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China Eastern Airlines A350 (Photo: Airbus)

Airbus Delivers First A350 from Widebody Center in China

The quick development of China's aerospace and aviation industry has pushed it down the path to becoming one of the world's largest aviation markets in the years ahead, as the world has seen the nation inch forward with the recent manufacturing of a next-generation widebody aircraft by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, better known as COMAC. The Chinese market was already a major customer of various Airbus products, with Chinese deliveries making up almost a quarter of the manufacturing…

Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For…

In the lead as Europe's largest airline, Ryanair has been dominating European countries and markets with its relatively-large fleet and lower airfares, and it announced late last year a massive Boeing 737 MAX aircraft order that totaled to 210 planes. Being seen as the "game-changer" for Ryanair's passengers and the…

United Airlines Invests in Heart Aerospace’s Electric Aircraft

United Airlines is eager for innovation. After committing to an order of 15 of Boom's 'Overture' jets earlier this year, the company has now invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. The Sweden-based business is developing the ES-19, an electric-powered plane, that is expected to decarbonate regional air travel. Production…

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for…

In September 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first aircraft of the then initial order of 28 of the type. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Air France decided to place an additional order for another 10 A350-900s, taking the total order to…

Air Cairo Takes Delivery of its First A320neo

Air Cairo has taken delivery of the first of two A320-200neos, with the second aircraft expected in early August. These aircraft will expand the Egyptian low-cost carrier while complementing its current fleet of seven A320s. “Adding these aircraft to our all-A320 fleet will provide Air Cairo with much-needed capacity to…

United Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8, Builds Anticipation For…

On Sunday, United received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 after completing the airplane's delivery flight from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft, with registration N27251, will be formally introduced on Tuesday, when the company is expected to announce a significant narrowbody order. The carrier has 40…

Aeromexico, Volaris Bolster Fleets with Addition of New Aircraft

Over the course of this month, two of Mexico's largest airlines have announced the incorporation of new aircraft into their fleets, taking the next step toward returning to pre-Covid-19 fleet and passenger numbers as the busy summer travel season takes off. As part of its fleet plan — and the…

American and Virgin Atlantic Commit to Zero-Emission Air Taxi

Continuing the recent flood of news of airlines investing in "the future of aviation," Vertical Aerospace has entered the market with its own creation and customers already lining up for the new product. The English company has announced that it has acquired interest for roughly 1,000 units of its new…

United Looks Towards Supersonic Transport with Start-Up Investment

United Airlines and start-up company Boom Supersonic have announced an agreement for up to 50 supersonic aircraft to be delivered from 2029 onwards, potentially making United the first airline in the world to receive a passenger supersonic jet since Concorde. According to the joint press release, both companies will be…

Lufthansa Increases Widebody Orders

Lufthansa Group announced on Monday the expansion of its widebody orders with the acquisition of five additional Airbus A350-900s and other five Boeing B787-9s. This operation is part of the modernization process of the German carrier, which aims to reduce the average age of its long-haul fleet. The first 787-8s…