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Airbus raises 20-year industry forecast

Airbus raises 20-year industry forecast

September 17, 2009 · ,

European aerospace giant Airbus on Thursday increased its 20-year forecast for aircraft, citing the impact of emerging countries, low-cost air travel and demand for more fuel-efficient planes. Airbus forecast around 25,000 passenger and cargo planes will be sold for a total of 3.1 trillion dollars (2.1 trillion euros) between 2009 and 2028. Passenger traffic will [...]

China showcases commercial jet at Asia air show

China showcases commercial jet at Asia air show

September 8, 2009 · ,

China showcased its newest and biggest commercial plane Tuesday — a jetliner with as many as 200 seats that could boost the country’s fledgling aviation industry to compete with Western rivals like Boeing Co. and Airbus. The narrow-body, single-aisle C919 plane is scheduled to take its maiden voyage in 2014 before being delivered to buyers [...]

Relief for airlines as fall in traffic slows

Relief for airlines as fall in traffic slows

September 8, 2009 · , , ,

Airlines and their suppliers are reporting tentative signs that a severe industry recession is bottoming out, sending shares higher on Tuesday. Airbus, the world’s largest producer of passenger jets, said airline traffic had possibly seen “the trough of the recession” and could start to rebound from next year. “In 2009 we believe total traffic is [...]

American to cut 921 flight attendants’ jobs

American to cut 921 flight attendants’ jobs

American Airlines is cutting 921 flight attendant jobs as it deals with an ongoing downturn in traffic and lower revenue. The airline said Tuesday that the cuts will take effect Oct. 1. American, the nation’s second-largest airline, said 228 employees will be furloughed — laid off but with rehiring rights — and the company will [...]

Emirates airline sees return of New York A380 flights

Emirates airline sees return of New York A380 flights

August 31, 2009 · , , ,

The top executive at Dubai-based Emirates airline said Monday that he expects that the carrier’s Airbus 380 flights will return to New York in the first six months of 2010, because passenger demand should be recovering by then. The airline started New York service with the double-deck aircraft in April of last year, but pulled [...]

Boeing sets schedule for 787 1st flight

Boeing sets schedule for 787 1st flight

August 27, 2009 · ,

After repeated delays, Boeing Co. said Thursday its 787 aircraft will be ready for its first test flight by year’s end and its first delivery in the fourth quarter next year. The maiden flight of the next-generation aircraft, built for fuel efficiency with lightweight carbon composite parts, has been delayed five times already. The inaugural [...]

FAA investigating Southwest over parts, repairs

FAA investigating Southwest over parts, repairs

August 26, 2009 · , ,

Federal officials say a maintenance company hired by Southwest Airlines used unapproved parts for repairs on some jets. The parts will have to be replaced, but they are not considered an immediate safety threat and regulators will let Southwest keep flying the planes for 10 days while it decides how to fix the problem. Southwest [...]

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