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Too many travelers, too few planes is U.S. airlines’ 737 MAX summer dilemma

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April 15, 2019 Normally U.S. airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand. The grounding of Boeing Co’s fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. airlines’ Northern […]

Embraer delivers first E175 to Mauritania Airlines

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April 3, 2019 Embraer has delivered the first E175 to Mauritania Airlines which is the first of two that the carrier will receive and part of a deal the airline signed in 2018 worth US$93.8 million at list prices. The second aircraft will be delivered in the second quarter of 2019. The E175 for Mauritania […]

WTO rules in favour of EU and Airbus

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April 1, 2019 Airbus said it welcomes the report of the WTO Appellate Body published on 28 March which it said “confirms that the United States failed to withdraw the subsidies granted by federal, state and local authorities to Boeing, and to remove the harm those subsidies caused to Airbus”. The Appellate Body has rejected […]

Airbus to sell 17 A350s to Taiwan’s StarLux

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March 19, 2019 Taiwanese start-up StarLux Airlines has ordered 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft for long-haul services, European planemaker Airbus said here on Tuesday. The order, which consists of 12 A350-1000S and 5 A350-900S, would be worth $6 billion. StarLux intends to use the planes on its premier long-haul operations from Taipei to Europe and […]

Airbus sees market for widebody jets at Indian budget carriers

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February 22, 2019 Airbus SE is pushing for fast-growing Indian budget carriers to make the leap into low-cost, long-haul widebody operations to compliment their existing narrowbodies, an executive from the planemaker said. India is the world’s fastest-growing market for air travel and budget airlines led by Interglobe Aviation Ltd’s IndiGo have been looking to add […]

Boeing delivers 46 jets in January

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February 13, 2019 Boeing Co delivered 46 aircraft in January, up from 44 a year earlier, as the world’s biggest planemaker gears up for another year of record sales amid booming demand from the airline industry. The company said on Tuesday it won 43 net orders last month, beating European rival Airbus SE, which did […]

Airbus tests market for A321XLR jet launch by mid-2019 -sources

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December 20, 2018 Airbus is talking to airlines about a longer-range version of its best-selling narrowbody jet family with a view to launching it by mid-2019 as it tries to head off a potential Boeing competitor, people familiar with the matter said. Pre-marketing of the so-called A321XLR version comes as Boeing ponders whether to launch […]

Brazil planemaker Embraer to sell E-Jets to Spain’s Binter Canarias

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November 13, 2018 Embraer SA will deliver Spanish airline Binter Canarias its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, the Brazilian planemaker said in a statement on Tuesday. The order was first made public in July, with the counterparty being identified at the time as an “unidentified client,” Embraer said. The jet is […]

Brazil’s Embraer sells jets worth $705 million to American Airlines: statement

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November 5, 2018 Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said on Monday American Airlines has placed a firm order for 15 E175 jets, a contract valued at $705 million, according to a securities filing. Including prior orders, American Airlines now has 104 such jets on order, Embraer said. Source: (Reuters)

Airbus faces new jet delays at Hamburg plant

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October 23, 2018 For two years Airbus faced a shortage of engines and had to slow jet deliveries. Now engines are arriving fast – but snags at a Hamburg plant where Airbus assembles best-selling jets is having trouble absorbing them, industry sources said. The internal snags have exacerbated delivery delays that leave Airbus with the […]