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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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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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

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

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

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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

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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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