Boeing And Airbus’ Competition To Soar Once Again In 2015

Airbus Boeing

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 — […]

Airbus Upbeat On Jet Market

Tom Enders Airbus A350

Airbus sees continued strength in the aircraft market and may be able to increase production of its most popular jets beyond their planned rates if that trend continues, the head of the European planemaker said on Friday. Fabrice Bregier, chief executive of the plane making unit of Airbus Group, said he believed Airbus would eventually […]

737, 787 score Boeing big win over Airbus in first quarter

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Boeing edged out Airbus in orders in the first quarter, with good news for Boeing’s smallest plane, the Boeing 737, and its newest plane, the 787. After six cancelations, Boeing won 110 net orders for the quarter, versus Airbus’ 101 net orders, after 20 cancellations. Showing particular strength was Boeing’s 737 series, which landed 66 […]

Boeing beats Airbus in first quarter net orders, deliveries

ALC Boeing 787 Dreamliner

U.S. planemaker Boeing beat European rival Airbus in net new orders and deliveries in the first quarter, according to figures released on Tuesday. The aircraft giants showed mixed results in the traditionally slow quarter for new orders but the gap between them in deliveries, which generate most revenue, widened after Boeing handed over a record […]

Airbus Group Abandoned Auto-Avoid System Developed In 2003

Airbus A320 Cockpit

AIRBUS GROUP has developed an auto-avoid system to prevent aircraft from being deliberately crashed into buildings and mountains. Although this technology has not yet been installed in any of the Airbus aircraft, it might just be included in future models. Airbus had started working on the auto-avoid system after the September 2001 incident. The company […]

Airbus delivers its 9,000th aircraft

Airbus 9000 delivery

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 9,000 aircraft on Friday, with the milestone plane – an Airbus A321 – going to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir. “The delivery of our 9000th aircraft comes as we enjoy ongoing strong demand for aircraft across our product line,” John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer, says in a statement commemorating the […]

Airbus and Boeing February 2015 O&D roundup

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Boeing delivered 60 commercial aircraft in February, leading rival Airbus’ 45 commercial aircraft deliveries for the month. Boeing logged seven orders for a total of 72 aircraft in February, the largest being an order for 50 737-MAX aircraft from an undisclosed customer on Feb. 23. Alaska Airlines booked a firm order for six 737-900ER aircraft […]

Boeing and Airbus: Approaching airplane market ‘bubble’?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Worries about a weakening global airline market aren’t being reflected in the continued strong demand for Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner and other commercial airplanes, executives from the world’s two largest plane-makers said. Boeing finance chief Greg Smith struck an optimistic tone during a recent investors conference. It was shared by an executive with chief competitor […]