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Delta Makes History With New Aircraft in the U.S.

Bombardier and Airbus passenger airplanes are not commonly flown by commercial airlines in the United States; however, that is beginning to change with the latest additions by major air carrier Delta. From its central operating hub in Atlanta, Delta announced the acquisition of an Airbus A350-900 , manufactured in France, on July 13; this will…
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THAI takes delivery of fifth Airbus A350 XWB

THAI‘s fifth A350XWB has been royally bestowed the name “Yannawa” and is powered with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines. The aircraft body and wings are made out of lightweight composite fiber. Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) took delivery of its fifth Airbus A350 XWB supplied with donation goods to underprivileged children in the…
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Boeing Works Toward Basic Design of Proposed 737 Max 10

Boeing 737 MAX 10 set to reach new heights

Boeing’s new 737 aircraft model is forecast to fly high in the global aviation market given strong Chinese demand A Boeing 737 MAX 10 Photo: Courtesy of Boeing During the June 19-25 Paris Air Show, Boeing unveiled the Boeing 737 MAX 10, the latest addition to the Boeing 737 family. So far, it has gained…
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Delta Becomes First North American Airbus A350-900XWB Owner

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines quietly took contractual delivery of its first Airbus A350-900XWB on Thursday at Airbus’ Toulouse manufacturing hub. N501DN is the first of 25 frames currently on order for the carrier. The aircraft rolled out of the paint shop last month before completing a series of test and customer acceptance flights. Sources familiar…
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Several IndiGo A320neos Sitting Idle Due to GTF Glitches

Indian low-fare carrier IndiGo, one of Airbus’s biggest A320 family customers and the first A320neo operator in India and Asia, now has at least seven neos sitting idle following technical hitches with the airplanes’ Pratt & Whitney PW1100 geared turbofan engines. Since IndiGo’s contract includes replacement of the full engine, slow deliveries from Pratt &…
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Emirates Adds Three New Airbus A380 Destinations in One Day

Emirates’ long-awaited Dreamliner order a ‘done deal’ – Analyst

Emirates Airlines is getting closer to announcing a big order for Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner as the carrier teams up with low-cost partner FlyDubai to expand regional service, according to an analyst’s report Monday. “Detailed intelligence states that the 787 will be Emirates‘ smaller wide-body airplane choice,” Saj Ahmad said on his Strategic Aero Research…
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Embraer to Face Tougher U.S. Market If JetBlue Drops E190 Jet

Airline to decide later this year on changes to its fleet Planemaker confident in future U.S. buyers for E190, E195 E2 Embraer SA ’s E190 aircraft is flown by airlines around the world, but has struggled to find much of a home in North America. Now the largest U.S. operator of the plane may walk…
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Thai Airways grounds fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets

Thai Airways International (THAI) had to ground its fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets for a few weeks due to troubles with jet engines made by Rolls-Royce. Four of the six wide-body aircraft remain on the tarmac at Suvarnabhumi airport while two of them are back in service after issues related to turbine blades in…
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Aircraft orders for June 2017: 138 for Airbus

Airbus marked a busy June with 138 aircraft ordered from its A320 and A330 families by airlines and leasing companies – including high-profile announcements made at the Paris Air Show – while delivering 64 jetliners during the month in the A320, A330 and A350 XWB product range. Leading the new business in June was the…
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Aeroflot to Sign $8.7 Billion Airbus A350 Order

Russian carrier to add wide-body jets as ruble spurs demand Restored Turkey links, stable economy and rates also positive Aeroflot PJSC is targeting a deal for 28 Airbus SE A350 jets by the end of this year, double an initial outline agreement, as Russia’s biggest airline pushes expansion plans buoyed by a recovering economy. The…
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‘Our flight time will be 17.5 hours’ – the future of air travel

When the Airbus A380 was launched in 2007, it caused a sensation: a double-decker plane so big it can’t even land at some airports. In some configurations, it can seat more than 600 passengers. However, it now looks as though the trend is going in the other direction: smaller planes are increasingly being used for…
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Norwegian second airline in world to get Boeing’s 737 Max

Norwegian Air took delivery of two new Boeing 737 Max Dreamliners on Thursday at a handover ceremony in Seattle. The first of the jets took off for Oslo at about 1:45 p.m. local time. The deliveries were the first of the type to Norwegian Air, which has a total of 110 of 737 Maxes on…
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SpiceJet to introduce Boeing 737 Max planes by 2018, Increases market share

