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The first Boeing 777-9X on the ramp at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777-9X Appears on Boeing Test Flight Line at Paine Field

AirlineGeeks recently spotted Lufthansa's first Boeing 777-9X, the third airworthy airframe off of the assembly line, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The third airworthy airframe off of the new aircraft's assembly line, the aircraft designated WH003 rolled out to the Boeing test flight line on the evening of June 12 bearing no engines. [caption id="attachment_34650" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Test frame WH003 destination for German flag carrier Lufthansa. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)[/caption] The aircraft spotting marks the second development in…

China Airlines Selects New Aircraft to Upgrade Regional Narrowbody Fleet

China Airlines has chosen the Airbus A321neo for its future regional narrowbody operations. The Taiwanese carrier will lease 14 A321neo aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2021. Furthermore, the airline will have the option to negotiate for an additional 11 firm and five option aircraft orders once the…

Binter Enters Into Maintenance Agreement with Embraer for E195-E2

Continuing the trend of manufacturer-sponsored maintenance programs, Embraer announced on April 10, 2019, that it has signed a multi-year Total Support Program (TSP) agreement with Binter, the European launch customer of the E195-E2, to support Binter’s new E195-E2 fleet.  The Embraer E195-E2 is the largest variant of Embraer’s E2 family,…

Air Senegal Gets Africa’s First Airbus A330neo

Air Senegal, the flag carrier of Senegal based in Dakar, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse. Air Senegal is the first carrier in Africa to fly the next-generation Airbus aircraft and the airplane has been given the name “Casamance” after the Casamance…

First Look: WestJet Unveils Boeing 787 Dreamliner Livery and Interior…

WestJet was born as a 'Canadian Southwest,' with a single-aircraft approach, but it didn't take much time for the carrier to expand and diversify its purpose and, subsequently, its offering. First, the adoption of Bombardier Q400 turboprops, and later with the creation of an ultra-low-cost-carrier named Swoop, the company has…

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its…

Photos: Hawaiian Airlines Recieves First Airbus A321neo

Hawaiian Airlines recently took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. A team of the airline’s employees flew to Hamburg to pick up the aircraft, sporting Hawaiian’s newly revised livery. With the first aircraft delivered, Hawaiian has an additional 17 airplanes currently on order. Deliveries of the enhanced A321 aircraft…

E190-E2 Aircraft Completes First Flight

As of May 23, 2016, Embraer's latest aircraft, the E190-E2, successfully completed its first flight ahead of schedule. The new airplane rolled out from the factory about three months ago, and the flight is the beginning of the E190-E2's certification campaign. “A first flight is always an emotional occasion, no…

American and US Airways Receive Their Single Operation Certificate: A…

With the legal recognition of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, today marks a sizable change in the airline industry. Today, American Airlines has received their Single Operating Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). In simplicity, this certificate indicates that the two airlines are one in the…