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Airbus, Boeing (Once Again) Raise 20-Year Market Forecasts for Passenger Jets

The world’s two largest airplane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, both raised their forecasts for aircraft deliveries over the next two decades as the Farnborough International Airshow gets underway.
Airbus, in its 20-year market forecast, said over 37,400 planes would be delivered in that period, with a value of $5.8 trillion, a 7% increase over last year’s forecast.
Boeing sees an even bigger market, however. In its annual 20-year outlook, the Chicago-based company …

JetBlue Orders 60 Newly Rechristened Airbus A220s in $5.4 Billion Deal

JetBlue Orders 60 Newly Rechristened Airbus A220s in $5.4 Billion Deal

JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it is ordering 60 Airbus A220 jets, the aircraft formerly known as the Bombardier C Series.
The deal is valued at $5.4 billion at list prices and addresses the New York-based airline’s need for a more fuel efficient regional jet to replace the Embraer E190 planes it currently operates on shorter routes.
“The A220-300’s impressive range and economics offer us flexibility and support our key financial and operating …

Airbus, Now Partners with Bombardier, Rebrands C Series as A220

Airbus, Now Partners with Bombardier, Rebrands C Series as A220

Airbus announced that the new model designation for the Bombardier C Series will be the A220, aligning it with its larger A320 single-aisle range of aircraft.
The former CS100 will receive the designation A220-100 and the CS300 will be the A220-300.
“Today, we are thrilled to welcome the A220 to the Airbus family and are honoured to see it wearing its new Airbus colours for the first time,” said Guillaume Faury, president …

Airbus C Series Partnership with Bombardier Set to Take Off

Airbus C Series Partnership with Bombardier Set to Take Off

The proposed Airbus-Bombardier partnership received regulatory clearance from the Canadian government Friday and the two companies said that the deal, which is focused on the new C Series jet, will close July 1.
Navdeep Bains, the country’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development, said he was satisfied that the deal would “benefit Canadians by growing our aerospace sector and creating good jobs.”
Once the deal, which was announced last October, closes, …

Airbus, Delta, Sprint Announce New In-Flight Internet Alliance, Seamless

Airbus, Delta, Sprint Announce New In-Flight Internet Alliance, Seamless

Airbus, in conjunction with Delta Air Lines, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel announced that the five companies joined together to form the Seamless Air Alliance, a group that aims to provide new in-flight Internet options for passengers.
The goal of the alliance is to eventually see mobile operators extend their services into aircraft cabins, allowing them to provide their users with Internet connectivity via satellite technology.
“Easy-to-use, high-speed connectivity is part of …

Emirates Deal to Allow Airbus A380 Production to Continue

Emirates Deal to Allow Airbus A380 Production to Continue

Emirates Airline announced it signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft.
The agreement, valued at $16 billion at list prices, is for 20 A380s, with an option for 16 more.
Deliveries for the planes are expected to start in 2020.
Last month, a report by Reuters citing several people familiar with the matter stated that Airbus would phase out production of its A380 double-decker aircraft if …

Airbus May Phase Out A380 if Emirates Deal Doesn’t Materialize

Airbus May Phase Out A380 if Emirates Deal Doesn’t Materialize

Airbus would phase out production of its A380 double-decker aircraft if it isn’t successful in obtaining a key order from Emirates, according to a report by Reuters citing several people familiar with the matter.
The A380, a two deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner, is the world’s largest passenger aircraft. It made its first flight in 2005 and was designed to challenge Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet, which went into commercial service in …