US Airlines Raise Base Fares on Domestic Flights

Air Fares

U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. JetBlue Airways raised fares by $4 per round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up and greatly expanded the breadth of the increase, according to FareCompare.com CEO […]

Can Bombardier’s New Planes Reverse Its Sales Slide in the Light Jet Market?

Learjet 70

Amid a global economic recovery, the business jet market is returning into shape, but with more demand for large cabin/heavy jets, growth in the light and medium categories looks slightly challenged. Canadian aerospace major Bombardier is one of the oldest players in the global aviation industry and sits pretty with a huge portfolio serving all […]

Boeing’s Order Book Tops the 1,000 Mark

GECAS 737-MAX8 Renderings

With 266 Boeing customers ordering 12,100 737 units since the plane’s introduction, Boeing’s single-aisle airliner is the best-selling commercial airplane in history. Perversely, that’s posing something of a problem for Boeing. Hoping to keep up with demand for the 737, Boeing confirmed this month that it will once again increase the rate at which it […]

What’s So Special About Embraer’s New Legacy 450 and 500 Business Jets?

Embraer Legacy 450 business jet

“Whether by accident or design, the Legacy 450 and 500 might be arriving at exactly the right moment,” said Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with Virginia-based consultant Teal Group, about Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer’s new business jets. The company has just started deliveries of its much-anticipated Legacy 500 midsize business jet, and the smaller Legacy 450 […]

Lufthansa strike disrupts travel for 200,000 airline passengers

Luftansa pilots' strike

A pilot strike at Lufthansa has expanded as it enters a second day Tuesday, forcing the carrier to ground a significant portion of its schedule. Cancellations include many of the carrier’s lucrative long-haul routes, including flights to the United States, Canada and Asia. The strike – one of several to hit Lufthansa this year – […]

Boeing Is Underestimating Emerging Japanese Competition – Forbes.com

Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft

At a welcoming banquet in Japan in the 1980s, Ford Motor chairman Philip Caldwell received a memorably double-edged compliment. “There is no secret about how we learned to do what we do, Mr. Caldwell,” said the head of Toyota Motor , Eiji Toyoda. “We learned it at the Rouge.” Toyoda was referring to Ford’s fabled […]

Passengers Hurt After Singapore Airlines Flight was Hit by Turbulence

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380

Twenty-two people were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight descending into Mumbai ran into turbulence on Saturday night. The injured included 14 crew and eight passengers, the airline said. Some were taken to a hospital for treatment. Singapore Airlines said the aircraft, an Airbus Group N.V. A380, had 408 passengers and 25 crew on board […]

Embraer Steps Into Midsize Market With Legacy 500 Delivery

Embraer Legacy 500

Embraer’s Executive Jets unit on Oct. 10 officially entered the midsized jet market with the delivery of its Legacy 500 business jet to a Brazilian customer. The delivery followed Brazilian ANAC certification in August. U.S. FAA certification is anticipated within weeks, Embraer executives say. The delivery marked two celebrations the Brazilian airframer held recently. The […]

Bombardier Refreshes Challenger 605 As 650

Bombardier Challenger 600 series

“Given the response to the Challenger 350, we said we’ll do the same for the 650. The scope of the changes is very similar,” says Brad Nolen, Bombardier’s director of product planning. Launch price is $32.35 million in 2015 dollars, up $500,000 from the Challenger 605. That includes up to $1.5 million worth of standard […]