Max to the max: Boeing’s 737 Max build begins at rapid-fire Renton plant

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Workers at Boeing’s Renton plant are in the process of getting the first wing spars of the new 737 Max aircraft into production, launching what will be one of the company’s most challenging manufacturing transitions in years. “The 737 Max will begin production in a matter of days,” said Boeing Vice President of New Airplane […]

Airbus sees “significant” orders at Paris Airshow

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Airbus expects to win a “significant number” of orders at next month’s Paris Airshow, a senior executive said on Thursday. Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Marwan Lahoud was speaking at a news conference hosted by France’s GIFAS aerospace industry association, of which he is also president. He also said Airbus’s delivery plans for the A400M […]

China just gave Boeing a big boost

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Boeing can thank a booming travel industry in China for its latest windfall. Chinese carrier Ruili Airlines and two leasing companies have placed an order with the Chicago-based plane manufacturer for 60 narrow-body jets, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reports. The cost of the transaction will total more than $6.1 billion (or 38 billion […]

Is Boeing About to Make Some Noise in the Business Jet Market?

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After markets closed on Monday, Boeing Co. announced that it had received two orders for its Boeing Business Jets (BBJs). Two unnamed customers have each ordered one aircraft: a 737-based BBJ and a BBJ 787-8. The company also won a commitment from a China-based airline and two leasing firms for 60 of Boeing’s 737 MAX […]

Airbus A320neo stages first flight with CFM engine

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Europe’s Airbus said on Tuesday the latest version of its popular A320 had flown for the first time with engines supplied by CFM International. The revamped A320neo jet is a fuel-saving version of the company’s best-selling narrow-body model and has generated thousands of orders. CFM’s LEAP-1A engine is sold as an alternative power source for […]

American Airlines and United modified Dreamliner orders to enhance fleet mix – Boeing

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Boeing executives said Tuesday that delays in airline orders for 787 Dreamliners from American and United airlines stemmed from matching aircraft with their needs, not any disappointment with the innovative aircraft. “Nothing about our fundamental view of the market has changed,” Jim McNerney, Boeing’s CEO, said during an investor day conference. “Airlines are increasingly profitable,” […]

Embraer Projects 2,060 Deliveries of Jets (70 to 130-seat) in North America over The Next 20 Years

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Embraer has released its 20-year Market Outlook for the North American market in which it forecasts 2,060 new jet deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat segment. It represents nearly 35% of the total worldwide demand for aircraft in this particular segment and is valued at US$ 96 billion at list prices. Some 47% of the […]