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BOC Aviation orders IAE V2500s to power A320ceos
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has announced firm orders for 18 shipsets of International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants for new Airbus A320ceo family aircraft previously ordered by the company.
Boeing Ruili
Boeing and Ruili Airlines look to future Chinese expansion issues
Boeing’s 787 may be a better fit for some expanding Chinese airlines rather than the larger 777 that has been selling to the country’s carriers in recent years, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner said at the Farnborough Airshow July 13.
EgyptAir 737-800
EgyptAir is customer for nine Boeing 737-800s
EgyptAir has been revealed as the purchaser of nine Boeing 737-800s, previously listed on the US manufacturer’s orderbook as being for an unidentified customer.
Airbus creates support business units to service airlines
Predicting a jump in demand by airlines for support services as the world’s fleets expand over the next 20 years, Airbus has created dedicated business units for maintenance, training, operations and upgrades.
Cayman Airways 737 MAX 8 order
Cayman Airways to lease four 737 MAX 8s
Cayman Airways is to lease four Boeing 737 MAX 8s as it embarks on a fleet renewal program.
LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto Qatar Airways’ Group CEO Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways takes stake in LATAM Group
Gulf carrier Qatar Airways is to take a stake of up to 10% in South America’s LATAM Airlines Group, it was announced at the Farnborough Airshow July 12.
Turkish Chamber orders new 328s
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce has signed a letter of intent (LOI) at the Farnborough Airshow to buy 10 TRJ328s, the updated, re-engined version of the former Dornier 328 regional jet that Turkey intends to use as the basis of a commercial aircraft industry.
Sukhoi may deliver Superjet performance mods early
Sukhoi is pressing ahead with modifications to improve its Superjet SSJ100 and may certificate some or all the modifications earlier than the late-2018 timeframe to which it has committed.
Lessor ALC tops up its Airbus order book
US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) Airbus kicked placed a firm order with Airbus for three A350-900s plus a single A321.
Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 order at Farnborough
Virgin Atlantic orders 12 Airbus A350-1000s
UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic will buy 12 Airbus A350-1000s, Airbus announced at the Farnborough Airshow. The order is worth more than $4.4 billion at list prices.
A Boeing 737 MAX flight-test aircraft at Farnborough.
China’s Xiamen Airlines signs MOU for up to 30 737 MAX 200s
China Southern subsidiary Xiamen Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for up to 30 Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft. The proposed deal is valued at up to $3.39 billion at list prices.
ATR sees Asia as largest turboprop market
China remains a major prize in the regional turboprop market over the next two decades, according to a new market analysis performed by ATR.
CFMI gears up for record production year & LEAP entry
This year will see engine manufacturer CFM International set a record as it reaches several milestones in the introduction of the LEAP turbofan while the existing CFM56 hits what will probably be its high-water mark of production.
Cobalt A320
Cypriot startup Cobalt launches services
New Cyprus-based carrier Cobalt has launched initial services, with plans to ramp up its fleet and destinations over the next few weeks.
Airbus selects SwiftBroadband for cockpit communications
Airbus has chosen Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service as a cockpit communications solution for the A320 and A330 aircraft families.
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The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

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Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video?

Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have to say that I think they’ve produced a dud this time....More
ATW On-Location

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