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Chinese Company Agrees to Purchase 130 Airbus Aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and Airbus have announced an order for 100 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A330 aircraft following the signing of the General Terms Agreement between the two companies. The company, which is a government corporation, acts as a neutral third party. CAS is a well-known brand which is tasked with overlooking the importation and exportation of civil aviation products but is primarily responsible for handling ordering and distributing aircraft for Chinese airlines. The new aircraft…

TAM Airlines Becomes Fourth Airbus A350 Operator

Airbus rolled out its fourth livery for its Airbus A350 Extra Wide Body (XWB) aircraft today, sporting TAM Airlines' colors. TAM will be the A350-900's fourth operator, after Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Finnair. The Brazilian airline, which expects 27 deliveries of this high demand airplane, will receive the first aircraft PR-XTA in…

Airbus Opens First US Plant in Alabama

In an effort to compete for American customers on Boeing's home turf, Airbus has officially opened its first factory in the United States. Built in Mobile, Alabama, this brand new 53 acre facility will be tasked with building A320-series aircraft for airlines in North America in hopes of challenging both Boeing…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Ted Airlines

Ted was formed by United around the same time that Delta was creating their own low cost carrier, Song. The two carriers were similar due to the fact that they were focusing on fighting low cost carriers and offer low fares to leisure destinations. Both Ted and Song were created…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

The success of Ryanair in Europe has lead many groups around the world to attempt to copy their business style, with most having lackluster results. One of these airlines was Skybus Airlines in the United States. Founded in 2004, the airline attempted to use low fares and no frills to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: British West Indies Airways

Prior to Caribbean Airlines's dominance of the Caribbean market in recent years, another Trinidad and Tobago carrier used to own the title of being one of the biggest island fliers. Its name was British West Indian Airways, or BWIA for short. BWIA dates back to 1939, when New Zealander and…

The Near Future of the Airbus A350

As of now, only four airlines have released details about their A350 aircraft: Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines.  Qatar has already commenced A350 operations, while Cathay Pacific,  Finnair and Vietnam Airlines are still awaiting delivery of their A350 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_1401" align="alignright" width="300"] Finnair A350 Economy Class…

A Look at Brazilian Low-Cost Carrier, Azul Airlines

Azul Airlines, an airline which operates out of Brazil, may be less known internationally, but it is widely spreading to be a more prominent name within the airline industry. From its start in December 2008, according to the airline itself, it has become the fastest growing Brazilian airline. Azul serves…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! #GreenPlanes

From all of us at AirlineGeeks, we wish you a great St. Patrick's Day! Today is a day where green becomes a much more seen color, but how important is the simple color in the airline industry? Besides being the standard livery for Aer Lingus, green is also important in…

The Fight for the Asian Narrow Body Market

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world with passenger numbers and aircraft sales growing dramatically. At the core of the boom is the narrow body market that features two major competitors: the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. These two companies are in the thick of a…