Tag: Farnborough Air Show

AirAsia X Orders 34 More A330neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes AirAsia X has placed an order with Airbus for an additional 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK by Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. The […]

US Airline Start-Up Commits to 60 A220-300 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute A new U.S. airline start-up announced a commitment for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with deliveries beginning in 2021. The Memorandum of Understanding was revealed at the Farnborough Air Show. This new airline is backed up by a group of experienced investors led by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, investor in TAP in Portugal and controlling […]

Embraer and United Airlines Sign Contract for 25 E175s

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer and United Airlines announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that they signed a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 1.1 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 third-quarter backlog. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of […]

Undisclosed Customer and Lessor Place Order for Up to 200 A320neo Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading global lessor for 80 A320neo Family aircraft. Meanwhile an undisclosed customer has penned a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 A321neo and 75 A320neo aircraft. Both agreements were  completed during the Farnborough Airshow. Engine selection will be made at a later date.

Airbus Demonstrates Aircraft Inspection by Drone at Farnborough

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has demonstrated aircraft visual inspection using a drone at the Farnborough Airshow. The drone, equipped with a high definition camera, performs visual inspection for the upper part of the aircraft. It is flown using an automatic flight control system supervised by a human pilot. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) follows a predetermined flight path […]

Airbus Beats Boeing on Orders at Farnborough

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus beat Boeing to end the Farnborough Airshow with 279 orders and commitments worth USD$35 billion at list prices, but orders from both plane makers fell compared with the sister show in Paris last year. Airbus, which had been behind Boeing leading up to the show, reported firm new deals for 197 aircraft worth $26.8 […]

Virgin Atlantic to Buy 8 Airbus A350-1000s

Reading Time: 1 minute Virgin Atlantic said it would buy Airbus Group SE A350 long-range planes while retaining the option to eventually take the aircraft maker’s A380 superjumbo. Virgin Atlantic said it would introduce 12 A350-1000 planes at a list price value of $4.3 billion. The airline would receive the first one in 2019, Chief Executive Craig Kreeger said […]