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A Lufthansa 747-8i at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Lufthansa Brings Last 747 Out of Storage From Twente Airport

German flag carrier, Lufthansa, has brought their last Boeing 747 out of storage from Twente Airport to be returned to service. The Twitter account for the Twente Airport in the Netherlands tweeted out photos of the German queen departing for Frankfurt. From there the aircraft will go through the process to return to regular passenger flight. The aircraft, D-ABTL, had been in storage at the Dutch airport for 15 months.  [embed]https://twitter.com/twenteairport/status/1439955765570293761?s=20[/embed] Last year Lufthansa, like many carriers, sent nearly all…

A First Look at Air France’s New Airbus A220

On Monday, Air France's brand new Airbus A220 rolled out of the paint shop sporting a sleek, elegant look. The aircraft, which will be delivered in September, is the first of 60 A220-300s the airline has on order. The addition of the A220 into Air France's fleet should prove beneficial…

Two Brazilian Cargo Airlines to Add New Aircraft Types

Although the economic and mobility effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt especially in Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world, the air cargo segment is one that leaves the illness stronger than before in the country. In this regard, two airlines that already operate freighter aircraft are…

Inside United’s First 737 MAX 8, Featuring the Airline’s New…

On Sunday, United Airlines received a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet to its fleet, delivered directly from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft was on full display at the company's "United Next" event on Tuesday, which revealed details about its historic plane order and enhanced…

Scoot’s First A321neo Aircraft Makes Inaugural Flight to Bangkok

Just a month after receiving the first few of its largest narrow-bodies to date in May 2021, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, Scoot, has officially introduced the entry into flight operations of one of the new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft, which its inaugural flight from Singapore to Bangkok…

Boeing 777X Certification Delayed To 2023 After FAA Notification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent a letter to Boeing saying that the manufacturer’s new 777X aircraft, currently in its testing phase, likely will not receive its certification until mid- to late-2023. The FAA has blocked Boeing from moving forward with a key step in its certification of the aircraft,…

First Boeing 737-10 MAX Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Boeing has completed the first of the necessary test flights to get the largest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX family airborne. The aerospace firm announced on Friday that the Boeing 737-10 completed the successful first flight mission on the morning of June 18th from Renton in the Seattle area.…

AirAsia Group Announces Major Fleet Groundings, Looks Towards Freight Operations

Malaysia's AirAsia Group Berhad announced on Wednesday its decision to ground approximately 90% of its fleet, which currently consists of more than 200 aircraft across Asia, including slightly over 100 aircraft in Malaysia. This decision had to be made due to an ongoing wave of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia, where…

Does Boeing’s Next ecoDemonstrator Alter The Aviation Sustainability Picture?

Boeing revealed its latest ecoDemonstrator aircraft on Thursday, June 3. In a briefing with reporters, the American manufacturing behemoth outlined a number of new projects that it plans to test with the aircraft. Boeing will retrofit an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 with a number of new technologies in order to…

How Qantas Airbus A380s Fend Against Rattlesnakes In the California…

In California's Mojave Desert, specifically Victorville, Qantas's Airbus A380-800s are sitting in long-term storage, amid the coronavirus pandemic causing a major decrease in international travel in Australia. While in storage, Qantas needs to conduct weekly, biweekly and monthly maintenance involving the draining of fuel tanks of water caused by condensation,…