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

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…

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Embraer’s Slattery Sees Potential In Middle East

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…

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Regional Sales Forecasts Reflect Importance of Middle East as Hub

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…

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Boeing Says It Won’t Adjust Strategy Because of Airbus C Series Deal

Boeing says it doesn’t need to adjust its narrowbody aircraft strategy in light of the C Series partnership between Airbus and Bombardier Inc. The Chicago-based manufacturer is increasing the number of 737 Max planes it will produce monthly to supply the record backlog of orders for its re-engined planes. Boeing chairman, president, and CEO Dennis…

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After first flight, Airbus must deliver on A330neo promises: OPINION

Amid the celebrations about another successful Airbus first flight, there was a large, but unmentioned, elephant formating with the A330neo as it swooped over Toulouse. For despite the apparently smooth maiden sortie, the reality is that flight testing should have been nearing completion right now, rather than just beginning. “We all know there is a…

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