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Old May 2nd, 2012, 05:07 PM   #161
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Boeing has come up with a new Winglet for the 737 MAX.

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Boeing Designs Advanced Technology Winglet for 737 MAX

RENTON, Wash., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today a new winglet design concept for the 737 MAX. The new Advanced Technology winglet will provide MAX customers with up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel-burn improvement, depending on range, on top of the 10-12 percent improvement already offered on the new-engine variant.

"The Advanced Technology winglet demonstrates Boeing's continued drive to improve fuel burn and the corresponding value to the customer. With this technology and others being built into the MAX, we will extend our leadership," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Incorporating this advanced technology into the 737 MAX design will give our customers even more advantage in today's volatile fuel price environment."

Compared to today's wingtip technology, which provides up to a 4 percent fuel-burn advantage at long ranges, the Advanced Technology winglet provides a total fuel-burn improvement of up to 5.5 percent on the same long routes.

"The concept is more efficient than any other wingtip device in the single-aisle market because the effective wing span increase is uniquely balanced between the upper and lower parts of the winglet," said Michael Teal, chief project engineer, 737 MAX.

Boeing aerodynamicists used advanced computational fluid dynamics to combine rake tip technology with a dual feather winglet concept into one advanced treatment for the wings of the 737 MAX. The Advanced Technology winglet fits within today's airport gate constraints while providing more effective span thereby reducing drag. Ongoing 737 MAX testing in the wind tunnel validated the new concept on the airplane.

The super-efficient design has been incorporated into the 737 MAX design and production system plans. "We have assessed the risk and understand how to leverage this new technology on the MAX within our current schedule," said Teal. "This puts us on track to deliver substantial additional fuel savings to our customers in 2017." Airlines operating the 737 MAX now will gain an 18 percent fuel-burn per-seat improvement over today's A320. Depending on the range of the mission, MAX operators will realize even more savings.

"Adding the Advanced Technology winglet to the 737 MAX is consistent with our demonstrated performance on delivering increasing value to our customers, on time, throughout the life of the 737 program," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manger, 737 program.

To date, the 737 MAX has more than 1,000 orders and commitments from 16 customers worldwide.

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I'll be flying United to San Francisco this June. Bravo United/Boeing!!
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I'll be flying United to San Francisco this June. Bravo United/Boeing!!
Good luck: United likes to pack people to the max in their flights.
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Good luck: United likes to pack people to the max in their flights.
Tell me about it. The first time I flew United was a shuttle from Chicago to Buffalo. Between the cigarette smoke, crying babies and the seemingly 200 extra passengers crammed onto that plane, I wanted to kick out the window and take upgrade my flight to 'quick death'!
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Old May 5th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #165
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #166
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Boeing, Airbus seeks Chinese buyers for new plane models
(China Daily USA Edition, May 17)


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The two main international makers of aircraft, France-based Airbus SAS and US-based Boeing Co, plan to bring improved versions of their single-aisle aircraft to the Chinese market.

The two manufacturers are working to find their first Chinese buyers of the planes, Boeing's 737 MAX and Airbus' A320neo.


According to a Boeing market analysis, China will need 3,550 single-aisle aircraft by 2030, of which only 20 percent will be used as replacements.
Airbus also forecast in February that the Asia-Pacific region will need 5,720 single-aisle aircraft in the next 20 years and that China will be one of the main markets for those products.


"Narrow-body aircraft always do well on high-frequency short routes and there are many such routes in China," said Simon Booker, director of aviation department of the professional services firm KPMG Asia-Pacific.


The current single-aisle models produced by Boeing and Airbus were all introduced in the 1990s.


Rather than design completely new planes at a great cost, both manufacturers chose to improve the existing models, which already command a large market share.


On April 11, Boeing released its conceptual design for the 737 MAX, an improved model of the 737 Boeing's most popular line of aircraft. By January, Boeing had received 9,800 orders for 737s and had delivered more than 7,000 of them.


