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S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

First to operate the A320neo in Russia.  S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia. Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines,...

Dassault Delivers 2,500th Falcon Business Jet

Dassault Aviation recently delivered its 2,500th business jet, marking yet another landmark event in the storied saga of the Falcon line. The aircraft, a Falcon 900LX, was handed over at the Little Rock Completion Center to a longtime Falcon customer based in the United States. The delivery represents a significant milestone for both the company and the Dassault Falcon line which has lead th...

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its new A320 at a colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday 17 July. This ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Direct...

Airbus Foundation and THAI organise goodwill flight

The Airbus Foundation and Thai Airways International (THAI) have organised a goodwill flight to transport school supplies for underprivileged children aboard the airline’s latest A350 XWB. The aircraft, which is the fifth A350-900 to join the airline’s fleet, departed Toulouse on 14th July carrying a consignment of 1,000 kits comprising backpacks and classroom stationery. Follo...

AIR OPS – Europe’s Premier Event for Flight Operations Professionals is Back, Bigger and Better

The second edition of AIR OPS Europe will be held once again in Cannes, France, this 20-21 September. Europe’s premier event for business aviation flight operations professionals, this is where schedulers and dispatchers come to do business, network and sharpen their skills.   “Business aviation ground handlers, airports and FBOs come to Cannes to learn about best practices, cre...

ATR obtains EASA certification for the new Standard 3 avionics for the ATR -600 series

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted certification to the latest innovations, co-developed by ATR and Thales, which further enhance the avionics of the ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600. The “Standard 3” version of the ATR -600’s avionics will improve situational awareness and approach capabilities while offering pilots a more user-friendly interface, along with tools t...

Airbus delivers first A350 XWB for Delta Air Lines

Delta to be first U.S. airline to fly the most technologically advanced widebody Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first U.S. airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB will bring unrivalled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger experience to primarily transpacific routes starting in October.  Tod...

Win an A380 round-trip flight for two on iflyA380.com

What’s better than flying to a world-class destination aboard Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner, the A380? Doing so for free! And through 17 July, Airbus is offering the chance to do just that. Winners of Airbus’ “Round-trip ticket” contest can choose a flight with any A380 operator (there are 13 of them worldwide) to any city the carrier serves on a route wit...

Air Transat to become first North American Airbus A321LR operator

Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat will lease the aircraft through a deal with AerCap, and plans entry into service starting in 2019. The A321LR builds on the success of the A321neo, which has captured over 80 percent of the market s...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X to Highlight CIBAS 2017

First 8X in China to be Delivered Shortly This year, the Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature the Falcon 8X, Dassault’s newest business jet in the ultra-long range class. Since entering into service last year, the 6,450 nm/11,945 km trijet has been delivered to operators in key markets around the world, including the United States, Europe, Russia, the Middl...

Happy Design Studio creates the CARBONEUM Livery Design

Created by Didier Wolff, Happy Design Studio’s owner, specially for the Bombardier Global 6000, CARBONEUM has been created with speed and power in mind. Enhanced by honeycomb patterns, the engines show elegance and technology, the overall Ferrari grey colour adds a touch of supremacy to the design. The concept of CARBONEUM is that the white colour of the aircraft is not a paint optio...

Airbus A350-1000 successfully completes hot weather test at Al Ain airport

The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed the hot weather tests at the Al Ain International airport. The tests which took place from 4 to 7 July, involved the aircraft undergo extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The objective of the tests is to check systems behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on ground. The...