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  • SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Singapore Airlines has begun weighing a potential order for dozens of wide-body jets as it compares Boeing's revamped 777 X against Europe's Airbus A350, three sources familiar with the matter said.

  • *Boeing maintains forecast for global demand at $4.8 trln over 20 yrs. SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Boeing maintained its 20- year forecast for airplane demand at $4.8 trillion, and predicted that nearly half of the world's air traffic growth would be driven by travel to, from or within the Asia-Pacific over the next two decades.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Boeing maintained its 20- year global forecast for airplane demand at $4.8 trillion over 20 years, and estimated airlines in the Asia Pacific region would need an additional 12,820 jets in that time. Boeing put the value of the additional jets needed in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years at $1.9 trillion.

  • *AirAsia and Lion Air in race to order fuel efficient planes. SINGAPORE, Feb 9- Low-cost carriers are flying high in Southeast Asia on the back of sharp growth in air travel, but as hundreds of new jets swarm into the region concerns are rising about its ability to absorb the record numbers of planes on order.

  • Vietnamese, Indian and Thai carriers will place orders for over 100 Airbus or Boeing passenger jets worth $12 billion at list prices, industry officials say. Malaysian Airlines could also place an order for Airbus long-haul and medium-haul jets.

  • Feb 6- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier of components to Boeing Co and Airbus, reported a loss for the fourth quarter on charges tied mainly to the Boeing 787 program, sending its shares about 22 percent lower.

  • *Airbus says always studying options to improve products. SINGAPORE, Feb 7- Airbus is exploring fresh ways to improve sales of the world's largest passenger jet after receiving a potentially crucial signal of support from at least one of its engine makers, industry sources said.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises on labor market data, earnings Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    *Green Mountain surges on deal with Coca-Cola. NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a drop in applications for unemployment insurance boosted confidence in the economy, and as Disney's results overshot expectations.

  • Feb 6- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier of components to Boeing Co and Airbus, reported a loss for the fourth quarter on charges tied mainly to the Boeing 787 program, sending its shares 19 percent lower. The Wichita, Kansas, maker of fuselage and wing systems also forecast 2014 earnings below the average analyst estimate.

  • Feb 6- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier of components to Boeing Co and Airbus, reported a loss for the fourth quarter, partly due to a $546 million pre-tax charge related to its Boeing 787 program. Costs spiraled for Spirit, spun off from Boeing in 2005, when the company started supplying parts for business jets along with commercial planes.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Planemaker Airbus said on Thursday it had not been part of a visit by a French business delegation to Iran this week, the most senior French trade mission to the country in years. "Nobody from Airbus Group participated in the trip," Rainer Ohler, head of communications for the Airbus parent group, said.

  • COLUMN-U.S. airlines cut fuel consumption: Kemp Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Yet in the United States, a quadrupling of crude and jet fuel prices since 2003, coupled with the prolonged recession, has cut jet fuel consumption by around half a billion barrels per year compared with the previous trend.

  • FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Feb 6- A potential deal to buy a stake in troubled Italian airline Alitalia could be the biggest test yet for Abu Dhabi- based Etihad's strategy of using stakes in ailing airlines as an easy way to expand its global footprint.

  • Beverly Wyse, manger of Boeing's 737 program manager, told reporters the factory plans to step up production to 42 per month in the second quarter and may go to 52 per month in 2018 or 2019, but that the company was still studying the possibility.

  • DUBAI/ ANKARA, Feb 3- Iran welcomed the most senior French trade delegation in years on Monday, telling more than 100 executives that the farsighted among them stood to win the race for business following an easing of some economic sanctions.

  • DUBAI, Feb 3- A team of French entrepreneurs will meet Iranian business leaders on Monday on one of the biggest foreign trade missions to visit Tehran since the Islamic Republic won an easing of some economic sanctions. Our investors never entirely abandon Iran.

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Jan 28- Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir said it would finalise a $9 billion order for up to 92 Airbus aircraft next month as it seeks to tap into Southeast Asia's fast growing low-cost market dominated by AirAsia Bhd and Lion Air.

  • VietJetAir to firm up order for Airbus jets - sources Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 1:18 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Low-cost Vietnam airline, VietJetAir, is set to firm up part of a $9 billion order for up to 92 Airbus aircraft and will announce this at the Singapore Airshow in February, sources familiar with the situation said.

  • PARIS, Jan 27- French jobless claims rose a further 10,200 in December to hit a new record, dashing President Francois Hollande's hopes of keeping his pledge to start lowering unemployment by the end of 2013..

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 27- India lifted a landing ban on Airbus A380s on Monday, enabling carriers such as Singapore Airlines and Emirates to fly their superjumbos into the world's second-most populous nation.