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flydubai and Boeing Ink $27 Billion Order for 737 MAX Aircraft

The Dubai Airshow has delivered another major aircraft order announcement with news that Boeing has inked a deal with Dubai-based flydubai for 225 737 MAX family aircraft valued at $27 billion. The deal is the largest ever for a single-aisle jet by a Middle East carrier and comprises of 175 firm orders and the option for 50 more. In a press release to announce the deal, Boeing stated that this new deal surpasses flydubai's previous record order of 86 aircraft which…

Airbus Signs Massive $49.5 Billion Deal for 430 A320neo Aircraft

Airbus has announced a deal worth $49.5 billion with Indigo Partners, owner of Frontier Airlines, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 430 A320neo family aircraft at the Dubai Airshow. The order comprises of 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos and came as a surprise to industry observers after…

EgyptAir Orders Bombardier C Series Aircraft in Dubai

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for 12 firm orders of Bombardier’s C Series with an option for 12 additional aircraft. The complete order, which was announced at the Dubai Airshow, is estimated to cost $2.2 billion for 24 CS300 airliners. During a press conference, Chairman and CEO of…

Highlights from Day Two at the Dubai Airshow

Emirates Emirates continued to make headlines at the Dubai Airshow on Monday by raising doubts over its plans to continue expanding its Airbus A380 fleet. The Dubai-based carrier declared that it wants guarantees from Airbus that production of the superjumbo will continue for a further decade before placing any new…

Azerbaijan Airlines Orders Five More Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

Azerbaijan Airlines has announced the purchase of an additional five Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Announcing the purchase at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, the Baku-based carrier has placed an order for five Boeing 787-8 aircraft alongside two Boeing wide-body freighters. The freighter type has yet to be confirmed. Kevin McAllister, Boeing's Commercial…

Emirates Unveils Brand New Boeing 777 Cabins at the Dubai…

Emirates unveiled completely revamped interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft on Sunday, including its first class private suites. The highly anticipated unveiling officially took place during the first day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow, but the airline had dropped a few sneak previews online a few days prior ahead of…

Boeing Secures $15 Billion Order from Emirates for 787-10 Dreamliners

Boeing announced on Sunday that it secured an order worth $15 billion from Gulf carrier Emirates. The deal, consisting of 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, was the first big sales news to be announced at the Dubai Airshow, which kicks off on Sunday. The latest announcement brings the total wide-body…

First A380 is Returned to Lessor: The Beginning of the…

As reported earlier this summer, the first Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 will be returned to leasing firm Dr. Peters next week, signaling uncertainty about the future of the A380 and the market for these used, superjumbo aircraft. This jet, along with several other A380s that Singapore Airlines will be returning…