Emirates A380 Duibai Airport

Thanks to Climate Change: Heat Waves Will Keep Ground Planes

Last month, Phoenix enduring a blistering heat wave , with temperatures so high that airport officials had to cancel dozens of flights. The reason was two-fold. First off, some jet engines risk catching on fire in extreme heat. And when air gets hot, it expands and becomes less dense—so an airplane’s wings can’t generate enough…
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Boeing and Airbus jets

Airbus, Boeing – June 2017 aircraft orders & deliveries

Boeing and Airbus delivered 75 and 64 commercial jets in June 2017, respectively, compared to 74 and 64 during the same month last year. This year to date, Boeing has delivered 352 jets (375 by this time last year), while Airbus has delivered 306 (298 in 2016). In 2016, Boeing delivered 748 jets (762 in…
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Emirates Airbus A380

Pilot praised after avoiding mid-air collision

A pilot has been praised for helping avert a mid-air collision between two passenger jets that could have led to the death of hundreds of people. An Emirates Airbus A380, flying from Dubai to Mauritius last Friday, had been cleared to descend to 38,000 feet by Air Traffic Control on its approach to the Indian…
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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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LEAP-1A engines ordered for Airbus A320neo-family aircraft

Airlines worldwide ground some Airbus SE jets over engine issues

India’s biggest airline grounded at least seven Airbus SE jetliners as it awaits fixes for balky Pratt & Whitney engines, joining several carriers around the world that have pulled the planes from service. IndiGo stopped using one A320neo aircraft this month after grounding four in June and two in May, according to data from flight-tracking…
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Airbus Flight Innovation

Flight Innovation – Airbus

Pilotless aircraft, flying electric vehicles and bespoke air cabins are the future of flight, Airbus said yesterday. Paul Eremenko, the European plane-maker’s chief technological officer, painted a picture of skies buzzing with new flight forms at the RISE tech conference held in Hong Kong. Airbus is already testing out what it calls a “module” cabin…
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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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Iran Airbus

Iran-Airbus Deal Facing Financial Challenge

Iran has failed so far to fully settle the financing issue of the purchased planes from Airbus and ATR, Ali Abedzadeh, Iran‘s deputy minister of roads and urban development, said. Both plane makers have announced readiness to finance some of the aircraft, Abedzadeh, who heads Iran Civil Aviation Organization, said, Tasnim news agency reported July…
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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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Airbus A320neo

Airbus Wins Massive Chinese Order for New Planes

During a visit by the Chinese president to its production sites in France, Airbus said it had won a major order from China for 140 planes totaling $22.8 billion. Even for big-ticket airplanes it is a massive booking. The European aircraft maker said on Wednesday it had sealed the agreement with China Aviation Supplies Holding…
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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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Qatar Airbus A350-900 XWB

Qatar Airways cancels four Airbus A350 orders worth $1.2 billion following delays

Qatar Airways has canceled orders for four A350s worth $1.2 billion (SR4.5 billion) because of delivery delays, European planemaker said Airbus said.   Qatar Airways is the biggest buyer of the A350, with 80 orders before the cancelations, as well as the launch customer having taken its first plane in December 2014. The cancellation comes amid…
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Captain Anny Divya - Joungest woman to fly Boeing 777

World’s Youngest Woman Commander To Fly A Boeing 777, Captain Anny Divya Is Making India Proud

When other kids of her age were pursuing conventional professions like engineering and medicine, Anny Divya told her parents that she wished to become a pilot. Unlike most people from smaller towns with a conservative attitude towards their daughters, Anny’s parents supported her at every step. Today, 30-year-old Captain Anny Divya is the youngest woman…
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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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Emirates Airbus A380

EASA proposes A380 free-fall gear check after Emirates incident

Europe’s safety authority is proposing checks on the gravity-extension system on Airbus A380 landing-gear following an incident involving an Emirates flight to Dubai. The aircraft (A6-EDQ), transporting 345 passengers and 27 crew members from London, was forced to land at Dubai without its left-hand main wing gear on 9 November last year. Its crew had…
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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 Airbus

