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Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-AMF touching down on runway 25L at Brandenburg Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Qatar Airways Stops A350 Deliveries After Surface Paint Issues

Qatar Airways has temporarily halted deliveries of the Airbus A350 aircraft, a result of the airline's disapproval of the paint finish on the aircraft, whereby the surfaces below the paint have been deteriorating at an alarming rate. "Qatar Airways continues to experience and has witnessed a condition in which the surface below the paint on some of its Airbus A350 aircraft has been degrading at an accelerated rate," the Gulf Carrier said. The airline said that it would not be…

Cathay Pacific Could Shrink Boeing 777X Order

Hong Kong's largest airline, Cathay Pacific, plans to reduce its order of Boeing 777-9Xs from 21 aircraft to 10-15 aircraft, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Two internal sources briefed on the issue stated that the airline would "optimize" its order, removing billions of dollars in…

Air Côte d’Ivoire Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A320neo

Air Cote d' Ivore has accepted the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West African region. The airliner joins an existing fleet of 6 Airbus aircraft at Air Cote d' Ivore. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be…

Emirates Takes Delivery of 117th Airbus A380 Aircraft

Emirates Airline has announced it has taken delivery of its latest super jumbo, which joins the airline's fleet marking its 117th Airbus A380. The next A380 the airline takes will include Emirates' long-awaited Premium Economy product. The A380 MSN264 with registration A6-EVM left Hamburg Finkenweder on Dec. 11 and arrived…

Air Saint-Pierre Receives New ATR-42-600

On Dec. 11, European aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that Air Saint-Pierre has taken delivery of a new ATR-42-600 turboprop aircraft. Air Saint-Pierre is a French carrier based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a group of French islands located near Newfoundland and Labrador. Taking delivery of a new aircraft is certainly significant…

American Airlines Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX Since Grounding

American Airlines has taken its first Boeing 737 MAX delivery since the type’s worldwide grounding in March 2019. The aircraft, registered N323SG, is the 25th 737 MAX in American’s fleet out of an order for 100 planes. The aircraft was flown from Boeing Field in Washington to American’s maintenance facility…

Air Canada Cancels Aircraft Orders

Earlier this week, Air Canada announced that it will be canceling orders for 22 narrowbody aircraft as the airline works to size itself properly to operate in a smaller market, as consumer behavior indicates that demand will take around half a decade to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The Canadian flag…

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First A330-800

Kuwait Airways on Thursday took delivery of the world's first Airbus A330-800 aircraft, one of only a total of 14 to be delivered to a collection of at least two airlines and customers undisclosed by Airbus. The two aircraft the airline received are the first of eight slated to join…

Honeywell: Business Jet Market to Recover to 2019 Levels by…

Even as demand for business travel remains unknown for commercial airlines and corporate manufacturers and operators, short-term reductions in both deliveries and expenditures due to the pandemic are not expected to have a lasting impact on the business jet industry. Honeywell's Global Business Aviation is forecasting up to 7,300 new…

Airbus Deliveries Continue to Climb in June

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace company, provided the aviation industry some positive news with a strong month for commercial aircraft deliveries in June. In a press release provided by the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus reported delivering 36 new aircraft in June. In previous months, deliveries were softer primarily due to the…