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This Boeing 787 is Just the Beginning for American Airlines

The Boeing 787 is one of the most popular planes among airlines and passengers today as new routes featuring the passenger jet are opened. Recently, American Airlines Group took delivery of its first Boeing 787. In this article I'll look at where it is flying and what the Boeing 787 program means for this major airline. Fleet modernization As part of American Airlines' cost reduction strategy, the company has been on an aircraft buying spree. In late 2008, the airline placed its order for 42 787 Dreamliners with rights to acquire 58 additional 787 Dreamliners. And in 2011, shortly before … [Read More...]

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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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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 […]

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Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: Emirates Could Have an Answer for Their Future

Boeing has struggled to sustain the 747 program within a rough market for the jumbo. An anemic number of orders have ground down to virtually zero in the last year. However, in a recent report, an unidentified third party is said to have pitched the 747-8 to Gulf airline Emirates in an effort to infuse […]

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Beverly Wyse to Lift Dreamliner Production to Record Rates

Beverly Wyse, who has orchestrated a production rate increase at Boeing’s Renton factory to a record 42 model 737 planes monthly, is the perfect person to take the North Charleston 787 Dreamliner factory to the next level. That was the takeaway by retiring North Charleston Site Manager Jack Jones, in a video published by the […]

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Business Jet Sales Soared in 2014

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association yesterday released worldwide 2014 year-end aircraft sales and delivery numbers, and not only are the figures encouraging for the future health of the industry, they very nearly shattered records. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce reported that, for the year, total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments rose 4.3 percent, from […]