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November 13, 2023



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Emirates Announces $52 Billion Order For 95 Boeing Aircraft At The Dubai Airshow

Emirates has placed an order for 95 Boeing aircraft worth $52 billion at the Dubai Airshow. The order includes 55 Boeing 777-9s, 35 Boeing 777-8s, and an increase in Boeing 787 Dreamliner orders from 30 to 35. Additionally, Emirates confirmed its order for 202 General Electric GE9X engines to power the new 777X aircraft, bringing its total GE9X engine order to 460. Emirates is already the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and highlights the importance of the Middle East market for wide-body jets.

CNBC | Related Emirates Orders More Boeing 777Xs, 787s - One Mile at a Time



Airbus, Turkish Airlines Reach 'Agreement In Principle' On 355 Aircraft Order

Airbus and Turkish Airlines have reached an agreement in principle for a substantial commercial aircraft order, pending finalization. The deal includes up to 355 aircraft, with 240 of them on a firm order. The order comprises a mix of Airbus A321neos and A350s, with deliveries expected between 2026 and 2036. Turkish Airlines aims to expand its fleet to 800 aircraft by 2033, with this order playing a significant role. While the Airbus component advances, negotiations with Boeing are ongoing.

Aviation Week | Related Turkish Airlines eyes 355 aircraft in new Airbus order - AeroTime



EgyptAir Acquiring 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

EgyptAir has signed a lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation to acquire 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The jets are scheduled to join EgyptAir's fleet in 2025 and 2026, with lease terms lasting for 12 years. This move is part of EgyptAir's plan to expand its fleet to 125 aircraft within the next five years and serve 100 destinations. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 offers improved range and fuel efficiency compared to previous versions.

One Mile at a Time | Related EgyptAir To Lease 18 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft From ALC - Simple Flying



IBM Announces AI Partnerships With Aeromexico And Riyadh Air

Aeromexico is utilizing the IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite, implemented by Xatrix, to monitor and respond to extreme weather events that impact air operations. The technology, powered by AI, provides weather information and geospatial data for over 100 routes operated by the airline, allowing for climate risk analysis and real-time alerts on conditions like wind, rain, and lightning. This helps improve decision-making for take-offs, landings, flight routes, and ground operations. Additionally, IBM is partnering with Riyadh Air to support seamless travel through AI and digital technology, building business and technology capabilities for the airline's digital strategy.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related  Riyadh Air announces IBM as technology partner - Airport Technology



Gogo Eyes 3Q 2024 For 5G Shipments As Chip Problem Bites

Gogo Business Aviation faces delays in its 5G air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity program due to chip design issues. The company now expects to ship its 5G ATG system to North American clients in Q3 2024. Gogo is working to resolve a chip issue but is confident it will meet the new target. Despite the delay, Gogo claims it is not losing aircraft to competitors and attributes revenue declines to MRO constraints and supply chain issues. 

Runway Girl Network | Related Opportunity arises as Gogo plans 2026 phase out of Classic ATG support - Runway Girl Network



Airlines Waive Flight-Change Fee In Response To Taylor Swift’s Postponed Argentina Show

Major South American airlines, including LATAM Airlines and JetSmart, waived flight-change fees for Taylor Swift fans affected by the rescheduling of her concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The concert was postponed due to weather conditions, impacting thousands of fans who had traveled from around the world. The airlines decided to waive ticket-change fees and fare differences for passengers traveling to Buenos Aires through November 17. Such a response to a postponed show is rare, highlighting the influence of Taylor Swift and the large number of fans attending her concerts.

New York Post | Related  Taylor Swift's postponed Argentina show prompts airline to waive flight-change fees- CNBC



Changi Airport Launches Carbon-Offset Programme For Passengers Across Airlines

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has introduced its own carbon-offset program called Changi Carbon Offsets, allowing passengers to offset their air travel emissions regardless of the airline they fly with. Passengers can calculate the emissions from their flights and choose to offset them via the Changi Airport website or app, with funds supporting carbon-offset projects in Indonesia, China, and India. Projects include forest conservation, afforestation, and wind-power generation, aimed at reducing emissions and fostering sustainability in these regions. CAG staff's business travel emissions will also be offset.

Business Times | Related Changi Airport Group launches carbon offset service for passengers - Passenger Terminal Today




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> Quote of the Day

“Emirates is the biggest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, and today’s order cements that position. We’ve been closely involved in the 777 program since its start up until this latest generation of 777X aircraft.”

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group
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