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Sales chief says Boeing won 571 orders and commitments

June 22, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing said it had won 571 orders and commitments for jetliners at the Paris Airshow, upstaging European rival Airbus after the launch of a new model of its 737 MAX passenger jet. Sales chief Ihssane Mounir said the U.S. planemaker had netted 147 new orders or commitments for the newly launched Boeing 737 MAX 10, designed to add more capacity to the medium-haul series to catch up with strong sales of the Airbus A321neo. Responding to Airbus criticism that the new plane’s success at…

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Boeing’s Conner bows out with $1.2 billion air show deal

June 21, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner on Wednesday sealed his last air show deal before retiring, signing off with the conversion of ten orders to the new 737 MAX 10 model for Donghai Airlines in China, where near-record traffic growth is powering aviation. Conner signed the deal to add the Shenzhen-based airline to a list of launch customers for the new jet at the Paris Airshow, calling it “great to finish up this way” and expressing satisfaction that it was with an “all-Boeing customer.” The…

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New Boeing jet and F-35 demand lift aerospace spirits in Paris

June 19, 2017 By Tim Hepher and Mike Stone PARIS (Reuters) – The Paris Airshow opened under bright blue skies on Monday, with a new member of Boeing’s best-selling 737 range set to vie for attention with a potentially huge order for F-35 fighter jets and a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. After years of booming orders, driven by rising air travel and more fuel-efficient planes, passenger jetmakers are bracing for a slowdown in demand while they focus on meeting tight delivery schedules and ambitious production targets. But U.S….

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Safran executive says Boeing LEAP engine problem not design issue

May 11, 2017 VILLAROCHE, France (Reuters) – The head of Safran’s aircraft engines division said on Thursday that an engine problem with a Boeing plane was not a design issue, and that an Airbus plane using a different version of that engine was not affected. Boeing said on Wednesday it had halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, made by Safran-GE joint-venture CFM International. Boeing uses a version of the engine called LEAP-1B. Speaking at a factory outside Paris where it…

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Boeing suspends 737 MAX flights due to engine issue

May 11, 2017 By Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Wednesday it had temporarily halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, which is jointly made by General Electric Co and Safran SA of France. The grounding comes days before Boeing was due to deliver its first 737 MAX to an airline and marks a high-profile delay in a program that Boeing had said was ahead of schedule. It poses no safety concerns for travelers because no airlines are…

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