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StarLux Airlines' first Airbus A321neo at Airbus' facility. (Photo: StarLux Airlines)

First Starlux A321neo Arrives in Taiwan

Taiwanese start-up carrier Starlux Airlines took delivery of its very first aircraft, an Airbus A321neo jet (B-58201), Friday. The aircraft landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday morning. This is the airline's inaugural aircraft and the first in a series of A321neo jets to be delivered to the new carrier. Starlux is scheduled to begin operation from its hub at Taoyuan Airport in January 2020. Its initial route network includes services to Malaysia, Macau, and Vietnam. The carrier will…

Czech Converts A320neo Order to A321XLR, A220

Following a successful launch of the Airbus A321XLR at the Paris Air Show last summer, Airbus has now landed another airline for the new product with Czech Airlines joining for its long-term expansion plans. The flag carrier announced this week that it was replacing its original order for seven A320neos…

Cape Air Becomes First Tecnam P2012 Operator

In this its 30th year, Cape Air has entered into a new chapter with the arrival of its newest aircraft, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller. Officially introducing the aircraft to the public at a ceremony in Hyannis on Wednesday, both Cape Air and Tecnam celebrated the historic moment for both companies,…

Air New Zealand Confirms Purchase of Eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

Air New Zealand has finalized an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners to expand its current Dreamliner fleet consisting solely of the Dash 9 variant. The order is valued at $2.7 billion and comes despite the airline's net profit dropping during the latest financial year. The deal gives the airline…

Embraer Delivers First E195-E2 to Azul

Embraer delivered on Thursday its first E195-E2 next-generation aircraft on Thursday to launch customer Azul Brazilian Airlines and its lessor, AerCap. The delivery ceremony took place at Embraer's main factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil, northeast of Sao Paulo. The E195-E2 is the next-generation equivalent of the E195, predominantly…

Mesa Airlines Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Up to 100…

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mesa Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 that could see the American regional service operator taking 50 firm orders with options for an additional 50 aircraft. If negotiations are completed, deliveries will begin on 2024. Announcing the deal at the Annual…

Chinese State-Owned Carriers Place Major Order for Comac ARJ21 Jets

The three largest state-owned Chinese carriers have placed an orders for a total of 105 Chinese manufactured Comac ARJ21-700 jets, in a move that represents a milestone for the Chinese aircraft industry and a pivotal point that will help prove the reliability of the program. The aircraft, seating 90 passengers…

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…

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,…