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Safran Buys Zodiac

Safran, an international high-technology group, and Zodiac Aerospace - a global leader in Aerosafety, Aircraft systems, Seats and Cabins, announced that they have entered into exclusive negotiations for an acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran through an agreed public offer of €29.47 per share and a subsequent merger on the basis of 0.485 Safran shares for [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|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

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

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

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

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

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

GoAir Confirms Order $8 bn for 72 Airbus A320 Neo

Wadia Group promoted airlines GoAir, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to add 72 new aircrafts, doubling its order book to 144 A320 neo aircrafts. The airline inducted the first A320 neo -- which have better fuel efficiency -- in June last year and now has a fleet of 23 aircraft."With the neo [...]

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

$8.6bn Airbus Deal With Flynas

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), a multi-business company based in Saudi Arabia, announced that the Saudi Arabia’s LCC Flynas, 34.08% owned by KHC, has finalized an $8.6 billion deal with Airbus for the purchase of new aircraft. The company said that the ceremonial event would take place on Monday, 16th January 2017. Bloomberg News reported on [...]

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

Boeing Begins Offering 737 MAX 10X

Boeing Co (BA.N) has begun offering airlines a stretched version of its new 737 MAX narrow-body aircraft, according to a report by CNN Money on Thursday. Boeing has said it is talking with customers about adding the bigger plane to its 737 MAX family, which boasts greater fuel efficiency than current-generation 737s. The first 737 [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Aircraft Manufacturers|0 Comments
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