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Delta’s First Airbus A321 Arrives in the United States

After months of anxiously waiting, Delta can proudly say it owns its first Airbus A321 aircraft. The newest addition to the fleet joins from none other than Airbus' factory in Hamburg, Germany before a long journey to its eventual home in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. While only the first of 45 A321 jets Delta has ordered, it stands to pave the way as the airline hopes to continue to grow its domestic presence while competing with not just legacy carriers such as…

Singapore Airlines to Take Delivery of Airbus A350

Singapore Airlines will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 on March 2, which will arrive in Singapore on March 3. The airline currently has 63 firm orders for the jet with options for 20 more. After delivery, Singapore will operate the aircraft on crew familiarization flights between Singapore and Kuala…

ANALYSIS: Why a United Airlines Order For The C-Series Could…

The diverse United Airlines fleet had 256 50-seat regional jets at the end of 2015. A few weeks ago, United announced their order for 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. This will allow the Chicago-based carrier to reduce its fleet of 50-seat aircraft by more than half by 2019. “We are continuing…

Iran Strikes a Deal with Airbus

January 28, 2016, was not only a big day for Iranian aviation but also for the Airbus Corporation. Not only did Iran place an order for 118 new aircraft, but all 118 airframes were also placed in a single order with Airbus. The order consists of 73 widebody jets and…

Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the British Airways Dominance

For years, the British international market was dominated by British Airways and its predecessors, B.O.A.C and B.E.A. Few carriers had tried to nudge into this stronghold, but most faded out into the history books. However, one remains strong and flying to this day. History In 1982, Britain was celebrating the…

The Biggest Global Aviation/Aerospace Clusters

Aviation has been around for more than a century now since the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Still regarded as one of the most technologically advanced industries, aviation has seen the rise and fall of airlines, manufacturers, and other companies since its inception. This has led to cities developing into…

20 Years of Orange and White

Currently, over 300 million people live within a one hour drive from an airport served by EasyJet, making them one of the most accessible airlines in Europe, providing domestic and international services within 32 countries on over 700 routes. As the famous orange and white airliner reaches its 20th birthday,…

The Case For Flying JetBlue

Over the next several weeks, AirlineGeeks staff writers will be completing a series focused on each of the major airlines based in the United States. We will take a closer look into the airline’s history, as well as where the airline stands today in proportion to its competition, and how…

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…

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…