Archive for September 2017

Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Tail

Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.’s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year. When finalized, the order would be valued at almost $11 billion before the customary discounts for large aircraft purchases. The pact, unveiled during a…

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OPINION: ATR and Bombardier should heed Embraer’s turboprop warning

Bombardier Q400 Next Gen

Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it.  With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. The long-running Q400 line is not a big seller for Bombardier, but still represents…

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Malaysia Air to buy eight Boeing 787s and two dozen 737s, says prime minister

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800

Malaysia Airlines agreed to buy eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Boeing 737s, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said at the White House Tuesday. In addition to that commitment, announced at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Razak said, “there is a strong probability, not possibility, probability that we’ll have 24, 25 more 737…

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Embraer eyes making turboprop plane to rival ATR, Bombardier

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA  is considering the development of a new turboprop passenger plane, the company said on Thursday, potentially returning to a segment dominated by the Franco-Italian ATR and Canada’s Bombardier In. Embraer, the world’s third-largest commercial planemaker, said it recently consulted with airlines about “potential opportunities in the turboprop market,” but added any…

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Airbus still in mix for Malaysia A330Neo deal after Boeing order

Airbus A380 A350 A330

Malaysia Airlines Bhd remains keen on Airbus SE’s upgraded A330neo wide-body jet after placing an order for the rival Boeing Co 787. The re-engined Airbus twin-jet is a candidate for a major order as Malaysia Air renews its long-haul fleet and could operate alongside the Boeing Dreamliner, chief executive officer Peter Bellew said on Thursday.…

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Traffic, Widebody Demand Back Boeing’s 787 Rate Bump

787 Assembly line Charleston NC

The combination of strong traffic demand and a projected high rate of widebody replacements in the coming years cemented Boeing’s confidence in the move to boost its 787 production rates to 14 per month, the company’s top executive said. Speaking at a recent Morgan Stanley analyst conference, Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg confirmed that…

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Boeing closing in on 600th Dreamliner delivery as NC campus readies 787-10

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing South Carolina Boeing Co. is about to hit another milestone for its 787 Dreamliner program, with the 600th twin-aisle commercial plane scheduled for delivery later this month. An unofficial production calendar for the aerospace giant shows Sept. 26 as the day the landmark delivery will take place, but it’s not clear who will get…

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