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Malaysia Air to buy eight Boeing 787s and two dozen 737s, says prime minister

Malaysia Airlines agreed to buy eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Boeing 737s, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said at the White House Tuesday. In addition to that commitment, announced at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Razak said, “there is a strong probability, not possibility, probability that we’ll have 24, 25 more 737…
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Airbus still in mix for Malaysia A330Neo deal after Boeing order

Malaysia Airlines Bhd remains keen on Airbus SE’s upgraded A330neo wide-body jet after placing an order for the rival Boeing Co 787. The re-engined Airbus twin-jet is a candidate for a major order as Malaysia Air renews its long-haul fleet and could operate alongside the Boeing Dreamliner, chief executive officer Peter Bellew said on Thursday.…
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Emirates Adds Three New Airbus A380 Destinations in One Day

Emirates shelves plan for lots new Airbus or Boeing Planes

Emirates President and CEO, Tim Clark, said that a long planned order for either the Boeing 787 or Airbus A350 is “off the table for now”. This order has been up in lights for at least three years, and even talked up by the airline as recently as this June. The smaller Airbus or Boeing…
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United’s $14 Billion Order Signals Airbus Gain on Boeing Domain

United Airlines is expanding an earlier order for Airbus SE ’s A350 jetliner, handing the European planemaker a critical win in its battle with Boeing Co. for supremacy in the wide-body jet market. The deal for 45 of the A350-900 planes, which is valued at $14 billion before customary discounts, replaces an earlier order for…
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Boeing Bets China Will Need $1.1 Trillion in Planes Over Next 20 Years

China will need 7,240 new planes valued at about $1.1 trillion Narrow body planes will account for majority of new demand Boeing Co. raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand in China as economic growth and an expanding middle class spur travel in the world’s most-populous nation.  China will need 7,240 new planes valued at…
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LATAM

South American Airline is Set to Dominate the Continent

London Heathrow is the only British airport with direct flights to South America LATAM, the airline that resulted from the merger of TAM from Brazil and LAN from Chile in 2012, is quickly developing into the most respected airline in the Americas. By 2020, this airline expects to be the most dominant in the continent,…
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Emirates Airbus A380

A Week of Ups and Downs for the Airbus A380

This week has certainly been a seesaw of a week for the Airbus A380. The current title holder for the world’s largest passenger aircraft saw both the good and the really ugly over the last seven days, leaving many to wonder what the future holds for “the whale.” Some Refreshed, Some Removed from Service Sydney-based…
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Airbus A320neo

Swiss eyes narrow bodies for Africa

With Boeing and Airbus order books bulging with back orders for narrowbodies – aircraft of the B737 and A320 families dominate the market by sheer numbers –but they all usually end up in short- to medium-range sectors. Swiss, on the other hand, is mulling the possibility of flying A321s from its base in Zurich to…
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Boeing 747-8F

Another airline says goodbye to the Boeing 747 passenger jet

Another airline has said its final goodbye to the Boeing 747 passenger jet. That come Monday as Taiwan-based EVA Air retired its last passenger version of the jumbo jet in Taipei. Throngs of aviation enthusiasts gathered in Hong Kong to join the airplane for its final flight to EVA’s Taipei headquarters. Pressed against the glass,…
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Ryanair Finalizes 737 Order

Ryanair boss O’Leary predicts Europe will only have five airlines in five years time future

RYANAIR CEO Michael O’Leary has said Europe will only have five airlines in the near future – as he considers buying German carrier Air Berlin. Speaking to Reuters , Mr O’Leary said he would be interested in bidding for the insolvent German carrier, but Ryanair needs access to more data on the airline’s finances. Air…
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United Airlines’ top pilot has a lot to say about perceived pilot shortage

United Airlines Capt. Todd Insler, head of the Chicago-based airline’s powerful pilots union, is upset about what he would undoubtedly classify as “fake news” about the nation’s airline industry — namely all the talk in recent months about an alleged shortage of commercial airline pilots in the United States. The perceived shortage would seem to…
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Iran Air Photo

