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Pint-Size Jets Market Gap – Dornier 328

  Thirty-seat jets that disappeared from aviation a decade ago as Bombardier Inc. led a move into short-hop planes the size of a small airliner are set to fly again as emerging economies clamor for lower-capacity options. The Dornier 328, last built in 2004, will resume assembly at a factory near Ankara within three years […]

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Airbus flies out as the winner in Paris Air Show

Airbus finished ahead of Boeing in the now customary battle of the giants of global aircraft manufacture as the biennial Paris Air Show came to a close yesterday. Orders placed and commitments made in the trade-dominated early stages of the seven-day event amounted to US$107.2 billion (Dh393.74bn) of new business for the two companies. The […]

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AIRSHOW-Korean Air orders Airbus, Boeing narrow-body jets worth $6.9 bln

Korean Air split a $6.9 billion order for narrow-body jets between rival planemakers Airbus and Boeing at the Paris air show on Tuesday as it looks to renew its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft. Korean Air unveiled a firm order worth $3.7 billion at list prices for 30 Airbus A321neo planes, the first time the […]

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Airbus Outpaces Boeing at Paris Air Show

Airbus Group SE booked $57 billion worth of deals at this year’s Paris Air Show as it struck commitments for 421 planes, outpacing Boeing Co. ’s intake of 331 jets worth $50.2 billion, according to order tallies from the world’s leading makers of jet planes. “This is higher than I personally expected,” said Fabrice Brégier, […]

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Airbus to Decide on A380 Revamp This Year

Planemaker Airbus will decide around the end of 2015 on how to revamp its A380 super jumbo and is on track for its 2015 targets, Chief Executive Thomas Enders was quoted saying by German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche. “The board of directors will certainly need until the end of the year to form a comprehensive overview […]

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Emirates Airlines dangling 100-airplane order in front of Boeing, Airbus

Even as Boeing Co. is set to release its latest outlook for commercial airplane demand Thursday, a tug-of-war with competitor Airbus over what could be one of either manufacturers’ largest orders is playing out in the aerospace industry press. Dubai-based Emirates Airline is in the market for between 70 and 100 wide-body planes to replace […]

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Airbus Sees Stronger Long-Term Aircraft Demand

Airbus Group SE’s jetliner boss Fabrice Brégier said the European plane maker is poised to increase its outlook for aircraft deliveries over the next two decades, following rival Boeing Co. which has also raised its forecast. Airbus’s new forecast, slated for release on Monday at the first day of the Paris Air Show, will show […]

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Boeing looking closely at an all-new jet for 2025

Boeing is moving forward with a study of an all-new commercial jet that would enter service in the middle of the next decade, sales chief John Wojick said in an interview ahead of the Paris Air Show. In the past year, Wojick’s sales team has had detailed discussions with airline customers and has determined that […]

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Qatar orders 14 Boeing 777s as Paris Air Show opens

Boeing says Qatar Airways is buying 14 new 777 passenger and freighter jets worth up to $4.8 billion, as industry professionals gather at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. plane maker announced Monday that Qatar Airways ordered 10 of the 777-8X jets — a more fuel-efficient model of the 777 — and four 777 freighter […]

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Boeing ups jet demand forecast; no hurry on 757 successor

Boeing Co boosted its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand by 3.5 percent on Thursday, predicting two out of every five new jets will feed Asia’s booming travel market. The U.S. planemaker expects airlines and freight firms to take delivery of 38,050 jets worth $5.6 trillion by 2034, compared with 36,770 it predicted last year. Boeing’s […]

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Ahead of air show, Boeing, Airbus race to churn out planes

At next week’s Paris Air Show, new jet orders will be trumpeted and the latest aircraft will fly overhead as crowds of aviation-industry insiders watch from the outside decks of corporate hospitality suites. Yet for both Boeing and archrival Airbus, the main focus right now is back home at their factories. In Paris, their prime […]

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Airbus, Boeing Under Pressure to Sell Older Jets at Air Show

As Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE ramp up production of a handful of new jetliners, both are facing the challenge of selling older planes to sustain cash flow and profits until the new models start reaching customers. On Monday, the Paris Air Show, the aerospace industry’s oldest and largest sales extravaganza for new and […]

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Boeing: World will need 38,050 new planes in next 20 years

The world’s airlines will need 38,050 new airplanes during the next two decades, Boeing said Thursday in its annual market forecast. That’s an increase of 3.5% from last year’s forecast. Boeing pegs the value of those 38,050 aircraft at about $5.6 trillion. “The commercial airplane market continues to be strong and resilient,” Randy Tinseth, vice […]

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Can Boeing Capitalize on Airbus Weakness Ahead of Paris Air Show?

On Monday, the first day of the biennial Paris Air Show, Airbus is expected to release its long-term forecast for the airliner market. At a preshow meeting in Paris, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said the forecast will show that demand for new planes will total 32,600. On Thursday, Boeing Co. published its 20-year forecast indicating […]

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Bombardier CSeries jet to make public debut at Paris airshow

Bombardier is sending its new CSeries commercial jets on their maiden overseas voyage next week to generate buzz at the world’s largest air show and help turn the page on the aircraft’s disappointing launch. For the first time, the public will get a close view of the US$63-million CS100 and larger CS300 aircraft that has […]

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Delta to buy 40 Boeing 737 jets, 20 Embraer aircraft in $4 billion deal

Delta Air Lines Inc. will enter into a deal with The Boeing Co. to buy 40 new 737-900ERs and 20 Embraer E190 aircraft upon ratification of a tentative agreement covering more than 12,000 Delta pilots. The planes are valued at about $4 billion at list prices, according to Bloomberg. The tentative union agreement, which was […]