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An Endeavor Air CRJ900 painted in the Delta Connection livery. (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

Final Bombardier CRJ Leaves Assembly

On Sunday, the final Bombardier CRJ aircraft came off the assembly line at the manufacturer's Mirabel plant in Canada, marking the end of the jet’s 30-year history and the closing of the facility. The CRJ-900, registered N840SK, is the 1,945th produced and will be delivered to Delta Air Lines and operated by SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest is one of the primary operators of the aircraft, with 371 in the fleet. The regional carrier flies the CRJ on behalf of Delta Air…

Air Canada Unveils Special TCA Livery

Air Canada on Thursday revealed a new special retro livery on one of its new Airbus A220 aircraft. The plane, registered as C-GNBN, features the livery of Trans-Canada Air Lines, the immediate predecessor to what is now known as Air Canada. Air Canada posted pictures of the aircraft, which is…

TUI fly Belgium to Become First European Airline to Resume…

On Feb. 17, TUI Belgium will resume Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations. The news comes just a few weeks after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the aircraft to fly again in the European Union. According to Aviation24.be, TUI fly Belgium will begin MAX flights to Spain, making it the…

SAS, CFM Make Engine Agreement for Airbus A320neo Fleet

SAS has signed an engine purchase and services agreement with CFM. The agreement confirms the airline's use of LEAP-1A engines on its A320neo family. This comes as part of SAS' fleet upgrade program, which aims to improve efficiency and sustainability. The selection of CFM International's LEAP-1A covers the airline's fleet…

Airbus Delivered 21 Aircraft in January, Received No New Orders

With the beginning of 2021, the air transport industry expects market demand to improve with the arrival of new COVID-19 vaccines. Despite that hope, most airlines have had a great part of their fleet grounded while operating half of their normal network throughout 2020, which has negatively affected the aircraft…

Cayman Airways Set to Resume 737 MAX Flights

On Tuesday, Cayman Airways announced the un-grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) rescinded the airspace restriction for the jet. The CAACI joins the United States, Canada, the European Union, Brazil and the United Kingdom in re-certifying the plane.…

Boeing 737 MAX to Receive Final Flight Clearance from the…

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that the Boeing 737 MAX will receive its final clearance to continue operation in Europe next week. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the last major safety regulator to approve the jet after two fatal crashes grounded it in March 2019. The Federal Aviation…

First Look: Inside JetBlue’s New Airbus A220

Last week, JetBlue Airways received its first Airbus A220 aircraft, an impressive feat during the coronavirus pandemic. The new plane is one of 70 on order with Airbus and to replace the airline’s Embraer E190 fleet. According to Philip Stewart, JetBlue’s Manager of Corporate Communications, the airline will receive six…

United Airlines, WestJet File Intentions for Resuming Boeing 737 MAX…

On Wednesday, WestJet announced its intent to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights. Additionally, United Airlines filed its first routes with the Boeing 737 MAX 9 on Wednesday.  These two moves showcase the gradual reinstatement of the Boeing 737 MAX after groundings that kept it out of service for almost two…

China Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747-400 Fleet

After being served over 45 years, Taiwan-based China Airlines will host a scenic flight to celebrate the retirement of the Queen of the Skies in February. The airline also mentioned that the retirement will finish the transition from Boeing 747-400s to its Airbus A350 fleet. China Airlines had its first…