The ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus regarding outstanding deliveries of A320neos and A350s is entering the next round, after Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said he canceled orders for two more A320neos.
An Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 crash-landed at Dubai International Airport Aug. 3 and was destroyed by fire. None of the 282 passengers and 18 crew was injured, the airline said. However, the Dubai government said one firefighter was killed.
Hong Kong lessor China Aircraft Leasing Corp. (CALC) and Hong Kong aviation investor Friedmann Pacific Investment (FPI) signed a preliminary order with Chinese manufacturer COMAC for 60 ARJ21-700 regional jets.
At this year’s IATA annual general meeting in Dublin, the Middle East carriers once again dominated the news. While the CEOs of Delta and Emirates refused to engage in a public spat over open dkies, Qatar Airways was considerably less restrained. Aircraft tracking was also high on the agenda, but no consensus was reached on how to resolve the issue. Listen in as our editors discuss all this and the latest on Qatar Airways refusing its first A320neo.
Airbus COO, customers, John Leahy is not concerned about considerations that Boeing reportedly is giving to stretch the 737 MAX further using higher-thrust CFM International LEAP-1A engines that have been developed for the Airbus A320neo.
US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More