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Airbus vs. Boeing: Who Came Out on Top in 2018?

The two biggest names in commercial aircraft manufacturing both broke delivery records last year. Boeing edged ahead of its European rival Airbus with 806 deliveries to 800, retaining the coveted title as the world’s biggest aeroplane producer. The latest figures

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Lion Air Voice Recorder Recovered

Divers from the Indonesian Navy have recovered the ‘black box’ voice recorder from Lion Air flight JT610. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 (PK-LQP c/n 43000) crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta/Soekarno–Hatta to Pangkal Pinang in October

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First 737 From Boeing’s Chinese Delivery Centre

The first 737 has rolled out of Boeing’s new completion and delivery centre in Zhoushan. Air China received the first plane from the facility which is a joint venture between Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). The

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Cayman’s 737 MAX 8 in Caribbean Debut

Cayman Airways has received the first of four Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The aircraft, VP-CIW (c/n 63809), is currently the only of the type in service with a Caribbean operator and marks the latest stage of the carrier’s route expansion

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Boeing Delivers 2000th Aircraft to China

Boeing is celebrating a major milestone as it hands over its 2000th commercial jet to a Chinese operator. Delivery of a 737 MAX 8, B-1136 (c/n 43831), for Xiamen Airlines marked the achievement, complementing the carrier’s seven existing examples. The

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Caribbean Airlines Go MAX

Caribbean Airlines has signed a deal with Boeing to replace its current 737-800 fleet with the 12 737 MAX 8 aircraft “over the coming years”. The flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago has operated previous generation 737s since 2007 and currently

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Boeing Opens First European Manufacturing Site

US aerospace giant Boeing has unveiled its first European manufacturing site in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, making actuation system components for 737 and 767 aircraft. When at full capacity, the facility will produce thousands of components each month which will then

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Boeing 737 Production Bounces Back

Overcoming its supplier bottlenecks, Boeing delivered 48 narrowbody 737s in August, compared to just 29 deliveries in July – one of the lowest monthly production levels for years. The Chicago-based firm said it was continuing to make “good progress” in

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Engine Inspections Ordered After Fatality

An Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) has been issued to owners and operators of CFM56-7B engines after a passenger was killed following an engine failure during a flight over the USA.  Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York/LaGuardia to Dallas/Love Field,

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SAS Goes All-Airbus

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has placed an order for 50 Airbus A320neos, scheduled for delivery between spring 2019 and 2023.  The jets will be used to replace the carrier’s Boeing 737 and A320ceo aircraft as SAS transitions to a single-type short-

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