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Airbus to Securing Big Chinese Order, 184 Airbus A320 aircraft

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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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EASA Issues Four Airbus A320 Family Proposed ADs

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued four proposed airworthiness directives (PAD) March 20-21 for the Airbus A320 family. According to Aviation Week’s Fleet Discovery , there are about 2,000 aircraft owned and leased by European operators. The top five operators are EasyJet, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and Vueling Airlines. This excludes Turkish Airlines…

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Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Production Increases Are Coming — Even With Slowing Orders

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Orders are slowing for the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 jet families — but production growth is just getting started. Historically, commercial jet orders have been sharply cyclical, with boom times followed by big busts. In the past year or two, order activity has slowed significantly at Boeing and Airbus, indicating that the current cycle…

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Boeing’s Cash Flow Called Strong, But A320 Line Seen As Major Threat

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Boeing‘s cash flow and shareholder returns look solid, but 777 weakness and competition from Airbus‘ A320 line are major risks, said Baird analysts Thursday. Baird initiated coverage on Boeing with an outperform rating and 161 price target, citing a “robust backlog.” Analyst Peter Arment said the aerospace giant will generate $23 billion in free cash…

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How Airbus stumbled in pursuit of shortcut to single-aisle glory

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Glitches afflicting a new turbine designed to power Airbus Group SE’s revamped A320 jetliner have left the European company facing an anxious few months as it waits on engine maker Pratt & Whitney to find a fix. Qatar Airways is refusing to take the aircraft, named the A320neo for “new engine option,” until the issue is resolved,…

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Airbus’ Home for U.S. A320 Production

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Airbus’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, opened last September, could augur well for increased production in Southeast Asia. A320-family airliners are already assembled in Tianjin, China. The U.S. facility rounds out the manufacturer’s production strategy for its high-selling A320 family of aircraft:“building close to its customers.” Airbus expects all aircraft built on the new…

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Airbus gets A320 orders from China

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Three Chinese companies have ordered a total of 68 A320 aircraft, Airbus announced last week as air travel takes off in the world’s most populous country. The aircraft-leasing firm BOC Aviation ordered 25 planes, Qingdao Airlines requested 23 planes and Zhejiang Loong Airlines sought 20, the European planemaker said in statements on the sidelines of…

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easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

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easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at…

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Airbus Sales Chief Announced Further Output Hikes for A320 Jet Family

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Airbus, which recently announced an output increase for its A320 jet family, has amassed enough excess orders through overboooking to justify further production increases at some point in the future, its sales chief said on Monday. Airbus last month announced plans to increase output of its best-selling jet family to 50 aircraft a month in…

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Flight QZ8501 AirAsia Missing Over Pacific, After Pilots Request Course Change

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Flight QZ8501 AirAsia Missing Over Pacific on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, shortly after the pilots requested to change the flightplan because of weather, the airline said today. The Airbus A320-200, which reportedly had 162 people on board, lost contact at 7:24 a.m. local time near Belitung Island, Indonesia, according to a statement…

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AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore missing

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Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations…

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New Airbus A320 joins Air Seychelles fleet for Indian Ocean regional flights

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Air Seychelles took delivery of its third large aircraft, an Airbus A-320, this morning, which will be used for its regional network, including three new destinations; Mumbai, India, Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania and Antananarivo, Madagascar, starting this week. Arriving from Abu Dhabi, the new 136- seater plane touched down at 9.20 local time on the Seychelles…

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Gulf Based Airlines Closes Financing Deal For 16 Aircraft

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Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, according to statements from the carriers and banks involved. The region’s airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what Boeing has forecast to be a need for 2,610 aircraft by 2033, valued at $550 billion. Dubai’s Emirates airline…

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