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Saudi Arabian Airlines

Aug 18, 2016 Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has taken delivery of its first A330-300 Regional, making it the launch customer for this new member of the versatile and successful A330 family.The aircraft is the first of the 20 A330-300 Regional aircraft ordered at the 2015 ... Read more

American Airlines

Jul 31, 2016 Earnings season is in full swing and really there’s too much to talk about within the average commute or treadmill run. So we’ll talk fast. And in this episode, our fast talk starts with American Airlines’ billion-dollar quarter and, naturally, how that compares ... Read more

Boeing at Day 3 of the Airshow

Jul 14, 2016 Boeing celebrates its centennial tomorrow amid a highly successful 2016 Farnborough International Airshow that has seen multi-billion dollar orders and commitments across the company, including defense platforms, commercial airplanes and services agreements. "As the birthplace of British aviation, there are few better backdrops to celebrate the accomplishments and wonders of the aerospace industry and mark our centennial than the Farnborough Airshow," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "Throughout the show, we demonstrated and discussed our innovative and cost effective products and services and the tremendous value they provide our commercial and defense customers. "The British government announced ... Read more

Air Europa

Jul 13, 2016 Boeing and Air Europa today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. "The 737 MAX will complement Air Europa's growing fleet and is the perfect aircraft for our short-haul operations across Europe to feed our long-haul network from hubs in Madrid and Palma," said Juan José Hidalgo, president, Globalia, the parent ... Read more

Farnborough International Airshow 2016

Jul 13, 2016 There appeared to be few signs of a slowdown in aircraft and engine orders at the Farnborough International airshow today. By the close of day three the order total had crept up to US$85, beating the totals from the 2015 Paris Airshow. Commenting about the positive 0sales,... Read more

Airbus on First Day of Farnborough Airshow

Jul 12, 2016 The opening of the Farnborough International Airshow kicked off a “new” day for Airbus with the company highlighting its new engine option (NEO) single-aisle and widebody aircraft, as well as announcing new orders and unveiling its latest global market forecast.  “Xtra, Xtra”:... Read more

Turkish Airlines

Jul 07, 2016 Turkish Airlines and its cross-town rival Pegasus were seeing trouble in their business before the attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. In this episode we try to assess—or at least speculate—how the attack will further hurt the two airlines’ prospects. Also, could ... Read more

THAI's A350

Jul 07, 2016 The first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) has rolled out from cabin furnishing & engine installation at the Airbus Toulouse Final Assembly Line. The aircraft is now ready to proceed to further ground and flight testing. This first A350-900 for THAI is scheduled for delivery in ... Read more

Singapore Airlines

Jun 22, 2016 Wherever you go in the airline industry, you’re never too far from Singapore Airlines, a carrier that played a primary role in—count ‘em— four of the bigger storylines last week. Singapore is pulling out of Brazil. In India, Singapore will likely be ... Read more

Scandinavia's SAS

Jun 17, 2016 Scandinavia’s SAS posted a pretty rough quarter despite huge tailwinds from its healthy home economy and cheap fuel. Fierce competition, labor concerns and operational problems all share the blame. Is SAS’s long-haul strategy the answer? Or will it take a merger? Meanwhile in Africa, Fastjet ... Read more

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