AirAsia Airbus A320

Airbus to Securing Big Chinese Order, 184 Airbus A320 aircraft

China will finalize orders for 184 Airbus A320 aircraft soon, French President Emmanuel Macron said following talks with his Chinese counterpart as he wrapped up his three-day visit. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to maintain order volumes and parity between Airbus and rival Boeing Co. , Mr. Macron told a news conference Wednesday. He said…
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Airbus A380 A350 A330

Turkish Airlines Announces Big A350 Order

Turkish Airlines has signed a non-binding agreement with Airbus on a potential order for 25 A350-900 mid-size wide-body long-haul aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to France. The A350 XWB is an all new family of mid-size wide-body long-haul airliners shaping the future…
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Embraer E175

Boeing and Embraer have much to gain from tie-up: OPINION

A combination of Boeing and Embraer would make a powerful team in commercial aviation, deepen a potentially disruptive alliance with Saab in the defence market, and could upset the business aviation status quo. It remains unclear what level of combination is under discussion after the two parties acknowledged ongoing discussions on 21 December. But it…
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Delta Airlines Boeing 747

Delta’s history with the Boeing 747

Like many airlines based in the United States, Delta was an early buyer of the 747. The first jet, a -100 model, was delivered in early October of 1970. The hulking aircraft flew its first scheduled service for the airline several weeks later, on Oct. 25. The first route was between Atlanta and Los Angeles,…
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Embraer E175

Brazil’s Temer Says Embraer Will Remain Under Brazilian Control

Brazil’s government would welcome new investment in Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA,  but won’t permit a change in control of the company, Brazilian President Michel Temer said Friday. Embraer and Boeing BA 0.02% confirmed Thursday that they have discussed a plan for the U.S. company to buy the smaller Brazilian aircraft maker. The combination would…
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25 years old Alex in the cockpit of an A320 airbus

Sky’s the limit for 25-year-old Airbus pilot

Aged just 25, Alex Warburton is flying high with a new post at United Arab Emirates (UAE) airline Emirates, where he’ll soon be piloting the huge A380 Airbus making him the youngest pilot to do so. Alex, who will be responsible for the safe take-off, flight, and landing of up to 525 people on the…
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Embraer

Boeing Is in Talks to Acquire Embraer, WSJ Reports

Boeing Co. has held talks to acquire Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Embraer would get a substantial premium over its $3.7 billion market value, the newspaper said Thursday. The companies are awaiting word from the Brazilian government, which has veto power over…
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