LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
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British Airways owner confirms 50 aircraft 737 Max order

British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has finally confirmed an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, 3 years after showing interest in the airliner. The order consists of 25 Max 200s (currently used only by Ryanair) and 25 Max 10s (after certification). Industry sources have suggested that Boeing [read more]

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Ryanair boss hits out at Boeing management

Ryanair Group boss Michael O’Leary has hit out at Boeing’s management saying though should step up or ship out. The outspoken airline boss was reacting to delays in delivering new Boeing 737 Max aircraft to Ryanair by the Seattle USA-based airframer. Mr O’Leary said that Ryanair was still a willing [read more]

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Boeing delays first 777-9 by two years

The Boeing 777-9 (also known as the 777X) is having its entry into service delayed by another two years as Boeing pushes back delivery of the first aircraft. Boeing says the delay reflects its latest estimate for the time needed to certify the new aircraft which was due to enter [read more]

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All Airbus US carrier Allegiant Air backs Boeing

US budget carrier Allegiant Air (G4/AAY) has bucked the recent single-aisle trend by placing an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, despite being an all-airbus fleet operator currently. The order will come as welcome news to Boeing and it is likely that Allegient Air received significant incentives from the [read more]

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Airbus beats Boeing to Air France-KLM order

In a major blow to Boeing, Air France-KLM has placed an order for 100 narrowbody aircraft with rival Airbus. The order for Airbus A320neo and A321neo is part of the fleet replacement plan for medium-haul aircraft at KLM and Transavia, both traditionally Boeing airlines. Air France also has the rights [read more]