Category Archives: Aircraft

Qantas Launches World’s Largest Aircraft on World’s Longest Route

On September 29 Qantas launched services with the world’s largest passenger aircraft – the Airbus A380 – on the world’s longest route, between Sydney and … More ››

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Air China Takes Delivery of Asia’s First Passenger Boeing 747-8

On September 29 Boeing and Air China celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental.  Air China is the first carrier in Asia to … More ››

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Etihad A380 Displays New Livery

For the first time, Etihad Airways unveiled its all-new livery design on its first Airbus A380 at a special ceremony at the Airbus site in … More ››

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First A320neo Successfully Completes First Flight

The first A320neo to fly successfully completed its first flight on September 25.  The aircraft – carrying the registration F-WNEO – was flown by Airbus … More ››

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Recycled Cooking Oil Powers Finnair Flight

Finnair will operate its flight from Helsinki to New York on September 23 with an Airbus A330 using environmentally sustainable biofuel, coinciding with the UN … More ››

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IAG Converts A330 Options Into Firm Orders

IAG has decided to convert eight A330-200 options, previously announced, into firm orders for Spain’s flag carrier Iberia, which will become a new operator of … More ››

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Qatar Airways Receives First A380

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first A380, one of ten on order, at a ceremony in Hamburg hosted by Airbus.  In the presence … More ››

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Beluga Celebrates 20th Anniversary

With its maiden flight on September 13, 1994, the popular Beluga cargo aircraft, affectionately named after the white whale because of its remarkable shape, is … More ››

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Boeing Launches 737 MAX 200 With Ryanair

Boeing has launched the newest member of its 737 MAX family with a commitment from Ryanair for 100 aircraft.  Low-cost carrier Ryanair will be the first … More ››

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United Receives North America’s First 787-9

Boeing and United Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner.  United will become the first airline in North America to operate … More ››

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