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Boeing’s New Strategy To Win Over Airbus’ A320 Family?

In the narrow bodied aircraft category, the U.S. plane maker Boeing has always come in second in rank, while the European player Airbus has stolen the show in terms of orders garnered in this segment. Almost every year, there is a gap created between the order counts of Airbus and Boeing in the narrow bodied jet category. However, Boeing is looking ahead to get rid of this gap now. If it looks impossible to readers, then let’s realise that nothing is impossible for the Number 1 plane maker of the world. In fact, to offer competition to the Airbus A320 which grabs maximum orders across various airlines, Boeing had launched the Boeing 737 program. On similar lines, when the Airbus 320neo was launched, a few months later Boeing declared the Boeing 737 Max which would be built through … [Read More...]

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Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group’s move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday. “We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the competition is simply […]

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New Gulfstream G500 And G600 Private Jets Are Really, Really Fast….and Comfy

Gulfstream Aerospace introduced two all-new business jets in mid-October in a surprise ceremony at its production plant in Savannah, Ga. The Gulfstream G500 and G600 jets aim to provide speed and operating efficiency, plus wide-cabin comfort. Both airplanes can cruise as fast as an impressive Mach 0.90 (or about 680 mph), with a maximum range […]

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Chinese Aerospace Still Behind in Fulfilling Big Ambitions

Last week’s Airshow China in Zhuhai left visitors with little doubt about the scope of China’s ambitions in the aerospace sector. In addition to the three new airliners under development by the country’s state-controlled airframers—the C919 narrowbody, and ARJ21 and MA700 regional airliners—multiple programs for new general aviation aircraft and helicopters have gotten underway. China’s […]

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Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777s in Deal Worth $3.3 Billion

Kuwait Airways announced its intent to by 10 of Boeing’s Everett-made 777-300ERs Thursday. The deal is worth $3.3 billion at list prices. It is a pat on the back for Boeing after it was reported yesterday that the company lost one of the biggest airline deals of the year to Airbus. Delta has reportedly awarded […]

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Coming Soon on JetBlue: Bag Fees, More Seats (less leg room)

Wall Street is finally getting its way with JetBlue. The airline had been one of the last to hold out against charging fliers more for checked bag. But JetBlue announced Wednesday that customers will soon have to pay extra if they want to do so, leaving Southwest as the last big U.S. airline that doesn’t. […]

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Airbus to Deliver First A350 Jetliner Around December 12

European planemaker Airbus aims to deliver the first A350 jetliner to launch customer Qatar Airways by mid-December, the airline said on Tuesday. Gulf News quoted its chief executive Akbar Al Baker as saying the mid-sized jet would be delivered between Dec. 12 and 15‎ and appeared to rule out any last-minute hitches that might rattle […]

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Airbus A380 Could Replace Boeing 747 on Hajj Trips – Morocco

Morocco’s national carrier said the Airbus Group NV superjumbo is in the running to replace its sole Boeing Co. 747, opening up the possibility of the A380’s first order based around flights for the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. Royal Air Maroc will issue an invitation to tender for the deal in the next three months, with […]

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Gulf Based Airlines Closes Financing Deal For 16 Aircraft

Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, according to statements from the carriers and banks involved. The region’s airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what Boeing has forecast to be a need for 2,610 aircraft by 2033, valued at $550 billion. Dubai’s Emirates airline […]

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Five airline fees worth paying for the holidays

You pay more than enough for airfare, blowing it up with optional fees is crazy, right? Except during the holidays. Sometimes it pays to pay more, and here are five of the more useful fees plus one non-airline offering you should consider. 1. Early boarding If you are a typically disorganized family (or want to […]

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Air Lair’s Passenger Personal Cocoon – Concept Design

Air Lair is a personal cocoon for the passenger with a double-decker configuration allowing for 30% more passengers within the same space. Within this enclosed environment the passenger is able to control their own personal space without disturbing other passenger or, for that matter, being disturbed by other passengers. Strategically placed lighting is used to […]

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How Sneezes Travel In Airplanes

At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane. Then all of a sudden, one of the passengers seated in the middle “sneezes.” Hundreds of multicolored particles are jettisoned into the air, creating a rainbow-speckled cloud that lingers above everyone’s heads. The cloud dissolves, and the particles disperse, making their way […]

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Why falling fuel costs aren’t passed along to airline travelers

U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers? Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks. Planes are full. Investors want a payout. And new planes are on […]

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World’s Most Popular Aircraft: Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?

Boeing Co. launched its 737 family of jets in 1964, and since then the company has snagged 12,257 firm orders for the plane. Airbus launched its competitor single-aisle, narrow-body family, the A320, in March 1984 and claims 11,021 firm orders since the A320’s launch. Boeing’s 20-year longevity lead tips the scales in the company’s favor, […]

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Qantas bring in John Travolta to unveil new “retro” Boeing 737

QANTAS has named its “retro” Boeing 737 after former chief executive James Strong and celebrated its 94th birthday by bringing in film star John Travolta to officially unveil it in Seattle today. The 1970s livery marks the first time the famous winged kangaroo has been seen on an in-service Qantas plane since 1984. The airline […]

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Does Boeing Need More Than A 737 Max to Win the Narrow-Body Battle?

A few days back, Boeing announced that it plans to replace the 737 Max by 2030. In May, CEO Jim McNerney had said that Boeing won’t “pursue moonshots,” referring to the 787 Dreamliner. Without mincing words, he had called built-from-scratch programs “apocryphal risk.” In a complete u-turn, the company’s now showing keen interest in building […]

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Airbus to Build Five A330-Based ‘Beluga’ Jets

Airbus Group NV will build five new Beluga transport planes based on its A330 widebody jet as the European plane maker seeks to secure its ability to meet increasing production demands. The first of the new Beluga jets is due for delivery in mid-2019, the Toulouse-based company said Monday. Airbus’s existing Beluga fleet is based […]

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What’s Next For Boeing?

On the tail of it’s two most recent aircraft launches, the Boeing 737 MAX and the 777X, Boeing is facing pressure to resurrect one of its classic and most popular aircraft, the 757. Production of the 757 ended almost exactly 10 years ago, but competitor Airbus has turned up the heat in the market segment. […]

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Airliner Tracking to Become Norm

Prompted by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, government and aviation-industry officials are set to announce global standards calling for airliners to automatically report their position at least every 15 minutes, according to people familiar with the details. In case of emergencies in which aircraft veer off anticipated flight paths, these people said, the […]