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July 12, 2012 - 10:55am

The Boeing 737 and its revamped progeny, the 737 MAX, showed little sign of losing sales momentum yesterday, as Irish leasing company Avolon committed to buy 10 B737 MAX 8s, five MAX 9s and 10 more 737-800NGs. The commitment carries a potential value of $2.3 billion and includes so-called reconfirmation rights for five more 737 MAXs.

Owned by four investors including the government of Singapore, privately-owned Avolon launched operations in Dublin in May 2010.

July 11, 2012 - 6:05am

Boeing has expressed in no uncertain terms to AIN the pain of having to honor offsets in India and the challenge of managing a constantly shifting policy landscape. The growing Indian defense budget ($44 billion by 2016) may be attractive but it would seem that the trials and tribulations being faced by initial winners such as Boeing could be a significant downside for the foreseeable future.

July 10, 2012 - 2:20pm

In late June, Boeing and Embraer announced an extension of their April collaboration agreement to cover the KC-390 program. The pair will jointly assess the medium-lift military transport market. Boeing may help sell the KC-390 to “potential customers that had not been considered [as] initial market prospects,” the companies said.

July 10, 2012 - 9:50am

While the C-17 program has long been a leader in performance-based logistics (PBL), for many defense contractors PBL still represents a “paradigm shift” that they have yet to understand, let alone implement. For the C-17, PBL dates from 1998, when the U.S. Air Force first signed up for what is now known as the Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP). All seven international customers for the C-17 have since joined the innovative scheme.

July 9, 2012 - 2:45am
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Boeing and Airbus have both arrived at the Farnborough International 2012 show under new leadership, but don’t expect any cooling in the hostility between the world’s top-two airliner manufacturers. The U.S. airframer is expected to draw the first blood in the orders battle today if, as is expected, Air Lease Corp. confirms an anticipated order for 50 or more of Boeing’s new 737 MAX narrowbodies.

July 9, 2012 - 12:20am

The intake of titanium by the global aviation industry is predicted to rise dramatically over this decade with the production of next-generation commercial jets made of advanced construction materials gearing up. Today, this industry consumes 40 percent of the world’s titanium supply. According to an independent analysis, demand for titanium in commercial aviation will increase from 42,000 metric tons in 2011 to more than 49,000 tons this year and then rise to 72,000 tons in 2016.

July 9, 2012 - 12:10am

Aviation parts and aftermarket services firm Aviall is here at the Farnborough International Airshow (Hall 4 Stand G17) to highlight its ability to provide what it says are innovative supply chain services and logistics solutions to OEMs and aviation operators–civil and military–around the world.

July 8, 2012 - 7:00am

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is looking forward to continuing industry resilience, with its latest current market outlook (CMO) projecting a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes, for delivery 2012-31. This compares with a predicted 20-year requirement for just fewer than 24,000 units it forecast in 2002.

July 8, 2012 - 3:20am

Airline demands for range and payload characteristics better tailored to their specific needs have prompted a shift in how Boeing approaches optimization of the various airplanes within a given family.

July 5, 2012 - 3:25pm

Dallas-based Associated Air Center opened its new VIP custom interiors design center late last week. The design center serves as the launching point for Associated Air Center customers to explore and design their custom aircraft interiors on site in Dallas. At the center, customers will work closely with the company’s interior designers to ensure that their selections reflect their taste, personality and aircraft mission.