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Revitalised aviation soars at Farnborough

Revitalised aviation soars at Farnborough

23 July 2010 Airline News

Aviation commentators are predicting an end to the global economic slump as aircraft orders continue to accumulate at the Farnborough International Air Show. A resurgent Airbus performed well, recording orders for over 130 aircraft, while rival Boeing secured 103 orders worth $10 billion.

Farnborough orders top $25 billion

Farnborough orders top $25 billion

21 July 2010 Airline News

The tally of plane orders by the close of third day of the Farnborough Airshow has passed the $25 billion mark, as a resurgent commercial aviation sector offset severe cut backs to government defence expenditure.

Big hitters flex their muscles at Farnborough

Big hitters flex their muscles at Farnborough

20 July 2010 Airline News

Boeing and Airbus have picked up a raft of new orders at Farnborough Airshow, in the strongest signal yet that the aviation industry to returning to good health. Boeing is currently leading the way with 130 orders, followed closely by Airbus with 122.

Boeing and Airbus do battle at Farnborough

Boeing and Airbus do battle at Farnborough

19 July 2010 Airline News

Arch rivals Airbus and Boeing are locked in a battle for orders at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, as the airline industry lifts off again after a two-year slump. Emirates has placed a $9.1bn order for 30 Boeing 777-300ERs, whilst Airbus has also received an order for 51 A320 jets from Air Lease Corporation, worth $4.4bn.

WTO brands Airbus subsidy illegal

WTO brands Airbus subsidy illegal

30 June 2010 Airline News

The World Trade Organisation has ruled subsidies from European governments to airplane manufacturer Airbus are illegal. The decision – the latest twist in a six year courtroom saga – was made public earlier and declares European launch aid subsidies used by Airbus to develop its commercial airplanes must end.

BRIC aviation set to break Airbus-Boeing duopoly

BRIC aviation set to break Airbus-Boeing duopoly

15 June 2010 Airline News

The Boeing-Airbus duopoly of the $1.6 trillion aircraft manufacturing market is set to face a formidable challenge from the BRIC economies over the next two decades. Young upstarts – including the likes of Brazil’s Embraer and China’s Comac – are launching aircraft that will erode the duopoly’s 90 percent share of the narrow-bodied market.

WTO hands down landmark aerospace judgement

WTO hands down landmark aerospace judgement

24 March 2010 Airline News

The World Trade Organisation has reached a final conclusion on a dispute over aircraft subsidy between the United States and the European Union, with both Boeing and Airbus claiming victory. However, the transatlantic dispute looks set to continue as both sides study the judgement.

Boeing criticises Airbus financial aid

Boeing criticises Airbus financial aid

23 March 2010

United States plane manufacturer Boeing has criticised a German government decision to offer rival Airbus a £1 billion loan. The American company has also attacked the timing of the decision, with the WTO expected to outlaw any further financial support this week.

United $10bn order signals aviation recovery

United $10bn order signals aviation recovery

10 December 2009 Airline News

The aviation industry has received one of the clearest signals yet of embarking on the road to recovery after United Airlines placed an order for 50 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, worth almost $10bn, and marks its first order in over a decade.