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Indonesia threatens to halt Airbus orders over spat with EU

Indonesia is reportedly considering halting the import of Airbus passenger aircraft as a result of a trade dispute with the European Union (EU). Retaliating over the EU’s imposed restrictions on the export of palm oil biodiesel, the Indonesian government is now aiming to hit where it hurts most – the European plane maker’s order book....


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Scoot to expand fleet with Airbus A321neo order

The low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, Scoot, is set on fleet expansion with the latest purchase of Airbus A321neo aircraft. A total of 16 A321neos are expected to progressively arrive from the last quarter of 2020. The planes will be deployed on routes within six hours, the airline states....


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Why did Airbus stop publishing aircraft list prices?

According to recent media reports, Airbus is halting its long-held policy of publishing the catalog prices for its product line. The European manufacturer has been providing the list prices for its aircraft models on an annual basis, but so far has not released its 2019 data. The company stresses that the list-price data do not reflect the actual values of finalized deals. So what are the uses of list prices and in what way can they be deemed as...


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Full throttle: Vietnam scrambles to achieve FAA safety rating

Reports indicate the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could grant Category 1 rating to Vietnam “soon”, allowing the Southeast Asian nation’s airlines to fly to the U.S. and codeshare with American carriers. Vietnam’s efforts to gain the top safety ranking have been backed by U.S. giant Boeing, as the country’s airlines are major customers of both Boeing and Airbus jets....


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Lufthansa Group hungry for more, buys 27 Airbus jets worth $3B

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is set to buy a total of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft. Purchase options for 24 Airbus A320neos and three A321neos will be converted into firm orders....


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E-190 E2 “shark” finds a loyal customer months after Farnborough

Embraer first unveiled the shark-faced regional jett at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, where the Brazilian plane maker displayed some major order activity. One of its customers, Helvetic Airways (Switzerland), has just made good on its intentions, firming up an order for 12 E-190 E-2s....


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Embraer drops to $127M loss on fewer deliveries, KC-390 delay

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on July 31, 2018, released its second-quarter 2018 financial results, posting a net loss of $127 million....


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Airbus on a high with Q2 earnings: does it beat Boeing?

Airbus has just released its half-year 2018 consolidated financial results, demonstrating higher than expected second-quarter earnings and reaffirming its guidance for the full year. But does it beat Boeing?...


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Embraer, Republic Airways sign for up to 200 E-Jets worth $9.3B

U.S. regional airline Republic Airways signed a letter of intent with Brazil’s Embraer to acquire up to 200 E-Jets. The contract is worth up to $9.3B....


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VietJet orders more Airbus jets one day after major Boeing deal

On July 18, 2018, Boeing struck a new deal with VietJet Air, by which the airline provisionally ordered 100 737 MAXs. Just a day later, the airline placed another provisional order for 50 Airbus A321neos....