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Boeing Sees China as First $1 Trillion Airplane Market

Boeing Sees China as First $1 Trillion Airplane Market

Boeing increased its forecast for aircraft demand in China in the next two decades to 6,810 aircraft valued at $1.025 trillion. The move makes China the first trillion-dollar aviation market in a Boeing forecast.
Last year, the aircraft manufacturer predicted a need for 6,330 new planes worth $950 billion.
The increase comes as a result of China’s transition to a “more consumer based economy,” said Randy Tinseth, the company’s vice president of …

Aeromexico Debuts New Dreamliner Livery

Aeromexico Debuts New Dreamliner Livery

Aeromexico unveiled new aircraft livery for its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Tuesday. The carrier said that it named the plane Quetzalcoatl, which means Feathered Serpent, after the deity from its pre-Hispanic history.
The design features a green outline of a serpent’s head on the aircraft’s fuselage. Aeromexico said that it will wait until the aircraft has been delivered to debut the interior.
“As Mexico’s flagship carrier, this aircraft will become an …

Uzbekistan Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Uzbekistan Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing announced that it delivered a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to Uzbekistan Airways. The aircraft is the airline’s first Dreamliner.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 has a range of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,170 to 15,190 km), and can seat up to 210 passengers.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner currently has 1,161 orders from 66 customers …

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 …