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Boeing predicts $4bn aviation spending

Boeing predicts $4bn aviation spending

18 June 2011 Airline News

Boeing forecasts a $4 trillion market for new aircraft over the next 20 years with a significant increase in forecasted deliveries. That is according to the Boeing 2011 Current Market Outlook (CMO) released today in Paris.

Egyptair progresses with fleet upgrade

Egyptair progresses with fleet upgrade

17 June 2011 Airline News

Egyptair has had its 50th Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 delivered, marking a major milestone in the flag carrier’s history. The 737 is the 17th of 20 ordered by EGYPTAIR between 2005 and 2009, and also mark a 45-year partnership between Boeing and Egyptair.

Asian low-cost carriers boost Airbus coffers

Asian low-cost carriers boost Airbus coffers

17 June 2011 Airline News

Two Asian airlines have placed orders for a total of more than 100 of a higher-fuel-efficiency version of Airbus’s A320 jetliner, with combined sticker prices topping $10 billion. The orders from Cebu Air of the Philippines and India budget carrier Go piles pressure on Boeing to offer a version of its own single-aisle 737 jet with more-efficient engines.

Boeing to showcase 747-8 Intercontinental in Paris

Boeing to showcase 747-8 Intercontinental in Paris

6 June 2011 Airline News

Boeing has confirmed its two new 747-8 airplane models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show. The planes will join the much-delayed 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the American giant’s presence during the show.

Boeing singles about China for aviation leadership

Boeing singles about China for aviation leadership

13 May 2011 Airline News

The China aviation market is well situated to lead a transformation in air-traffic management, according to a Boeing expert speaking today at the 2011 China Civil Aviation Development Forum in Beijing. “China is not burdened by the fragmentation of the European Union or by the dated infrastructure of the US,” said Neil Planzer, vice president, Air Traffic Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Boeing delivers first BBJ 737-700 IGW to Air China

Boeing delivers first BBJ 737-700 IGW to Air China

11 May 2011 Airline News

Boeing Business Jets has announced the delivery of a BBJ 737-700 IGW to Beijing Airlines, a business jet subsidiary of Air China.  Air China was recently nominated for the prestigious title of China’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Bangkok in September.