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Aerospace & Boeing beat reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Re-adopted Washingtonian. Unapologetic geek. Tips to: Jon.ostrower@wsj.com c: +1-617-271-4167

Bombardier Secures New Launch Operator for CSeries Jet

wsj.com — Bombardier Inc. on Friday said it had secured a new launch operator for its CSeries jet, clearing a significant commercial hurdle for the Canadian company's plan to deliver the new 125-passenger plane in the second half of 2015. Bombardier previously has had two tentative launch operators for its single-aisle CS100 jet, which is currently in flight testing.

A Closer Look: First Flight of the Boeing 787

flightglobal.com — Mike Carriker and Randy Neville were alone on the flight deck of ZA001 when the air stairs were retracted at 10 minutes past 10 on Tuesday, December 15. The two men read through their final pre-taxi items on the electronic checklist. "Anti-Ice?" asked Neville. "Boeing 001 Heavy Experimental, ground, taxi runway 16R," called Paine Ground.

Single-Pilot Cockpit Idea Floated in NASA Study

Boeing to Cut Production of Jumbo Jet

Airbus Expects First Customer for Longer-Range A321neo In December

online.wsj.com — Airbus Group NV expects to secure its first order for a new longer-range version of its largest single-aisle jet before the end of the year, the company's chief salesman said Wednesday. The European plane maker's plans to have the conceptual longer-range A321neo jet in service by 2018 in a bid to replace the aging fleet of Boeing Co.

FAA, Boeing and GS Yuasa All Faulted Over Dreamliner Battery Fire, NTSB Says

online.wsj.com — A series of failures by the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Co. and its supplier of lithium ion batteries contributed to the fire that led to the grounding of the global 787 jet fleet last year, according to a report Monday from the U.S. aviation safety watchdog.

Norwegian Air CEO Outlines Expansion Plans

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON, D.C.--Facing a domestic political storm in the U.S., Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's chief executive plans to connect European cities to U.S. destinations with a fleet of smaller Boeing Co. jets that could significantly reshape low-cost travel across the Atlantic.

Airbus Wins 50 Widebody Jet Deal With Delta Air Lines

online.wsj.com — Airbus Group NV won a deal from Delta Air Lines Inc. for 50 long-range twin aisle jetliners, according to a person familiar with the deal. The deal delivers Airbus a major win for its long range jets over Boeing Co. and will add 25 A350-900s and 25 A330-900neo aircraft to Delta's fleet.

Indonesia's Lion Group Spreads Its Wings

online.wsj.com — SEATTLE-Fast-growing Indonesian airline Lion Group, parent of Lion Air, hopes to complete a deal for at least 50 Bombardier Inc. CSeries jetliners by the end of first quarter of next year, Lion Group President Director Rusdi Kirana said during an interview here.

Airbus A350 Jetliner Approved by FAA

online.wsj.com — Airbus Group NV said Wednesday it has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for its new A350 jetliner, allowing the European manufacturer to deliver the new long-range aircraft to U.S. airlines. The European Aviation Safety Agency in September approved the jetliner, which seats around 300 passengers and is designed to compete with Boeing Co.'s larger 787 Dreamliners and its 777 jets.
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Dec 19, 2014

Congrats @AirlineFlyer! Here's to another 10K to come. You should really be following him if you want to go DEEP into the airline industry.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @FG_STrim: Here's the text of the new EU complaint to the WTO about the 777X tax breaks claimed by Boeing. trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/20…

Dec 19, 2014

Marc Allen, 41, widely seen as a rising star inside Boeing, will take over as Pres. of Boeing International succeeding retiring Shep Hill.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @justinbachman: @airinsight @jonostrower All of you. If the CSeries got its mojo back, they should be leaking the customer all over the aviation world.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @julianbarnes: Obama: "We can't have a society where some dictator somewhere can impose censorship in the United States"



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