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MEA to become one of the launch customers of Airbus A321XLR

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Middle East Airlines would become one of the early customers of the Airbus's new extra-long-range A321XLR, says Mohamad El Hout, the chairman of the Lebanese carrier. The European aircraft manufacturer has already started recording orders for its longer range single-aisle A321XLR. According to the sources who are close to the matter, Airbus will officially announce the A321XLR program with at least 200 orders at the Paris Air Show this week. MEA plans to convert four A321neo to the A321XLR… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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PAS19: Airbus Owns Day One, Boeing Hides Under Its Shadow

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Day one at Le Bourget came to an end with a much-predicted sales performance by Airbus and a very slow and depressing act by Boeing. Here’s a quick recap of today’s Paris Air Show 2019: (airwaysmag.com) More...

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What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

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Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say. Squawk poster note (frank1711) I know there have been many articles & posts about MH370 but this Atlantic article covers it all & covers the problems with the Malaysian government. (www.theatlantic.com) More...

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Boeing Tankers Still Have Debris; Fix is ‘Months, Maybe Longer’ Away

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LE BOURGET, France — Boeing executives didn’t want the international debut of their KC-46 Pegasus to take place amid questions about why the U.S. Air Force is still finding debris inside the new aerial tankers. (www.govexec.com) More...

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Southwest union asks its members not to fly American Airlines because of judge's restraining order

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A union representing thousands of workers at Southwest and Alaska airlines is asking its members not to fly American Airlines because of a court fight involving the world's largest carrier and its mechanics. "If you care about your families' safety, do not put them on an American Airlines flight until this injunction is vacated," Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association's national director Bret Oestreich said in a statement over the weekend. A federal judge issued a… (www.dallasnews.com) More...

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Boeing mulls dropping 'Max' from name of embattled 737 jet

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Two months ago, US President Donald Trump tweeted that the company "should re-brand the plane with a new name" (www.arabianbusiness.com) More...

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Boeing Opens Paris Air Show With 737 MAX Apology

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Boeing have opened the first day of the Paris Air Show by apologizing for the two crashes involving their 737 MAX aircraft. As Airbus celebrate the launch of their latest model, the A321XLR, the mood in the Boeing camp is far more somber as they reflect on the 737 MAX disasters and how that will affect them going forward. While plane makers usually use the global stage of the Paris Air Show to demonstrate their newest and best technology, Boeing are using it for something else. Still reeling… (simpleflying.com) More...

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AP Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets - are you?

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The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday that Airbus hopes to be selling hybrid or electric passenger jets by around 2035. (www.apnews.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic to add 14 Airbus A330-900

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Virgin Atlantic adds 14 Airbus Airbus A330-900s to its fleet. The British carrier ordered eight of them directly from Airbus. The remaining six A330-900 will be delivered by the American lease company, ALC. The A330-900s will be delivered between 2021 and 2024. Virgin did not reveal the cabin configuration that the aircraft will receive. The Airbus A330-900s of the Virgin Atlantic are intended to replace older generation A330s in its fleet. The British airline is in the process of a… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus Wins Major 100 Plane Order Over Boeing

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Airbus SE won its first order for a new longer range model, the A321XLR, and pressed its advantage over rival Boeing Co., which is still trying to get its most-popular narrow-body back into the skies after two fatal crashes. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Cebu to buy over two dozen Airbus jets: sources

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Airbus is set to win a deal to sell jets worth around $4.5 billion at list price to Philippines airline Cebu Air after a face-off with rival Boeing, industry sources said. The deal involves 16 A330neo wide-body jets and around 10 of the newly launched A321XLR extended-range narrow-body aircraft, the sources said, asking not to be identified. Together with other aircraft and options the deal could involve as many as 40 aircraft, one of the sources added. Airbus declined comment. Cebu officials… (www.reuters.com) More...

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GECAS close to ordering Airbus A321XLR: sources

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Leasing giant GECAS is in talks to place an order for the newly launched Airbus A321XLR, industry sources said. An order from the aviation leasing unit of General Electric for the latest extended-range version of the A321neo could come at the Paris Airshow, they said. (www.reuters.com) More...

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British Airways 787 Grounding Continues As Air Belgium Lease Extended

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British Airways has extended their lease of an Air Belgium A340 amid 787 groundings. Air Belgium’s A340 previously flew multiple routes on behalf of British Airways amid these groundings. Now, the aircraft will fly for a little longer to North Africa.British Airways used an Air Belgium A340 on routes from London to Toronto and Newark. Originally, the A340 was supposed to remain in operation until only mid-August. However, in a recent schedule update reported by Routes Online, the Airbus A340… (simpleflying.com) More...

