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Embraer Confirms Firm Order from Tianjin Airlines for E-Jets and E-Jets E2

Embraer S.A. and China’s Tianjin Airlines, a subsidiary of the HNA Group, have signed the final agreement for the sale of 22 aircraft. The contract, with an estimated value of USD 1.1 billion at current list prices, comprises 20 E195s and two E190-E2s, making HNA Group Tianjin Airlines the first Chinese airline to order the […]

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Max to the max: Boeing’s 737 Max build begins at rapid-fire Renton plant

Workers at Boeing’s Renton plant are in the process of getting the first wing spars of the new 737 Max aircraft into production, launching what will be one of the company’s most challenging manufacturing transitions in years. “The 737 Max will begin production in a matter of days,” said Boeing Vice President of New Airplane […]

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Airbus sees “significant” orders at Paris Airshow

Airbus expects to win a “significant number” of orders at next month’s Paris Airshow, a senior executive said on Thursday. Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Marwan Lahoud was speaking at a news conference hosted by France’s GIFAS aerospace industry association, of which he is also president. He also said Airbus’s delivery plans for the A400M […]

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Shrinking Russia Jet Fleet Threatens Airbus-Boeing Order Backlog

Russia’s fleet of Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co. jets is shrinking for the first time in 15 years as carriers hand back leased aircraft — raising the specter of a wave of order cancellations if the economy continues to stutter. The number of Boeing and Airbus planes deployed by Russian airlines declined by a […]

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American Airlines and United modified Dreamliner orders to enhance fleet mix – Boeing

Boeing executives said Tuesday that delays in airline orders for 787 Dreamliners from American and United airlines stemmed from matching aircraft with their needs, not any disappointment with the innovative aircraft. “Nothing about our fundamental view of the market has changed,” Jim McNerney, Boeing’s CEO, said during an investor day conference. “Airlines are increasingly profitable,” […]

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Airbus patents new plane design to alleviate boarding backup

Whatever happened to the good old days of boarding the airline from back to front? Frequent flyer programs and other boarding allowances have made the modern boarding process a congested mess that seems to take forever. And as passengers scramble for bin space, it can back up boarding even further. But Airbus has recently patented […]

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Boeing may increase production of 737 passenger jets

Boeing is considering increasing production of its 737 jet, its most widely flown jet and the backbone of the flydubai fleet. The Dubai carrier placed its first order of 50 Boeing 737-800 NG planes at the Farnborough Airshow in 2008 and expects to receive its first deliveries of the 737 Max 8s in 2017. The […]

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Southwest Opts for Roomier cabin with Order Shift to Larger Boeing 737-800s

Southwest Airlines will switch all 31 pending aircraft orders for 2016 to larger versions of the Boeing 737 as the carrier expands within the U.S. and adds new international markets. The swap will bring Southwest’s 737-800 fleet to 135 by the end of next year, the Dallas-based airline said in a statement Wednesday. The move […]

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Middle East needs almost 3,000 airplanes in next two decades: Boeing

As many as 2,950 new airplanes worth $640 billion will be needed in the Middle East region for the next two decades between 2014 and 2033, according to a forecast by Boeing. The robust growth in demand for planes from the region is mainly due to the industry growth. “We expect demand for planes to […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Versus the Boeing 787 Dreamliner | online article library

In the rivalry debate about Boeing and Airbus, it is common to see comparison of the Boeing 787 with the Airbus A380.  However, these two aircraft don’t have much in common. Airbus’ newest addition, the A350 XWB (eXtra Vast Physique) passenger airplane, however can be confused with the American rival, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It can […]

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Boeing says efficiency supports strong outlook, despite hurdles

Citing steady demand from airlines, Boeing Co said on Tuesday it is capable of raising 737 jetliner output by 43 percent to 60 a month, as it gave a rosy outlook despite concerns about orders, overall production and defense spending. Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said market fundamentals that support higher jetliner production are unchanged, […]

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Boeing Confident About Commercial Airplane Outlook

Boeing executives delivered a bullish outlook during the manufacturer’s annual investor conference on May 12 in Chicago, citing a record backlog, historically low rate of cancellations and deferrals and anticipated future growth. They downplayed recent changes in 787 Dreamliner orders. Opening the conference, chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said that demand remains solid for commercial […]

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Emirates Airline Considers Americas Expansion Using European Hubs

  Dubai’s Emirates airline could expand its route network by using European hubs to fly into North and South American cities, its president said, a move that could anger US carriers which accuse it of competing unfairly through state subsidies. Emirates is considering plans to open new routes to US cities from Dubai, as well […]

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For the Airbus A350, the Honeymoon is Coming to an End

Qatar Airways, which remains the first and only operator of the Airbus A350XWB, is preparing to introduce new complexities to the aircraft’s operation early next year. Qatar said it will fly the A350 from Doha to the United States in March 2016. Additionally, Lufthansa said it will begin flying the A350 from its Munich hub […]