Archive for April 2016

Bombardier beats out Boeing, Airbus for big Delta order

Bombardier CSeries Landing

Bombardier landed the high-profile U.S. customer it has long been seeking for its C Series narrow-body jetliner, as Delta Air Lines agreed to buy at least 75 of the state-of-the-art airplanes. The order is valued at $5.6 billion based on list prices, and deliveries of CS100 jets will begin in 2018, Montreal-based Bombardier said Thursday in…

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Airbus, Boeing split multibillion-dollar jet order from China Eastern

China Eastern Boeing 737

Airbus Group and Boeing split a $9.9 billion order for widebody jetliners from China Eastern Airlines as the nation’s second-largest carrier by passengers looks to expand international routes. China Eastern ordered 20 Airbus A350-900 planes valued at $5.96 billion based on January 2014 list prices, it said in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange…

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How Airbus stumbled in pursuit of shortcut to single-aisle glory

Airbus ACJ 320neo

Glitches afflicting a new turbine designed to power Airbus Group SE’s revamped A320 jetliner have left the European company facing an anxious few months as it waits on engine maker Pratt & Whitney to find a fix. Qatar Airways is refusing to take the aircraft, named the A320neo for “new engine option,” until the issue is resolved,…

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Airbus lands on Boeing territory in deal with US Ex-Im Bank

Airbus Boeing

Airbus will open itself up to ­financing from an unlikely source when the first jet is ­delivered today from its new factory in Alabama: the US Export-Import Bank. The government-owned bank’s guarantees have helped finance hundreds of Boeing jets over the years. Airbus has used similar European agencies to help its sales, but now building…

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Airbus to cut A380 production

Airbus A380

European planemaker Airbus plans to cut production of its A380 superjumbo from 2017 as it struggles to revive sales of the world’s largest passenger jet, two industry sources said. It has told its suppliers to slow production to support an assembly rate of 1.7 aircraft per month from next year, compared with production of just…

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Embraer Sees 1,500 Bizjet Deliveries in Asia Through 2025

Embraer remains optimistic about Asia, predicting a market for 1,500 business jet deliveries worth $54 billion through 2025 in the region. The Greater China region alone is expected to account for more than half of that, with 800 business aircraft deliveries valued at $31 billion. These predictions come as the fleet in the Greater China region…

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Iran’s Airbus deal could be finalized next week

Iran Airbus

The agreement, initially valued at $25 billion, is subject to approval from the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and talks are planned next week, Vidalies said in a joint press conference with Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi. The deal had been inked during President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Paris…

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Indonesian airline Garuda signs $5.75 billion deal with Airbus, Rolls-Royce

Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330

Indonesian airline Garuda has signed a 4 billion pound ($5.75 billion) deal with planemaker Airbus and engine-maker Rolls-Royce to upgrade 14 A330 aircraft to the newer A330neo version of the jet, the British government said. The deal was signed on Tuesday in London on the first day of Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to Britain, and announced…

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Horizon Air Places Largest Aircraft Order in its History, Adding 30 Embraer E175 Regional Jets

Embraer E175

Air today announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years starting next year, and is valued at $2.8 billion at Embraer’s current list price and represents the…

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Aeroflot’s Transaero Jet-Rush to Crimp Airbus, Boeing Orders

Transaero Boeing 737-800

Aeroflot PJSC plans to review fleet requirements after agreeing to take up to 35 jets ordered or operated by failed rival Transaero Airlines in a move that will impact deals for new jets from Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE. Russia’s biggest airline is taking over Transaero contracts for 16 Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A321 single-aisle…

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A Look At Boeing’s Commercial Orders And Deliveries In March 2016

Swiss 777-300ER

Figure 1: Boeing deliveries up until April 2015 (Source: In February Boeing booked just 2 narrow body orders. March was a whole lot better: Boeing received 69 orders, 9 wide body orders and 60 narrow body orders. Turkish leisure carrier Pegasus Airlines ordered 5 Boeing 737-800NGs Unidentified customers ordered 8 Boeing 737MAX units An…

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Airbus Loses Order for 840-Seat ‘Flying Sardine Can’ Superjumbos

Airbus A350 Engines on an A380

Airbus Group SE lost an order for two A380 superjumbos from Indian Ocean carrier Air Austral, which had aimed to fit the planes with the highest-capacity seating layout in the history of civil aviation. The aircraft, whose planned 840-seat configuration had led them to be widely labeled by the media as “flying sardine cans,” were…

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