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…

Peruvian Airlines Turns to Russian Aircraft for Fleet Expansion

While H.E. Akbar Al Baker was joyfully being Farnborough’s center of attention with Qatar’s impressive aircraft showcase and JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman surprising spectators as his new startup announced an order for 60 A220’s, one airline was quietly making moves with Russian aircraft manufacturers. Peruvian Airlines met with Sukhoi Civil…

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.…

Africa’s Largest Nation Announces New National Carrier: Nigeria Air

Nigeria Air, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airline, will be launched by the end of this year. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), at a press conference during the Farnborough International Airshow. Senator Sirika said: "I…

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…

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…