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HiFly's A380 in Farnborough (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

HiFly’s Strategy Creates a New Game for Second-Hand A380s

While Boeing and Embraer have clearly stolen the show regarding orders, Airbus was determined to close Farnborough with a bang. After frantic negotiations, the European consortium was able to close an order from VietJet for 50 additional A321s, Air Asia's 34 additional A330neo aircraft and the presentation of the first second-hand A380. Gathered at a small terrace outside the Airbus chalet, a group of journalists awaited the arrival of the majestic airplane. Soon enough, the A380 in its new eco-friendly livery…

AirAsia X Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Airbus A330neo, Places…

A quick-spreading rumor flew through the Airbus Media Chalet at Farnborough International Airshow Thursday morning: Air Asia was going to expand its current A330-900 order, which will position the company as the largest customer for the variant. A few minutes before HiFly's A380 reached Farnborough, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X…

Embraer Wins Major Orders at Farnborough

Embraer has proven to be one of the big winners at this years Farnborough International Airshow, bringing home a slew of orders for its aircraft, both old and new. While many expected the E190-E2 to shine, another Embraer aircraft also took its place in the spotlight alongside its younger brother.…

Qatar Airways Displays Six Aircraft and Unveils New Executive Jet…

Qatar Airways has a dominating presence at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow with six aircraft on display, including the showpiece Airbus A350-1000, a Boeing 777-300ER, a Qatar Cargo Boeing 747-8F, a JetSuiteX Embraer E-135 (of which Qatar Airways is a minority shareholder) and an Air Italy Boeing 737 MAX (of…

Boeing-Embraer Partnership Formally Announced at Farnborough

At the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, Boeing's Media Chalet unleashed a sudden rush of information seemingly all at once. First, Qatar Airways announced it was ordering new simulators. Minutes later, Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al-Baker announced five new 777 Freighters for its cargo fleet. And then, once the room was cleared,…

Taking a Ride Onboard the Embraer E190-E2 in Farnborough

As part of Embraer’s presence at Farnborough Airshow, AirlineGeeks was invited to a media briefing on the E190-E2, one of the models of the production series that will be acquired by Boeing by the end of 2019. After a short but consistent presentation, in which several topics were stressed by…

Farnborough Round-Up: Day 4

Thursday ended as being the quietest day of the week in terms of airline announcements at Farnborough International. The weather turned out to be an improvement compared to the last three days, allowing many of those eligible to turn up on the trade days to have a good look around…

Farnborough Round-Up: Day 3

There was a slight improvement in the amount of sunshine that was radiating down on the asphalt during day three of Farnborough International, compared to the waterlogged (flooded) scene that occurred on Monday at the airport southwest of London. Here are the biggest announcements from Farnborough International 2016 on day three: Boeing Launches…

Farnborough Round-Up: Day 2

The opening day of Farnborough International saw the proceedings ending slightly earlier than planned. Due to an outburst of rain which caused a minor flood, the show planners had to cut the power of the event hall buildings and eventually cancel the rest of the day due to safety concerns.…

Farnborough Round-Up: Day 1

This week sees the world renowned Farnborough International Airshow lifting off into the aviation atmosphere where a week-long event sees a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries with a public airshow. Cited as one of the most important events on the aviation calendar, it's a platform allowing an opportunity…