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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 to over 520 aircraft and to increase our traffic to 160 million customers per annum by 2024, creating some 10,000 new positions for pilots, cabin crew and engineers, as we continue to grow tourism, routes and jobs across Europe,” Ryanair chief … [Read More...]

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VLM Delays Superjet Deliveries

Belgium-based regional airline VLM has delayed delivery of its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 by more than a year to allow the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) time to certify additional aircraft features, Sukhoi said in a statement released Monday. Following consultations among VLM, lessor Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC) and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), the parties […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Wins ATW Best Regional Airline in the World Award

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Best Regional Airline of the Year award among airlines of all regions in the world by Air Transport World (ATW) at the 41st annual Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony held in Washington […]

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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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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 […]

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Russia’s UAC Wants Government Money For Russo – Chinese Widebody

In spite of earlier calls to eliminate state financing, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will seek government funding for the development of the new widebody aircraft it plans to build in cooperation with Chinese civil aircraft manufacturer Comac. “We will raise the issue of financing [for this program],” UAC President Yury Slyusar said last week. […]

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Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/month from 2017

European planemaker Airbus is talking to suppliers about the possibility of raising production of its popular A320 family to 50 jets a month as early as 2017, narrowing a gap with rival Boeing , a senior industry source said on Tuesday. Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to adjust to production of 48 aircraft […]

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Airbus Prepares Handover Of Second A350 This Week

Airbus is preparing the second A350-900 for delivery to Qatar Airways later this week. The airline got its first A350 in late December and started flying the daily Doha-Frankfurt route on Jan. 15. Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the Frankfurt ceremony last month that he expects to take delivery of the second aircraft […]

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Dassault rolling out long-range Falcon 8X

Test pilots Eric Gérard and Hervé Laverne took Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X on its first flight earlier this month, rising into a hazy sky above the company’s Mérignac plant near Bordeaux, France. During the one-hour-and-45-minute test, they took the sleek-bodied jet up to 15,000 feet and put it through a regimen of maneuvers and systems […]

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Spicejet’s B737 MAX 8 order still on says Boeing

Spicejet has not changed the status of its order for forty-two B737 MAX 8 jets the President of Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar, has said. Placed in March 2014, deliveries are still expected to commence in 2018 as the carrier seeks to return to profitability through an increase in its overall available seat capacity. Immediate plans […]

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Allegiant Announces the Purchase of Six A319 Aircraft

Allegiant Travel Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase six additional A319 aircraft. The aircraft are currently being operated by Cebu Pacific Air and are scheduled to enter the Allegiant operating fleet from the end of 2015 through 2017. “We continue to be able to find high quality, used A319s […]