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Updated: Boeing Launches the 737 MAX -7, -8, and -9 New Engine Family of Aircraft

Earlier this morning, the board of Boeing officially approved the launch of a new engine variant of the Boeing 737. Boeing says that the 737 MAX 7/8/9 (coinciding with the 737-700/800/900 in terms of size), was launched “based on order commitments for 496 airplanes from five airlines and a strong business case.” Of those 496 order commitments, only 100 have …

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Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines Announce Additional Orders for the Boeing 777

Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines both announced new orders for Boeing 777s. For Singapore Airlines, the order for eight Boeing 777-300ERs comes in addition to the 15 Airbus A330s that were ordered from Airbus (leased via Airbus as well) in late June. Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER at Mumbai. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal. Deliveries of the new …

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Podcast: India’s airline market overview

Earlier this morning I had the opportunity to record a podcast on the state of Indian airline market along with IAG’s Addison Schonland and The Gate at FlyerTalk author Vinay Bhaskara. Amongst the topics covered — the mess called Air India, and the mega A320neo order by IndiGo. We hope to make this podcast a monthly affair.

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Additional analyses on the massive American Airline’s order to Airbus and Boeing

After the announcement, yesterday, of the massive order by American Airlines to Airbus and Boeing, I took some time to read the analyses and views, of some of the people for whom I have high respect, especially when it comes to field of aviation. Addison Schonland of Innovation Analysis Group (IAG) highlights the monopolisation of production slots by the early …

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American Airlines announces largest aircraft order in aviation history. Tops IndiGo and AirAsia

AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR), the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, today announced the largest order in aviation history of 460 narrow-body single aisle jet aircraft with another 465 on option. This tops the recent record setting orders of 180 Airbus A320 family aircraft by India’s IndiGo, and 200 A320neo aircraft by Malaysia’s AirAsia. The deliveries will commence …

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Airbus A320neo a runaway success at the Paris Air Show, pressure on Boeing

Driven by rising fuel costs, growing environmental legislation, and shrinking margins, airlines from across the world have sent a clear message to airplane manufacturers by ordering massive numbers of the fuel efficient A320neo. neo which stands for New Engine Option is a re-engined version of the single aisle Airbus A320 family aircraft equipped with new engines from Pratt and Whitney …

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Videos – Assembly and delivery of Korean Air’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo

On May 24th, Korean Air took delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo in Toulouse, France. As a special tribute, the carrier’s first A380 was presented to invited guests by 500 Airbus employees – who carried blue, white and red umbrellas to form Korean Air’s tri-colour logo. The airline has specified the most extra-spacious layout amongst the six operators of …

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IndiGo selects Pratt & Whitney PW1100G Geared Turbo Fan for its massive Airbus A320neo order

Indian low cost carrier IndiGo, which signed a memorandum of understanding on January 11, 2011, for the largest ever jet aircraft order in aviation history of 180 Airbus A320 including 150 A320neo, has selected the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) engine to power its A320neo fleet. In January, IndiGo had not announced an engine choice. Pratt & …

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ILFC’s big bang order for Airbus A320neo, A321neo, and Boeing 737, a big boost for PW1100G GTF

For the last few years, thanks to the well known financial problems at its parent AIG, the world’s largest aircraft lessor by value, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), was on the quiet. Yesterday, ILFC announced its comeback with two big orders. One with Airbus S.A.S. for 75 A320neo and the first orders for the A321neo for 25 aircraft. From the …

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Turkish Airlines orders ten Airbus A321s passenger and three A330-200F freighters

Turkish Airlines (THY) has signed a firm order with European airframer Airbus S.A.S. for the purchase of ten A321-200s narrow body passenger aircraft and three A330-200F freighter aircraft for delivery from 2012 onwards. The airline has an existing backlog of 27 aircraft on order with Airbus from earlier contracts placed in 2009 and 2010. The ten A321 ordered today are …

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IndiGo and Airbus ink largest ever large jet order – an analysis

IndiGo_A320 classic VT-INT. Photo: Devesh Agarwal.

In 2005, Gurgaon, India based low fare carrier IndiGo stunned the Indian civil aviation world by signing an order for 100 Airbus A320 aircraft. On Wednesday, the airline stunned the global aviation aviation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with airframer Airbus S.A.S. for the largest ever large jet order. IndiGo which is owned by InterGlobe Aviation Pvt. Ltd., will …

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In foggy New Delhi an Airbus A320 is marginally better than a Boeing 737

Fog is the bane of New Delhi winters haunting air travellers every year like clockwork. All this despite the New Delhi Indira Gandhi international airport being the nation’s most technically advanced airport with Cat IIIB ILS equipped runways which permits landings in as low as 50 meters visibility. It is natural for the average traveller to wonder on these delays …

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Plane spotting pictures: Airbus A320 family – queen of the night at Bangalore

Without a doubt the Airbus A320 family is queen of the night-time ramp at Bengaluru International Airport. The three major Indian operators of the A320, Air India, IndiGo and Kingfisher, station their aircraft at Bangalore for early morning operations commencing from Bangalore. Even on the international front, Airbus rules the roost with the A330 being operated by Air France, DragonAir, …

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