 carriers around the world, AirlineRatings.com selected the 10 safest low-cost […]

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United Airlines Preparing to Order 10 Boeing 777 Airplanes

United Airlines is preparing to place an order for 10 Boeing 777 large twin-engine jetliners to replace older aircraft plying its longest routes, said people familiar with its plans. The Boeing 777-300ERs would be the first of that variant bought by United, the world’s second-largest carrier, said three of the people, who aren’t authorized to […]

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AirAsia Probe Looks at Plane, Human Error on Blast Lack

AirAsia Bhd. Flight 8501 appears to have stalled after climbing steeply, an Indonesian government minister said, while its cockpit voice recorder provided no evidence of terrorism having brought down the plane. The Airbus Group NV A320 probably entered a stall, in which the flow of air under the wing is disrupted, causing a loss of […]

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Airbus Beluga: Giant of the skies set to get even larger

It’s the white whale of the skies and one of aviation’s rarest and most loved planes currently in service. The Airbus A300-600ST, popularly known as the “Beluga” because of its resemblance to the white Arctic whale, is the European plane manufacturer’s super-sized transporter jet. Five of these enormous planes make more than 60 flights each […]

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Turkish Airline Considers Largest Wide-Bodies as Demand Grows

Turkish Airlines is considering the addition of the largest wide-body airliners to its fleet to help support growth, with passengers flying on one of the fastest-expanding airlines set to reach 63 million this year. The airline is looking at both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 super-jumbos, as well as the smaller Airbus A350 and […]

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Analysts: Learjet 85 Pause Good News For Competition

Bombardier Aerospace’s decision to pause its Learjet 85 program should not be seen as a sign of weaker demand for Cessna’s or Embraer’s competing products, analysts say. The Learjet 85 pause, in fact, is good news for the competition, Jefferies analyst Howard Rubel wrote in a note to investors. “This should be viewed as a […]