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    A Look From Above: The Airbus Facility in Hamburg (+Photos)

A Look From Above: The Airbus Facility in Hamburg (+Photos)

LONDON – One of Airways’ regular contributors Dirk Grothe has this week sent in some photos from his photography flight over the Airbus facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder (XFW). The photos you are about to see feature aircraft at different stages of the production line, which is always interesting to see!

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    Bombardier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Close CRJ Program Sale

Bombardier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Close CRJ Program Sale

MIAMI – Bombardier today reported the closing of the previously announced sale of the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) Program. to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Last year, MHI and Bombardier entered into a definitive agreement, whereby MHI would acquire Bombardier’s regional jet program. In May, the companies announced that today

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    Ryanair Condemns Lufthansa State Bailout

Ryanair Condemns Lufthansa State Bailout

MIAMI – If there is one thing we can rely on in aviation, it is that there will always be a long line of characters queuing up waiting to throw their voice into the choir of colorful opinions, some of which can be considered funny, some of them just simply

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    AerCap Announces Rescheduling of Aircraft Deliveries

AerCap Announces Rescheduling of Aircraft Deliveries

MIAMI– AerCap Holdings N.V. a major Boeing and Airbus customer and the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company, announced today that it has rescheduled the delivery of 37 aircraft that were to be delivered in 2021-2022. These aircraft are now expected to be delivered in 2023 and later years.In addition, So

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    My 747th Article: The Boeing 747 and COVID-19

My 747th Article: The Boeing 747 and COVID-19

LONDON – In the last two years and 10 months that I have been writing for Airways, I have hit the milestone of reaching 747 articles, this one being the article in question. For those that do not know the overall history of the Boeing 747, this article will briefly

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    Boeing CEO David Calhoun Predicts Major Airline Bankruptcy

Boeing CEO David Calhoun Predicts Major Airline Bankruptcy

MIAMI– Curiosity has been set in on the U.S aviation industry as Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun predicts that a major airline bankruptcy will take place this year. In an interview on the TODAY show on NBC, he stated that he didn’t “want to get too predictive on that subject” but

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    Boeing To Dismiss 10% of Its Staff

Boeing To Dismiss 10% of Its Staff

MIAMI – Following its latest loss report, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun informed employees that 10% in workforce reductions in the form of voluntary and involuntary layoffs, as well as turnovers, will be necessary. The decision comes after the company’s commercial customers have cut demand by 15%. The cut represents around

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    Airbus Braces for Job Cuts Due to COVID-19

Airbus Braces for Job Cuts Due to COVID-19

MIAMI – Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury warned employees that the company was “bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed”, adding that job cuts would be necessary to survive the crisis. With Airbus’ Q1 financial results report to be announced on Wednesday, Faury added that the survival of Airbus was in a

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    Amid Multiple Rating Downgrades, What Lies Ahead for Boeing in 2020?

Amid Multiple Rating Downgrades, What Lies Ahead for Boeing in 2020?

MIAMI – Amid concerns over the delayed return to service of the 737 MAX model, many analysts came into 2020 questioning the future of Boeing and its shareholders. Some analysts have taken a bearish stance since the beginning of the first quarter, including the analysts at Vertical Research Partners, who

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    Boeing 737 MAX: Chinese Bank Rejigs Orders

Boeing 737 MAX: Chinese Bank Rejigs Orders

MIAMI – China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB) announced today several cuts, delaying its Boeing 737 MAX orders according to current aviation market dynamics. Adding up another week of halted operations for Boeing, CDB said in the statement that it reduced the remaining 737 MAX 10 order to the smaller

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