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United to split triple-digit jet order between rivals Airbus and Boeing
Airlines

United will reportedly purchase an additional 200 single-aisle jets, split across US and European rival planemakers Boeing and Airbus, according to industry sources. While the news has not been confirmed, this multibillion-dollar investment is said to include over 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, and dozens of Airbus A321neo aircraft. The sources, who spoke to […]

Ryanair sees another win against EU bailouts, as competition watchdog launches probe
Airlines

Ryanair has seen another win in its fight against EU government’s bailing out their national airlines, while the carrier itself faces a competition watchdog probe for its policies on refunds during the pandemic. On Wednesday, Ryanair won its challenge against the European Commission’s decision to approve a German €550 million state-guaranteed loan to local charter […]

US to rely on ‘expert working groups’ to open borders
Airlines

The US government has announced it is forming expert working groups with other nations to establish how travel can resume safely. The countries included are Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the UK. It follows calls to begin opening borders again after 15 months of separation due to the pandemic, as well as the Centers […]

A350 deliveries halted as Qatar and Airbus dispute continues
Airlines

Qatar Airways has allegedly stopped all deliveries of its wide-body A350 jetliner due to continuous disputes between the airline and Airbus. In an interview with Reuters, a spokesperson from Qatar said that the condition of the A350 aircraft the airline has received is below standards. “Qatar Airways continues to experience and has witnessed a condition […]

Boeing reports 73 new orders in May, 17 deliveries
Airlines

Boeing welcomed 73 new aircraft orders in May, suggesting the planemaker is pushing a comeback from the effects of the COVID crisis, and the ramifications of its numerous manufacturing and production flaws highlighted in the first half of this year. It comes after the planemaker saw just 25 new orders for aircraft in April. Boeing […]

Southwest bolsters MAX order to more than 650 jets in total
Airlines

Southwest Airlines has announced it has increased its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order, the smallest variant in the MAX family, by an additional 34 jets. The US airline said it will exercise options to increase its firm orders on the jet, bringing its total MAX 7 firm orders to 234 aircraft. Southwest intends to take […]

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