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 […]

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

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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 […]

Gulf carriers’ business model sustainable for decades: Boeing

Qatar Airways Boeing 787

The Gulf airlines, predominantly Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have played off their geographical location to establish themselves as some of the most influential airlines in the world. “The business model is obviously successful today; the UAE have essentially become the Hong Kong of this century,” McNerney said in Abu Dhabi. Hong Kong, utilising […]

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 […]

Embraer Reports Weak Deliveries, Backlog Surges to $22.1B

Jetairfly Embraer E190

The commercial aviation and business aviation markets were delivered 19 and 15 jets, respectively. Embraer provided 16 of E-175s, 2 E-190s and 1 E-195s to the commercial aviation market, while the rest were delivered to the business aviation market, which included only Light jets. Embraer, however, reported a record order backlog of $22.1 billion as […]

Air France pilots see Transavia deal signed by mid-November

Transavia Boeing 737-800

Air France and its main pilots’ union SNPL said on Thursday they reached a tentative deal aimed at ending a dispute over the airline’s low cost unit Transavia France, sending shares in the airline up 6 percent. Air France said it expected the text they had agreed on to be signed in mid-November. Air France-KLM’s […]

China’s Aircraft-Buying Agency Signs Deal to Buy 70 A320-Family Jets

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China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a general terms agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of 70 Airbus A320-family aircraft. All 70 of the new Airbus A320-family jets purchased by CAS for operation by Chinese carriers will be assembled at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line China (FALC) at Tianjin. The GTA was signed […]

IAG Firms Up Order for 8 Airbus A350-900 Jets for Iberia

International Airlines Group (IAG) has converted eight A350-900 options into firm orders for Iberia. The airline becomes a new customer for the fast-selling A350XWB Family. The aircraft will be equipped with efficient Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines and will deliver huge operational benefits through Airbus’ unique family values. IAG secured commercial terms for the A350 […]

ANA Confirms Order for 30 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

ANA Holdings has firmed up an order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft (seven A320neo and 23 A321neo). The initial agreement was announced in March 2014. The aircraft will be part of ANA Holdings fleet development and modernisation strategy to replace its existing single-aisle fleet in the coming years. Deliveries will start from 2016. Shinichiro Ito, […]

ANA Finalizes Order for 26 Boeing 777s and 14 787s

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices, was originally announced as a commitment in March. “The […]