Ryanair Finalizes 737 Order

Boeing Ryanair Announce $280M 737-800 Jet Order

Boeing and Ryanair have announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $280 million at current list prices. With this order the Irish low-cost carrier now has unfilled orders for 174 Next-Generation 737-800s and 100 737 MAX 200s. "We are pleased to announce the purchase of three more Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft, which will be delivered in early 2016, bringing our total recent orders to 183 737-800s, in addition to further orders for up to 200 'gamechanger' Boeing 737 MAX 200 … [Read More...]

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United Airlines to use its cash pile to buy aircraft this year

United Airlines expects to dip into its cash pile to help fund the purchase of new aircraft this year and rely less on debt financing, reflecting the U.S. airline industry’s dramatic financial turnaround, the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer John Rainey said in an interview. United, which had about $4.4 billion cash on hand at the […]

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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 […]

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Delta and Southwest Airlines Ready for Expansion

While the U.S. domestic air travel market is mature, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are looking beyond domestic flights for growth. To capitalize on their ambitions, each airline is building a gateway hub. I’ll take a look at why they chose the airports they did and what Delta and Southwest’s strategies could be going […]

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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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Air Tahiti Nui selects 787-9 to replace A340 fleet

French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui is to replace its ageing Airbus A340-300 fleet with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Four 787-9 aircraft will arrive to succeed the airline’s five-strong A340-300 fleet, which were manufactured between 2001 and 2005 and operate from the airline’s Papeete hub to Tokyo Narita, Auckland, and Los Angeles with onward services from […]

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United Airlines Warns Pilots After Review Shows Mistakes in Cockpit

United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger. A review of United flight operations data, which details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft, prompted the warning, according to an airline official. The safety memo was sent to United Airlines pilots on […]

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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 […]