Archive for October 2014

Kunming Airlines Commitment for 10 737s

SEATTLE – Boeing [NYSE: BA] is pleased that Kunming Airlines has committed to purchase 10 737s, including four Next-Generation 737-700s and six 737 MAX airplanes. The commitment, valued at $897 million at current list prices, is subject to the approval of the Chinese government and will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once…

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World Air Cargo Forecast 2014 – 2015

After rebounding more than 19% in 2010 over the depressed levels of 2009, world air cargo traffic stagnated from mid-2011 to early 2013. This prolonged period of weak growth can be attributed to two factors: a weak world economy and slack trade growth. Since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, world air…

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Embraer First Metal Cut of the E-Jets E2

Évora, Portugal – Embraer performed the first metal cut of the E-jets E2, second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets, at its Évora plant in Portugal. The part is the wing stub forward pressure bulkhead of the first prototype of the E190-E2 jet, whose first flight is scheduled for 2016. “The production of…

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Virgin Atlantic Airways First 787-9 Dreamliner

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9 and plans to operate the airplane initially on its London Heathrow to Boston route. Virgin Atlantic’s first 787-9 touched down at London’s Gatwick…

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Garuda Indonesia Announce Order for 50 737 MAX 8s

SEATTLE – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Garuda Indonesia announced an order for 50 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion at current list prices. The flag carrier of Indonesia will purchase 46 737 MAX 8s and will convert existing orders for four Next-Generation 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s. The order was previously accounted for on…

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Alaska Airlines Order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ERs

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Alaska Airlines announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle’s hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. The purchase, which brings Alaska’s total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline’s customers will enjoy…

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Air China Celebrate Airline's First 747-8 Intercontinental

EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air China celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental. Air China is the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8. The new airplane is the first of seven 747-8 Intercontinentals Air China has on order. “Air China has…

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China Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 777-300ER

EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The new airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs that the Taiwanese flag carrier plans to introduce in the coming years. “The introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER fleet is an important milestone for China Airlines,”…

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Vietnam Airlines First A350XWB starts final assembly

Final assembly of the first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines has begun at the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Scheduled for delivery in mid-2015, the aircraft will see Vietnam Airlines become the first Asian airline to fly the A350 XWB and the second operator in the world of the all-new, fuel-efficient…

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A350 XWB for first customer Qatar Airways

The first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end. The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse fully painted, prominently bearing Qatar Airways’ livery. Following the recent EASA Type Certification, the Qatar Airways A350-900 is now entering into its final stage…

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