September 18, 1999 |
Airbus Industrie said that Deutsche Lufthansa, already its biggest airline customer, signed an order for 11 airplanes--eight long-range A-340-300s and three single-aisle A-320s. Lufthansa also took options for six A-340-300s. The order is worth an estimated $1.2 billion, based on list prices, and as much as $1.9 billion if options are exercised. The contract fattened the order book of the European plane maker, already significantly ahead of rival Boeing Co. in winning orders for the year.
January 12, 1999 |
Airbus Industrie said Monday that firm orders for its jetliners soared 20% to 556 in 1998, a record for the European consortium that has been steadily narrowing the gap with rival Boeing Co. Airbus accounted for 46% of commercial aircraft orders booked last year as it won contracts from new customers, including British Airways. The orders are worth $39 billion, 30% higher than in 1997. Boeing's 1998 orders were worth an estimated $42.1 billion.
April 26, 1989 |
United Airlines, responding to passenger concerns about aging aircraft and pilots' desire for a commitment to expansion, today announced a $15.74-billion order with Boeing Commercial Airplanes for 370 planes--the biggest in commercial aviation history. "With today's historic order, we have addressed United's need to expand and modernize our narrow-body fleet into the 21st Century," United Chairman Stephen Wolf told reporters. "Our next step will be to complete the modernization of our wide-body fleet.
June 19, 2007 |
Airbus stole the spotlight from U.S. rival Boeing Co. during the opening of the Paris Air Show on Monday, announcing airliner deals worth about $43 billion. Boeing, in contrast, tallied up orders worth $4.4 billion. Some, but not all, of the Airbus orders were new, including Qatar Airlines' purchase of 80 of Airbus' A350s, worth more than $18 billion.
March 23, 1989 |
GPA Jetprop Ltd. Wednesday gave the Boeing Co.'s de Havilland division its largest order ever, a $425-million deal for 38 Dash 8 Series 300 turboprop planes. The order to the Downsview, Ontario, division of Boeing Canada came the same day that American Airlines ordered 35 commercial jetliners from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a deal estimated at $1.5 billion.
July 30, 1998 |
Boeing Co., the world's biggest airplane maker, won an order for 30 updated 737 jetliners, valued at $1.29 billion, from aircraft leasing company Boullioun Aviation Services Inc. Bellevue, Wash.-based Boullioun, a unit of Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., placed firm orders for the 737-700s, which list for $43 million apiece. Deliveries will be made from 2001 to 2005.
April 1, 2000 |
Boeing Co. has received about $2.2 billion in new orders from two airlines, including the first orders for its new 777-300X model. Japan Airlines Co. will take possession of the first 777-300X by 2004 and seven more by 2008, Boeing said. Boeing did not give a value for the eight-plane order, but based on company list prices it would be worth about $1.5 billion.
April 10, 1989 |
Asiana Airlines, a new South Korean carrier, today announced a deal worth about $1 billion to buy nine Boeing Co. jets and take options on seven more. Asiana officials said the airline, which began domestic flights in December and eventually plans North American service, did not want to purchase used aircraft because of high maintenance costs and uncertain reliability. "In the short term, we could have saved a few dollars by buying or leasing older planes," said S. Y. Park, chairman of Kumho Business Group, Asiana's parent company.
June 11, 2012 |
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will buy as many as 425 planes from Bombardier Inc. and Textron Inc.'s Cessna in a deal valued at $9.6 billion as the billionaire investor bets on an increase in luxury travel. The transaction covers as many as 275 Bombardier Challenger aircraft, including 100 firm orders, Berkshire's NetJets unit said Monday. The Cessna portion of the transaction consists of as many as 150 Citation Latitude jets, of which 25 orders are firm, according to NetJets.