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PAS19: Day Two Recap - Le Bourget Caught Cold By Massive 737 MAX Order, Airbus Fights On

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Day two of the 53rd International Paris Air Show kicked off in a very busy, tense, and competitive fashion for both Airbus and Boeing. Today, however, things shifted in a very surprising manner. Here’s what Day Two of the Paris Air Show brought to the table. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Mitsubishi Aircraft to work on a 70-seat variant of its regional jet

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Paris, France - Mitsubishi Aircraft is planning to offer a 70-seat variant (M100) of its re-branded SpaceJet (formerly MRJ) to the market in 2023. The new, redesigned version of the Mitsubishi aircraft's long-delayed regional jet will have 65 to 88 seats, compared with the previously planned 90-seat version. With this smaller new design, the Japanese aircraft manufacturer targets the U.S. regional aircraft market which is dominated by the Embraer's 70-seat E175 jet. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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IAG Digns Letter of Intent for 200 Boeing 737 MAX 8 & 737 MAX 10

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International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 B737 aircraft to join its fleet. The LOI is subject to formal agreement. (www.sharesmagazine.co.uk) More...

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Boeing To Focus On A ‘797-7’ To Combat Airbus A321XLR Competition

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According to news out of Paris yesterday, Boeing could be looking to launch the 797 or New Midsized Aircraft with the larger -7 model. The purpose of this would be to compete against the new Airbus A321XLR announced at the Paris Air Show yesterday morning. Boeing had been expected to officially launch the NMA at the Paris Air Show this week. However, things are less than peachy in the Boeing camp. The manufacturer is currently competing against a wall of bad publicity generated by its Boeing 737… (simpleflying.com) More...

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PARIS: A321XLR not a full mid-market solution to United

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United Airlines continues to evaluate the newly launched Airbus A321XLR for its middle-of-the-market needs, but does not see the aircraft as a full solution to the gap in its fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds 34 planes in its fleet

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Southwest Airlines had to abruptly ground 34 Boeing 737-700 aircraft on Thanksgiving Eve when the low-fare behemoth discovered that the maintenance paperwork related to the grounded planes was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety directives. Per an FAA mandate, Southwest was required to do immediate detailed visual inspections of the 34 grounded aircraft. A Southwest spokesperson said the carrier voluntarily followed the FAA mandate. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Boeing Ends Order Drought Triggered by 737 MAX Crisis

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LE BOURGET, France— Boeing Co. BA +1.86% ended a two-month drought of orders for its airliners in the wake of the grounding of its 737 MAX fleet, by securing a commitment from Korean Air 003490 -0.48% Lines Co. Ltd. and Air Lease Corp. to buy 787 Dreamliners. Boeing entered the Paris Air Show in an unusual situation. The U.S. plane maker had racked up 125 more cancellations than new orders for this year, reflecting few bookings and a raft of canceled orders, including from India’s financially… (www.wsj.com) More...

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The climate activism group Extinction Rebellio has postponed a plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport

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The climate activism group, Extinction Rebellio, has postponed a plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport on Tuesday. Aviation authorities went on the alert last month when the group said they would paralyse Britain’s busiest airport in June and July. The group insists a planned The climate activism group Extinction Rebellio has postponed a plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport third runway would cause further damage to the Earth’s climate. Extinction Rebellion had been in… (www.airlive.net) More...

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Qantas adds Airbus A321XLR to its fleet

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Qantas has joined the roster of airlines signing up as launch customers for the extended-range Airbus A321XLR. The airline has inked a deal for up to 36 of the A321XLR jets, due for delivery from mid-2024, by trading up from 26 of its previous orders for the less long-legged A321neo and adding ten more aircaft to the shopping list. Although the order was placed by the Qantas Group, which encompasses current A321 stalwart Jetstar, group CEO Alan Joyce has left the door open to the A321XLRs… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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Air Transat named World’s Best Leisure Airline for the second year running

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For the second year in a row, Air Transat has taken the title of World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards presentation ceremony, held today at the 53rd International Paris Air Show Le Bourget in France. (www.airtransat.com) More...

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PAS19: Delta Air Lines Opts For Five More A220s

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Delta Air Lines has placed an additional order for five Airbus A220-100s at the Paris Air Show this week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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PAS19: Cebu Pacific Signs MOU for 31 Airbus, 16 A330-900s, 10 A321XLRs and five A320neos.

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At the Paris Air Show 2019, low-cost Carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific has placed another order with Airbus. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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PAS19: AirAsia Converts Big & Saudia Commits to A320neo & XLR

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Day two of the 53rd Paris Airshow has seen orders for Airbus at the show continue to rise, with an order for 50 A320neo aircraft being ordered today from the manufacturer. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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PAS19: IAG Orders 14 Airbus A321XLRs

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More success continues for Airbus as the International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced an order for 14 units of the brand new A321XLR. Out of the 14 aircraft, eight will head to Iberia, and six will head over to Aer Lingus. This is another step in Airbus’ relationship with IAG, in which it extends to an active fleet of over 400 Airbus aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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