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Norwegian Air Shuttle Takes Delivery of Its Final Boeing 737-800

Norwegian Air Shuttle took delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800 aircraft today, the last of this aircraft type in its fleet. From now on, all 737 deliveries will be of the MAX 8 variant, which the company expects to receive 12 in 2018. Norwegian's 737-800 fleet is the workhorse of its European route offering, and it will continue to be the main component of the carrier's fleet until it is replaced by the newer and more efficient Boeing 737 MAX.  The…

Opinion: Despite Huge Ticket Sales, Flybondi’s Dispatch and Management of…

Only a few weeks have passed since Flybondi's first commercial flight, on Jan. 26. Argentina's first indigenous low-cost carrier appeared as a consequence of the governmental impulse to new companies, and obtained a 15-year permission to operate 85 routes, both domestic and international. Its flight booking opening day generated a…

Airbus A321LR Completes First Transatlantic Flight

On Tuesday, the newest product of the Airbus A320 family, the A321LR, completed the first transatlantic flight, from Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, to New York's JFK. The trip was made by a test aircraft, with registration D-AVZO, in 8-hours and 44-minutes. The aircraft was flown by the same…

London City Airport to Reopen Tuesday After WWII Bomb Neutralization

An operation to remove a 500kg World War II bomb that forced the closure of London City Airport has successfully ended, and the terminal will be open for operations on Tuesday, authorities confirmed. The airport was shut down all day Monday and all flights were canceled, affecting up to 16,000…

Next-Generation Aircraft Engines: The Weakest Link

After the Airbus A320neo's biggest customer IndiGo had to withdraw three aircraft from service due to engine related issues, the European builder and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney decided to suspend all deliveries of the aircraft type that are powered by PW1100G-JM PurePower engines. The announcement was released after a…

Aerolineas Argentinas Looks to Strengthen Its International Offering

Starting in June, Aerolíneas Argentinas will add three new frequencies to Madrid-Barajas. The usual daily flight departing from Ezeiza International Airport at 23:55 local time will see another flight departing at 12:10 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The recent cancellation of the Barcelona route triggered doubts about a possible contraction of…

AirAsia Enters Digital Transformation Age for Pilot Training

AirAsia and GE Aviation have signed a four-year agreement for GE to provide the electronic Flight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) and the FlightPulse pilot application for AirAsia’s fleet of about 355 A320 and A330 aircraft and 4,000 pilots. GE Aviation’s eFOQA service uses flight data generated by the aircraft and…

Airfares May Increase Over Recent Oil Price Uptick

In past years, the cost of oil was significantly low and that was a key factor in several decisions the commercial aviation industry has taken. That relative stability is now gone, and the increasing price of fuel is pushing for airlines to review their acquisition strategy and to update fares.…

Lufthansa Shows Off New Livery Prior to Highly-Anticipated Unveiling Event

It is hard to keep a secret as big as a 747. Last week, a few pictures were leaked and German carrier Lufthansa had no choice but to go with the flow; its livery redesign was exposed and caused mixed emotions amongst aviation enthusiasts and the general public. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/959715355211034624 After years…

Aerolineas Argentinas and Alitalia Sign First Joint Business Agreement in…

Alitalia and Aerolíneas Argentinas announced on February 1 the signature of a Joint Business Agreement (JBA), which will allow both airlines to coordinate commercial efforts to provide business and leisure travelers with wider and better travel choices, more convenient schedules and a wider selection of customer proposition. Both members of the…