Monday, July 22, 2024

British Airways commits to 42 Boeing 777Xs

British Airways parent company International Airlines Group has committed to 42 Boeing 777Xs, including 18 orders and 24 options, in a deal worth $18.6 billion. The airline is modernising its fleet with the introduction of aircraft including 787 Dreamliners, and the new 777-9s will primarily replace older 747s. The 777-9 is larger and slightly wider […]

Singapore Airlines commits to 777-9 and 787-10 orders

Singapore Airlines has committed to purchase 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, and has recommitted to its previous order of 30 787-10s. Boeing says the 777-9 will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine commercial aircraft and advanced technology will include a new composite wing, all-new engines and superior aerodynamics to improve fuel […]

Iran Air orders 80 Boeings

Iran Air and Boeing have signed an agreement for 80 aircraft valued at $16.6 billion, with the first units scheduled for delivery in 2018. The order consists of 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, and is expected to support tens of thousands of jobs directly associated with production and delivery, and nearly […]

Emirates says goodbye to its last Airbus A330

Emirates has retired the last of its Airbus A330s and A340s from its fleet, and now operates just Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s passenger aircraft with bellyhold capacity. Since January 2015, it has retired 18 A330s and five A340s, phased out at the average age of 16.5 years, below the industry average of 25 years. […]

Boeing makes second quarter loss of $234 million

Boeing made a loss of $234 million in the second quarter of 2016, which it says is due to reclassification of research & development (R&D) for the 787, and charges for the 747 and KC-46 Tanker programmes. Boeing warned on 21 July that the changes to the 787, 747 and KC-46 would impact the results. […]

Etihad profits fly past $100m

Etihad Airways has seen profits pass the $100 million barrier in 2015 while cargo volumes have increased by four per cent to 591,000 tonnes. Net profits rose from $73 million in 2014 to $103 million and revenue was up from $7.5 billion to $9 billion in 2015. Cargo volumes increased from 569,000 tonnes in 2014 […]

Boeing delivers record number of aircraft

Boeing delivered 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than 2014, which it says is a record. The manufacturer says it received 768 orders worth $112.4 billion, and at the end of 2015 had 5,795 unfilled orders. Of the 768 net orders, 588 were Boeing 737s, two were Boeing 747s, 49 were Boeing 767s, 58 […]