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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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Although overshadowed, Boeing Dreamliner still in demand

The North Charleston-built 787-10 Dreamliner was among the Boeing Co. commercial planes on display at this year’s Paris Air Show. Provided/Boeing Co. Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner took a back seat to the 737 MAX-10 at this week’s Paris Air Show, but there were still plenty of highlights for the wide-body plane the aerospace giant makes…
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Why Boeing wants to build an even bigger 737

Paris Air show – Boeing Leads Airbus in Orders

Boeing outdueled its European rival in the traditional Paris Air Show order battle last week, collecting incremental orders and commitments for 571 airplanes worth $74.8 billion at list prices. Airbus’s total value of new orders/commitments totaled $39.7 billion, marking the first time since 2012 that Boeing announced more business than did Airbus at a major…
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Airbus concedes defeat to Boeing in Paris order race

Boeing MAX 10 Separately, another Chinese carrier, Donghai Airlines, opted to convert an earlier order for 10 smaller Max jets to 10 Max 10s, as did Malaysia Airlines, while Panama’s Copa Airlines converted an order for 15. Aercap now has 100 737 MAX airplanes on order. Delta announced Tuesday at 8:33 a.m. ET that it…
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Boeing 787 scale model

Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast

Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast A day after Boeing formally launched the MAX 10, the largest member of the new single-aisle jet family seating up to 230 passengers, it announced a further 153 orders for the airplane. A similar plane is the rival Airbus‘ A330neo but Delaney said Boeing‘s jet could cut flying costs…
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Boeing 737 Max

Boeing launches MAX 10 at Paris Air Show

Boeing launched the new 737 MAX 10 on the opening day of the Paris Air Show, reporting that it has 240 orders and commitments to announce this week. It initially made public less than half of those Monday, but said more orders will be announced in Paris later, including one large one. Of the 108…
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Paris Air show

Paris Air Show Preview: This Will Be ‘The Big Thing’

Boeing ‘s  launch of its 737 Max 10 stretch and more details on a completely new midrange plane will likely be the big news stories out of the Paris Air Show, which starts Monday. Still, overall expectations are subdued for this year’s event, with orders expected to be down. After a buying frenzy a few…
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus A320neo ‘major step change for fleet efficiency’, says easyJet

EasyJet received its first Airbus A320neo after a ceremony at the manufacturer’s headquarters in France EasyJet has taken delivery of an aircraft which it believes will play a major role in reducing its fuel costs and environmental footprint. The carrier received its first Airbus A320neo following a ceremony at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France.…
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Etihad Airbus A380

Airbus A380: World’s Largest Passenger Aircraft Gets Extended Wing Span

 Airbus A380 is known as the biggest passenger jet in the world. The aircraft manufacturer has plans to make it even bigger by extending its wing span. The tendency of lengthening the A380’s wing tip devices will save the manufacturer the huge cost of producing a ‘neo’ model while providing an alternative which is more…
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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 A380

Airbus Predicts Significant Aircraft Growth by 2036

According to Airbus, the amount of aircraft seating between 100 passengers and 500 passengers will grow from close to 19,000 to over 40,000 by 2036. This would significantly exceed the current growth rate of 4.4% per year. However, according to the aircraft manufacturer, the quantity of new planes will not be the only numbers rising.…
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Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus predicts $5.3 trillion jet demand

Airbus raised its forecast for deliveries by 6 percent to 34,899 aircraft worth $5.3 trillion over the next 20 years, creating jobs for more than a million pilots and technicians as China surges past the US to dominate air travel.  The world’s second-largest planemaker after Boeing has predicted a surge in repairs, training and upgrade…
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British Airways A380

Airbus A380 superjumbo could be even larger, with bigger wings

The Airbus A380 superjumbo may sprout extended wings as the European manufacturer intensifies studies into the addition of curved extensions aimed at reducing drag and boosting efficiency. The so-called winglets, which on the A380 would each measure as much as 5 meters, could reduce fuel burn by up to 4 percent by dissipating the vortexes…
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Boeing Announces Study for Self-Flying Airliners

