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Boeing upbeat on Indian market, sees huge growth

Air India Boeing 787

Dinesh Keskar, Senior V-P, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Upbeat on the India aviation market growing at a hectic pace, aerospace major Boeing has predicted a huge potential for addition of new aircraft over the next 20 years. Dinesh A Keskar, Senior Vice-President, Sales Asia Pacific, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the Indian domestic aviation market has been…

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Virgin cancels Airbus A380 order, conceding the super-jumbo has no place in its fleet

Airbus A350 Engines on an A380

Virgin Atlantic Airways canceled its order for six Airbus SE A380 super-jumbos, finally acknowledging that the world’s largest passenger aircraft has no place in its fleet after years of deferring a decision on the double-decker. The deletion appeared in Airbus’s February order-and-delivery tally published on Wednesday, and was confirmed by the airline. Virgin originally ordered…

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Lessor CALC leads Airbus January order tally

Engine issues won’t affect delivery schedule of A320neo: Airbus CEO Tom Enders

In January, Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) ordered 15 Airbus A320neos. After Airbus’ record-breaking conclusion to 2017 , in which the Toulouse-based manufacturer gained firm orders for 836 aircraft in December alone, the company’s January 2018 commercial orders returned to a normal pace, with a total of 20 aircraft firmed between…

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Airbus to Securing Big Chinese Order, 184 Airbus A320 aircraft

AirAsia Airbus A320

China will finalize orders for 184 Airbus A320 aircraft soon, French President Emmanuel Macron said following talks with his Chinese counterpart as he wrapped up his three-day visit. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to maintain order volumes and parity between Airbus and rival Boeing Co. , Mr. Macron told a news conference Wednesday. He said…

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Turkish Airlines Announces Big A350 Order

Airbus A380 A350 A330

Turkish Airlines has signed a non-binding agreement with Airbus on a potential order for 25 A350-900 mid-size wide-body long-haul aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to France. The A350 XWB is an all new family of mid-size wide-body long-haul airliners shaping the future…

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Boeing and Embraer have much to gain from tie-up: OPINION

Embraer E175

A combination of Boeing and Embraer would make a powerful team in commercial aviation, deepen a potentially disruptive alliance with Saab in the defence market, and could upset the business aviation status quo. It remains unclear what level of combination is under discussion after the two parties acknowledged ongoing discussions on 21 December. But it…

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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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