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Airbus Uncertain of Timeline For Stretched A220

Airbus notched another win with an order for 22 A220s from regional-airline lessor Azorra, the first major order of the year for an airframer that reported a banner year last year, with more than 600 deliveries. The Azorra deal cements...

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Allegiant Switches to Boeing With Max Order

Allegiant Air has made a big strategic shift: Instead of the all-Airbus narrowbody fleet that it only achieved in 2018, the discounter has unveiled a commitment for up to 100 Boeing 737 Maxes with plans to operate a mixed fleet...

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Airbus Snags Huge Air France-KLM, Qantas Orders

Airbus won, and Boeing and Embraer lost. That's the takeaway, after Qantas signed an agreement in principal with the European airframer for 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220-300s. The deal, said to be the largest aircraft order in Australian history, also...

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Airbus Seeks Counsel on Qatar A350 Spat

Airbus is seeking outside legal counsel to settle its spat with Qatar Airways over what the Doha-based airline says is surface damage on its A350s. Qatar claims the damage renders the aircraft inoperable, a claim the airframer vigorously disputes. "The...

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China Moves to Clear 737 Max

The Boeing 737 Max came one step closer to flying in China again, after the country’s civil aviation regulator mandated fixes to the aircraft’s flight control software. This could clear the way for the aircraft to resume operations in one...

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Boeing 787 Delays Coast ALC $500 Million

Boeing has a tough road ahead of it if it plans to design a clean-sheet new aircraft, but it still should do so, Air Lease Corp. Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy said at the Skift Aviation Forum last week. The airframer...

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AerCap’s ‘Heart of the Market’

The recovery will be led by newer generation narrowbodies, or at least that’s what AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly believes. Widebodies will continue to be important, especially newer widebodies, but the leasing behemoth is putting its chips on aircraft that serve...

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Air Lease Places Record 64 Aircraft

Based on the demand for aircraft it's seeing, Air Lease Corp. (ALC) is pretty confident that the recovery is well underway, as airlines plan for a post-pandemic future of growth. But it could be a shorter-haul, narrowbody future, at least...

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Boeing Struggles With Program Delays

Boeing executives projected confidence about next year, even as the airframer struggles with production, regulatory, and delivery problems with three of its marquee aircraft programs. Despite the confidence, Boeing reported another quarter of losses, although sharply narrower than the same...

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Hawaiian Plans Larger Premium Cabins

Hawaiian Airlines historically has been conservative with premium cabins, installing outdated products and adding fewer seats than competitors. But the carrier is making a big bet on flat-bed seats for its new Boeing 787s as it emerges from the pandemic,...

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United Begins 777 Engine Modifications

United Airlines has begun modifications to its fleet of Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-family engines that have been grounded since an engine failure over Denver in February. The Chicago-based carrier, in collaboration with Boeing, has begun modifications to the aft...

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Aircraft Orders Heat Up

Barely a month after its first order for the Airbus A321neo, UK leisure-carrier Jet2.com is back for more. The airline has ordered another 15 aircraft that brings its firm commitments for the A321neo to 51 planes plus another 24 options....

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