Archive for June 2015

Emirates Airlines dangling 100-airplane order in front of Boeing, Airbus

Emirates Airbus A380

Even as Boeing Co. is set to release its latest outlook for commercial airplane demand Thursday, a tug-of-war with competitor Airbus over what could be one of either manufacturers’ largest orders is playing out in the aerospace industry press. Dubai-based Emirates Airline is in the market for between 70 and 100 wide-body planes to replace…

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Boeing ups jet demand forecast; no hurry on 757 successor

737 Assembly Renton Washington

Boeing Co boosted its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand by 3.5 percent on Thursday, predicting two out of every five new jets will feed Asia’s booming travel market. The U.S. planemaker expects airlines and freight firms to take delivery of 38,050 jets worth $5.6 trillion by 2034, compared with 36,770 it predicted last year. Boeing’s…

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Boeing: World will need 38,050 new planes in next 20 years

Boeing Business Jets

The world’s airlines will need 38,050 new airplanes during the next two decades, Boeing said Thursday in its annual market forecast. That’s an increase of 3.5% from last year’s forecast. Boeing pegs the value of those 38,050 aircraft at about $5.6 trillion. “The commercial airplane market continues to be strong and resilient,” Randy Tinseth, vice…

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World will need $5.6 trillion in aircraft over next 20 years; freighters, including 747, get boost

British Airways Boeing 747

The global aircraft market will need 38,000 jets worth $5.6 trillion in the next 20 years. Of that, 38 percent of the demand will come from Asia and just 21 percent from North America. This is a key result of the Boeing Current Market Forecast, issued early Thursday morning by Boeing. “We see a strong…

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Boeing prepares to create moving assembly line for 787 Dreamliner

Boeing Assembly Line

Boeing wants to change 787 Dreamliner assembly in Everett to a continuously moving production line, despite many challenges. The shift would bring more efficiency and lower cost to Dreamliner assembly. But a mistake could create the kind of 787 production stumble that Boeing executives want left far behind them. Right now the carbon composite aircraft…

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Airbus Sees Heathrow Gridlock Spurring Sales of A380 Superjumbo

London'a Heathrow Airport

Congestion at major airports like London’s Heathrow may be good news for Airbus Group SE. The planemaker expects rising numbers of passengers at hub airports to spur sales of its A380 superjumbo jet, which has seen demand slow because its size limits service on most routes. “Demand will widen progressively” as carriers seek to make…

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