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JetBlue's first Airbus A220 rolls off the assembly plant. (Photo: JetBlue)

A First Look at JetBlue’s Airbus A220

JetBlue revealed on Monday its latest aircraft tail design, called “Hops,” which will be inaugurated on its first Airbus A220 aircraft, set to be delivered in December. “‘Hops’ represents an evolution in the JetBlue design experience with a slightly more multidimensional look than previous tailfins,” JetBlue said in a statement. “The playful pattern, created by JetBlue’s in-house designers, echoes a sense of continuation and offers a nod to the idea of connecting many short trips together as part of a…

Delta Sets November Entry for A220-300

Despite the onslaught of aircraft leaving Delta’s fleet as COVID-19 continues to reshape the airline industry, the airline is finally adding the newest bird to its fleet with the introduction of the larger Airbus A220-300 in November. The aircraft is due to begin operations on Nov. 10 and will join…

Delta Embraces New Widebody Aircraft Despite Global Pandemic

It may seem as though there is not much to celebrate about within the aviation industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the airlines. Despite many airlines resuming flights and even inaugurating some unique routes, especially within the U.S., travel demand levels prior to the global pandemic will not…

Taiwanese Starlux Orders Eight Airbus A330neos

Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s new luxury airline, has placed an order for eight Airbus A330-900neos, OneMileAtATime reports. The aircraft, which Starlux plans to lease, will be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2021. The A330-900neo has a capacity for 260-300 people depending on class configuration with a range of around…

airBaltic Defers Airbus A220 Deliveries

Latvian airline airBaltic announced on Thursday that they had agreed with Airbus to take delivery of 28 A220-300s by early 2024. In mid-April, the airline's outstanding Airbus A220 orders were postponed to 2023. With the new agreement, airBaltic gained an extra year to implement its fleet plans in the wake…

Boeing Closes First 737 MAX Deal in 2020, Cements New…

Today, a press release by Boeing set off some alarms in the aviation industry: for the first time, an official statement from the company referred to the troubled 737 MAX as the Boeing 737-8 instead of the well known MAX 8 moniker the variant had carried since its inception. The…

Frontier Becomes Largest A320neo Operator in the U.S.

Frontier Airlines, the low fare carrier based in Denver, Colorado, announced it took delivery of its 100th Airbus aircraft on Wednesday, an A320neo built in Mobile, Alabama. With the latest delivery, the company now operates the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. “Taking delivery of the 100th Airbus aircraft in…

Boeing Confirms 747 End, Production Rate Reduction for Most Programs

Boeing announced today its results for the second quarter of the year and it comes as no surprise that the balance continues to be negative, even with the significant contribution of Boeing Defense & Space and Boeing Global Services. With Boeing Commercial facing such a challenging time, the company is…

Vistara Receives First Airbus A321neo With a Three-Class Configuration

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vistara is continuing to develop itself and further establish as a premium full-service carrier in India. The airline is just over five years old and is operated as a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, a large Indian conglomerate. Primarily…

Airbus Deliveries Continue to Climb in June

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace company, provided the aviation industry some positive news with a strong month for commercial aircraft deliveries in June. In a press release provided by the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus reported delivering 36 new aircraft in June. In previous months, deliveries were softer primarily due to the…