American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

American Airline 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines Group Inc. ordered 47 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for long-range flying, expanding its fleet of the advanced carbon-composite jetliners and hurting Airbus SE’s ambitions to expand its wide-body aircraft sales in the US. In a related move, American cancelled an order for 22 of Airbus’s twin-aisle A350 jets, a purchase placed by predecessor…

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Alaska Airlines Likely to Stick With All-Boeing Fleet

Alaska Airlines 737-MAX8

After the completion of the Alaska Airlines and Virgin America merger, many travelers worried about their frequent flyer miles or if their city would still be served. However, the aviation enthusiasts wondered, what will Alaska do with all those Airbus aircraft that Virgin America currently operates? Bringing together an exclusively all-Boeing fleet with an exclusively…

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Boeing outshines Airbus in wide-body market; A match on single-aisle March deliveries

Airbus Boeing

Airbus is talking to airlines about possibly upgrading its popular single-aisle airliner, even before Boeing’s plans for a competing plane have gotten off the drawing board. Neither company has any orders for the new jets — those could be years away. The industry keeps a close eye on what the two giants are doing behind…

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Vistara may place order for around 100 aircraft by June: CAPA

Boeing 777X

Domestic full service airline Vistara is likely to place order for around 100 aircraft, including 50 wide-body planes by the end of the current quarter, according to an industry report. The Centre for Asia Pacific (CAPA), the Sydney-based aviation think-tank, in its report titled “Global Fleet and Financing Review 2017,” also said that the airline…

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Iran Air Confirms Cancellation of Early Boeing Delivery

Iran Air Tail

Iran Air has confirmed the cancellation of the earlier-than-expected delivery of a Boeing 777-300ER as part of a $17 billion order from the American planemaker. The cancellation came after deputy minister of roads and urban development, Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, announced this month that Boeing had offered the jet to Iran Air after Turkish Airlines canceled its…

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China’s first big jetliner clears final hurdle before flying – C919

Hainan Airlines Comac C919 V2

China’s first big jetliner just passed a crucial test that will take the country a step closer to becoming one of the world’s elite large airline makers. The C919 airliner, which is produced by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or Comac, finished its final ground trial on Sunday in Shanghai. Test pilots sped the…

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