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Is the current investment climate in aviation favourable for new IPOs?

Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel prices have led to more green on the airlines’ balance sheets, growing cash flows in the market and...

From Farm To Flight: Qantas To Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels,  and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being...

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airBaltic Serves over 3 Million Passengers During Ten Months of 2017

During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported a total of 3 007 034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In October 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 319 018 passengers or 26% more than in the same period of 2016. For already the fifth month in a row it has been the biggest number of carried passengers...

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D printing, certification and installatio...

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet. This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. This new aircraft order will support its continue...

Bombardier signs Letter of intent with EgyptAir for up to 24 CS300 aircraft

This deal covers 12 firm orders and 12 purchase rights Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced, from the Dubai Airshow, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo. This includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. ‎Based on the list price of the CS300 airliner, a firm-order contra...

Sichuan Airlines signs A350 XWB FHS components support and AiRTHM agreement with Airbus

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) to provide components and predictive maintenance support securing the highest service level and operations for its new f...

AZAL and Boeing signed agreement on purchase of new modern aircrafts

CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Boeing Corporation have today agreed to purchase five B787-8 Dreamliner and two B747-8F (or B777F) aircrafts. The agreement was signed by Jahangir Askerov, President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines and Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The cost of the agreement is estimated at  $1.9 billion. Delivery of a...

Emirates unveils brand new cabins for its Boeing 777 fleet

Game-changing, fully enclosed private suites in First Class inspired by Mercedes-Benz Completely refreshed look, meticulous design details, new seats and materials feature in multi-million dollar upgrade across all cabins Emirates has unveiled completely refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft, including its highly anticipated new First Class private suites. With floor to ceiling...

Wizz Air Reports Record Results In H1 F18 With Net Profit Up 25%, Revenues Up 25%, Passengers Up 25%

Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air" or "the Company"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), today issues unaudited results for the six months to 30 September 2017 ("first half" or "H1") for the Company as a whole, and separately for its airline ("Airline") and tour operator ("Wizz Tours") business un...

Autumn holidays: 50 % less delays and double trouble with flight compensations

Falling outdoor temperatures in autumn is no awaited guest, however, it largely loosens traffic to beloved holiday destinations, opening doors for a sweet escape without any stress. According to Eurostat, every autumn air passenger traffic drops by around 25 %, at the same time lowering number of delay and cancellation rate – a combo that travellers nowadays rarely meet. Autumnal trip holds...

Boeing, Air China Celebrate Delivery of China's First 737 MAX 8

 Boeing and Air China today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX 8. China's national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year. "Air China has been a longstanding valued customer for decades," said Rick Ande...

Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Celebrates milestone delivery in Hamburg, reaffirms commitment to A380 programme Emirates chairman highlights positive impact of Emirates’ A380 operations on aerospace manufacturing, aviation industries and consumer experience Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery ce...

Singapore Airlines unveils its New A380 experience

The world’s first carrier to operate the A380 – Singapore Airlines – has taken the passenger experience to a new level with a new cabin being rolled across its entire fleet of iconic double-deck Airbus jet. The new cabin results from four years of development and an investment by the airline of $850 million, reaffirming its ongoing full commitment to the aircraft type. &ldq...

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flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth...

Sichuan Airlines signs A350 XWB FHS components support and AiRTHM agreement with Airbus

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Fli...

AZAL and Boeing signed agreement on purchase of new modern aircrafts

CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Boeing Corporation have today agreed to purchase five B787-8 Dreamliner and two B747-8F (or B777F) aircrafts. The agreement was signed by Jahangir Askerov, Presi...

Emirates unveils brand new cabins for its Boeing 777 fleet

Game-changing, fully enclosed private suites in First Class inspired by Mercedes-Benz Completely refreshed look, meticulous design details, new seats and materials feature in multi-million dollar u...

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Is the current investment climate in aviation favourable for new IPOs?

Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel price...

The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

With Type Certification achieved, the A350-1000 is ready for first delivery Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – is planne...

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Se...

airBaltic Serves over 3 Million Passengers During Ten Months of 2017

During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported a total of 3 007 034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In Octob...

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth...

From Farm To Flight: Qantas To Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaborati...