Engine issues won’t affect delivery schedule of A320neo: Airbus CEO Tom Enders

Lessor CALC leads Airbus January order tally

In January, Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) ordered 15 Airbus A320neos. After Airbus’ record-breaking conclusion to 2017 , in which the Toulouse-based manufacturer gained firm orders for 836 aircraft in December alone, the company’s January 2018 commercial orders returned to a normal pace, with a total of 20 aircraft firmed between…
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Iran Air Tail

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its ordered 777s. The aircraft, however,…
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Boeing 797 will be a mid-sized mass-market jetliner

In today’s aviation world, small is beautiful

 The economics of Boeing’s new midmarket plane — a model informally dubbed the 797 that would carry 225 to 275 people over shorter ranges than the similar-sized 787 — could be “superb,” said Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce. If you want to start a bitter debate among people in the aviation industry, don’t ask…
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Airbus A350-1000

Airbus woos Air New Zealand with new plane

Airbus’ new A350-1000 will visit Auckland this week to show off the French giant’s latest development in wide body aircraft manufacturing. While media and the public will relish the visit, Airbus’ goal is to woo Air New Zealand bosses who in the market for new aircraft. To date, the national carrier has shunned Airbus in…
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus halts some deliveries, tests after engine snag

Airbus  has stopped delivering A320neo jets powered by Pratt & Whitney geared-turbofan engines and halted pre-delivery test flights after the latest in a series of problems with the engines, two sources familiar with the matter said. Airbus has briefed airlines and leasing companies and told them it cannot yet say how long it will take…
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AirAsia Airbus A320

Airbus to Securing Big Chinese Order, 184 Airbus A320 aircraft

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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Airbus A380

Airbus Lifts Narrow-Body Output in China, Explores A380 Pact

Airbus will accelerate production of the A320 workhorse model in China to six a month by 2020 as the European planemaker seeks to meet global demand while pursuing more orders in Asia’s largest economy. The narrow-body build rate at the Tianjin plant east of Beijing will increase from the current four planes a month, Airbus…
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