• Airbus has a $260 million wide-body jet that it just can't sell. See inside the A330-800neo that's proving to be a commercial flop

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A Uganda Airlines Airbus A330-800neo. Thomas Pallini/Insider
    Airbus has only sold 15 of its A330-800neo aircraft, the next-generation variant of the popular A330-200.
    Uganda Airlines, Air Greenland, Kuwait Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia are the only four airlines to purchase the aircraft.
    One expert says that airlines don't want to pay for a smaller plane compared to the larger A330-900neo since the two have comparable per-seat costs.
    Airbus doesn't usually have a problem selling airplanes. A Uganda Airlines Airbus A330-800neo. Thomas Pallini/Insider As of October 2021, more than 20,000...
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  • The demand for airline-sized private jets has boomed over the years and Boeing has stepped up with its fleet of luxury bizliners - see the 25-year history of Boeing Business Jets

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Boeing Business Jets. Boeing
    Boeing Business Jets celebrated its 25-year anniversary in July, having dreamt up the first BBJ concept in 1996.
    The program targeted a niche market of ultra-wealthy customers who wanted bigger, more comfortable bizjets.
    Boeing has added many aircraft types to the BBJ line, like the 737 MAX, 787 Dreamliner, 777, and the 747-8.
    2021 marks the 25-year anniversary of Boeing Business Jets, which launched in 1996. The company has a long history of manufacturing aircraft for both commercial and private use but eventually combined the two products into an official...
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