Iran selecting financiers for 200 jets: New Iran Air CEO

Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday. Sharafbafi became the first Iranian woman in July to take the helm at…
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Air Canada Near Miss

‘Important’ evidence erased after Air Canada jet’s near miss at San Francisco airport

The cockpit voice recording from an Air Canada flight that nearly collided with several planes on a busy taxiway at San Francisco International Airport in July has been erased and experts say it could have been critical to the investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement released August 2 that the incident…
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Japan Airlines Flight 123

Relatives gather to mark anniversary of 1985 JAL disaster

Relatives of the victims of the 1985 Japan Airlines jetliner crash on Saturday commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident that claimed the lives of 520 crew and passengers. Relatives climbed to the Boeing 747’s crash site on Osutaka Ridge in Gunma Prefecture to mourn their loved ones lost in the accident.…
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India Aviator Family

Aviator family’s 100 years of flights together

Crisp whites, peak caps, flight bags, four stripes on their shoulders and the love for flying are the constants for three generations of Bhasins. Five members of the family have nearly 100 years of flying between them. The grandfather and the pioneer in the family, Captain Jai Dev Bhasin, was among the first seven pilots…
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Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 may not fly until early 2018

Singapore Airlines’ newest Airbus A380s – with all-new first class suites and business class seats – might not begin flying until as late as March 2018, the airline has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller . The superjumbo was previously hoped to take wing in October 2017, in time to mark the 10th anniversary of the…
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Airbus, Boeing court Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) is looking to buy up to 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets, with representatives of both aircraft manufacturers courting the national flag-carrier over a sale worth as high as US$7 billion, based on list prices. The order could be preceded by lease agreements for up to a dozen used…
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A350-900 EMIRATES

Emirates to decide on Boeing or Airbus multibillion dollar order

Emirates, the largest operator of wide-body aircraft globally, will decide by year end on a multi billion dollar order in which the airline will pick between Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 model or Airbus’ competing A350, the carrier’s chairman said. “Until now we have not taken a decision on which plane model,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al…
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Iran Air 747

Why Iran Air Turned Down Boeing’s Offer for Two 747-8

Boeing 747-8 is the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States. In Boeing’s talks with Iran Air after major powers signed the nuclear deal with Iran in 2015, the American planemaker offered to sell two available wide-body 747-8 jetliners to the flag carrier, but the airline refused to take them. The pair of intercontinental…
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India’s Aviation Market: Boeing Forecasts Demand for 2,100 New Aircraft over Next 20 Years

Boeing  said it expects a demand for 2,100 new aircraft in India, valued at $290 billion, over the next 20 years. According to the company’s 2017 annual current market outlook for India, factors such as high passenger traffic and the growth of low-cost carriers will lead to the fulfilment for the demand forecast. “Commercial aerospace…
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Qatar Airbus A350-900 XWB

Airbus profit falls on lower deliveries

Airbus said that second-quarter profit fell 34%, hampered by lower aircraft deliveries and that it further cut production plans for its flagship A380 superjumbo amid slack demand. Net income fell to 895 million euros ($1.1 billion) from EUR1.36 billion the year prior, the Toulouse, France-based company said. Sales fell 5% to EUR15.7 billion. Airbus has…
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Air India puts on hold leasing of 787-9 planes, says Boeing

Air India has put on hold plans to lease Boeing 787-9 planes amid the government’s decision to divest stake in the airline, a senior official from the US aircraft maker said today. Boeing also said it would honour commitment to Air India , which is expected to take delivery of six more planes from the…
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Airbus Moves Ahead of Boeing on Russian Fleet Size

The only foreign manufacturer to bring a passenger jet to the June 18 to 23 MAKS 2017 airshow outside Moscow, Airbus made use of the event in Zhukovsky to commit a public relations strike on Boeing by declaring that the size of its Russian fleet has surpassed that of its competitor. Vice president Chris Buckley…
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Delta airlines

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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Airbus A350 XWB

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

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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Airbus A350 XWB

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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Airbus A320neo

‘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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737 Max

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 737 MAX8

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 737 Max

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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The New 737 MAX

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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Airbus A321

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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Airbus A350 XWB

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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