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Neeleman Group Picks Airbus A220 for US Startup

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In a major coup for Airbus and its newly-acquired A220—formerly the Bombardier CSeries--a group of investors headed by David Neeleman has selected the aircraft over Embraer jets for a yet-to-be-named US startup airline. (atwonline.com) More...

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Airbus Proposes Longer-Range A350-1000 to Qatar Airways

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Airbus is working on a further A350-1000 range increase which Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker expects will create a "huge competitor" to the aircraft's rival, the Boeing 777-300ER. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of Four Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft with Belavia-Belarusian Airlines

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United Kingdom, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) (“ALC”) announced today long-term lease agreements with Belavia-Belarusian Airlines for four new CFM LEAP-1B25-powered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2019 and 2020. The first aircraft will deliver from ALC’s order book with Boeing in May 2019. (globenewswire.com) More...

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Airbus Pushes A321LR Upgrade for Middle Market

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Airbus is trying to move fast into the middle of the market segment with further A321neo improvements in an effort to challenge the business case of Boeing’s proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA). (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Tempest Unleashes New UK Combat Aircraft Era

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A full-scale concept model of a future combat aircraft was unveiled in the BAE Systems Farnborough Airshow pavilion (Outside Exhibit 11) on Monday morning by British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. His message was that the UK already had the best sovereign capability in the world. It could, therefore, lead such a development, but international partners would be sought. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Boeing, Jet Airways Announce Order for an Additional 75 737 MAX Airplanes

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Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Jet Airways confirmed that the Indian carrier placed an order for an additional 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The order, valued at $8.8 billion at current list prices, was previously posted as unidentified on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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Neeleman's Startup to Partner with Azul and TAP

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David Neeleman's planned US start-up will eventually partner with Brazil's Azul and TAP Air Portugal for transatlantic flying, with the Airbus A220-300's range central to that long-term strategy. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing Renews Forecast of 4.7% Annual Demand Growth

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Boeing's annual update to a running 20-year forecast suggests the industry's strong demand cycle shows no sign of slowing over the long term. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing Global Services Ponders 777-300ER P2F Program

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Boeing Global Services is studying the world’s first passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 777-300ER, BGS president Stan Deal revealed to LNC today at the Farnborough Air Show. (leehamnews.com) More...

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Unidentified Customer Signs for Eight Airbus A350s

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Airbus has revealed a new purchase agreement for eight A350-900s, attributed to an undisclosed customer (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Unidentified Airbus A320neo Customer Tops Up Orders by 100

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Airbus has revealed a new memorandum of understanding for 100 A320neo-family jets, without identifying the customer. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing, Airbus Book These Giant Orders At Farnborough; $15 Trillion Outlook

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Boeing (BA) and rival Airbus (EADSY) continued to see strong demand for their narrowbody passenger jets at the Farnborough Airshow Tuesday. (www.investors.com) More...

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Mitsubishi MRJ90 Pulled From Farnborough Flying After Ground Collision

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Mitsubishi has been forced to withdraw the MRJ90 from the Farnborough Air Show flight-display line up, after the test aircraft was damaged in a ground collision at the show (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Philippine Airlines joins A350 club, counts down to Manila-New York launch

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, paving the way for the opening of yet another ultra long haul route. PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista accepted the first of six A350-900s at the official ceremony held in Toulouse on July 14 with Airbus and airline executives in attendance alongside invited guests and media. (www.australianaviation.com.au) More...

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Volga-Dnepr Announces Major 747-8F and 777F Order

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Boeing kickstarts Day 2 at the Farnborough Airshow 2018 with an order for five 747-8 Freighters and 29 777 Freighters from Volga-Dnepr, valued at list prices of $11.8 billion. The amount is split $2 billion for the 747-8’s and $9.8 billion for the 777 Freighters. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Order for 70-seat Embraer E175s Raises Questions

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United Airlines continues to update its regional fleet with new Embraer 175s, though its pilots are sceptical that the deal is the best option for the carrier. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus A220 Gains ETOPS Certification

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Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G geared turbofan has been cleared for extended twin-engined operations of up to 3h. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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ALC Orders 75 737 MAX and Three 787 Aircraft

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Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced orders and commitments for 75 Boeing 737 MAX and three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Day 2 of the Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Embraer Reveals Blockbuster Orders For E1, E2 Jets

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Embraer unveiled several major orders during the second day of the Farnborough Air Show 2018. The Brazilian manufacturer announced the first order of the show yesterday, with the order announced for 25 Embraer E175s for United Airlines. The US carrier currently has 350 Embraer aircraft. All 25 are due to be delivered next year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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UK unveils Tempest concept future fighter aircraft at Farnborough

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The world got a glimpse of the fighter plane of tomorrow as Britain’s Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled a concept model of the Tempest next-generation fighter jet to mark the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow. Coinciding with the release of the government’s Combat Air Strategy report, the Tempest is designed to complement the existing Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II fighters. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Air Transat named World’s Best Leisure Airline in 2018

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MONTREAL, July 17, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat, Canada’s leading holiday airline, is proud to have been named the World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat, was on hand in London to accept the award at the official ceremony. Every year, some 20 million travellers from around the world pick the winners by taking part in the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey, a global benchmark of airline… (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

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Unaccompanied 10-year-old's PE school holiday ends badly as he boards wrong flight

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Ten-year-old Wiam Bezuidenhout was set to meet his family back in his hometown of Johannesburg, but routes got crossed when the youngster landed up the Cape Town instead, from his starting point in Port Elizabeth. (www.traveller24.com) More...

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Ryanair cancels 1 percent of flights on Friday as strike crisis deepens

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Ryanair (RYA.I) plans to cancel only 1 percent of its flights during a strike by Ireland-based pilots on Friday, but Europe’s largest low-cost airline is bracing for far wider industrial action across five countries next week. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Air Canada named Best Airline in North America at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018

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MONTREAL, July 17, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America for the second consecutive year at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony held today in London. It is the seventh time in the past nine years the carrier was selected as the best in North America by the World Airline Awards, which are based on passenger satisfaction surveys of approximately 20 million global travellers. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

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