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Boeing Forecasts Global Need for 617,000 New Pilots As Travel Soars

Boeing Forecasts Global Need for 617,000 New Pilots As Travel Soars

Airlines across the globe will have to hire some 617,000 new pilots over the next two decades to support the increased demand for new planes and travel, according to a new forecast released on Monday by Boeing.
The 2016 edition of its Pilot and Technician Outlook also forecasts 814,000 new cabin crew and 679,000 airline maintenance technicians over the same period. Boeing sees the Asia-Pacific region accounting for some 40% of …

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
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Refresh, revive. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was upgraded to business class on Singapore Airlines’ service to …

Aviation Pioneer Boeing Turns 100

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Boeing, the world’s oldest aircraft manufacturer, is celebrating its 100th birthday Friday. The company was incorporated in Seattle as Pacific Aero Products on July 15, 1916 by William E. Boeing, a lumberman.
It was a logical move for Boeing, given that most planes were built out of wood at the time, but it was just one of dozens of fledgling companies in the nascent industry.
Today, of course, Boeing is the largest …

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 …

Air China Unveils First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China Unveils First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which it took delivery of earlier this month, at a ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. The airline is the first Chinese carrier to have a 787-9 enter into service.
The high-tech plane is the first of 15 Dreamliners that Air China is scheduled to take delivery of.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar …