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Did Paris Airshow 2019 meet industry’s expectations?

The Paris Air Show 2019 reigned the headlines all throughout last week, June 17-23, with big deals, new aircraft unveilings and innovation in autonomous and electric flight taking the center stage at the event. But expectations coming into the show had been low for the world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing. Was it all negative in the end?...


Ruta Burbaite
Boeing’s GE9X engine problems to affect 777X’s first flight?

Troubles continue at Boeing, and this time they revolve around the much anticipated 777X jetliner. Reports surfaced last week revealing that the company is facing challenges with General Electric’s new GE9X engine – the largest turbine engine purpose-built for the 777X jet. With the plane’s assembly delays and other hiccups, how might this impact the airliner deliveries target?...


Ruta Burbaite
A380 program at risk once more: Emirates to backtrack order?

Emirates, world’s largest customer of the Airbus A380, is reportedly studying the possibility of switching its recent superjumbo orders for the newer A350 wide-body. Airbus has confirmed it is in talks with the gulf carrier regarding the contract, only a year after the plane maker scored the lifesaving deal for its double-decker plane....


Ruta Burbaite
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....


Ina Hladyshava
Two huge deals mark the end of 2018 for Boeing

In late December 2018, Boeing managed to boost its orderbook with two big deals of up to 150 aircraft, finishing the year well ahead Airbus in this sense....


Ruta Burbaite
Emirates receives its 190th Boeing 777, teases “blinged-out” jet

Emirates announced it has taken delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books, marking this the 190th B777 to be delivered to the airline. The announcement comes just over a week after Emirates posted an image of a “blinged out” 777 on social media, sparking a media frenzy.   ...


AeroTime Team
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....


Ruta Burbaite
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....