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January 13, 2017, 10:22 AM

Boeing Books Blockbuster Max Order from Spicejet

Follows up on big order for Airbus from fellow Indian LCC GoAir

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The Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787, both of which appeared at July’s Farnboro...
Sep 10, 2010 - 7:49 AM
David Bonnus, cofounder of Paris-based Step Consulting, recently analyzed the causes of major aerospace program delays and suggested how airframers could b
The first Boeing 787 took a break from operations at Edwards Air Force Base i...
Sep 10, 2010 - 7:46 AM
Boeing moved quickly this month to erase any doubts about the progress of the <link news/single-news-page/article/boeing-pushes-first-787-deliveries-into-m
Before the “new” United Airlines emerges from the merger of UAL and Continent...
Sep 10, 2010 - 7:41 AM
Major airline pilots have long complained about the practice of “outsourcing” flying to lower-cost regional carriers, despite the existence of clauses writ
Boeing CFO James Bell told analysts last month that the new turbofan designs ...
Sep 10, 2010 - 7:35 AM
Pratt &amp; Whitney and CFM might not like to hear it, but if the assertions of Boeing CFO James Bell prove accurate, the 15- to 16-percent fuel efficiency
Ryanair’s controversial chief executive Michael O’Leary wants to eliminate co...
Sep 10, 2010 - 7:26 AM
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is pushing for single-pilot commercial aircraft operations.
Sep 9, 2010 - 12:12 PM
Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Skyshield, one of the largest air drills in U.S.
Sep 7, 2010 - 12:23 PM
President Obama announced in Milwaukee yesterday that airports and the Next Generation Air Traffic System will be part of a more than $50 billion investmen
Sep 7, 2010 - 11:17 AM
The pilots of the UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo airplane that crashed on September 3 reported smoke in the cockpit as they tried to return to Dubai Internationa
Sep 3, 2010 - 6:08 AM
The size of the 30- to 120-seat airliner fleet will grow by 81 percent over the next 20 years, from 4,285 airplanes last year to 7,780 in 2029, by which ti
Sep 3, 2010 - 5:10 AM
Toronto-based Porter Airlines last month signed a firm order with Bombardier for four Q400s and placed options for another six of the 74-seat turboprops.