The Paris Air Show provides common platform for airlines to indulge in major trade practices SpiceJet signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Paris Air Show, 2017 for 40 Boeing 737 MAX planes with a full-proof plan to increase its footprint in the booming aviation market. The low-cost Indian carrier announced its plan to…
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Iran’s fresh deals with Airbus put Trump under pressure

Deals signed between two Iranian airlines and Airbus Aerospace Company have put US President Donald Trump under pressure, said an article appeared on a US daily on Saturday. “Two Iranian airlines made prospective deals with Airbus on Thursday (June 22) to buy 73 jetliners, a signal that the global aerospace industry is betting such sales…
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Ryanair in Talks With Boeing Over New Version of 737-Sources

European low-cost airline Ryanair is in talks with Boeing about placing an order for its proposed new 737 MAX 10 airliner, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Boeing is expected to launch what would become the largest version of its 737 MAX medium-haul family, designed to challenge the popular Airbus A321 flown…
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Airbus Will Cut A380 Output Below One a Month Without New Orders

Decision on revised superjumbo rate due before year’s end Planemaker had aimed to hold production at 12 jets a year Airbus SE is planning a further cut in build rates for the beleaguered A380 superjumbo amid a continuing dearth of new orders for the 525-seat behemoth. Airbus is assessing how best to drop output below…
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Boeing Woos United and Lion in a Bid to Boost Max 10 Launch

Chinese lessor CDB also said to study longest version of 737 Planemaker looks to slow gains of Airbus’s A321neo narrow-body Boeing Co. is in talks with United Airlines and at least four other companies as the U.S. planemaker tries to line up initial customers for its 737 Max 10 jetliner and gain ground on a…
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Malaysia Airlines close to deal for more widebody Airbus planes

Malaysia Airlines is close to signing deals for six or seven second-hand widebody A330 planes for its fleet this year as it seeks to grow on international routes amidst good demand for summer bookings, its chief executive said on Sunday. Malaysia Airlines has been in talks with airlines and leasing companies about bringing in used…
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Turkish Airlines receives 30th 777-300ER from Boeing

Turkish Airlines recently celebrated the arrival of its 30th Boeing 777-300ER, adding to its ever-growing fleet of carriers. The new delivery, which was welcomed with a traditional water salute, is a highly one for the carrier as it is the first aircraft to feature seats by Turkish Seats Industries (TSI), a complete Turkish brand through…
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Scoot takes delivery of four 787-8s this year, flies to Athens in June

Scoot, the low-cost medium- to long-haul arm of Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA), will take delivery of four new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners fitted with crew bunks this year, which will serve the Singapore-Athens route starting next month and another long-haul destination to be announced later in 2017. Scoot chief executive officer (CEO) Lee Lik Hsin said…
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EasyJet to swap 30 Airbus A320neos for A321neos

​UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos , with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018. Announcing the change to the 2013 agreement at the release of its interim results on May 16, easyJet said it had…
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Boeing Delivers First 737 Max 8 to Malindo Air

Boeing on Tuesday marked the first delivery of the new 737 Max 8 to launch customer Malindo Air of Malaysia with an official handover at the manufacturer’s Seattle delivery center. The first delivery to the Lion Air subsidiary comes on the same day Boeing resumed the full range of 737 Max flight test activities following…
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Scandinavian Primera Air Orders for Up to 20 737 MAX 9s

Boeing and Primera Air today announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone…
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Delta Orders 30 More Airbus A321 Jets

Delta Airlines has announced an additional order of 3 Airbus A321’s, bringing the total order by Delta to 112. According to the release by Airbus, many of the jets will be delivered from the Mobile Assembly line. “The A321’s comfort, performance and economics make it a very compelling aircraft for Delta in our domestic route…
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Qantas brings forward Boeing 787 deliveries

Qantas has brought forward the delivery of its second tranche of Boeing 787s, with all four of the Dreamliners now taking wing in the second half of 2018 to allow the launch of a second non-stop route into Europe – with Paris tipped as the front-runner. The original timetable saw the first four red-tailed Boeing…
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Delta Is Said to Consider Delaying $3 Billion Airbus Order

Move underscores obstacles for marquee A350 jet in U.S. market Carrier could postpone 10 wide-body deliveries for three years Delta Air Lines Inc. is considering postponing delivery of 10 Airbus SE A350 jetliners valued at about $3 billion, even as the carrier prepares for the first arrival of the new flagship aircraft, people familiar with…
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Vistara may place order for around 100 aircraft by June: CAPA

