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If Airbus makes the A380neo it could be kiss of death for Boeing 747-8

Boeing’s 747s may be the more iconic planes, but Airbus will likely be the last aerospace company to make four-engine aircraft. Aerospace analyst Scott Hamilton predicted Tuesday that Boeing (NYSE: BA) will deliver its last 747-8s in 2018, and those will be the two new versions of Air Force One. The A380neo will be bigger […]

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Ryanair Orders Three More Boeing Jets

Irish budget airline Ryanair has ordered three more Boeing Co. passenger jets. The companies announced Wednesday Ryanair has ordered three Next-Generation 737-800s, an order worth $280 million at list prices. Ryanair now has unfilled orders for 174 NG 737-800s and 100 737 Max 200s. “These Boeing aircraft orders will allow us to expand our fleet […]

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Bombardier CS300 – Boeing’s First Non-Airbus Competition?

In a historic moment, Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier on Friday for the first time flew a jet that is a credible alternative to Boeing products. The only trouble is, few carriers want the up-to-149 seat Bombardier CS300 jet, and the expense of developing it has been dragging down Bombardier. While Boeing has faced North American-built […]

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Record January for Airbus & Boeing; 76% of deliveries are single-aisles

Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this January. The combined deliveries of both producers for the first month of the year, was 86, of which 50 came from the American manufacturer, and 36 from the European one. Notably, Boeing enhanced its performance when compared to the same month last year, […]

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Why Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 Sales Are Few and Far Between

Not too long ago, jumbo jets were considered the flagship products of The Boeing Co. and top rival Airbus. The Boeing 747 is arguably the most iconic plane of all time, and last year it became the first wide-body aircraft to reach 1,500 deliveries. Airbus entered the jumbo-jet market nearly a decade ago after spending […]

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Southwest Airlines Completes Inspections That Grounded 128 Planes

Southwest Airlines Co said on Friday it has finished inspecting 115 of 128 planes that it briefly pulled out of service on Tuesday when it discovered maintenance checks were overdue, and it expects to complete the rest this weekend. The Dallas-based carrier said the inspections, focused on the backup hydraulic systems of its Boeing Co […]

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Bombardier CSeries CS300 Achieves First Flight

The Bombardier CS300, the newest commercial aircraft on the market, made its maiden flight just after 11:00 a.m. today at Montreal’s Mirabel airport. The larger CSeries variant follows the smaller CS100, which took to the skies 17 months ago. For Bombardier, this is a significant step forward for a project which has seen its share […]

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Air Tahiti Nui selects 787-9 to replace A340 fleet

French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui is to replace its ageing Airbus A340-300 fleet with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Four 787-9 aircraft will arrive to succeed the airline’s five-strong A340-300 fleet, which were manufactured between 2001 and 2005 and operate from the airline’s Papeete hub to Tokyo Narita, Auckland, and Los Angeles with onward services from […]

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United Airlines Warns Pilots After Review Shows Mistakes in Cockpit

United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger. A review of United flight operations data, which details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft, prompted the warning, according to an airline official. The safety memo was sent to United Airlines pilots on […]

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Bombardier loses out to Boeing, Airbus: Best technology doesn’t always win

The Canadian jet that once threatened the Boeing-Airbus duopoly in the single-aisle market is expected to fly for the first time Thursday. But now the new Bombardier CS300 is hardly any threat at all. Without the Bombardier jet nipping at the heels of Airbus and Boeing, Airbus might never have launched the A320neo in 2010, […]

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Boeing And FedEx Battle Against U.S. Airlines over ‘Open Skies’

A push by three U.S. airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has triggered a sharp response from other powerful U.S. aviation companies including Boeing Co (BA.N) and FedEx Corp, potentially complicating the airlines’ campaign for Obama administration support. Delta Air Lines Inc, United and American Airlines have asked the White House to look […]

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Southwest briefly grounds 128 Boeing 737s for inspections

Southwest Airlines voluntarily grounded 128 Boeing 737 jets Tuesday night after admitting it missed a series of mandatory inspections on the planes. But the grounding was short-lived after federal officials agreed to let Southwest continue to fly the planes as long as they receive the required check in the next five days. Still, the move […]

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HondaJet: Worth The Wait?

HondaJet may be one of the most anticipated business aircraft in recent memory—if for no other reason than because its roots can be traced back to the early 1980s, when Honda divulged that it was seriously considering the prospect of developing a very light jet (VLJ). It wasn’t until 2003 when a prototype actually flew […]

Boeing Well Positioned To Grow Through The End Of This Decade – Forbes

Boeing has grown at an impressive pace since the start of this decade. The company entered this decade with annual revenue of about $64 billion, and it posted annual revenue of nearly $91 billion last year. The company’s annual profit has also increased from $3.3 billion to $5.4 billion over this period. Higher production rates […]

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Airbus To Deliver 30 Commercial Aircraft To UAE Airlines In 2015

Aircraft manufacturing firm Airbus is looking to deliver 30 commercial aircraft to three UAE carriers including Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Air Arabia this year, a senior official confirmed. Speaking to official news agency WAM, Marwan Lahoud, chief Strategy and Marketing officer for Airbus Group, said that the UAE is an important market for the […]

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Boeing Lining Up Buyers for Early Overweight Dreamliners

Boeing Co. has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet’s factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said. The planes, dubbed “terrible teens” for their assembly struggles and their places near the start of the […]

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Should airlines be re-regulated?

By Christopher Elliott The days of a freewheeling, lightly regulated airline industry, in which a carrier can charge whatever fees and fares it pleases, may be nearing an end. A confluence of events is pressuring government regulators to take action that, depending on your point of view, will make air travel less expensive or interfere […]

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Plane Spotting: Massive plane, short runway! Tales from the KLM flight cockpit

Plane Spotting of The Day Amazing video shows pilot’s view as plane swoops in to land just metres above tourists’ heads at tiny Caribbean airport Swooping in over a packed beach sometimes just 10 metres above the heads of holidaymakers, it’s easy to see why Princess Juliana Airport on the Caribbean island of St Maarten […]