A380: Airbus to stop making superjumbo as orders dry up

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380  in 2021.

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Bombardier launches new innovative 50-seater aircraft

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is pleased to officially launch the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers. The CRJ550 is a new CRJ Series aircraft model, with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700. United Airlines is the launch customer of this new model.

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Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

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Boeing today announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Air Senegal’s first A330neo arrives in Dakar ahead of delivery

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Air Senegal’s first A330neo has touched down at Blaise-Diagne International Airport in Dakar. The A330neo, painted in the livery of Air Senegal and named “Casamance”, was presented during a ceremony attended by His Excellency M. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Philippe Bohn, Chief Executive Officer Air Senegal.

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Lockheed Martin and Royal Netherlands Air Force celebrate rollout of the first dutch operational F-35

The Netherlands first operational F-35 on display during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dutch and American officials celebrated the roll out of the first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in Fort Worth, Texas, commemorating a transformational leap in capability for the future of the Netherlands’ national defense.

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Boeing receives $2.4 billion P-8A Poseidon contract from U.S. Navy

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes 10 aircraft to add to the current inventory of P-8As in the U.S. Navy fleet, all five jets currently under contract for Norway and the four aircraft remaining for the existing United Kingdom contract, bringing the total United Kingdom acquisition to nine aircraft.

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