New Airbus A320 joins Air Seychelles fleet for Indian Ocean regional flights

Airbus A320

Air Seychelles took delivery of its third large aircraft, an Airbus A-320, this morning, which will be used for its regional network, including three new destinations; Mumbai, India, Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania and Antananarivo, Madagascar, starting this week. Arriving from Abu Dhabi, the new 136- seater plane touched down at 9.20 local time on the Seychelles […]

Gulf Based Airlines Closes Financing Deal For 16 Aircraft

Emirates Airline Airbus A380

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 […]

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

Boeing 737 Max

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, […]

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

Airbus A320neo

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 […]

Airbus Builds Ties with Asia

ALC Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Airbus is strengthening its presence in Asia – a market which is shaping up as a key battleground for competition with rival Boeing. Both companies have won billions of dollars in orders from leasing companies in the past three months in what is the fastest growing aviation market in the world. Airbus says Asia is […]

Boeing Working on a New Airplane Design to replace 737 Max by 2030

Boeing 737 Max

Boeing Co has sketched out plans to develop an all-new aircraft, with new engines and likely a composite structure, to replace its 737 MAX jetliner by 2030, Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said on Wednesday. The airplane will be slightly larger than the 737 but its shape won’t change dramatically from the current fuselage. The […]

IndiGO Gets 100th Aircraft Completing its First Order of Many Airbus A-320s

IndiGo Airbus A320

Major no-frills carrier IndiGo today inducted its 100th airplane, completing its first order of many Airbus A-320 aircraft placed with the French manufacturer in 2005. The A-320 plane landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning, enabling IndiGo, which holds India’s largest aviation market share, to join the league of Air India and Jet […]

Airbus U.S. Factory to Start With Larger A321 Jet, Instead of A320

Airbus A321

Airbus Group said on Tuesday it plans to start production at its first U.S. factory with the larger A321 jetliner instead of the A320 as originally planned, a move that reflects rising demand for the bigger jet. Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told an audience in Seattle that the European aircraft maker was switching the […]