Record January for Airbus & Boeing; 76% of deliveries are single-aisles

Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this January. The combined deliveries of both producers for the first month of the year, was 86, of which 50 came from the American manufacturer, and 36 from the European one. Notably, Boeing enhanced its performance when compared to the same month last year, […]

Airbus To Deliver 30 Commercial Aircraft To UAE Airlines In 2015

Etihad Airlines Airbus A380

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 […]

Airbus Gains Head Start in 2015 on Orders, Boeing Beats on Deliveries

Airbus Boeing

Airbus reported a roughly $11 billion (7 billion pounds) preliminary order from Colombian airline group Avianca Holdings on Thursday, gaining a head start in its 2015 order race with U.S. rival Boeing subject to a final confirmation of the deal. The memorandum of understanding for 100 A320neo-family jets is worth $10.6 billion at list prices […]

Airbus to Raise Price of Planes by 3.27 per cent

Airbus A380, A330, A350

The price of Airbus planes is going up 3.27 per cent this year. The Toulouse-based company said the price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ “standard escalation formula” and enabled it to continue to enhance its profitability. Increases will push the list price of an A320 – used on New Zealand domestic and transtasman […]

OPINION: Airbus delivers great wide hope; but what next?

A350 XWB

A year ago, Airbus’s widebody strategy looked ragged at best. At one end of its offering, the A330 was a two-decade-old programme with a depleting backlog (its thirsty A340 sibling having already been killed off). At the other, the A380 was struggling to expand its appeal beyond Emirates. In the middle, Toulouse’s great hope was […]

Boeing Looks Set To Beat Airbus In Orders And Deliveries In 2014

Boeing 777

Boeing is set to beat competitor Airbus in the race for new commercial airplane orders and deliveries in 2014. Through November this year, Boeing has received net orders for 1,274 commercial airplanes, while Airbus has received net orders for 1,031 commercial airplanes. The launch of the wide-body 777X by Boeing in late 2013 has boosted […]

Airbus Reshuffle Prepares Planemaker for Record Jet Output

Airbus A350 Airframe

A management reshuffle at Airbus this week marks another step towards focusing Europe’s biggest aerospace company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders France and Germany, industry sources said. But Tuesday’s announcement also includes a nod towards national sensitivities, while not letting these dominate the choice of industrial leadership as Airbus […]