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737 MAX

Nov 30, 2011 New airplane to be built in Renton, Wash., pending ratification of labor agreement -  Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it intends to build the new 737 MAX in Renton, Wash., pending approval of an early contract extension with the International Association of ... Read more

CS300 in Atlasjet colors

Nov 17, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS- Bombardier Inc. announced plans Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show to sell 10 CSeries aircraft to Turkish carrier, Atlasjet Havacilik A.S. The Montreal-based manufacturer said Atlasjet had signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 of the larger CS300 aircraft, and ... Read more

Lion Air' 737-900ER

Nov 17, 2011 BALI, Indonesia  – Boeing confirms that Jakarta-based Lion Air today will sign a commitment for the airline to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.   With 230 ... Read more

787 in Oman Air livery

Nov 16, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS - Boeing and Oman Air, Sultanate of Oman's flagship carrier, announced on Monday an order for six Boeing 787-8s at the Dubai Airshow. The airline completed an arrangement with Boeing and Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO to transfer existing orders for the six Dreamliners ... Read more

Embraer's biggest aircraft, the E-195

Nov 12, 2011 SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS - BRAZIL - Embraer SA will upgrade its E-170 and E-190 jets with new engines and wings by 2018 rather than build a larger, all-new model to take on Boeing Co., Airbus SAS and Bombardier Inc.     ... Read more

First A350 Nose Section Delivery to Toulouse

Nov 10, 2011 PARIS – Airbus parent company EADS NV said Thursday it took a euro200 million ($273 million) charge in its third quarter accounts because of a new delay in the launch of its strategic long-range jet the A350XWB.   The European aircraft manufacturer says the A350 lightweight ... Read more

Swiss A340

Nov 10, 2011 TOULOUSE - FRANCE - Airbus SAS has ended production of its four-engine A340 aircraft after the jet with the company’s longest fuselage lost out to Boeing’s twin-engine 777 model.   Airbus, the world’s largest maker of commercial aircraft, announced the end of ... Read more

737 MAX family

Nov 03, 2011 CHICAGO - Boeing said Thursday it has more than 600 order commitments from eight airlines for its 737 MAX, which it plans to offer with a new fuel-efficient engine. "On the 737 MAX, we have north of 600 commitments and we also have quite a number of ongoing discussions with customers," Jim Albaugh, chief executive of the company's commercial airplanes division, told the Goldman Sachs Global Industrials ... Read more

CSeries aircraft wind tunnel model undergoing high-speed tests in Germany.

Nov 01, 2011 TORONTO -  The final results of a five-year wind-tunnel test program have provided further validation of the Bombardier CSeries airliner’s aerodynamic design, according to Bombardier Aerospace. Bombardier says the results from the three-phase wind-tunnel test program also support the company’s design predictions that the CSeries ... Read more

Embraer E-jets

Oct 30, 2011 SAO PAULO - Embraer SA , the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, and Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas signed an order for 11 jets worth $497.5 million, the manufacturer said last Wednesday. The 118-seat Embraer 195 aircraft are expected for delivery beginning in 2013, Sao ... Read more

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