Compared with current 737s, the 737 MAX will contain a larger and more efficient engine built by CFM International, a joint venture formed between divisions of the US-based General Electric Co and France-based Safran Group.


With the new engine and other design changes, the 737 MAX's fuel costs will be about 11 percent lower than the current 737 NG aircraft's, said Randy Tinseth, vice-president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes' marketing department.


As the rising price of fuel and the demand for reducing emissions become more important to the aviation industry, manufacturers are working harder to make their aircraft more efficient.


"A320neo's fuel costs can be 15 percent lower than the current A320 aircraft's," said Luo Chong, director of Airbus China's airline marketing department.


A320neo - the "neo" stands for "new engine options" - will give customers a choice of two different engines. One will be the same as used in the 737 MAX and the other will be the PW1100G, which is made by the US-based Pratt & Whitney Group.


Airbus' decision to introduce the A320neo was made in 2010, almost a year earlier than Boeing released its plans to build the 737 MAX. The first A320neo will be delivered in 2015, two years before the first 737 MAX.


The schedule gives Airbus an advantage in the two companies' competition to win international orders. From the end of 2010 to the end of February, 24 airlines made 1,289 confirmed orders and 266 commitment orders for the A320neo.


Meanwhile, by the end of February, 1,000 confirmed and commitment orders had come in for the 737 MAX.


Media outlets have reported that Xiamen Airlines Co Ltd, which has a fleet composed completely of Boeing aircraft, may be the first Chinese customer to buy the 737 MAX and that the two companies discussed such a purchase when Che Shanglun, general manger of the airline, attended Boeing's annual meeting in February.


Meanwhile, Airbus introduced the A320neo to Sichuan Airlines Co Ltd, which has an all Airbus-aircraft fleet, in April.


"The A320neo is not an option that is out of the bounds of consideration for Sichuan Airlines since we are working on doubling the size of our fleet by 2015," said Zhong Bin, vice-general manager of Sichuan Airlines' technical department.


But the carrier has not ordered the plane yet and its purchasing plans for the next three years are already complete, he said.


Even so, airlines still have many outstanding orders for single-aisle aircraft and thus still have an opportunity to modify them in favor of the improved models.


Boeing is confident the 737 MAX will perform well in the market and Jim Albaugh, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, forecast that Chinese airlines will order 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft this year.


Experts said manufacturers should pay more attention to Chinese airlines' special demands.


"Safety, price and after-sales services are all things Chinese airlines consider and both of the manufacturers can meet those needs of airlines," said Li Xiaojin, a professor at the Tianjin-based Civil Aviation University of China.


The list prices of the 737 MAX and A320neo are similar - about $95 million.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #167
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Boeing Shanghai Completes 10th Base Maintenance for Aeroflot's Boeing 767 fleet
(WCARN.com/Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Ltd. Press Release, May 15)


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Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd (Boeing Shanghai) and Aeroflot Russian Airlines today celebrated the completion of the 10th base maintenance check for Aeroflot's Boeing 767 Fleet at Boeing Shanghai's hangar at Shanghai Pudong Airport.


Aeroflot and Boeing Shanghai's cooperation can be traced back to September 2010. Under the five-year maintenance agreement, Boeing Shanghai has completed C checks, pylon modifications and full painting for Aeroflot's 767s.


"As the largest 767 maintenance customer of Boeing Shanghai, we are very grateful for the confidence Aeroflot has placed in our team," said Bernard Hensey, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. "Reaching this milestone is a testament to the high quality maintenance that our customers receive. Boeing Shanghai provides exceptional value, competitive pricing and flexibility in support of Aeroflot's fleet growth and business expansion."


"Aeroflot is very satisfied that Boeing Shanghai can keep the high quality standard to deliver aircraft in time after maintenance event", said Evgeniy Kurochkin, Aeroflot representative, Fleet Management Group Team Leader.
To date, Boeing Shanghai has completed 29 base maintenance procedures on 767s for nine domestic and international customers.


