Airbus won 514 gross aircraft orders in the first four months of the year, lifted by an order for narrow-body A320-family planes from Turkish Airlines.
WestJet Airlines, Canada’s second-largest airline, reported a 33 percent rise in profit as it flew fuller planes in the first quarter.
Rolls-Royce will replace one of the engines of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Polish carrier LOT and grounded in Chicago, LOT’s spokesman said on Monday, citing a technical issue.
Qatar Airways is in talks with Airbus to buy up to 15 A330s, a deal potentially worth USD$3.6 billion at list prices, citing production delays to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Qatar Airways had to forego USD$200 million in lost revenue up until April 2013 because of the grounding of its Boeing 787s, the airline’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker said on Monday.
Airbus will deliver at least 30 A380 superjumbos in 2012 after meeting its target for at least 25 in 2011, chief operating officer Fabrice Bregier said in remarks published on Friday.
Thai transsexual ladyboys are taking to the air as flight attendants for a new airline, a move that some said could be a key step towards still broader acceptance in a nation where they are already unusually visible.
All Nippon Airways, the first operator of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner said it will postpone the start of 787 service on some international routes because of a delay in receiving another aircraft.
Japan Airlines would likely pay back this month JPY¥185 billion (USD$2.38 billion) of its JPY¥220 billion bank loans maturing in January 2013, the Nikkei reported.
Emirates, the largest customer for the Airbus A380 superjumbo, is hoping to soon place more orders for the 525-seat aircraft, the airline’s chief executive told a German newspaper.