Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

American Orders 30 Regional Jets for $1.4 Billion

Bombardier CRJ900 American Eagle Bombardier and Embraer split draw contracts as AA expands the carrying capacity of its American Eagle routes American Airlines Inc. ordered more the $1.4 billion worth of new regional jets from two OEMs, assigning the total of 30 new aircraft to two of the airlines operating under its American Eagle brand.…
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United Airlines Boeing 787

Report: United looking to replace Boeing 767 widebody jets

United Airlines may be in the market for a big widebody purchase, with Reuters reporting the Chicago-based carrier is in talks with both Boeing and Airbus for a purchase that would help it replace the roughly 50 Boeing 767s that currently fly in its fleet. Reuters cites unnamed “people familiar with the discussions” in its…
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Embraer Unveils eVTOL Design at Uber Elevate Summit

Embraer unveiled a stunning futuristic eVTOL concept for Uber’s metropolitan air taxi program. Uber is holding its Uber Elevate Summit this week at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, where industry leaders are discussing the future of metropolitan air transportation. Two well-established GA manufacturers, Slovenia’s Pipistrel and Brazil’s Embraer, revealed conceptual eVTOL designs at this…
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Iran Airbus

Iran expects word from Airbus on deal soon

Iran expects to hear from Airbus in the coming days about the fate of an order for 100 planes that looks to have been wrecked by the United States’ decision to reinstate sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The deal, potentially worth about $18 billion to $20 billion at list prices, was agreed in December 2016.…
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American Airline 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

American Airlines Group Inc. ordered 47 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for long-range flying, expanding its fleet of the advanced carbon-composite jetliners and hurting Airbus SE’s ambitions to expand its wide-body aircraft sales in the US. In a related move, American cancelled an order for 22 of Airbus’s twin-aisle A350 jets, a purchase placed by predecessor…
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Airbus A320neo

SAS Commits to 50 More Airbus A320neos

SAS Group has decided to order 35 Airbus A320neos directly from the manufacturer and source another 15 through leasing companies, the airline announced this week. Calling for delivery from spring 2019 through 2023, the order means SAS for the first time will operate a single fleet type within five years. The airline, which hasn’t yet…
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Airbus A320neo Final Assembly

Airbus aiming to step up A320neo production

Airbus aims to boost production of its A320neo aircraft and step up deliveries in the second quarter of the medium-haul carrier despite persistent engine woes, chief executive Tom Enders said. In 2018 “we do expect to deliver around 800 commercial aircraft,” Enders told the European aircraft maker’s annual general assembly in Amsterdam. But he cautioned:…
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