Boeing Shanghai was established in June 2006 as a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. Boeing Shanghai offers a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to component repair and overhaul and material management, each committed to exceed customer expectations.
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Boeing has applied for a new patent on the Sonic Cruiser showing that a decade after its cancellation there are people still working on it.

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Note that the engines are no longer mounted in the wings but on pylons above the plane, revised wing and tail design, wider fuselage and smaller canards. Boeing says the changes are to lower noise to ground from the engines and engine heat. The engines would also have flaps like a fighter to lower heat at lower throttling by reducing air supply.
That's great news! I really wish Boeing had released this plane, it would have shaved 20% of travel time on long-distance flights.
Maybe there's still some hope after all...
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Boeing Co. is walking a delicate line in China between helping nurture a customer's aerospace capability and preparing for its partner's emergence as a rival, the planemaker's regional chief said.

A strategy of collaborating while girding for competition emerged after senior leaders analyzed jet-development programs worldwide, Boeing China President Marc Allen said yesterday.

China was identified as the most-formidable foe among a group that included Canada, Russia and Japan, he said.

Boeing's China ventures have helped build what Allen said is a 53 percent share of the local aviation market, the second-biggest worldwide for new planes behind the U.S.

The Asian country is nearing the planned 2016 debut of the C919, its first narrow-body jet, which will compete with Boeing's 737 in the biggest segment of the global aircraft market.

"A new competitor in the form of the C919 is OK - it's actually a good thing, as it will lead us all to run faster and sharpen ourselves," Allen said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Beijing. "But we also want to be a collaborator, so we have to balance the two."

Boeing, based in Chicago, is the largest buyer of airplane components and parts in China, he said, with 35 direct suppliers and hundreds of secondary vendors. He declined to give a figure for value of parts purchased.

The company's China investments include a manufacturing innovation center opening next year with Aviation Industry Corp. of China, the nation's biggest aerospace company. It plans a joint research center in Beijing to study ways to pare fuel use and emissions, and has spent US$21 million to expand a composites production center in Tianjin.



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The 168-seat C919, being developed by AVIC-backed Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2014 and enter commercial service in 2016.

Meeting the targets would be a step that has eluded Boeing and Airbus SAS in recent years, with the former's 787 Dreamliner and the latter's A350 both suffering delays.

One way for Boeing to avoid the danger of giving away too much intellectual property to a nascent competitor is joint development of new products with a Chinese partner rather than using technology the company has honed on its own, Allen said.

"We come in the spirit of co-creation," he said.

"If we're going to do things that involve new IP, we'll do them with our partners so it's shared IP and something we've already made a decision on," he said. "In that sense we don't feel that there's a risk of bringing something into the marketplace that we're going to lose."

Allen said Boeing has no plans to open an assembly line in China, as Airbus did in 2008 with a mandate to piece together 284 single-aisle planes by mid-2016 for the Chinese market.

McDonnell Douglas, which was purchased by Boeing in 1997, opened an assembly line for its MD80 in China in the early 1990s. That venture was shut down after fewer than 40 planes were built.

"We want to always be ahead of the curve," Allen said. "Being here with the production facilities we have and the suppliers we have positions us ahead of the curve in what is one of the fastest capability-growth markets in the world."

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Chinese airframer COMAC will be the biggest threat to Boeing and Airbus and most likely to succeed in developing a program comparable to those offered by the duopoly, says Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Speaking at the Aviation Club of the UK on Thursday, Albaugh said Boeing and Airbus face competition from Canada, Brazil and China, but that "I don't believe all of them are going to be successful. My guess is one of them will emerge and become a very good competitor for us, and I won't be surprised if it was China."

Albaugh supports his view by noting China's US$5 billion commitment to developing its regional jet, which he says may never be certified, and a further US$30 billion for the C919 narrowbody program. "If that's going to be the airplane or not, I don't know, but eventually, they will get it right," said the Boeing executive.

He suspects COMAC initially will sell aircraft in China and countries with close links to the country, but eventually will have a product that can compete with Airbus and Boeing offerings.

