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Oman Air Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX

Oman Air took delivery of their first 737 MAX on Wednesday, just one of 30 MAX airplanes Oman’s flag carrier has on order. “At Oman Air, offering the best possible on board experience is key to our success and the 737 MAX has already earned a reputation for its exceptional performance, efficiency, and guest experience,” said Abdulaziz Al-Raisi, Acting CEO, Oman Air. “The aircraft will be a perfect complement to our 737 family as we continue to expand our operations…

Boeing, Adient Form Joint Venture for Airplane Seating

On Tuesday, aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing and automotive seating company Adient formed Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will focus on designing, manufacturing and selling seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. “Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry, and Boeing, and we are taking action…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Ecosse

In June 1977, Scottish carrier Air Ecosse took to the skies on its inaugural flight from Aberdeen to Wick, Scotland. The subsidiary of parent company Fairflight Charters, the airline operated both scheduled passenger flights and mail flights on behalf of Royal Mail. Simply designed, many of its aircraft featured a…

United Announces Addition of Eight New Routes

On Monday, United Airlines announced that it would launch new flights to eight destinations from six of its hubs. “We are excited to begin the new year by adding eight new flights as we continue our focus on making United the first choice for customers,” said Jake Cefolia, Vice President…

United Looking into Acquiring ExpressJet Stake

United Airlines is looking into possibly acquiring an ownership stake in ExpressJet, according to Bloomberg. The regional airline is a subsidiary of SkyWest and currently holds a codeshare agreement with United. Potential goals and benefits associated with a stake in the carrier include increased service in the Midwestern and Eastern…

Air India Assets to Be Sold as Airline Transitions to…

Appointed as Air India’s new Chairman and Managing Director last week on Nov. 28, Pradeep Singh Kharola is expected to assume office sometime this coming week. Upon taking office, he will be tasked with handling the potential sale of the airline’s assets as part of a transition of the airline…

American Adds New Flights to Canada Starting in 2018

As of Nov. 28, American Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to various cities in  Canada throughout 2018. “We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with…

Avolon Confirms Order for 75 737 MAX Aircraft

On Sunday, Dublin-based international aircraft leasing company Avolon confirmed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order includes 55 MAX 8 variants and 20 MAX 10 airplanes, along with an option for an additional 20 MAX 8s. The 737 MAX is Boeing's newest addition to its lineup, a revamp…

Boeing Forecasts New Airplane Market for Middle East, Valued at…

As of Nov. 13, Boeing announced its latest forecast, highlighting that the Middle East would be in need of 3,350 airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $730 billion. The company presented their Current Market Outlook, or CMO, for 2017 during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle…

American Launches Los Angeles to Beijing Route

As of Nov. 5, American Airlines launched flights to Beijing from Los Angeles, becoming the first U.S.-based carrier to operate this route. American 181 will depart daily from Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:55 A.M., and arrive at Beijing International Airport (PEK) at 4:20 P.M. the next day. The return flight,…