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Air Cargo With Highest Volume Growth

  Air cargo has had its best peak season in years with a significant acceleration of volume growth and yield improvement since the summer, according to the latest industry data. David Harris of Cargofacts, explains that WorldACD considers DTKs to be a “more accurate reflection of demand because it eliminates the inflationary effect on FTKs [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Cargo|0 Comments

Airbus Runs Pass Boeing with 731 Net Orders

European plane maker Airbus on Wednesday said it delivered a record 688 jetliners and took orders for 731 in 2016.Detailing its year-end figures on Jan. 11, Airbus said it ended the year with a book-to-bill ratio of above one and a “healthy” backlog of 6,874 aircraft, valued at $1,018 billion at list prices. Airbus says [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments

747 Boeing Retiring Date from United Airlines to Be Sooner

United Airlines president Scott Kirby said on Wednesday it would accelerate the retirement of its fleet of 20 Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets. Kirby said in a blog post on the company’s United Hub website that its last 747 will fly in the fourth quarter of 2017. The airline previously planned to retire the 747s by [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments

Dassault Falcon Shipments Continue Falling in 2016

Dassault Falcon business jet deliveries continued to slide in 2016, showing another year-on-year fall because of prolonged weakness in the large-cabin business jet market. “The weakness of the order intake reflects a difficult business jet market,” the French aircraft manufacturer noted. Cancellations in 2016 included 12 examples of its developmental 5X large-cabin, long-range jet. This [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments

China Receives First Four SU-35s

Beijing has taken delivery of four Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft, the first installment in an acquisition that will see it acquire 24 examples. The four aircraft arrived on 25 December at a PLAAF flight-training center in Cangzhou, in China's northeastern Hebei Province, said the website. Russia's TASS news agency had previously reported that the first [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Military Aircrafts|0 Comments

Iran With Its First Airbus A321

Iran Air has taken the delivery of an Airbus A321, which will be the first jetliner to be delivered to Iran from among 100 planes the French plane maker has agreed to supply after the lifting of economic sanctions last year. Farhad Parvaresh, the managing director of the country’s flag carrier Iran Air, was quoted [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments

First CRJ200 Delivered to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo by Bombardier

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced late December that it had delivered the first CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF) aircraft to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo. Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), converted the passenger jet to a freighter configuration, allowing for up to 6.7 tonnes of payload on the main deck and eight 61.5” X 88” pallet positions. “CRJ100 and [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments

Qantas Grounds 10 Aircrafts

Qantas has had to temporarily ground 10 of its Bombardier Q400s after it discovered that they had missed an inspection required by the manufacturer. "This is an administrative issue that relates to technical compliance and not a safety issue with the aircraft," a Qantas representative said on Tuesday, without giving any further details. A person [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Airlines|0 Comments

Boeing Nears $10.1 Billion Order With India’s Spicejet

Indian budget airline SpiceJet is poised to order at least 92 Boeing 737 jetliners as the carrier plots rapid expansion in the world's fastest growing aerospace market. The deal, which would more than double SpiceJet's 40-plane fleet, may be closed within weeks Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the decision. The order could [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments

Lufthansa Loses to Ryanair

Germany’s Lufthansa reported a 1.8 per cent increase in 2016 passengers on Tuesday but it was not enough to stop Ryanair overtaking it as Europe’s largest airline in terms of the number of people it carried. Lufthansa's 109.7 million passengers last year fell short of the 117 million passengers reported by low-cost carrier Ryanair last [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Airlines|0 Comments
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