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Boeing ups forecast Chinese new plane purchases over 20 years by 6.2 percent

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September 11, 2018 Chinese airlines will buy 7,690 new planes worth $1.2 trillion over the next two decades to keep pace with booming consumer and business demand for air travel, Boeing Co said on Tuesday, raising a previous forecast. The U.S. planemaker’s latest estimate for the period to 2037 is 6.2 percent higher than its previous […]

EU asks WTO to certify it has removed Airbus subsidies

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August 6, 2018 The European Union has asked the World Trade Organization to certify that it has complied with WTO rulings on its subsidies for planemaker Airbus, attempting to forestall billions of dollars of U.S. sanctions, a document published by the WTO showed on Monday. The legal move is the latest step in a 14-year-old […]

Boeing Wins $12.7 Billion VietJet Deal for Narrow-Body Aircraft

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July 18, 2018 Boeing Co. struck a deal to sell 100 of its 737 Max narrowbody jets to Asia’s VietJet, in an agreement valued at $12.7 billion that will make the Asian low-cost airline the biggest customer for the largest version of the aircraft. The memorandum of understanding covers 80 of the larger 737 Max […]

Airbus Near $6 Billion A350 Jet Sale to Taiwan’s StarLux

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July 16, 2018 Airbus SE is close to an agreement to sell wide-body jetliners valued at about $6 billion at list prices to Taiwanese startup StarLux Airlines, according to a person familiar with the matter. The talks cover 12 A350-1000 aircraft and five of the smaller A350-900s, said the person, who asked not to be […]

Rolls-Royce Offers Airlines Credits for 787 Groundings

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July 16, 2018 Engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc plans to offer airlines maintenance credits, limiting direct compensation for grounding Boeing Co. 787 planes in a bid to minimize the impact of unexpected wear issues on cash flow, according to people familiar with the matter. Under the offer, airlines would benefit from reduced engine-overhaul fees, as […]

Global freighter fleet will hit 2,722 in 2037, Airbus predicts

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July 6, 2018 The worldwide freighter aircraft fleet is predicted to reach 2,722 in 2037, with Asia and North America leading the way, Airbus predicts in its Global Market Forecast 2018-2037. In its Global Market Forecast 2018-2037, Airbus predicts that the freighter aircraft fleet will increase from 1,650 at the start of 2018 to 2,722 […]

Pratt & Whitney Is Close to Fix for Part That Delayed Airbus Jets

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June 19, 2018 Pratt & Whitney is close to finalizing the redesign of a faulty engine part that forced Airbus SE to halt deliveries of its A320neo narrow-body jet at the start of the year. Once approved by regulators, the revamped knife-edge seal would be fitted to turbines during regular maintenance and without any further […]

Bombardier JV To Build $4.9 Bln LAX People Mover

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June 11, 2018 Bombardier and its consortium partners have been awarded a USD$4.9 billion contract to build and operate an automated people mover (APM) system at Los Angeles Airport. Bombardier will be involved in both the design and build process, and the ongoing operation and maintenance of the system. The LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) […]

Boeing-Backed Startup Targets 2022 Debut for Electric Plane

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May 21, 2018 Boeing Co.-backed startup Zunum Aero plans to deliver its first hybrid-electric plane in 2022 to JetSuite Inc., setting the stage for a new era in regional flying. JetSuite, a small charter airline with plans to expand a commercial operation nationally, eventually will receive 100 aircraft that seat as many as 12 passengers […]

Rolls-Royce’s 787 Engine Woes Set to Curb Airline Operations

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April 13, 2018 Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc’s mushrooming problems with engines that power a quarter of the Boeing Co. 787 jet fleet will force some carriers to modify flightpaths or switch to different aircraft as safety regulators limit operations, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The distance affected 787s can fly from the nearest […]