Cebu Pacific to order 30 A321neo aircraft

jueves, 16 de junio de 2011

16 June 2011 Press Release

Cebu Pacific of the Philippines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A321neo aircraft. The carrier has also exercised existing options for seven more standard A320s, increasing to 41 its total firm orders for the Airbus single aisle product line. The aircraft will join an existing fleet of A319s and A320s flying on the carrier's fast growing domestic and regional network.

"The A320 Family has played a key role in enabling us to build an efficient, profitable, value-based business," said Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific President and CEO. "The addition of more A320s and the A321neo allows us to expand further in the Asia-Pacific region, and continue offering our trademark low fares."

Cebu Pacific's extensive network covers 33 domestic and 16 international destinations, including Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Beijing, Jakarta, Bangkok and Singapore.

"We are pleased that Cebu Pacific has reaffirmed its commitment to the A320 Family and is also now set to add the A321neo to its fleet," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus. "With the A321neo Cebu Pacific will be able to fly more people further at significantly lower cost per seat than any other competing aircraft, and with less impact on the environment."

The A321neo is the largest model in the recently launched A320neo series, which incorporates new engines and large wing tip devices called sharklets. The advances will deliver fuel savings of 15 percent and additional range capability of over 500 nautical miles (950 kilometers), or the ability to carry two tonnes more payload at a given range. For the environment, the fuel savings translate into some 3,600 tonnes less CO2 per aircraft per year. In addition, the aircraft will provide a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise.

The A320 Family (A318, A319, A320 and A321) is recognised as the benchmark single-aisle aircraft family. Over 7,000 A320 Family aircraft have already been ordered and more than 4,700 delivered to more than 330 customers and operators worldwide. The A320neo series will have over 95% airframe commonality with the existing models, enabling it to fit seamlessly into existing A320 Family fleets

The new engines types offered on the A320neo Family are CFM International’s LEAP-X and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G.


Boeing Projects $4 Trillion Market for 33,500 New Airplanes Over Next 20 Years

  • Strong single-aisle market expands even more
  • New twin-aisle aircraft opening new markets
PARIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) forecasts a $4 trillion market for new aircraft over the next 20 years with a significant increase in forecasted deliveries. That's according to the Boeing 2011 Current Market Outlook (CMO) released today in Paris. The company's annual commercial aviation market analysis foresees a market for 33,500 new passenger airplanes and freighters between 2011 and 2030.
"The world market has recovered and is now expanding at a significant rate," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Not only is there a strong demand for air travel and new airplanes today, but the fundamental drivers of air travel – including economic growth, world trade and liberalization – all point to a healthy long-term demand."

Passenger traffic is expected to grow at 5.1 percent annual rate over the long-term and the world fleet is expected to double by 2030. The single-aisle market will continue to see strong demand around the world and is expected to increase its share of the market. Fleet composition will change significantly by 2030 with single-aisle jets making up 70 percent of the total.

Fleet Composition



Regional jet


Robust growth in China, India and other emerging markets will lead to a more balanced airplane demand worldwide. China, which has experienced double-digit growth in gross domestic product in recent years, is forecasted to grow at 7 percent per annum, while South Asia, which includes India, is forecast to grow at 7.1 percent.

Asia Pacific is forecasted to need the most new airplanes over the next 20 years and will represent the largest market by value of deliveries at more than $1.5 trillion. The region will account for more than a third of new deliveries worldwide, while the Middle East and Latin America will also continue to show very strong growth.

New Airplane Deliveries: 2011-2030


Asia Pacific


North America

Latin America

Middle East



World Total

European and North American carriers will continue to see demand for replacement airplanes as they retire older, less fuel-efficient models. In fact, we predict 94 percent of the European fleet operating in 2030 will have been delivered after 2011, with airplanes that are better for the environment, passengers and the airlines. Forty percent of all new airplanes delivered over the next two decades will be replacements.

The current industry backlog of more than 2,000 twin-aisle aircraft shows the strength of this market segment. The continued growth in long-haul connections will fuel the need for new twin-aisle airplanes due to the increase in new, nonstop markets. With 1,400 deliveries, twin-aisle airplanes will make up 19 percent of the total European deliveries during the forecast period. Liberalization, as well as fragmentation and new mid-size, long-range airplanes such as the 787 Dreamliner, the 777-200LR (long range) and 777-300ER (extended range), will increase the need for intermediate twin-aisle jets. Large aircraft, such as the 747-8 Intercontinental, will make up a market segment valued at $270 billion. While passengers are getting what they want – more frequencies and nonstop service – rising and volatile fuel prices are expected to continue to challenge the industry.