Albaugh, however, is less concerned with competition from Brazil, noting that Embraer has decided to focus on the regional jet market. With Bombardier's CSeries, however, he is less emphatic, noting, "With Bombardier, you have to assume they're going to do what they say they're going to do," he said, adding, "Competition is a great thing. Airbus coming along made Boeing a better company. And COMAC will make both Boeing and Airbus better at what we do."

China's emergence comes as established aerospace markets like the U.S. and the UK reduce their investment in research and development to their lowest levels in decades, says Albaugh, noting that China has tripled its investment in technology and people in the past decade.

"What are you going to do with all these emerging threats? The answer is simple: You have to evolve the airplane and produce more value for the customer. The things that Willie Walsh [CEO of International Airlines Group] and others want is fuel efficiency, environmentally friendly aircraft and low maintenance costs," Albaugh added.

Boeing's product strategy is to evolve the 737 for the third time, says Albaugh, and to continue developing the 787. The airframer also is considering a 757 replacement, but for now the 737 MAX achieves 95% of the missions assigned to the larger narrowbody.

Albaugh also says Boeing is taking a hard look at its 777 program, however, he notes that "the question is when [to redevelop]. We are working with customers to find out what their needs are and getting the configuration right."

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Old June 20th, 2012, 03:47 AM   #171
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Boeing expands Flight Services business to China
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Boeing today announced it has expanded its Flight Services business in China, greatly enhancing training capacity for airlines in the region.


With the introduction of an advanced 787 Dreamliner training suite for pilot and maintenance training, and a newly-installed 747-400 full-flight simulator, the company is tripling its offerings at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai training campus. The new training devices join an existing 757/767 full-flight simulator at the facility.


"China is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic aviation markets in the world, and Boeing is committed to giving the Chinese airlines the competitive advantage they need to succeed as they grow," said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services.



"Providing new, world-class resources and training focused on the region's 787 and 747 fleets is one way we can bring the Boeing Edge to China."



The Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects the largest demand for global pilots and maintenance technicians will be in the Asia Pacific region. China's expected requirement leads the region's demand with a need for 72,000 new commercial airline pilots and more than 108,000 maintenance technicians over the next 20 years.


"As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boeing in China, this is another important step forward in our long-term commitment to serving China's development of the air transport system," said Marc Allen, president of Boeing China. "There is a real need for more pilots in the region, and the expansion of the Boeing training campus in Shanghai is geared to help meet that need."


Chinese customers are already benefiting from the new Boeing training capacity in Shanghai. Crews from Yangtze River Express, Air China and China Cargo have completed 747-400 training. Several crews from Hainan Airlines have completed 787 pilot training.



"Boeing not only produces amazing airplanes, but also delivers innovative services and support throughout the lifecycle of the customer fleet," said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Greater China and Korea, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.



"With the expanded capability at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai training campus, we will be able to quickly and efficiently provide our services to our customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region."




About the Boeing Edge

Boeing offers a comprehensive portfolio of commercial aviation services, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, bringing value and advantages to customers and the industry.



Boeing Flight Services provides integrated offerings to drive optimized performance, efficiency and safety through advanced flight and maintenance training as well as improved air traffic management and 24/7 flight operations support.



Flight Services provides digital tools and data to enhance overall operations, airport infrastructure, fuel efficiency, flight planning, navigation and scheduling.




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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #172
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ANA swaps 4 787-8's for -9's
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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has adjusted its Boeing 787 order, replacing four -8s with the larger -9 variant.

ANA, the launch customer for the 787 Dreamliner, is keeping its total number of aircraft on order at 55, now split between 36 -8s and 19 -9s.

Four -8s that were scheduled for delivery beginning from ANA's 2013 fiscal year will now be replaced by -9s.

"The decision to order more of the larger 787-9 variant will give ANA greater flexibility as it expands its international route network," ANA said.

ANA has taken delivery of seven of the 55 aircraft. The aircraft entered service in October and has been operating domestic Japanese routes and Tokyo Haneda-Frankfurt, Germany.

