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Air France's first A350 completed its maiden test flight in Toulouse on Aug. 27. (Photo: Airbus)

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for Winter Schedule Increases

In September 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first aircraft of the then initial order of 28 of the type. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Air France decided to place an additional order for another 10 A350-900s, taking the total order to the current 38. The decision for the new A350 orders was made on account of the airline's initiative to renew its fleet, with the new-generation aircraft slated to replace its…

Alaska Airlines Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9

Just one month after increasing orders for the Boeing 737 MAX 9, Alaska Airlines has announced yet another new order for the type with Boeing. While last month’s order involved leased aircraft, this announcement is for the purchase of 23 airframes. The order will increase the airline's total to 68…

Boeing Closes First 737 MAX Deal in 2020, Cements New…

Today, a press release by Boeing set off some alarms in the aviation industry: for the first time, an official statement from the company referred to the troubled 737 MAX as the Boeing 737-8 instead of the well known MAX 8 moniker the variant had carried since its inception. The…

Delta Officially Picks Up 10 LATAM A350 Orders

Delta Air Lines confirmed it has officially absorbed an order for 10 Airbus A350 aircraft from LATAM Airlines Group. The group, which currently operates a fleet of 330 aircraft, has been forced to cut 95 percent of its flying as a result of the global COVID-19 crisis. Through the deal…

Czech Converts A320neo Order to A321XLR, A220

Following a successful launch of the Airbus A321XLR at the Paris Air Show last summer, Airbus has now landed another airline for the new product with Czech Airlines joining for its long-term expansion plans. The flag carrier announced this week that it was replacing its original order for seven A320neos…

Korean Air Expands 787 Dreamliner Fleet with Paris Air Show…

Korean Air and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOI) for the airline to purchase 20 widebody aircraft. The deal included 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners split evenly between the Dash 9 and Dash 10 variants, valued at $6.3 billion at current list price. In addition to the 10 from…

IAG Announces 777X Commitment for British Airways

Just days after AirlineGeeks first reported a possible British Airways deal with Boeing for the manufacturer’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777X, British Airways parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) placed a commitment for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft, with options for 24 more in the future. The aircraft will all…

Southwest Orders Additional Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

SMBC Aviation Capital has confirmed that Southwest Airlines is coming back to its customer portfolio as it has closed a significant Boeing 737 MAX lease deal, placing an order for 12 extra Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with the first aircraft set for delivery in July 2019. Southwest Airlines, the…

Delta Extends and Increases Airbus A220 Order

Delta Air Lines announced that it has reached an agreement with Airbus to extend its order book of the A220 by 15 aircraft, elevating the total to 90. This marks the first order of 2019 for the A220. With the deal, Delta is also officially the largest Airbus A220 customer…

New Start-Up Airline ‘Moxy’ Places Order for 60 Airbus A220-300…

A new start-up airline codenamed 'Moxy' has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The order was made under a Memorandum of Understanding last year at the Farnborough Air Show. The new low-cost airline, which is being led by the founder of JetBlue, David Neeleman, is aiming to…