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Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo (Photo: Kuwait Airways)

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo

On Sunday, Kuwait Airways received its first Airbus A320neo, opening a new market for the new generation of the largely popular A320 family. But, according to the carrier's CEO, this is just the first step of a large fleet overhaul. Yousef A. M. J. Alsaqer, Chairman of Kuwait Airways, said to Reuters in the welcoming ceremony held at the arrival of the new aircraft that the company is aiming to invest two and a half-billion dollars in fleet renewal efforts.…

Air Asia X Chooses Airbus A321XLR Over A330neo

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur on Friday,…

Air Asia X Chooses Airbus A321XLR Over A330neo

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur on Friday,…

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

On Aug. 27, Air France's first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder's factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer's serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN, flew for a little over three hours. This first aircraft is set to be delivered…

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

On Aug. 27, Air France's first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder's factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer's serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN, flew for a little over three hours. This first aircraft is set to be delivered…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant…