American Airline 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

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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Airbus A320neo

SAS Commits to 50 More Airbus A320neos

SAS Group has decided to order 35 Airbus A320neos directly from the manufacturer and source another 15 through leasing companies, the airline announced this week. Calling for delivery from spring 2019 through 2023, the order means SAS for the first time will operate a single fleet type within five years. The airline, which hasn’t yet…
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Airbus A320neo Final Assembly

Airbus aiming to step up A320neo production

Airbus aims to boost production of its A320neo aircraft and step up deliveries in the second quarter of the medium-haul carrier despite persistent engine woes, chief executive Tom Enders said. In 2018 “we do expect to deliver around 800 commercial aircraft,” Enders told the European aircraft maker’s annual general assembly in Amsterdam. But he cautioned:…
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Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 with Sharklets

All-Airbus Spirit Airlines eyes a Boeing for fleet expansion

A top executive at Spirit Airlines said the carrier is shopping for new airplanes to grow its all-Airbus fleet — and a Boeing airplane is in the mix of candidates. Matt Klein, the chief commercial officer for MIramar, Florida-based Spirit, made the remarks in an interview with The Puget Sound Business Journal. “We are undergoing…
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Rolls-Royce delivers a slice of history

Rolls-Royce to bid for engines for China-Russia wide body jet – China Daily

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc <RR.L> will bid to provide engines for a new wide-body jetliner that China is developing with Russia, the China Daily newspaper reported on Saturday, citing the British engineering company. The newspaper, citing Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Paul Stein, said the first round of bidding to supply the CR929 liner with engines was…
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Hainan Airlines Comac C919 V2

China’s Burgeoning Aviation Industry

China’s aviation industry has had a slow start and hadn’t taken off until the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping opened up the country to significant economic reform. Since then, however, the industry has grown tremendously and is set to eclipse the United States’ aviation industry within the next decade and a half. Comac C919 The…
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Virgin Australia 737MAX

Virgin Australia open to all Boeing 737 MAX variants

Virgin Australia is considering all Boeing 737 MAX variants as part of its order for 40 of the next generation narrowbody, group executive for airlines Rob Sharp says. The first 737 MAX in Virgin Australia colours is due to arrive in the fleet in the final quarter of calendar 2019. While the initial 2012 order…
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