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ATR Launches the 42-600S

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October 10, 2019 ATR confirms its board of directors have given authorization for the launch of the ATR 42-600S. With the ‘S’ representing STOL, this version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard flight conditions. The 42-600S is a new […]

Boeing is awarded $2.63 billion contract by the USAF

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October 1, 2019 Boeing has been awarded a $2.63 billion contract by the US Air Force (USAF) for 15 KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers. The contract includes funds for KC-46A aircraft, as well as product data, five wing refueling pod kits, two spare engines, initial spares and support equipment, The contract comes as the USAF […]

Airbus revises up jet demand forecast, shaves traffic growth

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September 18, 2019 Airbus on Wednesday revised up forecasts for jetliner demand over the next 20 years led by growth in Asia, despite the industry’s short-term concerns over global trade tensions. The European planemaker said the world’s fleet of passenger jets and freighters would more than double to 47,680 aircraft by 2038. That is slightly […]

Airbus, French exporters slip as U.S. tariffs loom in subsidy row

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September 16, 2019 Shares in Airbus and other key French exporters fell on Monday as Europe and the United States edged closer toward tit-for-tat sanctions in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. The World Trade Organization has approved a U.S. request to impose tariffs on some European goods in the latest chapter of a two-way […]

Wide-Body Jet Orders Jump at Airbus and Boeing in July

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August 18, 2019 The safety crisis surrounding the 737 MAX this year has put a damper on order activity for the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse single-aisle jet. More surprisingly, Airbus has also reported fairly weak order activity for its competing A320neo aircraft family during 2019. Those trends continued last month. Nevertheless, July could be considered a successful […]

Ural Airlines crash lands in cornfield after dual bird strike and engine failure

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August 15, 2019 An Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was substantially damaged in the early hours of this morning when it was forced to land in a cornfield shortly after take-off due to a dual bird strike and engine failure. The aircraft was operating from Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport in Russia to Simferopol Airport in Ukraine […]

Boeing to change 737 MAX flight-control software to address flaw: sources

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August 2, 2019 Boeing Co plans further changes to the software architecture of the 737 MAX flight-control system to address a flaw discovered after a test in June, two people briefed on the matter said late on Thursday. The redesign, first reported by the Seattle Times, involves using and receiving input from both flight control […]

Boeing posts biggest loss on 737 MAX, may have to halt production of jet

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July 24, 2019 Boeing Co posted its largest-ever quarterly loss on Wednesday due to the spiraling cost of resolving issues with its 737 MAX, warning it may have to shut production of the grounded jet completely if it runs into new hurdles with global regulators getting its best-selling aircraft back in the air. Boeing Chief […]

Grounding the 737 MAX to cost Boeing $5 billion

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July 19, 2019 Grounding the 737 MAX is likely to cost Boeing $5 billion, the aircraft giant has announced a week before it releases its second quarter results. Boeing says it will record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion due to delayed aircraft deliveries and associated issues, resulting in a $5.6 billion reduction in revenue […]

Boeing set to lose biggest planemaker title as deliveries fall 37%

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July 9, 2019 Boeing Co is set to lose the title of being the world’s biggest planemaker after reporting a 37% drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling MAX jets. Boeing deliveries lagged those of Airbus SE, which on Tuesday said it handed over […]