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Canada makes clear Boeing must back down if it wants jet order

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If Boeing is excluded, potential winners include Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), Dassault Aviation SA (AVMD.PA) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA). (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

JetSMART receives two new A320 to cover its new routes

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The new Airbus A320-200, registered as CC-AWD and baptized with the name of Condor Andino, left Hamburg for Chile on December 9, to join the JetSMART fleet. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Delta set to place huge order with Airbus

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Boeing and Delta are embroiled in an ongoing trade dispute over the airline's purchase of the smaller Canadian Bombardier C Series. Boeing has accused Bombardier of selling the C Series to Delta at unfairly low prices, and the U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a preliminary 300% tariff on the import of the jets. Bombardier and the Canadian government deny any unfair trade practices. (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

Qantas and Virgin follow US airlines to ban smart luggage

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Virgin Australia says that passengers would only be allowed to use the bags as carry-on luggage. "In the event that the guest's smart bag is too heavy, the lithium battery must be removed and carried as a spare battery in carry-on baggage. If the lithium battery cannot be removed, the smart bag cannot be carried on our aircraft," the airline said. Qantas will not allow cases on its planes at all if the batteries cannot be removed. The local airlines follow those in the US which… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Introducing the most popular plane ever built

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The world’s most popular aircraft? Unless you’re an amateur pilot - or an aviation anorak - the answer will probably come as a surprise. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Mehr...

Qantas expects to choose Airbus A350 or Boeing 777X jets in 2019

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Qantas expects to choose in 2019 between the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X for the aircraft to meet its requirement to introduce nonstop flights between eastern Australia and London by 2022. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

The Boeing 787-9 is Set to Become the New Giant in Town

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The first Boeing 787 flew back in 2009, entering the scene as the expected replacement of the Boeing 747—an aircraft that was steeped in history but was also aging rapidly. Since then, we’ve seen the 787 evolve to accommodate the needs of airlines looking to create longer routes and travelers who are willing to fly insanely long distances non-stop. The Boeing 787-9 is the next step in super-long distance air travel, and it won’t be the last. Will 20-hour flights become the new normal? Hello,… (www.historyinorbit.com) Mehr...