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Airbus Wins $14.4B Narrowbody Order from Air Arabia

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Air Arabia placed a firm order for 120 Airbus narrowbodies worth an estimated $14.4 billion on Monday at the Dubai Airshow. The deal covers 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos, and 20 A321XLRs for the Middle East/North Africa low-cost carrier, augmenting its current fleet of 54 A320 family aircraft. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Global Regulators Aren’t Aligned in Boeing 737 Max Recertification

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Global aviation regulators have yet to formulate a unified approach to getting the grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max airliner back into service after two fatal crashes, a division that risks undermining public trust in the industry’s safety record, according to Alexandre de Juniac, the head of the IATA association of global airlines. “The point on which we have to pay attention is for the regulators to be aligned,” de Juniac said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Berlin. “Otherwise the… (skift.com) More...

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Boeing, SunExpress Sign Order for 10 Additional 737 MAX Airplanes

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SunExpress is exercising options for 10 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to continue renewing its fleet and growing its position in the leisure travel industry, the airline and Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today at the Dubai Airshow. The purchase, valued at $1.2 billion according to list prices, adds to a previous SunExpress order for 32 MAX airplanes. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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SpiceJet in Talks With Boeing to Buy More 737 MAX Planes at Dubai Air Show

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Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd. is in talks with Boeing Co. to buy more 737 Max aircraft to feed its expansion plans, a deal that could mark a Dubai Airshow coup for the grounded narrow-body. A sales lull for the Max, idled globally since March, allows SpiceJet to acquire planes at a lower cost, Chairman Ajay Singh said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the biennial event. He said the carrier is looking to set up a new hub in the Middle East and expand to eastern Europe. (www.business-standard.com) More...

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Emirates’ Tim Clark Slams Airlines Over Poor Use of Airbus A380

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Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark has always been a strong advocate of the A380 and says Airbus will rue the day it cancelled the superjumbo program. In an exclusive interview with Andreas Spaeth in Berlin on the eve of his upcoming 70th birthday and ahead of the Dubai Air Show, he reflected on the past, present and future of the A380 in the first of a two-part series. (www.airlineratings.com) More...

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Qantas Unhappy With Airbus And Boeing’s Project Sunrise Offers

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It may not be day five thousand four hundred and eighty six in the Project Sunrise saga, but it sure feels like it. Reports in Australian media today have Qantas knocking back both offers from Boeing and Airbus, asking for a better price and more comprehensive guarantees and conditions. A report in The Sydney Morning Herald has Qantas saying no to the best and final Project Sunrise offers submitted by both Airbus and Boeing in June 2019. Qantas International Chief Executive Tino La Spina says… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airplanes to Complement 777X Family

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Emirates announced today they have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. The agreement, signed at the Dubai Airshow, culminates discussions between the two companies on the best 787 Dreamliner model to meet the requirements of one of the world's leading airlines. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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Emirates announces US$ 16 billion order for 50 A350 XWBs at Dubai Airshow

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, today announced a firm order for 50 A350-900 XWB aircraft worth US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, delivery of the first Emirates A350 XWB is expected in May 2023, and will continue until 2028. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, signed the deal with Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer from Airbus. This purchase… (www.emirates.com) More...

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New Zealand Airline Derails Thousands of Holiday Travelers

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Thousands of travelers will have to reconsider their flight plans after Air New Zealand announced changes to its international schedule during peak holiday time. Due to engine issues on some Boeing 787-9 aircraft, Air New Zealand has canceled a number of international flights from December 10 until January 5, 2020 which will impact up to to 14,000 travelers. "Based on the maintenance needs of our engines, we expect some will need to be inspected in December and January and then serviced by… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing, Air Astana Announce Intent To Buy 30 737 MAX Airplanes

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Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The companies today signed a letter of intent for the 30 airplanes with a list price value of $3.6 billion. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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How Lufthansa Is Turning An Airbus A350 Into A Private Jet

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Announced today at the Dubai Airshow, Lufthansa Technik is ready to embark on the world’s first head of state cabin onboard an Airbus A350-900 (simpleflying.com) More...

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DAS19: Boeing Scores 737 MAX Order, Sells More Dreamliners

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Day two at the Dubai Air Show concluded in a surprising manner for Boeing. The American planemaker has managed to confirm orders for its 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner programs. Even though the 737 MAX has now been grounded for an unprecedented 251 days—making it one of the longest commercial aircraft groundings in history—there was some show of support for the struggling aircraft, after Sun Express officially confirmed an order for an additional 10 737 MAX aircraft recently, adding on to its… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Broward County Mayor Wants to Prevent 737 Max From Operating at FLL

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The mayor of Broward County wants to prevent the troubled 737 Max aircraft from operating at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as Boeing tries to get the plane back in the sky. (www.nbcmiami.com) More...

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Lawsuit against Boeing seeks to hold board liable for 737 MAX problems

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A shareholder lawsuit filed on Monday accused Boeing Co’s board of doing nothing to investigate the safety of the 737 MAX until the fast-selling plane suffered a second deadly crash in five months. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Air Namibia’s flight schedule to Frankfurt is already back on track

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After a minor collision at Frankfurt of one of their A330s with a Korean Air aircraft Air Namibia is already back on track. (www.we.com.na) More...

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