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Boeing and Southwest Finalize Major Boeing 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Southwest Airlines on Monday announced a new order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for an additional 155 options in two variants including the 737 MAX 7 and 737 MAX 8. Southwest had been exploring options to modernize the most prominent aircraft type in its fleet: the 737-700. With the new agreement, the airline reaffirmed the 737 MAX 7 as its preferred replacement and growth aircraft. The aircraft will complement the 737 MAX 8, which meets…

Flair Airlines Announces Boeing 737 MAX Order

Canada’s independent ultra-low-cost carrier, Flair Airlines, has announced an order for thirteen new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The order is the first by a North American carrier since the troubled aircraft received clearance to return to the skies in the United States and Canada. The 737 MAX was grounded…

Congo Airways Orders Two Additional Embraer E195-E2s

Congo Airways has confirmed a firm order placed for two Embraer E195-E2 jet airliners with the stage set for deliveries in early 2022. The order is accompanied by a mandatory down payment made by the Congolese government while the remaining balance of payments to be made at a later stage…

Ryanair Orders an Additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Dublin-based Ryanair became the first airline to place an order for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since the aircraft was ungrounded by the Federal Aviation Administration in mid-November. The low-cost airline placed an order for 75 of the aircraft, bringing the airline's outstanding order total to 210 of the newest Boeing narrow…

Boeing Cuts 12,000 U.S. Jobs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Boeing announced Wednesday that it is cutting at least 12,000 U.S. jobs, including 6,770 workers who must take involuntary layoffs. The planemaker would not rule out the potential for more layoffs in the coming months, saying it has plans for “several thousand remaining layoffs.” It did say, however, that this…

SunExpress Places Boeing 737 MAX Order, Boosts Confidence in Struggling…

Boeing received a sign of hope for its struggling Boeing 737 MAX program as Turkey’s SunExpress has announced an order for 10 of the currently-grounded aircraft. The order was announced at the ongoing 2019 Dubai Airshow and is worth approximately $1 billion. The 10 aircraft are in addition to the…

IndiGo Places Massive Firm Order for A320neo Jets

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft in what has been labeled as one of Airbus' largest orders coming from a single carrier. The order is spread out in a mix of A320neos, A321neos and the recently launched A321XLR and is valued at a…

Boeing Secures First Major Order Since 737 MAX Grounding

There is no doubt that 2019 is not treating Boeing well, as a consequence of the second 737 MAX accident, followed by the global grounding of the entire fleet. Last April, the builder was unable to secure any new orders both for its short and long-haul products, triggering questions about…

Etihad to Cancel 42 Airbus A350 Orders

Etihad Airways is currently undergoing a spree of financial difficulties. As part of its efforts to adjust in size and scale in seek of better returns, the airline is rumored to have cancelled its remaining order of 42 A350s. The move was confirmed by Airbus yesterday, according to a FlightGlobal…

Opinion: Dear Emirates, Please Don’t Give Up On the A380

It was reported on Jan. 31 that Dubai-based Emirates Airline is considering switching some of its orders from Airbus A380 aircraft to the smaller, more fuel efficient Airbus A350. Originally reported by Reuters, that change by the airline could effectively put an end to A380 production, especially as Airbus has…