July, 2014

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Airbus says factory wages lower in US than China

, Jul 13, 2014

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If it costs less to make airliners in America than Asia, a lot of things are going to change for Airbus and Boeing, and there are wider implications for the Australian economy.
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Emirates will fly 90 A380s by late 2017

, Jul 11, 2014

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The delivery of Emirates’ A380 number 50 is not the story for the airline industry.  The story is its disclosing that it will have a further 40 of them in service in little more than three years
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Emirates cancels A350 continues A380 support

, Jun 11, 2014

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There are several ways to look at Emirates cancelling its entire order for Airbus A350s this morning, Toulouse time. One is to see the giant Dubai carrier as having blinked, for the first time, in its seemingly endless program of massive expansion.
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Bigger jets looking better in India, Indonesia

, Jan 28, 2014

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In separate developments, India is allowing A380 services  and Indonesia’s Lion Air is tendering for larger capacity airliners than the 787s it had on order, citing growth and airport congestion issues at Jakarta.
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Wait and see CSeries worries investors, customers

, Jan 18, 2014

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The publicist effect which worked so badly for Boeing when the Dreamliner was constantly on-time but kept slipping until it was more than three years late entering service is starting to work its magic for Canadian airliner manufacturer Bombardier
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Airbus A350 wing makes, not breaks, its stress test

, Jan 14, 2014

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The group's most senior managers gave away little when it comes to new or derivative airliner plans, keeping industry onlookers and Boeing in a continued state of anticipation or anxiety respectively.

Boeing workers vote Yes to 777-X deal, give up benefits

, Jan 04, 2014

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Will the vote heal the bitterness, and sense of loss? As someone with family in Washington state, and who nearly went to work for the man at Renton in the mid 60s, when I was still entitled to US citizenship, I wish.
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Boeing 787-9 on way to hot date in Alice Springs

, Jan 04, 2014

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The first Boeing 787-9, which will after testing become an Air New Zealand jet, is on its way to Auckland, the first stage of a tour which will take it to Alice Springs for trial hot weather operations.
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Bombardier to explain CSeries test delays as 2nd jet flies

, Jan 04, 2014

The sense of anxiety over the Bombardier CSeries small jet airliner project is growing even as the second of the  test aircraft, FTV-2, made its much delayed first flight on 3 January.
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Third Airbus A350-900 breaks cover in carbon livery

, Jan 02, 2014

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Airbus A350-900 will not enter service until at least 1 October this year.
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New jets not top of mind for airlines on New Year’s day

, Jan 01, 2014

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The shiny new toys neither Qantas nor Virgin Australia are likely to buy this year.
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Airbus about to launch A330 NEO?

, Dec 30, 2013

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Yet another argument has been advanced that Airbus is moving toward offering a new engine option A330 to undercut Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. This time, it may be right.
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The Lost Jets of 2013, the Vickers VC-10

, Dec 30, 2013

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Often claimed to be the most beautiful subsonic jet airliner yet built, 2013 saw off the last of the Vickers VC-10s
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Cathay Pacific orders 777-9 in first buy since Dubai launch

, Dec 20, 2013

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The 777-9 order rush resumes, with of course, no sign of Qantas
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Boeing scores major win with Air Canada 737 MAX deal

, Dec 12, 2013

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The main contest between Airbus and Boeing is for single aisle jets offering between 150-236 seats, and Air Canada has just committed to take up to 109 of the US planemakers 737 MAX airliner as a total replacement for its current fleet of Airbus A320s.
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Virgin Australia puts new wide-body choice on hold

, Nov 20, 2013

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The airliner buying orgy at the Dubai Air Show on Sunday has not moved Virgin Australia closer to making a decision on its wide-body fleet replacement needs from 2017-18 onwards.
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Emirates urges Airbus A380 engine upgrades

, Nov 20, 2013

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In the closing days of the Dubai Air Show, Emirates has made a call for the blindingly obvious, which is to apply Super Twin technology improvements to the Airbus A380.
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Etihad buys another 50 A350XWBs, 36 A320, 1 A330F

, Nov 17, 2013

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The ambitions of the major Gulf carriers, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, are only just becoming fully apparent
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Emirates signs for another 50 A380s, for a total of 140

, Nov 17, 2013

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Emirates has signed for another 50 Airbus A380s, which will take its total buy of the giant Airbus to 140, including the 39 currently delivered to the Dubai gobal airline.
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Emirates weights in with 150 777-X buy, Qatar signs for 50

, Nov 17, 2013

Seizing back the spotlight from small neighbouring rival Etihad, Emirates is buying 150 of the newest line of Boeing 777s with options for a further 50, making it the largest airliner purchase in history with a catalog value of $76 billion.