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Rivals Boeing and Airbus have become more cautious about estimating delivery times for new aircrafts, as both grapple with delivery backlogs, because of production difficulties.
Delta Air fell$. 28 or 1.5 percent, to $18.69. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 19 or 3.0 percent, to $6.21. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 17 or 1.2 percent, to $13.69.
WASHINGTON, June 19- Forcing a combined American Airlines and US Airways Group to surrender slots at Reagan National Airport would risk fewer flights to small and medium-sized cities, US Airways CEO Doug Parker told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $18.89. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 10 or 1.5 percent, to $6.31. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $13.81.
CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric and Safran, added $13.06 billion in orders, bringing its total for the show so far to $15 billion. CFM orders also included 350 CFM56-7B engines for Irish low-cost airline Ryanair valued at $3.7 billion.
Delta Air fell$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $18.90. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or 1.2 percent, to $6.33. United Continental Holdings Inc. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $32.34.
PARIS, June 19- Ryanair, Europe's biggest budget airline, could start selling low-cost trans-Atlantic flights if it secures enough twin-aisle aircraft and gains access to cities in both Europe and the United States, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
*Ryanair finalises Boeing order worth $15.6 bln at list prices. PARIS, June 19- Orders at the Paris Airshow surpassed $100 billion on Wednesday, as planemakers Boeing and Airbus cashed in on demand for fuel-efficient jets and growth in both budget carriers and emerging markets.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary finalized an order for 175 Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the Paris Air Show but he said he was disappointed that neither Boeing nor Airbus could offer him a few more seats on their single-aisle planes to allow for cheaper fares.
PARIS, June 19- China's Comac could build a larger version of its C919 aircraft in the early 2020 s to tempt airlines away from dominant global planemakers Airbus and Boeing, the head of Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said. Ryanair, which has an all-Boeing 737 fleet, signed a design agreement with Comac two years ago to help produce a rival jet.
PHILADELPHIA-- A French man who gained access to the cockpit of a plane at Philadelphia International Airport by impersonating an airline employee has been sentenced to time served and will be deported. Sixty-one-year-old Philippe Jeannard was sentenced Tuesday in federal court after pleading guilty to a fraud count.
In a week that has seen Boeing's Dreamliner meet its new challenger in the form of the Airbus A350, the U.S. firm maintains that the new European aircraft will not affect its share of the wide body market.
Delta Air rose$. 15 or. 8 percent, to $18.97. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 09 or 1.4 percent, to $6.40. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 08 or. 6 percent, to $13.86.
Delta Air rose$. 16 or. 8 percent, to $18.98. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 10 or. 7 percent, to $13.88. US Airways Group rose$. 33 or 1.9 percent, to $17.28.
Delta Air fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $18.79. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 03 or. 5 percent, to $6.28. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $13.75.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's President says the Canadian aircraft manufacturer is bullish on the BRIC nations as it details its new CSeries planes at the Paris Air Show, hoping to take advantage of a gap in the market.
As trade between African nations rises, there is also a growing need for fast, efficient travel between countries. Yet air transport links remain under-developed.
After an opening day at the Paris Air Show that saw Airbus announce an impressive amount of orders, Boeing fought back on Tuesday with a raft of orders and the launch of the latest in the line of 787 Dreamliners, the 787-10.
Delta Air fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $18.82. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.31. US Airways Group rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $16.95.
Delta Air fell$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $18.76. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.33. US Airways Group rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $16.97.