Posts Tagged ‘Boeing 777’

Boeing says aircraft orders ‘holding firm’ in Middle East

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US aerospace company Boeing is not expecting any delays or cancellations to its orders in the Middle East, according to a senior company executive. In December 2016, the US aircraft manufacturer announced a $16.6 billion (AED61 billion) 80 aircraft deal with IranAir which includes 50 narrow-body 737 MAX aircraft and 30 long-haul 777s, split equally…

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Searching for Boeing 777 Orders: Are There Any Good Prospects?

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With the troubled 787 Dreamliner program finally starting to turn a profit, Boeing‘s  most pressing challenge now is filling its open delivery slots for the current-generation 777 over the next few years. In the past two years, order activity for the 777 has slowed dramatically. Boeing’s management has admitted that it will be hard for…

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Boeing’s latest 777 orders won’t save program from further cuts: Analyst

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Though a recent headline-winning order from Qatar Airways is a bright spot for the Boeing Co.’s 777 in 2016, sales still aren’t adding up to the kind of numbers that would keep the wide-body jet program from likely further cuts to its production rate. Such cuts would have an impact in Wichita, where Spirit AeroSystems…

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Boeing, Airbus throttle back output of big jets

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 The world’s two biggest passenger-aircraft makers are reducing production of their largest planes, a response to sluggish emerging-market demand that could mean trouble for Japanese suppliers. Further production cuts for Boeing’s 777 may be ahead if orders remain low, CEO Dennis Muilenburg suggested at a Sept. 14 event for investors. The U.S. manufacturer needs 40-50…

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Qatar Airways-Boeing Deal For 777s, 787s Expected Friday

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Qatar Airways is expected to announce a deal for at least 30 widebody Boeing jets Friday as the Middle Eastern airline continues to be frustrated by delays from Airbus. Qatar Air CEO Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Connor will be making an “important announcement” at a press event Friday in Washington, D.C., according to an…

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Boeing set to deliver record number of airplanes to Turkish Airlines

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Boeing is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkey’s flag-carrier Turkish Airlines, the latter said in a written statement on April 29. In total, the carrier will receive the delivery of six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s over the course of 2016, according to the statement.“Turkish Airlines is one of…

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Delta CEO predicts glut of used Boeing 777s

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Delta Air Lines, known for snapping up bargain-priced single-aisle planes, is shopping for larger, used long-haul jets. A glut of widebody models coming off leases is creating an “aircraft bubble,” Chief Executive Richard Anderson said Wednesday. While no deal is imminent, he said Delta repeatedly gets offers to add twin-aisle jetliners such as Boeing’s 777-200…

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Boeing 777 Has Enabled The Growth Of Emirates, Which Flies 150 Of Them

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In the U.S., it is typically the low fare, low cost carriers, starting with Southwest, that are most closely associated with specific types of aircraft. Not so in Dubai. As it has grown rapidly into the world’s biggest international airline in terms of revenue passenger miles (or revenue passenger kilometers), Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has relied…

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