Category Archives: AIRBUS

Airbus and Boeing Deliver More than 1,000 Planes in 2011

Airbus extended its winning streak to nine years over rival Boeing by delivering more commercial planes than its American counterpart again in 2011 according to Reuters. Airbus delivered 534 planes in 2011 while Boeing delivered 477. Both companies have received … Continue reading

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A380 Coming to Texas

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial airplane, is coming to Texas thanks to a new direct Lufthansa flight between Frankfurt and Houston The USA Today reports. Houston will become the fourth U.S. city that Deutsche Lufthansa AG will serve using the jumbo jet, … 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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Report: 787 Will Turn a Profit…In 2034

Much has been made about the struggles that Boeing faced in getting the 787 Dreamliner delivered to customers as the new plane experienced numerous delays and a work stoppage, putting it more than three years behind schedule. But with the … Continue reading

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Airbus Opens Huge Orders Lead over Rival Boeing

Three quarters through the year and the debate over which plane manufacturer will land more orders and deliver more planes this year already seems to be over. According to Businessweek, Airbus has landed 1,038 net orders to Boeing’s 426. Much … Continue reading

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United Looking to Place Huge Order

On the heels of a string of late plane orders over the past year, United Airlines appears set to place a major order for narrowbody aircraft sometime in the next six months Reuters reports. “They (United Continental) are looking at … Continue reading

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Boeing’s New 737 Dubbed ‘Max’

Boeing announced last week that it will re-engine its most popular commercial plane, the 737, making the new plane more energy efficient. The announcement concluded months of speculation over whether Boeing would re-engine the narrowbody plane or launch a brand … Continue reading

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Delta Planning to Place $8 Billion 737 Order

In what would be a dose of good news after a series of disappointing orders for Boeing, Delta appears to be leaning toward buying up to 100 737s to replace aging narrowbody planes in its fleet The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Qantas Shakeup Includes Job Losses, New Airline

As apart of a plan to restructure and return to profitability, the AP reports that Qantas Airways has announced that it will launch a new airline that will focus primarily on the Asian market. As apart of the announcement, Qantas … Continue reading

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American Places Largest Order in Aviation History, Boeing Decides to Re-Engine 737

The wait for American Airlines massive order has ended with the airline announcing on Wednesday that it plans to split and order for nearly 460 narrowbody planes between Boeing and Airbus, the world’s leading plane manufacturers. Deliveries of the A320 … Continue reading

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