Domestic full service airline Vistara is likely to place order for around 100 aircraft, including 50 wide-body planes by the end of the current quarter, according to an industry report. The Centre for Asia Pacific (CAPA), the Sydney-based aviation think-tank, in its report titled “Global Fleet and Financing Review 2017,” also said that the airline…
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Canada’s Westjet plan to buy upto 20 Dreamliners

  WestJet Airlines plans to order as many as 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with a list price of $5.4 billion, adding the wide-body to its fleet as Canada’s second-biggest carrier expands long-distance service. The move takes a page from Air Canada, which has relied on the Dreamliner’s fuel efficiency to lower operating costs. The order…
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Air India to hire 80 co-pilots for wide-body Boeing planes

State-owned Air India is hiring over 80 junior pilots for its wide-body Boeing B777 and B787 aircraft to meet the shortage of cockpit crew. The process to induct these first officers or co-pilots is in the final stage and they are expected to join Air India by next month, an airline source said here. Air…
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Air India to phase out remaining old Airbus Classic A320 planes

The airline has already retired nine A320s from its fleet and the remaining six planes are likely to go out of service by March next year, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said. The over two-decade-old classic A320, unlike modern aircraft, has a set of bogey wheels. Bogey wheels are a set of…
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Airbus, Boeing close in on Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream

Both Airbus and Boeing now offer aircraft that appear capable of flying non-stop commercial flights from Sydney to London – the “Holy Grail” for Australian carrier Qantas Airways Ltd . As long as oil prices don’t go much higher than around $70 per barrel, the 20-hour flight can be financially viable, and could be on…
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U.S. Ultra Low Cost Carrier Frontier Airlines Plans IPO

U.S. Ultra Low Cost Carrier Frontier Airlines Plans IPO

Frontier Airlines on Friday confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in the airline industry — it plans to go public soon under the symbol FRNT. Its filing for an initial public offering comes a little more than three years after private equity firm Indigo Partners bought the then-struggling airline from Republic Airways in a deal…
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Sixth new Boeing 777 delivered to Kuwait Airways in four months

Sixth new Boeing 777 delivered to Kuwait Airways in four months

One of Kuwait Airways’ new Boeing 777-300 ERs. The carrier has 10 on order, of which six have been delivered in the past four months. Courtesy : Kuwait Airways Kuwait Airways’ latest Boeing 777-300ER has been delivered to the national carrier of Kuwait, the sixth of 10 of the jetliners on order, which began deliveries…
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Zimbabwe government continues to hunt

GOVERNMENT continues to hunt for a technical partner for national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe, which is saddled with a US$334 million debt, despite recent setbacks in attracting a suitor. Nine airlines – among them Ethiopian Airlines, Angolan Airlines, Boeing, Emirates – have either been engaged or expressed interest in a partnership. Until recently, Air Zimbabwe…
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Richard Branson celebrates Virgin Atlantic’s entry to Seattle market, tears into Alaska Air

A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down Monday afternoon at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, bringing entrepreneur Richard Branson to town for a celebration of Virgin Atlantic’s entrance into the Seattle market. But he also used the visit to tear into Alaska Air Group, which announced last week it would retire the Virgin America brand in the next…
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JetBlue

Is JetBlue Ready to Dump Its Smallest Planes?

In 2003, JetBlue Airways  shocked industry observers by ordering Embraer ‘s  new 100-seat E190 jet. This departed from the accepted wisdom that low-cost carriers should stick to operating a single aircraft type in order to keep costs down. (JetBlue primarily flies Airbus  A320-family aircraft.) As many pundits had predicted, JetBlue‘s decision to add the E190…
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‘Bright future for Boeing in Asean region’

(File pix) Boeing Co’s senior vice-president of sales (Asia Pacific and India) Dr Dinesh A. Keskar said the demand for commercial airplanes was projected to be worth a total of US$565 billion (RM2.5 trillion) in the next two decades. Pix by Rosela Ismail LANGKAWI: Boeing Co believes that its business in Southeast Asia will continue…
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Alaska Air: Virgin America name will disappear, ‘likely’ in 2019

Alaska Airlines’ name will live on; Virgin America’s will not. Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday it will drop the name and logo of the merger partner it acquired late last year. Virgin America will be phased out, “likely sometime in 2019,” Alaska Air said in a statement. Instead, the combined carrier “will adopt many of the…
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Widebody Airbus or Boeing jetliners a target for Malaysia Airlines

