Posts Tagged ‘Boeing 737’

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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Lufthansa bids farewell to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years

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Lufthansa is saying goodbye to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years.  This marks the end of an era for Lufthansa, spanning almost 50 years. A B737-300, with registration D-ABEC (“Karlsruhe”), flew from Frankfurt to Hamburg this morning on special flight LH9922, where Lufthansa’s B737 fleet is to be officially bid farewell during a joint…

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American Airlines to Complete Boeing 737, Airbus A319 Fleet Commonality

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American Airlines is currently retrofitting the passenger cabins of its Airbus A319s and Boeing 737-800s, in order to standardize the features, amenities and company branding. According to the airline, the Tech Ops at Tulsa and Dallas DWH site, retrofitted 31 737-800s, reconfiguring the passenger cabin to add 10 additional seats for a total of 160.…

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Boeing CEO Prepared to Defend Rainmaker 737 as Rivalry Heats Up

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Boeing Co. is prepared to defend its rainmaker 737 jetliner as competition heats up at the top and bottom of the lucrative single-aisle market, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said. The threat to the U.S. planemaker was underscored when Delta Air Lines Inc. announced orders last week for Bombardier Inc.’s all-new C Series jets and…

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Boeing ups jet demand forecast; no hurry on 757 successor

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Boeing Co boosted its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand by 3.5 percent on Thursday, predicting two out of every five new jets will feed Asia’s booming travel market. The U.S. planemaker expects airlines and freight firms to take delivery of 38,050 jets worth $5.6 trillion by 2034, compared with 36,770 it predicted last year. Boeing’s…

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Boeing’s New 737 MAX Is About to Make Flying a Little Less Horrible

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Two incremental but important changes—wider seats and redesigned bins—have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort, either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable. At the heart of the 737 MAX project is a promise to…

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Japan’s Skymark to stop flying Airbus A330 in favor of Boeing-only fleet

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Skymark Airlines said it will stop flying Airbus A330 jets in favour of a single-model fleet of Boeing Co 737 aircraft to cut costs after the discount carrier filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday. “We will stop using the A330s from February,” Skymark’s chairman, Takashi Ide, told reporters at a news conference in…

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