ITA Airways’ Airbus A350 Draws Crowd During Italian Grand Prix…

An Airbus A350-900 from Italy's national airline, ITA Airways, flew over the skies of Monza on Sunday for its first flight. After dedicating its first Airbus A350s to Valentino Rossi, Marcello Lippi, Roberto Baggio and Enzo Bearzot, the latest arrival was dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Scuderia Ferrari…

How Aeroflot Is Surviving After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine —…

Six months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. Despite overwhelming support for Ukraine from the rest of the world, there is still no end in sight to the conflict between the two countries. Nearly every global industry has seen changes to their operations, supply chains or both, but civil aviation…

Qantas Orders A321 Freighters In Next Move with Airbus

Qantas has deepened it cooperation with Airbus again. In the wake of the growing demand for cargo, in particular in the Asia Pacific region, Qantas will increase its cargo services by adding six Airbus A321 freighters. The flag carrier revealed that it will source the aircraft on the open market…

Airbus Cancels Remainder of Qatar A350 Order as Dispute Continues

 French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has canceled the remainder of Qatar Airways A350 orders following a dispute over what Qatari regulators claim is premature surface damage.  Qatari regulators grounded nearly half of Qatar’s A350 fleet consisting of both the -900 and -1000 variants. The airline was the first to fly the…

Interview: Adept Test Pilot’s Perspective on Aviation’s Future

"They were called test pilots. And no one knew their names," - The Right Stuff So begins the story of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, and the story of modern aviation. For every new engine, every new system, and every new aircraft, it is this unique breed of pilot who…

Etihad Airways ‘Sustainable 50’ A350 makes inaugural flight to New…

On 30 June 2022, Etihad Airways celebrated the arrival of its new Airbus A350-1000 (one of five new Airbus A350s to join Etihad’s fleet this year) in the United States, with 371 passengers, following the inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to New York’s John F. Kennedy…

ITA Airways Continues Upward Passenger Trend As It Prepares for…

ITA Airways shared that on May 20 the fledging airline carried 30,000 passengers on a single day for the first time since the start of its operations last Oct. 15, 2021. The airline still sits a long way from the approximately 80,000 passengers per day that the former Italian flag…

Qantas Selects A350 for New York, London Flights, Places Orders…

Australian flag carrier Qantas today announced a set of aircraft orders aimed at expanding both its international and domestic route networks. The Australian airline committed to ordering a minimum of 52 Airbus aircraft — 12 A350s, 20 A320XLRs and 20 A220s - as it plans new non-stop flights from Australia to…

ITA Airways’ First Airbus A350 is Ready to begin Service

ITA Airways, Italy's national airline, has painted the first Airbus A350 in its fleet. As it was already confirmed in January 2022 that the Airbus A350s that will join the ITA Airways fleet starting from June 2022 are the ones that previously belonged to the Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines. The planes…