Monthly Archives: November 2011

American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

Years of economic instability, rising fuel costs, and mounting labor costs have caught up to American Airlines as it became the last of the major US legacy airlines to file for bankruptcy protection over the last decade the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Boeing Lands Second Massive Order in Four Days

Coming just four days after Emirates placed the largest commercial order in Boeing’s history, Indonesia-based Lion Airlines one-upped the Middle Eastern carrier with a $22 billion order CNNMoney reports. The deal, which was $4 billion more than the $18 billion … Continue reading

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Boeing Lands Massive 777 Order

After taking a beating from Airbus in the narrow body market through the first half of the year, Boeing has been able to amass a similar dominance in the wide body market after landing an order from Emirates for 50 … Continue reading

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Airbus Orders Frenzy Continues as NEO hits 1,000

It seems almost silly to compare orders numbers between both Boeing and Airbus as though the two are in the same class. Airbus beat Boeing to the punch by announcing its plans for its narrow body fleet, the A320, several … Continue reading

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Planes are Full but Holiday Air Traffic Expected to Decrease

Despite planes flying close to capacity, The Wall Street Journal reports that the airline industry expects to see a %2 drop in passenger traffic over the holidays compared to 2010. The decline is mostly due to a combination of higher … Continue reading

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