Freighter Fleet Forecast: 2011 to 2030
Boeing projects the world freighter fleet to increase from 1,760 to 3,500 airplanes. Additions to the fleet will include 970 new-production freighters (market value of $250 billion) and 1,990 airplanes converted from passenger models. Large (more than 88.2 tons capacity / 80 tonnes) freighters will account for 690 new-build airplanes. Medium (44.1 to 88.2 tons / 40 to 80 tonnes) freighters will total 280 airplanes. No new standard-body freighters (49.6 tons / less than 45 tonnes) will be required, but there will be 1,240 standard-body conversions. On average over the next 20 years, air cargo traffic will grow at a rate of 5.6 percent.  

Five Decades of Boeing's CMO
Since the beginning of the jet age, Boeing has produced a long-term market outlook. This year marks five decades of our CMO, which we first shared publicly 47 years ago. It is the longest running complete worldwide jet forecast and is regarded as the most respected and comprehensive analysis of the aviation industry.

The full report can be found at You can also see a video featuring Randy Tinseth and highlights of the CMO at


Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Fly to Paris Air Show on Sustainable Biofuel

  • Washington-to-Paris journey is first transatlantic flight of a biofuel-powered commercial airplane
  • 747-8 Freighter makes its international air show debut after historic flight

SEATTLE, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation jet fuel – the world's first transatlantic crossing of a commercial jetliner using biologically derived fuel.

Boeing pilots Capt. Keith Otsuka and Capt. Rick Braun and Cargolux Capt. Sten Rossby will fly the airplane with each of the 747-8 Freighter's four GE GEnx-2B engines powered by a blend of 15 percent camelina-based biofuel mixed with 85 percent traditional kerosene fuel (Jet-A). The airplane is scheduled to arrive at Le Bourget Airport Monday at about 5 p.m. Paris local time (15:00 GMT) after a 4,989-mile (8,029 km, 4,335 nautical mile) trip.

"This historic flight is a boost to aviation's efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency in all phases of our industry," said 747-8 Vice President and General Manager Elizabeth Lund. "And the 747-8 Freighter fits in well with these efforts by bringing huge improvements in fuel efficiency, lower carbon emissions and less noise."

Camelina, the plant source used to create the biofuel, was grown in Montana and processed by Honeywell's UOP. Boeing does not need to make any changes to the airplane, its engines or operating procedures prior to departure to accommodate biofuel use. Normal flight parameters are being followed and were approved in advance by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The airplane will be on static display at the Paris Air Show June 21 and 22. It is scheduled to leave the air show the evening of June 22 and fly to Cargolux headquarters at Luxembourg for a two-day visit. Cargolux is scheduled to take delivery of the first 747-8 Freighter to enter service this summer.

The 747-8 Freighter is the new high-capacity 747 that will give cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance.

Aviation biofuel use

ASTM International, the global standards body that oversees the jet fuel specification in North America, recently approved an amendment to the current specification to include fuels from bio-based sources. The revised jet-fuel specification will be published later this year, allowing use of the new fuels without special approval. Industry efforts will shift to ramping up production and work to ensure the sustainability of fuel sources being considered.

Plant-based biofuels provide a net reduction in carbon due to absorption of CO2 during the growth phase, and are a key element of aviation's strategy for achieving carbon-neutral growth beyond 2020. Boeing, Honeywell's UOP, GE and other industry leaders have worked for the past five years on sustainable aviation biofuel development including commercial and military flight test programs, laboratory and ground-based jet engine performance testing to ensure compliance with stringent aviation fuel performance and safety requirements.

Camelina, an energy crop grown in rotation with dry wheat, is one of the biofuel sources identified during a comprehensive regional analysis conducted by Boeing and others in the Northwestern U.S. as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest project ( Boeing is guiding regional biofuel assessments in Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and China to identify potential fuel sources that don't compete with food or fresh water resources or contribute to deforestation. The end goal is to establish regional supply chains that produce aviation biofuel for blending with Jet-A, reducing the industry's dependency on fossil fuels.


Boeing to Boost 737 Production Rate to 42 Airplanes per Month in 2014

SEATTLE, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today it will increase the production rate for its Next-Generation 737 to 42 airplanes per month. Once implemented in the first half of 2014, the 737 program expects to build on average two 737s each workday and nearly 500 airplanes each year.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh said the market outlook for single-aisle jetliners is strong and growing.

"Customers are demanding our Next-Generation 737 at an unprecedented rate," Albaugh said. "New performance improvements and enhanced passenger comfort features have driven home the value equation for our customers."

