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Lobby Bar – October 14: Indoor Cars, Broadway Takes Flight, and Parachuting to the Bay Area

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Lobby Bar – A Confounding Concoction of FBT News and Views
Icebreaker. Paul Riegler heads to California and checks into the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Rather than using alarm wakeup calls, the hotel dispatches a butler to use the ice machine nearest your room at the hour you request. The mechanical grinding sound of ice being crushed is far more pleasant than the phone’s ringtone, the hotel insists.
Mini stereos. Jonathan Spira …

Airbus Delivers 10,000th Aircraft

Airbus Delivers 10,000th Aircraft

Airbus Industrie, which launched its very first aircraft – an A300 – into commercial service with Air France in 1974, celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th. The new plane – an Airbus A350 – was presented to Singapore Airlines on Friday in Toulouse, France.
The European consortium placed its 100th A300 in 1979 but it was the A320 – introduced in 1984, with a first flight in 1987 and first delivery …

Allegiant to Order 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant to Order 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant Air announced an order for 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The ceo designation indicates the “current engine option” model of the planes.
The single-aisle planes feature sharklet wing tips and will be up to 4% more fuel efficient than current jets.  They also have their range extended by up to 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers).
Presently, Allegiant’s fleet consists of 15 A319ceos and 16 A320ceos.
To date, Airbus has had approximately 12,600 orders …

Lobby Bar – July 15: Pokémon Prey, In-Flight Swimming, and Driving Two Cars at Once

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Lobby Bar – A Notably Nonchalant Summary of FBT News and Views
Prey becomes predator. If you’ve taken a liking to the new Pokémon Go craze, be warned: you may be a target for theft. If you’d like to take part in the thefts, download Pokémine to see a map of all Go users, with the catchy tagline
Refresh, revive. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was upgraded to business class on Singapore Airlines’ service to …

Airbus Flies Past Boeing at Farnborough

Airbus Flies Past Boeing at Farnborough

As the ordering frenzy at the Farnborough Airshow comes to an end, Airbus appears to have emerged victorious, although it was an overall quiet show for commercial orders.
Airbus said it won 279 orders and commitments with a value of $35 billion at list prices at the show. This includes firm orders for 197 aircraft valued at $26.3 billion. AirAsia’s order for 100 A321neo narrow-body jets, valued at $12 billion, was …

Airbus, Boeing Get Boost from Narrow-Body Deals at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus, Boeing Get Boost from Narrow-Body Deals at Farnborough Airshow

The world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, were kept busy writing orders at the Farnborough International Airshow this week, with numerous purchases from Asian airlines with an appetite for narrow-body jets.
Airbus announced that AirAsia signed a firm order to purchase 100 A321neo aircraft, bringing the total number of A320 family aircraft ordered by the carrier to 575. Virgin Atlantic announced it is replacing its current flagship, the Boeing …

Airbus, Boeing Raise 20-Year Market Forecast for Passenger Jets

New high-tech aircraft such as the Boeing Dreamliner and Airbus A350 are in high demand

Airbus and Boeing, the world’s two largest airplane manufacturers, both raised their forecasts for aircraft deliveries over the next two decades on Monday at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Airbus, in its 20-year market forecast, said over 33,000 planes would be delivered in that period, with a value of $5.2 trillion. The world’s aircraft fleet should increase from today’s 19,500 aircraft to almost 40,000.
Boeing sees an even bigger market, however. In its …