Boeing has announced that it is going to begin studying autonomous flying technologies that could eventually be implemented in passenger airliners, according to Reuters . “The basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available,” said Mike Sinnett, Boeing‘s vice president of product development. The announcement comes a week and a half before the annual…
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Airbus says passenger plane market to double within 20 years

 Airbus anticipates that air traffic will grow at 4.4 percent annually, requiring some 35,000 new passenger and dedicated freighter aircraft over the next two decades. Airbus on Friday said it expects the market for large passenger planes to more than double in the next 20 years driven by growth from Asian markets. Raising its previous…
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CebuPac acquiring 7 aircraft for $812m

Cebu Pacific Air said Wednesday it ordered an additional seven Airbus A321 current engine option aircraft for $812 million as a part of its domestic and regional expansion. The acquisition of A321CEO aircraft, which is set to be delivered from March 2018, is on top of the existing oder for 32 Airbus A321 NEO aircraft.…
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Embraer E195 passenger jet

Embraer’s Biggest Passenger Jet May Be Its Best-Seller

CANCUN, Mexico — The biggest passenger jet ever made by Brazil’s Embraer SA may become its top-selling model, emerging from the shadows of smaller siblings due to extra rows and big wings that have changed its economics, a senior executive told Reuters. The first generation of the 116-seat E195 was outsold more than three-to-one by…
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Engine issues won’t affect delivery schedule of A320neo: Airbus CEO Tom Enders

Airbus Braces for Life After Leahy

American reveals that he will leave ‘sooner rather than later’ Head of strategy Rao confirmed as next in line for key role Airbus SE faces the end of an era as sales supremo John Leahy prepares to leave after racking up more than $1 trillion of aircraft deals during his career at the European planemaker.…
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Emirates A380 Duibai Airport

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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Russian MC-21

New Russian jet ‘serious’ competitor to Boeing and Airbus, says Aeroflot CEO

Russia’s new MS-21 passenger plane, its first domestically-built mainline commercial aircraft since the collapse of the Soviet Union, is a serious venture capable of competing with industry heavyweights Airbus and Boeing, the head of national airline Aeroflot told Reuters yesterday. Russia carried out the MS-21’s maiden flight on Sunday and has heralded the twin-engine jet…
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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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Canada’s Bombardier to take on aviation giants at Paris Air Show

Bombardier is back at the biennial International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget with its C Series aircraft for another run at taking on the long-established aerospace duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. If advance bookings are an indication, visitors are shrugging off anxiety about terror attacks at crowded events: the organizers announced eight months ahead…
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Russia and China Team Up to Take on Airbus and Boeing

China-Russia aviation venture needs time to grow

Russia and China have formed the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co (Craic) to produce a twin-aisle airliner that is seeking to break the dominance of Airbus’ A380 and the Boeing Dreamliner. This is a monumental task. Many industries are dominated by two players – Microsoft and Apple, Coca-Cola and Pepsi – but the stranglehold Boeing…
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Lion Air could help launch Boeing 737 MAX 10 -sources (BA, 500285)

Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air may be a launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX 10, a larger version of the planemaker’s medium-haul family that is expected to be launched at the Paris Airshow, three people familiar with the plans said. The order may, however, include some upgrades from a smaller model, two of them…
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Russian MC-21

Russia squares up to Boeing and Airbus with maiden flight of jet

Irkut Corporation/EPA carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger aircraft on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its western competitors. In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said an…
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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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Bombardier CSeries

CSeries prices threaten 737 Max 7 ‘viability’: Boeing

Bombardier’s CSeries and its aggressive sales tactics threaten the very existence of Boeing’s 737 Max 7 and the US aerospace industry, Boeing’s vice-chairman Ray Conner told US trade officials last week. “The 100-150 seat market matters greatly to Boeing, and Bombardier is very close to forcing us out of this altogether,” Conner said during a…
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