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Qantas to Let 787-9 Option Expire and Order A321neos

Qantas Airways has made the decision to let one of its 15 Boeing 787-9 options expire in February. This decision comes after heavy promotion for the aircraft, with Qantas announcing service between San Francisco and Melbourne using the aircraft, and also promoting its third Boeing 787-9, naming it "Quokka." A decision on the rest of their orders will be made in a few months. According to Reuters, the Australian flag carrier is looking to expand its international routes but is…

Analysis: Frontier Airlines Aims to Become a Disruptor in the…

On Wednesday, aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus announced that it had confirmed the largest order in the company's history. Indigo Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, signed a deal with Airbus worth $49.5 billion for an order of 430 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Denver-based Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Indigo Partners,…

The ‘Neo’ Kid in the Fleet: What’s New for the…

On Wednesday, easyJet took delivery of their first Airbus A320neo. The aircraft, registered G-UZHA, was the first of what will be many deliveries that will take place over the next five years. 99 A320neos and 30 A321neos (starting from Summer 2018) will be handed over from Airbus in the coming…

Airbus A321neo Powered by CFM LEAP Engines Receives Type Certification…

The Airbus A321neo with CFM Leap-1A engines has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both certificates were given to Senior Vice President of the Airbus A320 program, Klaus Roewe, and Chief Engineer of the Airbus A320 family, Pierre-Henri Brousse. With…