SINGAPORE - How could a plane that started flying just two months ago crash? That's the big question being discussed after Lion Air flight JT610 went down on Monday (Oct 29) morning. The Boeing 737 Max 8 - a new aircraft type fitted with a new engine type - had entered into commercial service in 2017 and the one that plunged into the sea was delivered to Lion Air only in August this year. … [Read more...] about Big question: How could a brand new plane have crashed in Indonesia?
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Boeing and Airbus have dominated the commercial airliner market in recent years – effectively turning it into a duopoly. However, a slew of new rivals from China, Russia, and Japan are set to challenge Airbus and Boeing for supremacy. Bombardier and Embraer were once thought to be potential rivals for the dominant duo, but that hasn’t quite materialized. Embraer delivered the first of its next-generation E-Jet E2 airliners to Norwegian regional carrier Wideroe on Wednesday. The E-Jet E2 was once seen as a potential rival for smaller aircraft in Airbus‘ and Boeing‘s lineups. However, with Embraer in merger talks with Boeing, the E2 may actually end up being a complementary aircraft as opposed to a challenger. The market for commercial jetliners is the most lucrative and arguably the most hotly contested segment in the aviation business. But for the past 15 years, that white-hot … [Read more...] about These 5 planes are trying to end Airbus and Boeing’s dominance in the skies
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Singapore Airlines (SIA) is looking to deploy its new Boeing 787-10 - which it will take delivery of on Sunday night (March 25, US time) - to destinations in Japan, such as Nagoya and Fukuoka. SIA - the first carrier to operate the latest variant of Boeing's Dreamliner - had earlier identified Perth and Osaka as the first two destinations which will use the new plane from May this year. The airline's chief executive, Goh Choon Phong, said in an interview that SIA will receive the first eight of 49 787-10 Dreamliners in the coming financial year, and Japan is one of the destinations on the company's radar. "I think it's fair to say that the destinations in Japan are choices that we will certainly look at to deploy the 787-10, and that will include Nagoya and Fukuoka", Mr Goh told The Straits Times on Sunday in North Charleston. "It's the right mission, in terms of flying time and also, its an important market for us to deploy a good solid business and … [Read more...] about Singapore Airlines looking to deploy new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Nagoya, Fukuoka flights
caption Buying a private jet could give you a tax deduction. source Photo courtesy of The Jet Business Private jets and planes come with luxurious amenities – and high price tags. The Republicans’ new tax bill included a change that allows rich people to purchase a private jet and write it off in full on their tax return. President Donald Trump has been called “the mascot of private jets.” Buying a private jet comes with a hefty price tag – but the Republicans’ new tax bill has made the extravagant purchase more appealing to some. Private jet buyers can now write off the full amount of their new plane’s cost on their tax return, which applies to both new and pre-owned aircraft. That’s due to a policy change within the Trump Administration’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that updated the US tax code to allow 100% bonus depreciation … [Read more...] about Trump’s new tax law means everybody may soon be buying private jets — here are the 7 go-to planes for the super-rich
The Air Force awarded Boeing a contract to replace two “chillers,” or refrigerators, on Air Force One. The total cost will be $23,657,671. The refrigerator contract came at the end of a year of turmoil for the Air Force One program. In December, the Air Force awarded Boeing a contract to replace two “chillers,” or refrigerators, on Air Force One – for a total cost of $23,657,671.“The Air Force requires that the current air chillers in the G12 and G13 galleys be modified with new cold food stowage to improve reliability and maintainability … with an expected completion date of Oct. 30, 2019,” the contract notice states.But, according to Marcus Weisgerber of Defense One, the high cost isn’t a defense-contractor boondoggle, but rather it’s indicative of the high standards and high costs of operating Air Force One.The presidential jet, which must be able to serve as a … [Read more...] about Air Force One needs new refrigerators — that’ll be $24 million