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United Airlines has scrapped an order for 12 single-aisle jets from Airbus worth more than one billion dollars at catalogue prices. Based on an updated pricing list, an A319 now costs $85.8 million and an A320 $93.9 million. That would bring the
The US National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday the investigative work on a battery fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane in January 2013 would be completed by the end of March. The agency said its final report on the
The head of the Airbus unit that handles business in North America is stepping down because of injuries he received in the 2010 Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens. More News Sean O'Keefe has run the North America unit since 2009,
Allan McArtor, who heads Airbus U.S. commercial operations, will take over as chairman and chief executive of the overall U.S. unit of the European weapons and planemaker on March 1, replacing Sean O'Keefe, the company said Tuesday. Airbus said O'
Budget airline SpiceJet has agreed to buy around 40 Boeing 737 passenger jets worth over $4 billion at list prices as it seeks to modernize its fleet and climb out of the red, industry sources said on Tuesday. SpiceJet has placed a firm order for as
China Airlines has been revealed as the first international licensee of Air New Zealand's Skycouch seat, with the flag carrier airline hinting it could be the first of many similar agreements. Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said
Auckland [ change ] Few showers Max 27° Min 19° New Dreamliner arrives in NZ NZ Newswire January 4, 2014, 4:01 am Boeing's second model of Dreamliner is touching down in New Zealand for the first time. The 797-9 test aircraft, which will join Air New
Stretched Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner faces program of tests in Red Centre heat before taking on world Posted January 03, 2014 12:51:55 A new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft arrives in the Red Centre next week for hot weather testing. The US aircraft
All the planes it received in 2013 have wing-tip devices called sharklets, which reduce fuel burn and control gas emission. Moreover, the airline plans to retrofit some of its older A320 planes with sharklets. Similarly, SpiceJet has cut the number
The Hong-Kong-based airline has ordered three more of the 777-300 extended-range jets in addition to the 38 it currently operates. All three are due to be delivered in 2015, and a 747-8 freighter that will be ready in 2016 will be delivered then.