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Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline's...

Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320...

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SkyTeam Liveried Boeing B737-800 Joins Aeroflot Fleet

Aeroflot took delivery of its brand new B737-800 aircraft made by Boeing. The aircraft features the livery of SkyTeam, second largest global airline alliance. Aeroflot is a full-fledged member of SkyTeam since 2006. The 20-member alliance operates on an extensive network embracing 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800 has two-class composition with 20...

AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions

Following two weeks of negotiations since December, Air France management this morning presented a draft agreement to the pilot unions, SNPL and SPAF. It is open for signature until 24 February. This period could be extended if the unions opt for a consultation with the pilots. This draft agreement should enable the creation of the “NewCo”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France. W...

Hawaii Island Air Signs Smart Parts Agreement with Bombardier

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Hawaii Island Air, Inc. (“Island Air”) has signed a five-year Smart Parts agreement with Bombardier to provide longer-term component support for its growing fleet of Q400 aircraft. Island Air is currently operating new Q400 aircraft leased from Elix Aviation Capital Limited (Elix) of Ireland. The Smart Parts program provides Island Air w...

Arabian Gulf airlines a target as Trump vows ‘phenomenal’ tax aid for US carriers

The US president Donald Trump assured US airline executives that his administration would help them to compete with foreign carriers that he said are subsidised by their governments, and promised infrastructure upgrades, lower regulation and tax relief. "We have obsolete airports and train systems and bad roads," Mr Trump said in a meeting on Thursday with the companies and airport le...

Ryanair Issues €750m Eurobond At 1.125% Fixed For 6.5 Years

Ryanair announced that it has issued a 6.5 year, €750m, Eurobond at a fixed coupon of 1.125%. Ryanair is rated BBB+ (stable) by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. These ratings reflect the ratings of Ryanair’s business model which as a long established track record of profitability, cash generation, and an industry leading balance sheet. The bond will be listed on the I...

Boeing Statement on Singapore Airlines' Intent to Purchase 20 777-9s, 19 787-10s

Boeing is pleased that Singapore Airlines has announced its commitment to purchase 20 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners. The national carrier and 787-10 launch customer also announced its recommitment for its previous order for 30 787-10 airplanes. When finalized, the order will be posted on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website. "Singapore Airlines has been a valued Boeing...

Boeing Agrees to Provide Wind Updates Solution for Etihad Airways

Boeing announced that Etihad Airways signed a contract to introduce the Boeing Wind Updates solution into the airline’s operations. The tool will increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption across the carrier’s global operations. By integrating the Wind Updates offering from Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, Etihad Airways can leverage real-time information to improve in-flig...

Lufthansa A350-900: the world’s most modern long-haul airplane makes an appearance at Frankfurt Airport

Tuesday, a very special guest made its debut at Frankfurt Airport. The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed at the Rhine-Main airport at 11:34 a.m. Staff on board the plane with the special flight number LH350 were busy testing ground and cabin procedures. Because in three days, the airplane will be taking off on its first scheduled flight from Munich to Delhi. Captain and fleet...

airBaltic to Launch Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Kazan, Russia on April 26, 2017. The new route will offer convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to open Kazan – it will add to our excellent Moscow and St. Petersburg services in Russia. The new route will st...

Avinco awarded exclusive remarketing mandate from China Airlines to place 3x B747-400F

Avinco has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate to place three Freighter Boeing 747-400F on behalf of China Airlines. MSN 30760 and 30761 are 2000 vintage & MSN 30762 is 2001 vintage. All three aircraft were originally built as freighters with nose cargo door and are GE (CF6-80C2B1F) powered. Avinco is a leading provider of large commercial aircraft placement, inve...

KLM Returns to London City Airport for the first time in almost 8 years

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing at 07:20 this morning. The first flight from Airport Amsterdam Schiphol received a festive welcome at London City Airport with the aircraft flying Dutch and UK colours as it taxied to the arrival gate. On board were Boet Krieken, Managing Director,&n...

Norwegian expands summer 2017 flights at Edinburgh

Low-cost airline Norwegian has put on sale an increased number of low-cost flights from Edinburgh this summer including the return of its newest route to Barcelona from £34.90. Norwegian is placing the Scottish capital at the centre of its rapid UK growth and ahead of planned transatlantic flights to the USA to be announced in the coming weeks, the airline is also expanding its...

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airBaltic to Launch Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Kazan, Russia on April 26, 2017. The new route will offer convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia....

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Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM po...

SkyTeam Liveried Boeing B737-800 Joins Aeroflot Fleet

Aeroflot took delivery of its brand new B737-800 aircraft made by Boeing. The aircraft features the livery of SkyTeam, second largest global airline alliance. Aeroflot is a full-fledged member of S...

Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which a...

AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions

Following two weeks of negotiations since December, Air France management this morning presented a draft agreement to the pilot unions, SNPL and SPAF. It is open for signature until 24 February. This...