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A French Bee Airbus A350-900XWB. (Photo: Dylan Agbagni (CC0) from Bordeaux, France [CC0])

French Bee Becomes First All-A350 Airline

French Bee has become the first airline to operate a fleet comprised entirely of Airbus A350s having taken delivery of its third and final Airbus A350-900 XWB. The airline took delivery of its latest aircraft, registration F-HREY, last week and plans to transfer its sole Airbus A330-300 to sister airline Air Caraibes, completing the transformation. Even with the arrival of the newest aircraft, French Bee's aircraft count remains at three with its A330 being transferred to Air Caraibes; though, that…

JetBlue’s First A321neo Arrives in New York

For the first time since the arrival of its current generation Airbus A321s, JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of a new aircraft, the Airbus A321neo. A fuel efficient and extended ranged version of the popular narrowbody aircraft, the A321neo is the first next-generation aircraft to enter JetBlue’s fleet with plans…

British Airways Pilots Begin Ballot on Possible Industrial Action Affecting…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the union which represents roughly 90 percent of British Airways pilots, has commenced balloting its members on possible industrial action over wage negotiations. The move comes after talks between the airline and the BALPA, Unite and GMB unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground…

Former United 747 Returns to the Skies

In November 2017, United Airlines retired the 747 after 47 years of service.  After being retired from revenue service, most of the former flagships of the United fleet made their way to Southern California for storage and a quiet retirement.  However, one of United's 747-400s, N119UA, has been brought out…

Airlines Report Nausea-Inducing Cabin Fumes on Airbus’ A330neo

While Boeing has been under fire for continued problems arising with its next-generation 737 MAX aircraft, the next-generation offerings of its main rival Airbus have been largely free of issue, until now. Operators of the Airbus A330-900neo recently have been reporting toxic fume leakages in the aircraft’s cabin, potentially coming…

Philadelphia Airport Pays Tribute to City as Medical Hub

Philadelphia International Airport last week unveiled a new exhibit celebrating Philadelphia's history in the field of medicine.  The exhibit, located in Terminal A East, gives passengers a look at Philadelphia's storied history in the medical field from colonial times through the present. Philadelphia Airport Chief Executive Officer Chellie Cameron and…

Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines Cooperation Highlights Industry Move Towards…

Building on their current codeshare agreement that includes flights between Singapore and Malaysia, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would see stronger cooperation between both carriers, including extending cooperation to each other’s subsidiaries and introduce shared benefits for each other’s frequent flyers. The…

China Airlines Begins Regional and Cargo Fleet Renewal with $2…

China Airlines' board of directors has approved the purchase of three Boeing 777 Freighters and 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The deal was publicized in a document from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange and the total cost of two deals, reportedly, will not exceed $2.48 billion. The Taipei-based airline has confirmed two…

Air France Bids ‘Au Revoir’ to Joon

Air France has ended operations of its short-lived subsidiary Joon. The carrier was created by the French national carrier to compete with low-cost airlines on heavily traveled routes. However, the carrier has been poorly received since its announcement in 2017, and since it took to the skies the carrier hasn’t…

Argentina and U.S. Lift Restrictions on Frequencies and Capacity

The United States and Argentina yesterday ratified a new amendment to the bilateral 1985 Air Transport Services Agreement immediately lifting previously established reciprocity restrictions. The new agreement between U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Argentinian Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich liberalizes the U.S.-Argentina to the extent that any U.S.…