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easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at […]

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The Bombardier CRJ Family

Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier is currently testing its latest family of commercial passenger aircraft, the CSeries, which will enter service in 2016. Over 25 years ago, the Montreal-based company launched its first family of commercial passenger aircraft, the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which consists of the CRJ-100, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, and CRJ-900. As Bombardier prepares to […]

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Lufthansa Receives Final A380 Delivery; Last 747-8I Soon to Follow

Earlier this month, Lufthansa took delivery of the final Airbus A380 aircraft it had on order, and it will take delivery of the final Boeing 747-8I it has on order soon. Airbus A380 Lufthansa placed an order for 15 A380s with options for 10 more in December 2001, and it became the second European airline […]

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Bombardier shuffles leadership as Russia CSeries order in doubt

Bombardier Inc. is bringing in a new leader for its commercial aircraft business and another chief financial officer as the planemaker faces fresh doubts about one of the largest orders for its troubled CSeries jetliner. Fred Cromer becomes president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft effective immediately as Mike Arcamone departs, the company said Thursday, and a […]

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Airbus A330: 1,500 orders and counting

Airbus on Friday announced that its A330 family of aircraft has surpassed the milestone of 1,500 orders. The company said in a press release that recent orders for the widebody aircraft from Turkish Airlines and Air Lease Corp. have pushed the order total to 1,501. The company announced last year plans to upgrade the A330 […]

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Airbus Upbeat On Jet Market

Airbus sees continued strength in the aircraft market and may be able to increase production of its most popular jets beyond their planned rates if that trend continues, the head of the European planemaker said on Friday. Fabrice Bregier, chief executive of the plane making unit of Airbus Group, said he believed Airbus would eventually […]

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Boeing’s New 737 MAX Is About to Make Flying a Little Less Horrible

Two incremental but important changes—wider seats and redesigned bins—have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort, either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable. At the heart of the 737 MAX project is a promise to […]

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The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine planes. Smaller planes cost less to fly than […]

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The end of the Boeing 747 could be coming sooner than we thought

Experts have already predicted Boeing will delivery its final 747 three years from now. But a new report out Thursday reveals that the company could stop taking orders for the plane sooner than that. Boeing reduced the rate of production for its iconic 747 jumbo jets from 1.5 per month to 1.3 monthly last fall. […]

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Increased production fuels growth at Boeing

The Boeing Co. delivered 184 jets in the first quarter, a 14 percent increase compared to 2014, to beat rival Airbus in the competition for new orders. In the first quarter of 2015, Airbus had a net of 101 new aircraft orders as opposed to 110 for Boeing. However, that comes after Airbus beat Boeing […]

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Boeing 737-800 Delivering on Low-Cost Scheduled Maintenance

The Boeing 737-800 was launched in September 1994, earned FAA certification in March 1998 and first flew with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd that same year. It became the biggest-selling member of the 737NG family and has been continually enhanced, for example with the option of blended winglets. The aircraft’s cabin also has had multiple upgrades. At the […]

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Embraer Touts China-built Legacy 650

Since opening its first office in China in 2000–in Beijing–Embraer has focused primarily on its commercial aircraft business, but at its chalet here this week and on the static display at ABACE 2015, the Brazilian airframer is showcasing the growing presence of its Embraer Executive Jets in the People’s Republic. Last June saw the delivery […]

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Newer aircraft, including Boeing 787, vulnerable to hacking, GAO warns

Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane’s passenger WiFi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. One of the authors of the report, Gerald Dillingham, told CNN […]

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Opinion: Lessons To Learn From Germanwings Flight 9525

So in the end it took a week until another task force was created: a week of intense, unprecedented media coverage of the March 24 crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps, which was likely deliberately caused by the first officer, a 27-year-old with a long (previously unknown) history of depressive and suicidal […]

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Airbus Unveils First CFM Leap-1A-Powered A320neo

Airbus has rolled out the first CFM Leap-1A powered A320neo at its Toulouse facility in France, and is expected to begin ground tests this week in advance of flight tests which are targeted to begin before the Paris Air Show in June 2015. The aircraft is the third A320neo in the test fleet, and joins […]

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Indian PM Modi flies Boeing 747 to an Airbus facility

Air India 001 that flew the Prime Minister and his delegation from New Delhi to Paris, and then from Paris to Toulouse to the Airbus facility, is a Boeing 747-400. Air India still flies wide-bodied Boeings on long-haul flights, though for the Australian sector, some Airbus aircraft are being used. Airbus is the preferred choice […]