Monthly Archives: January 2011

WTO: No 787 Without “Massive and Illegal” Subsidies

The Wall Street Journal reports that the back-and-forth battle over government subsidies between Boeing and Airbus took a turn in Airbus’ favor today as the World Trade Organization is expected to announce in an upcoming report that Boeing received “massive … Continue reading

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Thousands Flock to Cairo Airport to Flee Violence, Protests

CNN is reporting that several countries, including the United States, are sending special charter flights into Cairo International Airport in order to help evacuate citizens as protests continue to escalate calling for the resignation of Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak.   … Continue reading

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Earnings Recap: Part 2

Editor’s note: When deciding to do an earnings recap for the fourth quarter I choose to do just the top 5 largest airlines in the U.S. along with Boeing. I don’t pay too much attention to earnings because I find … Continue reading

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Political Turmoil in Egypt Disrupts Flights to Cairo International

Updated 1/29, 1:45 EST (see below) With antigovernment protests and disorder in the streets of Cairo, Ben Mutzabaugh of USA Today’s Today In The Sky aviation¬†blog has put together a list of airlines that have either suspended operations to Cairo … Continue reading

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1,000 A320 NEO Orders in 6 Months?

Airbus Says Not So Fast Updated 1/29. 5:20 EST (see below) Reuters reports that an analyst for Morgan Stanley boldly predicted on Thursday that Airbus could receive 500-1,000 orders for its revamped A320, dubbed “NEO”, by June’s Farnborough Airshow. Airbus … Continue reading

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Millions of Passengers With Nowhere to Go: Report Says NYC Must Expand Air Capacity

  The Regional Plan Association has released a report suggesting that two of New York’s major airports, JFK and Newark, will need major reconfiguration totaling billions of dollars if the city is to keep up with passenger demand The New … Continue reading

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Boeing Mulls 737 Replacement With 787 Missteps Still Haunting Once-Confident Company

¬† There has been a lot of speculation over the past few months regarding the future of the Boeing 737 and whether the company will upgrade the plane or replace it completely. CEOs from Delta to Southwest have chimed in, … Continue reading

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Lufthansa to Bring A380 to San Francisco

German airline Lufthansa announced via Twitter today that it will begin flying the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, between Frankfurt and San Francisco beginning in May. Lufthansa does not currently operate the A380 to the United States but … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Approves $900 Million for Major Airport Expansion

Citing rapid growth that has reached double digits in recent years, Hong Kong officials announced Tuesday that the airport will break ground on a large expansion project in the third quarter of this year according to The Wall Street Journal. … Continue reading

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Airbus, Boeing Pull in Narrow-Body Orders

There were three separate narrow-body commercial aircraft orders placed in the last 48 hours,two for Airbus and one for Boeing. According to The Associated Press, Alaska Airlines announced an order for 15 737s during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call. … Continue reading

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