Airbus SAS plans to lift the seat count on the A340 wide-body jet and cut maintenance costs in an effort to prop up the market value for its longest aircraft, which went out of production two years ago after slack sales.
Singapore Airlines Ltd., Southeast Asia’s largest carrier, posted its biggest quarterly profit in two years after it carried more passengers and gains from hedging jet fuel helped trim the company’s biggest expenditure.
Kenya Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni said it’s pointless to acquire more aircraft from Boeing Co. unless the U.S. government allows his airline to begin direct flights to the country.
Doric Lease Corp. said it plans to sign an order for 20 A380 superjumbos by the end of the year and is confident of finding operators for an aircraft that has failed to attract a single buyer this year.
Three decades after he began his business career selling aluminum in Japan, Airbus Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Bregier tapped his experience of the country to land a $9.5 billion deal for a plane made of plastic.
Turk Hava Yollari AO, the flag carrier known as Turkish Airlines, plans to buy as many as 20 777-300ER wide-body aircraft from Boeing Co. as part of an effort to expand its transfer traffic in Europe and Asia.
Boeing Co. said it is on schedule to publicly commit to building its 777X aircraft this year, readying a competitor to Airbus SAS’s wide-body A350, as Emirates and Etihad Airways discuss orders with the world’s largest planemaker.
Anyone who boards a commercial airliner might wonder at some point: What would happen in a crash? Is my seat in a good part of the plane? Would that man next to me panic? Is this dirty seat fabric really fireproof?