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Icelandair Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX 8: TF-ICE

In an exciting day for Boeing, the aircraft manufacturing giant has delivered yet another Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Wednesday at Boeing Field, this time to Icelandair. A largely-followed delivery among aviation enthusiasts eager to see Icelandair's newest aircraft, this is Icelandair's first of three MAX aircraft that will be delivered this year, as part of a larger order of 16 MAX aircraft that will be delivered from now until 2021. Icelandair and Boeing executives were on hand at…

Aeromexico Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Aeromexico joined the ever-growing fraternity of airlines around the world that have received their first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The long-awaited delivery comes six years after the airline placed the order for the MAX in 2012 when the concept for this type of aircraft was a revolutionary idea. Wednesday’s delivery…

Embraer E190-E2 Gets Green Light From EASA, ANAC and FAA

After 56 months since the program was launched, Embraer received type certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). It is the…

Cebu Pacific Adds Its Second Route to Australia From Manila

Cebu Pacific Air will now offer nonstop service from Manila, Philippines to Melbourne, Australia beginning Aug. 14, 2018. The route will be operated three times a week on, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-330. Flight 049 will leave Manila at 6:05 a.m. local time, and arrive in Melbourne…

Business As Usual for Ryanair: New Routes and New Strikes…

In European aviation, certain things are always to be expected. It could be weather disrupting flights in some part of the continent, or a once-prestigious carrier announcing yet more financial woes. In the case of Europe's Ryanair, it's usually the announcement of yet more routes, industrial action, or controversy involving…

Airbnb Co-Founder Signals Industry Disruption with Aviation Plans

In an interview published this weekend in a major UK newspaper, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky alluded to potential plans to disrupt the aviation industry. “We’ve seriously considered a lot of things around aviation and we’ve spent a lot of time exploring different concepts,” Chesky told the Sunday Times.…

Trump’s Personal Pilot on Short List for New FAA Head

Trump's personal pilot is in the running to lead U.S. aviation's chief governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration, a Trump administration spokesperson confirmed to Axios late Sunday night. John Dunkin has worked for Trump since 1989 when Trump even owned his own airline. It would go out of business three…

Chicago O’Hare Eyes Dramatic Expansion

The nations third busiest airport may be getting bigger. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the city of Chicago and the airlines serving Chicago O’Hare are nearing an $8.5 billion deal to expand the airport. The deal would see renovated terminals, new concourses, and more gates for the airport. If…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Operator Requests €770 Million to Finish Construction

After years of recurring delays, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, the operator of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, has requested an additional €770 Million to finish the airport’s construction by 2020. If the project is completed within the new estimated budget and timeline, the airport will begin operations nine years later than projected…

Emirates Threatens to Pull $76 Billion Boeing Deal Amid Ongoing…

As the Gulf carriers continue to grow their fleets and expand their route networks, U.S. carriers continue to pursue their agendas in reversing the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines have all taken an active stance…