Archive for November 2017

Airbus Forecasts 2677 Aircraft for Latin America over Next Two Decades

Airbus A380 A350 A330

 From 2017 to 2036, Latin America and the Caribbean will need 2,677 new passenger and freight aircraft to meet rising demand, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). Valued at US $352 billion, this demand accounts for 2,084 single-aisle and 593 twin-aisle aircraft. This implies that the region’s in-service fleet will more than…

Read More

Emirates orders Boeing Dreamliners worth USD 15 billion: Is it the end of the A380?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Excitement over a possible deal between Emirates and Airbus was brewing ahead of this year’s Dubai Air Show.  Emirates was expected to place a new order of 36 A380 aircraft. The deal would have boosted sales prospects of Airbus’ ailing flagship aircraft, also nicknamed as the ‘Superjumbo’. However, just a few days after Airbus delivered…

Read More

Boeing receives order from Avolon for 75 jets, possibly 20 more

Why Boeing wants to build an even bigger 737

Chinese-owned aircraft leasing company Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 Boeing  airplanes and may order 20 more, its parent Bohai Capital said on Sunday. The Dublin-based leasing group, founded by Chief Executive Domhnal Slattery, agreed to buy 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and 20 of the higher-capacity Boeing 737 MAX 10, Bohai…

Read More

China really is Boeing’s biggest market — but Thursday’s order news is fake

New China Airliner Major Threat to Boeing

China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump announced an order for 300 Boeing jets, but most are not newly ordered. The announcement by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in China on Thursday of an order for 300 Boeing jets with a whopping list price of $37 billion is the usual fake…

Read More

Embraer’s Slattery Sees Potential In Middle East

Embraer Gains Altitude on Strong 2017 Outlook

Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery. Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery sees great potential in the Middle East for regional jets, particularly the E2-family of aircraft Embraer currently is developing. “I want to get some E2s flying into the region as quickly as possible,” Slattery tells ShowNews in an interview. “We need to deliver the…

Read More

Regional Sales Forecasts Reflect Importance of Middle East as Hub

Dubai Airport

The Middle East, most particularly the Arabian (or Persian) Gulf area, is the center of the commercial-aviation universe, according to the manufacturers. “The unique geographic positioning allows [local] carriers to capture a significant share of long-haul market growth,” according to Embraer. “The concept of connecting through the region is decades old, but the competitive landscape…

Read More