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Boeing orders and deliveries – January 2019

Boeing 787-10. Boeing image.

American airframer Boeing opened its 2019 order book with an addition of 43 aircraft. The manufacturer booked 28 orders for the 737 family which included nine 737 MAXs for unidentified customers and 19 P-8A Poseidon for the US, UK and Norway. Boeing also booked 18 787 orders with 14 787-9s and four 787-10s for unidentified customers. Deliveries Boeing delivered a …

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US Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus

The United States Air Force (USAF) has accepted the first KC-46A tanker aircraft which will allow the aircraft’s delivery to delivery to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas in the coming weeks. The KC-46 was selected as the winner of the USAF’s KC-X program in 2011 to replace its ageing KC-135 fleet. The aircraft is based on the Boeing …

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Boeing and Airbus set delivery records in 2018

Airbus and Boeing have both set delivery records in 2018 with 800 and 806 aircraft delivered by the European and American airframers respectively. Boeing Boeing delivered a total of 806 commercial aircraft in 2018 compared to 763 in 2017. The deliveries included:580 737 family (529 in 2017)6 747 family (14 in 2017)27 767 family -10 aircraft were delivered to Boeing’s …

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Lion air charters a ship to search for #JT610 black box

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has chartered a ship from a Dutch company to search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of JT610. JT610 crashed on 29 October, when the brand new Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the ocean minutes after its takeoff from Jakarta. The carrier has said that the ship MPV Everest, will arrive in the Indonesian town of …

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Boeing joins the first flight test 777X, making it the longest passenger jet

777X Final Body Join_FT1_Saddle Fixture

American air framer has joint the major fuselage sections of the first 777X aircraft which will make its first flight in 2019. The ‘final body join’ saw Boeing engineers connecting the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections. The aircraft now measures 252 feet long (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longest passenger aircraft the manufacturer has ever …

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Jeju Air signs deal for 50 737 MAX

Korean low cost carrier Jeju Air has placed an order for 40 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options for 10 additional aircraft. The order including options is valued at $5.9 billion at list prices. The aircraft will be delivered between 2022 and 2026. The airline which began operations in 2005 as Korea’s first LCC operates an all Boeing fleet of …

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Lion Air #JT610 Boeing 737 MAX crashes into the sea

Lion Air Boeing 737-800 PK-LFU

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 of Indonesian carrier Lion Air has reportedly crashed into the waters of the Java Sea after the airline confirmed that it has lost contact with the aircraft. The flight JT-610 was operating from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang. The aircraft was PK-LQP a two month old Boeing 737 MAX 8 having been delivered to the airline …

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Air Lease Corporation order 78 Boeing aircraft #FIA18

Leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has announced on day two of the 2018 Farnborough Airshow orders and commitments for 75 737 MAX 8s and three 787-9 Dreamliners. The order is valued at $9.6 billion at current list prices. The three 787-9s and the first 20 737 MAX airplanes of the order are firm purchases. The subsequent 55 737 MAX …

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Boeing announces major order for 777 and 747 freighters from Volga-Dnepr #FIA18

Boeing started the second day at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow by announcing an order for five 747-8 freighters and 29 777 freighters from Volga-Dnepr. The order is valued at list prices of $11.8 billion which comprises of $2 billion for the 747-8s and $9.8 billion for the 777s. The company also announced agreements to optimize the cargo operators airplane fleet …

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GOL Airlines places order for 15 737 MAX 8, coverts 30 orders to MAX 10 #FIA18

The MAX 8 is sporting the 100 years of Boeing Decal.

Brazilian carrier GOL Airlines announced an order for an additional 15 737 MAX 8s. The carrier has also converted 30 current MAX orders to the 737 MAX 10. With this order, GOL has ordered 135 737 MAXs. The airline took delivery of it’s first 737 MAX last month. Paulo Kakinoff, Chief Executive Officer, GOL “This new order aligns with our …

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Jackson Square Aviation becomes 100th customer of 737 MAX #FIA18

Boeing 737 MAX 8 N8704Q.

Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) announced the leasing company has ordered 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes in its first direct purchase from a jet maker. The order is worth $3.5 billion at current list prices. Since its founding in 2010, San Francisco-based Jackson Square Aviation has grown by buying new technology airplanes from airlines globally through sale-leaseback financing and pre-delivery payment …

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Goshawk Aviation orders 20 A320neos and 20 737 MAX #FIA18

Goshawk Aviation Limited, a 50/50 joint venture between Hong Kong-based conglomerate NWS Holdings Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A320neo and 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The company is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has an owned, managed and committed fleet of over 220 aircraft. The Airbus A320neo order is worth …

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United orders four Boeing 787-9s #FIA18

United Airlines Boeing 787 N29907. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Boeing and United Airlines have announced an order for four more 787-9 airplanes. The order valued at about $1.1 billion as per current list prices, was finalized this year and was listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The 787-9 is the longest-range Dreamliner with the ability to fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 kilometers). United carriers …

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Boeing announces 777 freighter orders from DHL and Qatar #FIA18

American airframer Boeing kicked off the first day of the 2018 Farnborough airshow with orders for the 777 frighter from DHL and Qatar Airways. DHL has placed an order for 14 Boeing 777 Freighters and purchase rights for 7 additional freighters. The list price of the order is $4.7 billion. A portion of the order was previously unidentified on Boeing’s …

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Boeing and Embraer establish strategic partnership

American airframer Boeing and Brazilian airframer Embraer have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership to form a joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services business of Embraer that would strategically align with Boeing’s commercial development, production, marketing and lifecycle services operations. Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will hold an 80 percent ownership …

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FAA expands Boeing 737 engine inspections.

CFM56-7B engine used to power all Boeing 737NG aircraft. CFM Photo.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has followed the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and issued a follow-on emergency airworthiness directive (EAD or AD) and mandated inspection of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines. These engines power the Boeing 737NG aircraft globally. In India, the 737NG forms bulk or all of the fleet of Air India Express, Jet Airways and …

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Boeing delivers it’s first 737 MAX 9

American airframer Boeing delivered the it’s first 737 MAX 9 to Lion Air Group. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air. Lion air group was also the first operator to put the MAX 8. The group also has another 200 737 MAXs on order and is one of the largest operators of the 737 family. Capt. Darsito …

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 receives FAA certification

Boeing has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the 737 MAX 9 which certifies the type for commercial service. The airframer is now preparing for the first delivery of the type to Lion Air group. The flight test program of the 737 MAX 9 began in March 2017 and was conducted with …

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Photos: DHL Boeing 767 at Bangalore Airport

The Boeing 767 was developed in the 1970’s along with the 757 and first flew in 1981. The aircraft would prove to be a very successful model for the American airframer with over 1100 having been produced and orders still pending for the freighter and military versions of the aircraft. Unfortunately the 767 is not a commonly seen aircraft in …

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Boeing unveils first 737 MAX 7. Delivery to Southwest Airlines next year.

MAX-7 Paint Hangar Rollout for Employee Rollout Ceremony. Boeing image.

US airframer Boeing, unveiled the smallest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX family, the 737 MAX 7. In the NG series this is called the 737-700. The MAX 7 is the shortened version of the popular 737 MAX 8 (the MAX 9 is the stretched version). It can carry up to 172 passengers and has the maximum range of the …

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