Airbus sees “significant” orders at Paris Airshow

Airbus A330neo

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 […]

Boeing Confident About Commercial Airplane Outlook

Boeing

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 […]

Aircraft Orders: Airbus surges past Boeing in orders, Lags in deliveries

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Airbus has surpassed its rival Boeing in the race for aircraft orders thanks to a large Latin American win, setting the tone for what could be a fiercely competitive Paris Airshow next month. The European planemaker won orders for 229 aircraft between January and April. After cancellations, net orders totaled 209, it said on Thursday. […]

Road Map for All-Electric Aircraft: Airbus E-fan 2.0

E-Fan 4.0 a four-seater plane

With a production site for its E-Fan 2.0 electric trainer selected in France, Airbus is bullish enough on e-flight to project a four-place electric hybrid before 2020. At the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California on Friday, the company’s head of development and strategy, Ken McKenzie, said Airbus isn’t exactly going after Cirrus and […]

Saudi Arabian Airlines Buys 100 New Airbus, Boeing Aircraft

saudia jet

The board of Saudi Arabian Airlines will purchase 100 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing in line with its five year plan from 2015-2020. Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said recently the plan is meant to strengthen operational efficiency as part of the continuous modernization of the fleet. Previously Saudia ordered […]

Boeing And Airbus’ Competition To Soar Once Again In 2015

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This month, airline manufacturer Boeing sold sixty-one 737 commercial airliners to a single buyer for a massive deal worth $6.6 billion at list prices. While the company revealed details of the order – 51 aircrafts were ordered in 2015, while 10 were ordered last year – few other details of the buyer were publicised by […]

Score Card: Boeing and Airbus Orders

Boeing 737-900ER

Earlier this month, Boeing revealed the sale of 61 single-aisle 737 commercial airliners (51 orders placed this year, and 10 orders in 2014) to just one single buyer — a massive order worth upwards of $6.6 billion at list prices. What Boeing didn’t say, however, was who exactly was anteing up all this dough — […]