Wednesday marks the 30 year anniversary of the Airbus A320’s first flight, where it departed from Toulouse, France on a successful 3 hour and 23-minute test flight on a misty day over Europe. Pierre Baud,
Burlingame-based Virgin America plans to take delivery of their first A321neo by May 2017. The airline has a total of 10 of the newest Airbus narrowbody aircraft currently on order, with all deliveries expected to
After 24 years without any new airplanes, Iran Air finally received their first of many new aircraft yesterday, an Airbus A321. A ceremony was held at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse to celebrate this historic day.
Dubai-based Emirates rounded off 2016 with another year of growth across all spectrums of their network in terms of fleet growth, route development, and an increased number of passengers. Emirates’ President Tim Clark was very
Following the order confirmation with Boeing earlier this month, Iran Air has also announced a landmark agreement with Airbus for over 100 aircraft. There was an initial commitment to the order in January 2016 that
Hong-kong based Cathay Pacific has announced that they will add additional frequencies to London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, and Manchester. This news follows a successful growth period between UK airports and Hong Kong. Currently the carrier operates four times
Hainan Airlines made their presence in Manchester back in June 2016 with four times per week services to Beijing using their Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Six months later, the airline and Manchester Airport invited us back
In 1986, Boeing announced plans for a stretched version of the Boeing 767, tentatively coined as the Boeing 767-X, which would retain many of the elements of the standard 767, but would expand and lengthen
Airbus reached a key goal in the development of the A350-1000 after a successful maiden flight was made from Toulouse-Blagnac airport today. The initial flight was scheduled to take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. local
Frankfurt-based Lufthansa has announced plans to expand their route portfolio in Ireland. From August 2017, the carrier will be providing service to Shannon once per week using their Airbus A319 aircraft. The flight will operate
Emirates has been incrementally streamlining their fleet for a few years and now it comes to a conclusion. The airline has retired their last Airbus A330 aircraft (registered as A6-EAK) from operational service, which was
Emirates has played a sizable role at Manchester, providing direct services to the Middle East and beyond from Dubai International Airport for over 20 years. Currently, Emirates has two Airbus A380s and one Boeing B777-300ER
Denver-based Frontier Airlines took delivery of their first of 80 Airbus A320neo family aircraft with CFM engines. The entirety of Frontier’s orderbook for the A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by CFM’s International LEAP-1A engines.
On Friday, Airbus delivered its 10,000 aircraft The airplane, 9V-SMF (MSN54), was an Airbus A350-941 with a special sticker to commemorate the occasion. The delivery also has significance in terms of the relationships that the two
Fuel efficiency and environmental impact is always a topic in the world news and among aircraft manufacturers that are always trying to do something to lessen the negative effect flying has on our environment. Airbus
Airbus has rolled out the second A350-1000 test aircraft from their paint shop in Toulouse, France, featuring Airbus’ signature carbon fiber themed livery, which reflects the advanced composite design implemented on the company’s latest aircraft.
This week Qantas’ Chief Executive Officer announced that the airline sees no market for the remaining eight A380 aircraft the airline is due to receive, highlighting the continued decline for the airframe’s long-term prospects. “There’s a
Emirates announced today that Johannesburg will be the next city in its network to receive Airbus A380 service. Currently, Emirates uses the Boeing 777-300ER to serve Johannesburg with four daily flights. Beginning February 1, one