Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6.3 trillion

By Eric M. Johnson FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17 : Boeing Co raised its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger and cargo aircraft by three percent on Tuesday, but shaved its projections for wide-body as well as regional jets, as its battle with Airbus intensifies in smaller planes. The world’s largest planemaker said at the Farnborough […]

Qatar Airways adapts to regional political dispute, may avoid making a loss

By Sarah Young FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17 : Qatar Airways’ chief executive said the airline was adapting to a regional political dispute that has prevented it flying some routes, and that those restrictions would not necessarily push it into the red for the current financial year. “There is a possibility that we will post also […]

Spicejet in talks with planemakers over long-haul options

By Victoria Bryan FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16 : Indian budget airline Spicejet is in talks with aircraft makers over planes that would help its ambitions to fly long-haul, the carrier’s chairman said on Monday. “We would dearly like to take passengers to Europe and the United States,” Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of Spicejet, […]

Garuda pilots call off strike plans, airline to break even this year – CEO

By Cindy Silviana JAKARTA, July 6 : Pilots at Indonesian flag carrier Garuda have agreed not to go on strike, Chief Executive Pahala Mansury said on Friday, easing pressure on the airline’s earnings at a time when oil prices are surging. The Garuda Pilot Association (APG) had threatened last month that at least 1,300 pilots […]

China no longer participating in start of aviation emissions deal

By Allison Lampert and Julia Fioretti MONTREAL/BRUSSELS, July 4 : – China has cooled to a landmark deal to curb emissions from international flights, with the country no longer listed as a participant in the agreement’s first phase, according to the United Nations aviation agency’s website. China does not appear on a June 29 list […]

Etihad tells pilots they can join rival Emirates on secondment

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI, June 24 : Etihad Airways has told its pilots they can join rival Emirates on a temporary basis for two years, according to an internal Etihad email seen by Reuters, as the downsizing of the Abu Dhabi carrier’s operations helps fill a pilot shortage for Dubai’s Emirates. Etihad, which last week […]