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May 9, 2014
06:37 EDTBA, AAL, EADSYAirbus reallocates large jet orders from American Airlines, Reuters says
Data released from Airbus (EADSY) showed that the airplane maker was granted 78 orders in April, but still lagged behind Boeing (BA) in the quest for new business after a quiet month which was dominated by the reshuffling of existing orders, according to Reuters, citing the data. The Airbus data also showed some reallocation of an order from American Airlines (AAL) for 260 A320-family planes from three years ago. Reference Link
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June 19, 2015
11:09 EDTAALDelta climbs following upgrade, reported fare hike
The shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) are rising after research firm Wolfe Research upgraded the stock to Outperform from Peer Perform in a note to investors earlier today. Additionally, JPMorgan says Delta appears to have instituted a domestic fare increase yesterday. WHAT'S NEW: Delta's new deal with its pilots on profit sharing removes an unknown that had been facing the company, Wolfe wrote. Additionally, the airlines seems to be implementing additional domestic capacity cuts, the firm stated. As a result, Wolfe slightly increased its passenger revenue per available seat mile, or PRASM, estimate for the company. Furthermore, expectations for Delta's Q3 PRASM have dropped significantly, even though the airlines recently said that its PRASM should turn positive in Q4. Consensus estimates for Delta now look "reasonable" for this year and beatable in 2016, according to Wolfe, which set a $62 price target on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: JPMorgan said Delta appears to have instituted an additional, $2 one-way across-the-board domestic fare increase yesterday, following last week's industry-wide increase. The firm sees "no harm" in Delta trying, but adds it would be surprised to see material support from the discounters. JPMorgan said it remains "puzzled" as to why airline industry stock sentiment is so negative since discipline among the companies is "alive and kicking." The firm has an Overweight rating on Delta. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded airline operators include American Airlines (AAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL). PRICE ACTIOn: In late morning trading, Delta rose 2.5% to $42.38.
11:00 EDTBABoeing ecoDemonstrator 757 expands testing to next phase
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09:47 EDTEADSYAirbus plans to resume deliveries of A400M military helicopter, Reuters reports
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07:00 EDTBAGE Capital Aviation Services launches Boeing 737-800NG program
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05:13 EDTBABoeing, Enter Air announce order for four 737s
Boeing and Enter Air have announced an order for two 737 MAX 8s and two Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, worth more than $400M at current list prices and previously attributed to an unidentified customer, is the first direct order for Boeing from the Polish charter carrier.
June 18, 2015
17:56 EDTEADSYAirbus signs deal with Wizz Air for 110 jets for $14B, Reuters says
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12:44 EDTEADSYAirbus threatens to pull of of European surveillance drone plan, FT reports
Airbus CEO Tom Enders has warned that the aerospace and defense group will quit Europe's plan to build a surveillance drone if the EU continues to place "burdensome" political requirements on multi-national military projects, The Financial Times reports. Reference Link
10:46 EDTAALStocks with call strike movement; FCX AAL
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10:21 EDTAALSouthwest, Spirit retreat after analysts downgrade shares
Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) are falling after both airline stocks received downgrades from research firms this morning. Barclays downgraded Southwest, while Credit Suisse cut its rating on Spirit. WHAT'S NEW: Barclays analyst David Fintzen lowered his rating on Southwest to Underweight from Overweight, saying that the stock's valuation is above peer levels even though its outlook is no better than its large competitors. Moreover, the company's margins could drop in 2016 because of its "outsized growth," the analyst warned. Credit Suisse analyst Julie Yates downgraded Spirit Airlines to Neutral from Outperform, as she believes the airlines is facing more aggressive competitor fares. American Airlines (AAL) is offering lower fares than Spirit on five of the latter company's ten top ten routes for travel two months from reservation dates, the analyst stated. Moreover, Spirit's second quarter margins may come in below its guidance and the airline will probably reduce its margin outlook when its reports its Q2 results in late July, Yates predicted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Barclays' Fintzen was more upbeat on Spirit, continuing to identify it as his top pick among airlines. More broadly, Fintzen remains generally upbeat on airline stocks, predicting that the industry's profitability will be "far more durable" than the market believes. The sector's competition is balanced, and it has increased its capacity and airplane purchases much less than in prior periods of oil price declines, according to Fintzen. Additionally, the airline stocks' multiples remain overly depressed, he believes. He says that the following stock in the sector can climb about 50%: Spirit, American, Delta (DAL), and United (UAL). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Southwest dropped 2.2% to $33.11 and Spirit slid 2.4% to $60.91.
08:34 EDTBAAtlas Air places additional Boeing 747 Freighter in ACMI service for DHL Express
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) announced the placement of an additional Boeing (BA) 747-400 freighter into ACMI service. The aircraft will be operated by Polar Air Cargo Worldwide to expand its express network for the benefit of DHL Express and Polarís other customers. Operations are scheduled to begin on July 1.
06:54 EDTEADSY, BAAirbus may build longer A350, WSJ says
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05:41 EDTAALSouthwest downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst David Fintzen downgraded Southwest (LUV) two notches to Underweight from Overweight saying the company has moved from a margin expansion story to an "average" big four airline trading at a premium valuation. Fintzen expects Southwest's growth to normalize in 2016 and cut his price target for shares to $39 from $50. The stock closed yesterday down 7c to $33.84. The analyst coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Align Technology (ALGN) to Equal Weight. He remains bullish on airlines, with Spirit Airlines (SAVE) remaining his top pick, followed by Delta Air Lines (DAL), American Airlines (AAL) and United Continental (UAL). Fintzen sees 50% average upside in those four names.
June 17, 2015
15:52 EDTAALAir Transport Assc. reevaluates carry-on changes
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10:59 EDTAALStocks with call strike movement; CHK AAL
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10:05 EDTEADSYGE Aviation, Mahindra Aeropsace to collaborate on manufacturing opportunities
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09:51 EDTBAJefferies to hold company meetings at the Paris Air Show
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05:51 EDTEADSYAirbus scales back planned job cuts by 14%, Financial Times reports
Airbus plans to scale back planned job cuts in its defence and space business by 14%, reports the Financial Times. In an interview, Airbus Defence and Space CEO Bernhard Gerwert said that at least 800 jobs of the 5,800 will be cut would be saved due to the strong performance in the space decision. Reference Link
05:40 EDTBABoeing and Ethiopian Airlines announce order for six 787 Dreamliners
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05:38 EDTBABoeing expands Volga-Dnepr Group's 747-8 fleet
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05:34 EDTBABoeing Business Jets launches BBJ MAX 9
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