A Malaysia Airlines plane comes in to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur. The carrier wants to boost its fleet of large passenger jets. Mohd Rasfan / AFP Malaysia Airlines is looking to lease widebody planes to boost its network from next year and will make a decision on…
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Air India defends the sale of Boeing 777 planes to Etihad

Air India Air India has defended the sale of five Boeing 777-200 LR planes to Etihad saying it was the best possible option to check loss and reduce debt. The national carrier has come under criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General for selling the aircraft below its indicative market price, for under reporting its…
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Boeing sounds out Indian carriers on 737 MAX-10 aircraft

Boeing Co  has approached India’s SpiceJet Ltd  and Jet Airways Ltd  as it gauges airlines’ interest in its 737 MAX-10 aircraft, the stretched version of the yet-to-be-delivered 737 MAX narrow-body jetliner, a senior executive said. Indian carriers are rapidly expanding to meet demand in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market, with most of the growth involving…
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SpiceJet will start receiving ordered Boeing planes from mid-2018

Stating that Indian aviation market is the fastest growing in the world, SpiceJet on Monday said that it aspires to be the most profitable airline in the country. “We have the best on-time performance in the industry. We will try to reduce costs and increase ancillary revenue,” it said. The low-cost carrier also said that…
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Did Singapore Airlines Just Kill the Airbus A380 Jumbo Jet?

Last week, Singapore Airlines picked Boeing (NYSE: BA) over Airbus (NASDAQOTH: EADSY) for the next stage of its fleet renewal. It signed a letter of intent for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s , which should be converted to a firm order soon. Singapore Airlines will also have options for six more of each aircraft type.…
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Singapore Airlines places $14bn Boeing jets order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced a provisional order worth 13.8bn at list prices to buy 39 Boeing wide-body planes yesterday as it battles Gulf carriers, dealing a blow to Airbus in the key market for big twinjets. SIA signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s to tap additional passenger growth…
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First low-cost Asian airline cleared for flights to the US

Get ready to squeeze on board for low-cost flights between the U.S. and Asia. Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia says it’s gotten the all clear from U.S. authorities to fly its jetliners to American airports — the first low-cost Asian airline to do so. Founded by charismatic businessman Tony Fernandes, AirAsia pioneered the low-cost model in…
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Norwegian Air to order more Boeing, Airbus planes

Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to order more aircraft from Boeing and Airbus after its Irish subsidiary received long-awaited flying rights from U.S. authorities, its Chief Executive told Reuters. After a three-year application process, the U.S. Transportation Department granted those rights on Friday, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure…
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SpiceJet flies to trigger aircraft acquisition war

India’s fourth-largest domestic carrier, SpiceJet is set to trigger a war in the sky as it finalises a Rs 72,000 crore deal for 100 narrow-bodied aircraft with French manufacturer Airbus. The deal will make SpiceJet the first Indian domestic private carrier to have Airbus and Boeing in its fleet. “Right now, we are very focussed…
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Low-cost air travel will drive trillion-dollar airline spending spree, says Boeing

European airlines will spend $1.1 trillion on new aircraft over the next two decades as air travel booms and demand for smaller, low-cost carriers soars, according to US giant Boeing. The aircraft maker predicts that European airlines will need more than 7,500 new aircraft by 2035, which, based on its current catalogue prices, would mean a spending spree…
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Boeing, Airbus throttle back output of big jets

 The world’s two biggest passenger-aircraft makers are reducing production of their largest planes, a response to sluggish emerging-market demand that could mean trouble for Japanese suppliers. Further production cuts for Boeing’s 777 may be ahead if orders remain low, CEO Dennis Muilenburg suggested at a Sept. 14 event for investors. The U.S. manufacturer needs 40-50…
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus net orders fall as it draws line under Kingfisher failure

Airbus sold 49 jets in September, but saw its net orders for the year knocked back by the cancellation of jets ordered by India’s Kingfisher Airlines. Toulouse-based Airbus canceled 82 outstanding orders for jets for Kingfisher and its Kingfisher Red subsidiary, which had been among its most high-profile customers until the airline owned by drinks…
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Dark Clouds Loom for Airlines Even as Their Profits Take Off

U.S. airlines are producing their biggest profits ever. But instead of clear skies, they are encountering problems that their recent prosperity, in some cases, is making worse. Employees at Southwest Airlines Co. and Delta Air Lines Inc. have rejected labor contracts in recent weeks, with some arguing that the compensation wasn’t sufficient given the industry’s…
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