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Emirates Weighs Cancelling A380 Orders as Airbus Continues Production in Full Spate

A spokesperson from Airbus told AirlineGeeks in an email on Thursday that there are five A380 aircraft that are in the assembly phase in Toulouse, including the last double-decker to be built. “Regarding production, we still have eight aircraft in the production process including the MSN 272 parts of which arrived yesterday night in Toulouse. It is the last one to be assembled. This aircraft will enter into the poste 40 (assembly process) in the first week of July. At…

Airbus Threatens to Sue Airlines Following Calls to Defer Deliveries

Airbus does not appear poised to retreat from an escalating dispute with the airlines over outstanding aircraft orders, as the European aircraft manufacturer announced this week that taking legal action will be the last resort if the airlines do not compromise. Guillaume Faury, the chief executive officer of European aerospace…

IAG Looking to Bring Forward Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries

While Boeing 737 MAX operators around the world are pushing back its re-entry into service towards the end of the year, International Airines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and European low-cost carriers Vueling and Level, is strengthening commitment towards the troubled Boeing narrow body. Having recently…

IAG Looking to Bring Forward Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries

While Boeing 737 MAX operators around the world are pushing back its re-entry into service towards the end of the year, International Airines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and European low-cost carriers Vueling and Level, is strengthening commitment towards the troubled Boeing narrow body. Having recently…

Azores Airlines’ New A321LR Expected to Replace the Carrier’s Former…

Azores Airlines became the latest long-range A321 operator as its first aircraft, CS-TSH, was delivered from Airbus' assembly line in Hamburg. The carrier, based at the Portuguese Atlantic island of Arcipielago, will operate a fleet of three A321LRs to support the carrier’s expansion strategy connecting the Azores Islands from its…

TAP Receives Its First Airbus A321LR

TAP Air Portugal received its first A321LR this week from Airbus' factory in Hamburg, becoming the second carrier in the world to operate the type. The extended range version of the A321neo will enable TAP to efficiently serve secondary markets across North America, the Middle East and Northern Brazil and…