Archive for December 2017

Brazil’s Temer Says Embraer Will Remain Under Brazilian Control

Embraer E175

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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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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Airbus and Boeing Delivery increased in November by 15%, dcombined 144 aircraft

Boeing and Airbus jets

 Airbus and Boeing delivered a combined 144 aircraft during November, 25 more than the 119 units that the duo delivered in the previous month, and 19 (15%) more than the two manufacturers achieved in the same month of 2016. By handing over 144 aircraft, November becomes the most productive month this year so far for…

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Second prototype of China’s C919 passenger jet conducts test flight

Challenge to Boeing, Airbus: China-made passenger jet C919 passes assessment for maiden flight

A second prototype of China’s home-built C919 passenger jet took off for a test flight in Shanghai on Sunday, state television reported, another step forward in the country’s ambitions to muscle in to the global jet market. A total of six prototypes will eventually conduct test flights, China Central Television reported, with engine tests to…

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Iran Air Looks For New Ways To Fund Orders For $44B Of Boeing And Airbus Jets

Iran Airbus

Iran’s largest airline may be forced to turn to domestic banks to finance the large number of new planes it is buying from Airbus and Boeing, amid continued reluctance by international banks to enter the Iranian market. Some Iranian carriers had previously looked to secure financing deals through international leasing firms to support the purchase…

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Embraer delivers 1,400th E-Jet to American Airlines

Second Generation E-Jet Conceptual Image

 Embraer celebrates the delivery of its 1,400th E-Jet, an E175, during a ceremony at Embraer’s industrial facilities in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. American Airlines took delivery of this milestone aircraft and selected Envoy Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., to operate the aircraft. Since American Airlines has been a customer…

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Wizz Air Wins Aviation 100 European Airline of the Year

Wizz Air

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, last week won the Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’. The award was received by Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate Officer, at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers London 2017 conference gala dinner in London. Aviation 100 praised Wizz Air for its outstanding…

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C919 expected to be delivered to customer in 2021

Hainan Airlines Comac C919 V2

The Chinese-produced C919 passenger jet, produced by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), has made at least seven test flights at the Aviation Industry Test Center in Yanliang, Shaanxi Province, since November 23, officially embarking on its airworthiness certification phase. Yuan Wenfeng, Director of the C919 Project Office, said COMAC is speeding up to…

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Boeing to study 777-8X tweaks to meet Qantas’s Project Sunrise challenge

Boeing 777X

Boeing says it is studying some potential “tweaks” to its 777-8X in order to meet Qantas’s ultra-long haul needs. Qantas has laid down the challenge to Airbus and Boeing to have an aircraft capable of operating nonstop from Austrlia’s east coast to London and New York by 2022. The challenge, first announced in August, is…

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Boeing Forecasts Stable Growth, Diversified Funding in 2018

Boeing Airplanes

According to a Boeing forecast, the plane-maker anticipates diverse markets and participants will continue the upward trend in availability of efficient financing for record new aircraft deliveries in the next year. Boeing says approximately $139 billion in new aircraft funding will be needed in 2018, up $17 billion from 2017. Innovations in aircraft finance will…

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Dreamliner engine ‘abnormalities’ ground ‘limited number’ of Air New Zealand Boeing 787s

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Transport authorities have launched a probe after Air New Zealand was forced to ground part of its fleet, cancelling and rescheduling flights after the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787 Dreamliners malfunctioned twice this week. On Tuesday morning, the airline’s Boeing 787 bound for Narita, Japan, suffered “abnormalities” in flight and had…

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Embraer delivers 1,400th E-Jet to American Airlines

Embraer Flies the E195-E2, the Most Efficient New-Generation Jet in the World, Ahead of Schedule

Embraer celebrated the delivery of its 1,400th E-Jet, an E175, during a ceremony at Embraer’s industrial facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil. American Airlines took delivery of this milestone aircraft and selected Envoy Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Combining orders in 2013 and 2017, American Airlines has ordered 74 Embraer E175s. Embraer…

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Airbus, Rolls, Siemens Teamed for Electric Aircraft

Airbus E Fan X hybrid-electric

Airbus E Fan X hybrid-electric demonstrator aircraft The E-Fan X concept involves a turboshaft engine running on jet fuel, powering a generator that fuels an electric engine — and stores surplus energy in a series of batteries that provide reserve power for take-offs and landings. Partnership aims to develop E-Fan X — a flight demonstrator…

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