Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

Qatar Airways chief praises PM Narendra Modi hopes to grow India services

An unusually cheerful Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways with Ray Connor, President, Boeing Commercial Aircraft at 100 777-9X order signing. Farnborough air show 2014.

Signs historic order for 108 Boeing 777-9X and 777F worth $40 billion Qatar Airways’ chief executive officer Akbar Al Bakar was full of praise for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an order announcement ceremony at the Farnborough International Air Show 2014. Critical of UPA-2 government Speaking to Bangalore Aviation when asked about his airline’s growth plans for India considering …

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Airbus announces first order for the A350 since launch of the A330neo

A computer generated image of the Airbus A350-900 in Air Mauritius colours. Airbus Image.

Airbus has just announced the first A350 order since the launch of the A330neo. Air Mauritius has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to order four A350-900s. The airline has also announced that it will be leasing two additional A350-900s. The airline currently operates an all Airbus jet fleet including A319s, A330s and A340s.

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Boeing announces orders for 737NG, 737 MAX, 777X and 787

A computer generated image of the Boeing 737-700(C) in Air Algerie colours. Boeing Image.

It’s day three of the 2014 Farnborough airshow and Boeing is continuing to announce orders for their aircraft. The first order of the day came from Air Algerie for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at list prices. The second announcement of the day was confirmation of a major commitment placed at the 2013 Dubai airshow, Qatar …

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Bombardier announces 500th order for the Q400 and 500th commitment for C Series

A cake to celebrate the 500th commitment for the CSeries aircraft.

Canadian airframer Bombardier announced two milestones today morning at Farnborough. The first was that Thai carrier Nok Air has converted two of their four options for Q400 turboprops to firm orders bringing the total number of Q400’s sold to 501 aircraft. The order is valued at about $66 million at list prices. The second announcement was that a unidentified operator …

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Farnborough wrap-up: 15th July 2014

Computer generated image of the Boeing 777-300ER in Intrepid colours. Boeing Image.

Day two of the show is officially over and as expected all the major players and some not so major players of the aviation industry announced orders for their various aircraft. Mitsubishi Aircraft: Announced an order for six Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) 90 for Myanmar based Air Mandalay. Bombardier: Launched a Passenger – Cargo combi version of their  Q400 turboprop. …

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AirAsia X orders 50 Airbus A330-900neo

Airline will be first to receive delivery in 2017 Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier said it best “We could not imagine an air show, at least for Airbus, without a signing ceremony with AirAsia” Malaysian low-cost long haul carrier AirAsia X, an affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia became the launch customer of, and the first airline to order, the …

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