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SAS' first A350 aircraft (Photo: Airbus)

SAS Receives Its First Airbus A350

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has received the first of eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft from the European manufacturer. SE-RSA, named Ingegerd Viking, took off from Toulouse, France, and flew to its new home in Copenhagen Kastrup, Denmark. AirlineGeeks received a tour of the carrier's newest aircraft last month, which also sports a new livery. The new addition to the fleet will now complete final interior touches, checks, as well as crew training flights prior to operating the first commercial service on January…

British Airways Receives First Airbus A350-1000

British Airways took delivery of their first A350-1000 from Airbus on Saturday, albeit a little later than initially planned. Touching down just before 2:00 p.m. G-XWBA, the first of 18 ordered by the United Kingdom's flag carrier, arrived at its new home at Heathrow Airport after conducting crew training in…

EgyptAir Flies Newest Dreamliner Home Using Biofuel, Sets Distance Record

EgyptAir took delivery of its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner earlier this week, the fifth of six next-generation Boeing aircraft destined for its fleet. While EgyptAir has been taking deliveries since the beginning of 2019, this delivery flight had a twist in that it was fueled with sustainable aviation flew, making…

Qatar Airways Receives 250th Aircraft

Last week, an A350-900 was ferried from Airbus' facilities in Toulouse, France to Qatar Airways' home in Doha, representing the 250th aircraft to be delivered to the Qatari flag carrier. Just a few planes down, All Nippon Airways was receiving its first Airbus A380 from Airbus. Qatar CEO Akbar Al…

ANA Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380, Becomes Last New…

All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, becoming the first Japanese operator of the double-decker aircraft. The aircraft delivered was the first of three ANA orders for the A380, inherited by the airline…

WestJet Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a delivery ceremony held at Boeing's Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. A logical next step for the Boeing-dominated airline, the Dreamliner marks a new chapter for the 15-year old airline that only started long haul operations in Nov.…

Airbus Delivers First A330-900neo to Launch Operator TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal received its first Airbus A330-900neo on Monday at a delivery ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. The A330-900neo is the next-generation version of Airbus' popular A330-300 aircraft, a major player in the long-haul market, and is the first of two variants of the…

United Takes Delivery of Boeing 787-10, First Airline to Operate…

United Airlines has become the first North American airline to take delivery of Boeing’s newest Dreamliner, the Boeing 787-10, receiving the aircraft from Boeing on Monday. The first American airline to operate the Dreamliner a year after its first delivery back in 2012, United has since purchased aircraft in every…

Cathay Pacific Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-1000

Cathay Pacific took delivery this morning of its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. The Hong Kong-based airline is just the second airline to receive the new fuel-efficient airliner, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, following Qatar Airways, which took delivery of the aircraft in February…

First A320neo Delivered in the Middle East

The first Airbus A320neo has officially been delivered in the Middle East after Jazeera Airways took delivery of its first of the type on Sunday. The aircraft, 9K-CAQ, first arrived in the Middle East on May 25 when it landed from Toulouse in Abu Dhabi. 15 days after being in…