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


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 […]

Boeing Delivers ANA’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

ANA 787-9

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. ANA will become the world’s first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August. “The 787 Dreamliner is a key element in […]

Skymark Drops Airbus A380 Order Due to Cash Shortage

Airbus has agreed to drop an order for six A380 superjumbos by Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines Inc., said people familiar with the decision, in a blow to a program that’s struggled to keep customers. Skymark can’t afford the aircraft, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. Negotiations […]

Boeing, Qatar Airways Finalize Order for 50 777Xs

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. In addition, the airline announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X purchase […]

Air Mauritius Orders Six Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius has decided to expand and modernise its long-haul fleet with a Memorandum of Understanding for four A350-900 aircraft. The agreement was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. The airline has also announced that it is leasing two more A350-900s. The 6 A350 XWB will be operated on […]