Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

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Boeing 2021 Aircraft Deliveries Surged

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing’s sales and deliveries of new planes increased in 2021, but the plane manufacturer still ended the year behind its main rival Airbus. According to Boeing, it delivered 340 aircraft, up from 157 in 2020. However, Airbus surpassed Boeing, having delivered over twice the number handled by Boeing, and it became the world’s largest airplane […]

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Airbus Increases Deliveries By 8% In 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has remained the world’s largest plane maker for the third year running as it outperformed Boeing by delivering 611 jets in 2021, up 8% from the year before. A320 family aircraft were unsurprisingly the most delivered planes throughout the year, with 483 deliveries. The A350 was the next most frequently delivered, with 55 handovers. […]

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Allegiant Air Orders 50 New B737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute US low-cost carrier Allegiant Air confirmed plans to buy 50 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as it prepares for a post-pandemic rebound in tourism. According to Reuters, Allegiant “has experienced one of the strongest recoveries of US airlines,” Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu wrote, adding that the order is evidence of post-pandemic confidence in leisure travel […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Will Resume B737 MAX Flights in February

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines plans to resume flying Boeing 737 MAX flights in February 2022. According to what its CEO said on Monday, the airline is satisfied with Boeing’s changes to the planes. “Safety is our topmost priority …. and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take,” Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement. […]

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Italian Prosecutors Investigate Components for B787 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Italian prosecutors seized elements intended for the production of Boeing 787 aircraft due to failing to meet the technical specifications. Police seized titanium and aluminum portions on the Grotaglie facility of Italian aerospace, protection, and safety powerhouse Leonardo.   According to CNBC, the prosecutors said in a statement their investigations hinted that the parts “were […]

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Canada’s Flair Plans to Lease 14 More Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: < 1 minute The ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft by mid-2023, more than double the current size. It has announced it will take an additional 14 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in the next year and a half. The carrier already has 12 aircraft in service and will have 20 […]

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Airbus Has Got a Massive Order for 255 A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has received an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement: Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ […]

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The Recertified B737 MAX Has Flown 500,000+ Hours

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has been almost a year since the Federal Aviation Administration ungrounded the Boeing 737 MAX, and the recertified jet has already flown more than half a million hours. Speaking alongside the release of Boeing’s Q3 results, the company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, commented, “During the third quarter, we delivered 62 737s, the most since the […]

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Boeing forecasts Africa’s 20-year commercial market at $400 billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Boeing’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), Africa’s airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growth for air travel and economies across the continent. “Africa has healthy opportunities to expand travel and tourism, coinciding with increasing urbanization […]

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Norway’s Flyr Intends to Lease Six Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norway’s Flyr has said it would lease six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from Air Lease Corp, and deliveries are due to commence in early 2022. It also eyes an option to lease four more aircraft that would be delivered in 2023. The airline aims to decrease fuel expenses by using the plane and thus, also […]