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Apr 25, 2012 Boeing has delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airliner to Deutsche Lufthansa AG, beginning a new era for the world's most recognized airplane, and beginning a new era of increased efficiency, stronger environmental performance and greater enjoyment for Lufthansa and its passengers. "Lufthansa and Boeing have a long and proud history of working together to bring new innovations to the airline industry," said Jim Albaugh,... Read more

A350 WXB at Final Assembly Line

Apr 25, 2012 v>   Airbus has delivered the aft fuselage for the A350 XWB static test airframe to the final assembly line in Toulouse (France). This final section of the fuselage will be assembled with the front and centre fuselage sections which were joined up in early April.... Read more

Embraer 170

Apr 19, 2012 EMBRAER INCREASES JET DELIVERIES IN 1st QUARTER 2012 Backlog on March 31, 2012: 14.7 billion E-Jets ordered by 60 companies in 42 countries 300 jets of the Phenom now in operation ... Read more

Jean Seguin and Claude Beaudin in Bangalore, India.

Apr 19, 2012 At a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bombardier Aerospace announced the official inauguration of its Engineering Service Office located in Bangalore, India. The Bombardier Engineering Service Office began operation in December 2011 and currently employs approximately 20 people.   The new Engineering Service Office, which ... Read more

Next-Generation 737

Apr 16, 2012 Boeing executives and more than 500 employees, suppliers, union representatives and government officials joined China Southern Airlines to celebrate the 4,000th Next-Generation 737 at a special event today at Seattle's Boeing Field. The 4,000th Next-Generation 737 jetliner off the 737 production line in Renton, ... Read more


Apr 11, 2012 Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 11 more A330-300 widebody aircraft. The contract was signed today in Jakarta by Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia and Tom Williams, Executive Vice President, Programmes, ... Read more

B737 Max

Apr 11, 2012 Boeing has made a series of design updates to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new-engine variant's performance. "The 737 MAX is on-track to deliver substantial fuel-savings to customers starting in 2017," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program. "We've made several design decisions that support the performance targets for the MAX and evolve the Next-Generation 737's design within the scope of the 737 MAX program." Those design decisions include: Aft body aerodynamic improvements: The ... Read more

747-8 Intercontinental

Apr 03, 2012 The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service. To date, 63 airports around the world are supporting revenue flights from 14 in-service 747-8 Freighters operated by five carriers. The approval shows the newest member ... Read more

Appraisers Panel Speak at ISTAT Americas 2012

Mar 26, 2012 With 2012 global commercial-aircraft deliveries forecasted to approach a record nearly $100 billion, the business of buying, selling and financing airplanes continues on an upward climb, powered by a healthy appetite for investment opportunities in what has been a very high-performing asset class. ... Read more

787 Test Aircraft with GEnx Engines

Mar 13, 2012 Boeing has completed all flight tests expected to be required for type certification of the 787-8 Dreamliner with General Electric GEnx engines. This marks the end of all certification flight testing associated with the baseline model of the 787. Testing on engine and airframe improvements will continue as needed,... Read more

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