Airbus breaks ground in Mobile, JetBlue to receive first A320

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Published: April 16, 2013

Airbus and local officials broke ground on the airframer’s new A320 family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, today, with JetBlue Airways slated to take delivery of the first aircraft from the plant. “Building an A320 family assembly line in Mobile is truly ground breaking for Airbus ,” says Fabrice Brégier, president and chief […]

Turkish to order up to 95 737s including Max

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Published: April 16, 2013

Turkish Airlines is to order up to 95 Boeing 737s including 75 of the re-engined Max family, in a surprise narrowbody deal which follows an agreement to take the Airbus A320neo . The carrier says it will acquire 70 aircraft plus 25 options. Turkish Airlines says the agreement includes 65 737-8 Max and 10 […]

A350 first flight in three months, after Paris air show

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Published: April 16, 2013

It was always as much a dream as a realistic expectation, but anyone hoping for a first look at the A350 at this year’s Paris air show can officially forget it. During the 17-23 June jamboree at Le Bourget , Airbus ‘s all-new big twin will still be locked down in Toulouse undergoing final […]

ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch – orders March 2013

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Published: April 16, 2013

Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 295 for March 2013. In the highlight of the month, Indonesia’s Lion Air ordered 234 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including 174 for the neo variant. Hawaiian Airlines placed an order for 16 A210 neo aircraft while Russia’s Sberbank Leasing and United Airlines ordered Boeing 737 aircraft with […]

Qatar to seek compensation from Boeing for 787 grounding

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Published: April 16, 2013

Qatar Airways plans to seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding of its 787s , even as the airline remains “optimistic” that the twinjet will be cleared to fly soon. “I will not be honest if I say we will not take any compensation from Boeing . We will,” says the carrier’s chief executive […]

American splits Airbus order equally between A319 and A321

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Published: April 16, 2013

American Airlines will split its order for 130 Airbus A320 family aircraft equally between the A319 and A321, says engine supplier International Aero Engines (IAE). The Fort Worth-based carrier will take 65 A319s with CFM International CFM56-5B engines and 65 A321s with IAE V2500-A5 engines, says Jon Beatty, president and chief executive of IAE, […]

American splits Airbus order equally between A319 and A321

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Published: April 11, 2013

American Airlines will split its order for 130 Airbus A320 family aircraft equally between the A319 and A321, says engine supplier International Aero Engines (IAE). The Fort Worth-based carrier will take 65 A319s with CFM International CFM56-5B engines and 65 A321s with IAE V2500-A5 engines, says Jon Beatty, president and chief executive of IAE, […]

Qatar to seek compensation from Boeing for 787 grounding

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Published: April 11, 2013

Qatar Airways plans to seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding of its 787s , even as the airline remains “optimistic” that the twinjet will be cleared to fly soon. “I will not be honest if I say we will not take any compensation from Boeing. We will,” says the carrier’s chief executive Akbar […]

ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch – orders March 2013

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Published: April 11, 2013

Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 295 for March 2013. In the highlight of the month, Indonesia’s Lion Air ordered 234 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including 174 for the neo variant. Hawaiian Airlines placed an order for 16 A210 neo aircraft while Russia’s Sberbank Leasing and United Airlines ordered Boeing 737 aircraft with […]

LOT leases 767 in place of 787s

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Published: April 10, 2013

Polish flag-carrier LOT is wet-leasing another Portuguese long-haul jet to maintain capacity while its Boeing 787s remain grounded. LOT has agreed to lease a EuroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER for long-haul operations, having already signed for an Airbus A330 from HiFly. The 767 aircraft (CS-TLO) is configured with 16 business-class and 234 economy-class seats, says LOT. […]

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