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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 is the largest wave of cuts it anticipates making in the U.S. The company plans to cut 10% of its worldwide workforce by the end of 2020. The manufacturer currently…

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…

Peruvian Airlines Turns to Russian Aircraft for Fleet Expansion

While H.E. Akbar Al Baker was joyfully being Farnborough’s center of attention with Qatar’s impressive aircraft showcase and JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman surprising spectators as his new startup announced an order for 60 A220’s, one airline was quietly making moves with Russian aircraft manufacturers. Peruvian Airlines met with Sukhoi Civil…

Ryanair Adds to All-Boeing Fleet with 737 MAX Order

Boeing and European low-cost carrier Ryanair announced on Tuesday that they finalized an order for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $3 billion order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. "We are pleased to announce the exercise of 25 Boeing 737 "Gamechanger"…

United Becomes First U.S. Operator of Boeing 737 MAX 9…

United Airlines announced yesterday that it has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, Wash. The new aircraft reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared to older generation aircraft. United has given the MAX a new livery, which AirlineGeeks first reported on…

Jet Airways and Boeing Announce Additional 737 MAX Order

Boeing and Jet Airways jointly announced an order for 75 new 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. Neither Boeing nor Jet Airways specified which variant of the MAX family has been ordered. “Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and…