The airline plans to launch long-haul 787 services from Tokyo to Seattle and San Jose on the U.S. West Coast in the current fiscal year.
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Union: United is removing 787 cockpit barriers
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United Airlines is paying to remove a gate from some of its newest planes that's meant to protect the cockpit from intruders, according to the union for its pilots.

United is getting Boeing Co.'s newest plane, the 787, later this year. Those planes were to come with a folding metal gate that blocks the cockpit when the door is open, according to the Air Line Pilots Association.



But United is paying extra to have those gates removed, according to a letter from the union to the airline obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.


Federal rules do not require the gates, although United has them on its 777s. Most planes flown by U.S. airlines do not have the gates.


Cockpit security became a huge issue because of the hijackings of Sep. 11, 2001, prompting airlines to strengthen all of their cockpit doors.


However, the doors still need to be opened during flights, especially on longer flights when pilots need to use the lavatory or go to bunks while other pilots fly the plane. The secondary barrier blocks access from the passenger cabin to the cockpit even when the door is open.


"It makes no logical sense for a safety and security conscious airline with the history of United to pay for the removal of this device that further protects the flight deck from those with hostile intent," the letter dated Monday said.


United spokeswoman Christen David said secondary barriers are just one component of flight security, and the combination of security measures can vary from one type of plane to the next.



She declined to discuss the barriers in detail, but said "we are thorough in carrying out our security responsibilities for every flight. The safety and security of our employees and customers are our top priorities."


United expects to get at least five 787s this year. The airline is part of Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc.

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BA's new advert: 777 flying through London
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With 38 days until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, British Airways, official airline partner of the games, has launched a new television advert promoting its "home advantage."


The airline is encouraging UK residents to not fly for a change: "Don't fly, support Team GB" is the slogan.

The advert shows a Boeing 777 taxiing from Heathrow through the streets of London to the Olympic stadium in east London.
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Boeing 787's dimmable windows not dark enough, says ANA
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Boeing Co's launch customer for its 787 Dreamliner, Japan's All Nippon Airways says the plane's electronic dimmable windows are not dark enough for long haul flights and has asked the U.S. aircraft maker to come up with a way to make the plane's cabin darker.

The Japanese airline is looking to install pull down blinds on 787s already delivered, an industry source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. That is one solution ANA is mulling for two Dreamliners operated on long haul routes, company spokesman Ryosei Nomura confirmed.


"For our passengers to have good sleep, we realised that it is important to offer appropriate darkness during flights especially for long haul," Nomura said.


ANA has ordered 55 787s, a replacement for the 767, making the new jetliner the centerpiece of its fleet plans for the next several years. The carbon composite plane is designed to be more fuel efficient and, therefore, cheaper to operate. It also boast higher cabin pressure and humidity in order to make flying more comfortable.


The 20 percent larger than standard dimmable windows, the first on a commercial passenger jet, darken but do not go opaque.


The U.S. planemaker declined to say whether other 787 customers had asked for darker windows or to discuss how it would meet ANA's request.


"Specific discussions between Boeing and our customers are considered proprietary and we cannot comment on them," Rob Henderson, a Boeing spokesman in Tokyo, said. "The response of our customers and the flying public to the larger, dimmable windows on the 787 has been very favourable," he added


Boeing so far has taken more than 850 orders for its 787, and says it will crank up production to at least 10 aircraft a year by the end of 2013. Glitches such as recent signs of delamination on the rear fuselage of some planes will not, it insists, further delay a project three years behind schedule. Delamination occurs when stress causes layered composite materials to separate.


ANA's local rival Japan Airlines is also a big customer for the 787, with four already flying international routes and another 41 of the jets on order. The carrier said so far it has not asked Boeing for darker windows.


"At this moment, we have not made any such request to Boeing," JAL spokeswoman, Sze Hunn Yap said.


The U.S. company accounts for around 90 percent of commercial plane sales in Japan, the biggest market share it has in any major aviation market.


