BREXIT and Airbus Story

The business minister Richard Harrington has dared the prime minister to sack him after he praised Airbus for branding the governments handling of Brexit a “disgrace”. Speaking at a German Industry UK gathering in London, Harrington said: “I was delighted to read Airbuss comments this morning because it is telling it like it is,” adding […]

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Lion Air to cancel Boeing 737 MAX orders after betrayal

Indonesian PT Lion Mentari Airlines is threatening to cancel its aircraft orders from Boeing after a statement from the plane maker suggested that the carrier was to blame for the recent crash that killed 189 people.”I feel betrayed,” Lion founder, Rusdi Kirana, said by telephone on Wednesday. “I am preparing documents to propose cancellations. Everything […]

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Boeing grabs huge Widebody order from Fedex

In 2017, Boeing saw a somewhat surprising uptick in order activity after entering the year with modest expectations. The Boeing sales team is off to a great start in 2018, as well. By the end of May, the company had received 306 net orders for commercial jets compared to 205 during the same period in […]

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Bombardier Global 7500 Aircraft Continues Successful Worldwide Tour to Italy

Bombardier is thrilled to announce that the full-scale mock-up of its eagerly anticipated Global 7500 aircraft will be on display in Olbia, Italy, as of mid-July and throughout the summer, offering guests an exclusive opportunity to experience the aircraft s unmatched spaciousness first hand. The mock-up continues its successful worldwide tour, following stops in Dubai, […]

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Cessna Flagship Citation Longitude Lands On Asia-Pacific

Textron Aviation Inc. is debuting its newest and largest aircraft to date to the Asia-Pacific market – the flagship, super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude business jet. For the first time in the region, customers can experience first-hand the aircraft s spacious, comfortable and whisper-quiet cabin at this week s Singapore Airshow.“We are thrilled to showcase the […]

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Boeing to launch New Jet in few years time

A potential new mid-sized aircraft being studied by Boeing could reach the market in eight to 10 years, a senior United Airlines executive said on Tuesday.United is holding off evaluating possible contenders to replace its Boeing 757 and 767 fleet as Boeing ponders whether to launch the new model, but the potential project is likely […]

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Delta Air Airbus Over Boeing for Huge Order

Delta Air Lines announced an order for 100 Airbus A321neo jets that the carrier says will help it refresh its fleet. The order also is a setback for Boeing, after reports that Delta also had been considering the U.S. jetmakers 737 Max 10 model.Delta announced the Airbus deal Thursday, placing a firm order for 100 […]

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European Airline to buy 31 Bombardier C Series Aircraft

A European airline intends to buy at least 31 of Bombardiers C-Series planes, the aerospace firm has said.The unnamed airline has signed a letter of intent for 31 orders, with options for 30 more. It expects the deal to be agreed by the years end. C-Series wings are made at Bombardiers Belfast operation, providing employment […]

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Airbus Bombardier Partnership Puts Boeing on Back Foot

Boeing attempt to sabotage Bombardiers dazzling new jet is the best product review the CSeries has ever had.And almost bizarrely, Bombardiers plan to donate a majority stake in the aircraft to the worlds second largest aerospace company may be the Canadian companys shrewdest investment. Dont take my word for it. Look at the Bombardier share […]

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Boeing Creates New In-house Avionics Unit

Boeing, on a new drive to boost substantially its income from aftermarket services, is actively reversing its years long course of extensive outsourcing. In the latest sign of a new approach, Boeing announced internally Monday it is setting up an in-house unit called Boeing Avionics to “pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics […]

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Russia ready to Challenge Boeing and Airbus

Russia carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors. In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation said an MS-21-300 model […]

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President Donald Trump play The Lockheed Martin F35 vs Boeing F18

President Donald Trump loves Lockheed Martins “fantastic new F-35 jet fighter” — at least now that Lockheed Martin has cut its price on the F-35, he does. That said, last we heard, the president still wanted Boeing to price out a “comparable F-18 Super Hornet” so that he can comparison-shop. And Boeing is only too […]

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