Posts Tagged ‘Boeing 747’

Boeing’s 747 jumbo snags a lifeline from UPS order – a $5.3 bln Order

Boeing 747-8F

United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets, a deal worth $5.3 billion at list prices that potentially breathes new life into an aircraft Boeing had warned it might cancel. The UPS order, which includes options for 14 more of the hump-backed planes, reflects growing demand the freight company…

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Boeing, Russian Firm Said Near $4 Billion Deal to Save 747

Air Bridge Cargo 747-8

Boeing Co. is nearing a $4 billion deal with Russia’s largest air-freight company that would help extend the life of the iconic, hump-nosed 747 jumbo jet amid waning demand for four-engine aircraft, people close to the transaction said. The U.S. planemaker is in advanced talks with AirBridgeCargo Airlines and its Moscow-based parent, Volga-Dnepr Group, to…

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Transaero bankruptcy could cut 27 percent of Boeing 747 passenger orders

Transaero boeing 747

The pending bankruptcy of Russia’s second-largest airline, Transaero, could ripple around the world to be a big problem for Boeing. Transaero is one of the few airlines that has ordered Boeing’s beleaguered 747-8i, the passenger version of Boeing’s largest jet, and the airline now has four on the books. The Russian airline, the first private…

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World will need $5.6 trillion in aircraft over next 20 years; freighters, including 747, get boost

British Airways Boeing 747

The global aircraft market will need 38,000 jets worth $5.6 trillion in the next 20 years. Of that, 38 percent of the demand will come from Asia and just 21 percent from North America. This is a key result of the Boeing Current Market Forecast, issued early Thursday morning by Boeing. “We see a strong…

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Next-gen Airliners: Who’s Flying A380s and 787s, and Where

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 It shouldn’t just be planespotters who get excited about new airliners – agents and operators should too, because they are good selling points. New additions to an airline’s fleet generally mean state-of-the-art entertainment systems, more comfortable seating, bar and lounge areas for the lucky few in the premium cabins and, in some cases, Wi-Fi…

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