Apart from the windows, ANA says it is happy with the seven 787s it operates. In the first six months of flying the aircraft on international routes, the plane burned 21 percent less fuel compared with a 767, the carrier said. Boeing's sales pitch claims a 20 percent fuel savings.


ANA added that a survey of passengers found that nine out of 10 said the plane met or exceeded their expectations.
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Boeing hikes 20-year market forecast
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U.S. planemaker Boeing hiked its 20-year market forecast, predicting demand for 34,000 new aircraft worth US$4.5 trillion, on growth in emerging regions and as airlines seek efficient new planes to counter high fuel costs.

Many airlines are facing tough conditions as consumers and businesses in austerity-hit regions cut back on travel, while high fuel prices are taking their toll on profit.


Boeing said on Tuesday the market for new planes would become more geographically balanced over the next two decades, with the Asia-Pacific region leading the way in deliveries, as markets like China and India continued to grow.


The company had last year forecast demand for 33,500 new passenger aircraft and freighters worth US$4 trillion by 2030.


"Robust growth in China, India and other emerging markets is a major factor in the increased deliveries over the next 20 years," Boeing said.
The company said airline traffic was forecast to grow at a 5 percent annual rate over the next 20 years, with cargo traffic seen growing at a rate of 5.2 percent.


It saw the world fleet doubling over the next two decades.


"Low-cost carriers, with their ability to stimulate traffic with low fares, are growing faster than the market as a whole," the company said.


Boeing said there was strong demand to replace older, less fuel-efficient aircraft, with replacement accounting for 41 percent of new deliveries in the forecast, which runs to 2031.


The Chicago-based company said it saw a market for 23,240 single-aisle aircraft over the next two decades -- a category that includes its 737 and rival Airbus's A320 -- worth US$2.03 trillion.


It predicted demand for 7,950 twin-aisle aircraft -- such as its 787 Dreamliner -- worth US$2.08 trillion and 790 large aircraft -- the Airbus A380 or Boeing 747 -- worth US$280 billion over 20 years.


Two fifths of the demand for widebody long-range aircraft would come from Asian airlines, Boeing said.


It cut its forecast for the freighter market, blaming a cargo market that remains sluggish. It said it expected the world freighter fleet to nearly double from 1,740 aircraft today to 3,200 by 2031. Last year it had forecast the fleet would reach 3,500 by 2030.
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A bit surprisingly one week before the Farnborough Air Show a new 737 MAX order was announced by Virgin Australia. I guess they didn't want to end up just being one of the orders between the all the big orders that are expected to be announced next week.

Virgin Australia orders 23 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Deliveries are scheduled between 2019 and 2021.



Boeing also got another order for the 767.

FedEx Express to buy 19 more Boeing 767 aircraft

These are actually 15 new planes (that was last week already added to the orders list) and a conversion of 4 of their outstanding 777 order to 4 767.
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The Farnborough airshow has started with the 1st big order for the 737 MAX.

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Boeing and Air Lease Corporation Announce Order for 75 737 MAXs

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced today a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs. The order, with a list-price value of $7.2 billion, represents the first 737 MAX order by a leasing company.

"The 737 MAX is an excellent addition to our portfolio and the ideal complement to our growing fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s," said Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation. "The 737 MAX represents a step-change improvement that our airline clients need to compete in the future."

The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world's best selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 13 percent fuel burn improvement over today's most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes and an eight percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.

"This 737 MAX order continues ALC's disciplined approach to building its young, fuel-efficient fleet," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. "The ALC leadership team has an excellent record of placing Boeing airplanes with airlines worldwide. They are an ideal partner to help establish the 737 MAX in the leasing market."

The ALC order builds on the continued market success of the 737 MAX. To date, the 737 MAX has orders and commitments for more than 1,000 airplanes.

ALC has ordered a total of 170 airplanes from Boeing including 75 737 MAX, 78 Next-Generation 737-800s, five 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and 12 787-9 Dreamliners.
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2323
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Boeing and Air Lease Corporation Announce Order for 75 737 MAXs by The Boeing Company, on Flickr
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