Albaugh emphasized the popularity of Boeing's new passenger comfort features, noting that since its introduction in May 2010, the new Boeing Sky Interior is specified on more than 80 percent of new 737 orders.

737 Program Vice President and General Manager Beverly Wyse said the goal with this rate increase is to continue meeting customer demand with an innovative airplane that provides strong performance and value.

"We have worked very closely with our supply chain and our world-class manufacturing team to ensure we can increase rate in an efficient and responsible fashion," Wyse said. "We believe that many of the capital investments and production system changes made for 38 airplanes per month will already position us to build 42," Wyse said. "We are very well situated for this rate increase."

The 737 program currently produces 31.5 airplanes per month and expects to go to 35 per month in early 2012, 38 per month in second quarter 2013, and then to 42 per month in the first half of 2014.

The rate increase announced today is not expected to have a material impact on 2011 financial results.

Boeing's highly efficient and reliable 737 family has become the best-selling airliner in history. More than 280 customers have placed more than 8,880 orders for the single-aisle airplane – including more than 5,750 orders of the Next-Generation 737. Boeing currently manages a backlog of more than 2,100 of the 737 family.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release may be "forward-looking" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "estimates," "targets," "anticipates," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. As a result, these statements speak to events only as of the date they are made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as required by federal securities laws. Specific factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the effect of economic conditions in the United States and globally, and general industry conditions as they may impact us or our customers, as well as the other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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EADS amplía y mejora los servicios en línea destinados a medios de comunicación y prensa

París/Múnich,  15 June 2011

• La Sección de prensa de la web de EADS ofrece ahora más recursos y servicios, que se ajustan mejor a las necesidades de los periodistas
• La cuenta de Twitter de EADS para la prensa en línea
• Un micrositio específico sobre la presencia de EADS en el Salón de Le Bourget
Con todo a punto antes de la mayor muestra aeronáutica del año, en Le Bourget, París, EADS ha reforzado su presencia en línea: la renovada ‘Sección de prensa de la web de EADS’ ofrece ahora servicios y recursos más amplios a los periodistas y demás usuarios interesados en asuntos aeroespaciales y de defensa. La presencia de EADS en la web se complementa, asimismo, con una cuenta de Twitter para la prensa, que hace posible que periodistas, candidatos a incorporarse al Grupo o público interesado reciban la información más actualizada sobre la compañía. También hay disponible un micrositio dedicado al Salón de Le Bourget, que detalla la presencia de EADS en la muestra.

La actualizada ‘Sección de prensa de la web de EADS’ ( ofrece, en especial, las siguientes funciones:
• La sección ‘Comunicados de Prensa de EADS’ (, que proporciona todas las noticias del Grupo EADS, así como una función mejorada de filtro para buscar determinados comunicados de prensa. Además, un canal RSS hace posible que el usuario se mantenga periódicamente informado sobre las noticias de EADS.
• La sección ‘Documentos clave de EADS’ ( permite a los usuarios descargar información y materiales valiosos, incluyendo desde perfiles de la compañía, datos y cifras o curriculums vitae e imágenes de altos directivos de EADS, hasta entrevistas con los representantes de EADS de mayor rango.
• Los ‘Dosieres de EADS’ ( reúnen exhaustivos recursos sobre asuntos de actualidad, tales como combustibles alternativos o el potencial de nuevos procesos de materiales y fabricación en la industria aeroespacial y de defensa.
• La ‘EADS Broadcast Room’ ( completa estos servicios al ofrecer metraje de vídeo e imágenes en alta resolución.
• En la sección ‘Eventos de Prensa de EADS’ ( los usuarios pueden ponerse al día sobre los próximos actos del Grupo y descargar los calendarios respectivos en sus ordenadores personales.
• La sección de ‘Contactos de Prensa de EADS’ ( enumera la lista de todos los portavoces para medios de comunicación de todo el Grupo. Un nuevo filtro permite al usuario identificar fácilmente la persona de contacto adecuada para sus consultas de prensa.

Además de estos servicios ampliados, los usuarios de la ‘Sección de prensa de la web de EADS’ pueden mantener un contacto directo con la compañía, suscribiéndose a la cuenta de Twitter de EADS para la prensa, que proporciona las novedades más recientes destinadas a los medios y periodistas.

De cara al mayor evento del año en el sector aeroespacial y de defensa, EADS también ha creado un micrositio dedicado al Salón de Le Bourget ( A través de un solo clic se puede acceder a todas las noticias, hechos relevantes y recursos relacionados con la presencia de la compañía en la feria. Durante este evento, los usuarios también pueden ir siguiendo las novedades de EADS en el Salón conectándose a:


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