Tag: John Leahy

Russia Muscles as U.S. Sanctions Slow Down Airbus and Boeing Deals

The arrival of a Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport has signaled the beginning of a renewed offensive by Russia to find new customers for its commercial passenger jet. The timing is seen as particularly opportune. Since the lifting of the majority of international sanctions in January 2016, Iran’s airlines have placed aircraft […]

Delta Orders 10 More A321s

After announcing orders for 30 incremental Airbus A321ceo aircraft just last month, Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 10 more of the aircraft. The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show. Like previous Delta orders for the A321, the 10 aircraft announced today are for the Current Engine Option […]

Air Astana Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus […]

China Will Need Almost 6,000 New Aircraft in the Next 20 Years

Airbus forecasts that China will need nearly 6,000 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2016 to 2035, with a total market value of US$ 945 billion. It represents 18 per cent of the world total demand for over 33,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years. According to Airbus’ 2016-2035 Global Market Forecast, new deliveries […]

Azores Airlines to Expand Transatlantic Operations With A321neo

Azores airlines which is fully owned by Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos (SATA) is modernizing its short-haul and transatlantic fleet with the A321neo and by 2019 with the longer range A321LR. The decision follows a growth strategy to expand into new transatlantic routes. Azores airlines has been an Airbus customer since 1999 operating seven A310, […]

Cebu Pacific Places Order for Two A330-300s

Manila-based Cebu Pacific has placed a firm order with Airbus for two A330-300s. The aircraft will join an existing fleet of six A330s flying with the airline on long range flights to destinations in the Middle East and Australia, as well on selected domestic and regional routes. “The A330 has proven to be the right […]

Aviation Giants Confident in Chinese Market’s Growth Potential

Despite a slowdown in economic growth, aviation giants at the Singapore Airshow still view China as being the most promising market in the near future and beyond. Boeing and Airbus have both published their expectations for the next 20 years in the aviation industry, and see strong growth in Asia Pacific market, with China, as […]