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The last Dash 8 flight for Piedmont taxis out at CLT (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of 32nd Dash 8-400

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada on Saturday announced the delivery of another Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, with the airline reaching a milestone of 32 Dash 8-400 aircraft in its fleet. Ethiopian added its first Dash 8-400 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010. The recent delivery highlights the carrier's confidence in the aircraft in supporting its growing network across Africa. Ethiopian is a recognized Authorized Service Facility having acquired the first Dash 8-400 simulator in Africa and just…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…

Lufthansa Plans First 787 Dreamliner Route

Lufthansa announced that the first commercial route to be served by its new Boeing 787-9 fleet will be Frankfurt-Toronto Pearson, starting this Winter. The company has undergone a profound restructuring of its long-haul fleet amid the challenges derived from the COVID-19 crisis, and it is ready to start operating the…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

Eastern Airlines Expands Operations Into Cargo Market with 777F Purchase

On Wednesday, Eastern Airlines announced that it will be expanding its operations into the cargo market following the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777F aircraft. Set to enter service in the first quarter of 2022, the aircraft acquired by the company will be the first 777s to ever undergo a passenger-to-freighter…

Jet2 Orders First Airbus Aircraft with A321neos

Jet2 announced on Tuesday that it has ordered 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order is the airline's first with Airbus, with Jet2 previously preferring Boeing narrowbodies for its operations. However, the Leeds-based airline has been leasing an ex-Condor Airbus A321 since February 2020, according to Airfleets. According to a press release,…

Virgin Australia Adds Nine Boeing 737-800s

Earlier this year, Virgin Australia announced that it will be enhancing its services by adding 10 Boeing 737-800s to its fleet. In the latest announcement, the airline has finalized the deal and confirmed nine Boeing 737-800s will have joined its fleet by October. Virgin Australia said the additional aircraft reflected…

LATAM to Incorporate Five ex-Norwegian 787s

As LATAM Airlines Group proceeds its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process into a solid and financially sustainable future, the airline conglomerate keeps reviewing its fleet plan; last week, it announced the leasing of 28 new Airbus A320neo added to the previously existing order for 42 aircraft of the newest generation of…

OWG Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737-800

One of Canada's newest airline ventures, OWG, plans to acquire its first Boeing 737-800, entering service in 2022. The subsidiary of Quebec-based charter airline Nolinor Aviation, OWG intends to modify the aircraft cabin to meet its image and standards.  OWG will receive an ex-Air Transat 737, registered as C-FMBO, according…

DHL Express Partners with Eviation to Build a Fleet of…

DHL Express and Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer Eviation have teamed up to "electrify aerospace." On Tuesday, DHL announced it is building the first-ever electric aviation network and has ordered 12 Alice eCargo jets from Eviation. The partnership will pioneer sustainable aviation and shape the future for zero-emission cargo and passenger flights.…