Arajet Signs for 35 Boeing 737 MAX, Becomes First North…

Boeing and Dominican Republic-based Arajet announced that the Caribbean airline has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and an option to purchase an additional 15 aircraft. The order is the largest deal ever placed by a Caribbean airline and will be the first customer for the Boeing 737-8-200 in the…

China Southern Receives 2 New A350s

On Dec. 29, China Southern received two new Airbus A350 XWBs from Toulouse, France. The new aircraft will be the 11th and 12th A350s operated by China Southern. The added capacity will be based in Shenzhen, China, the southern city that borders the special administrative region of Hong Kong. Shenzhen…

Airbus Eyes Expanding Business in China

On Dec. 20, Airbus operated the first dual-test flight in China above its Tianjin plant. Two Airbus A320neos ordered by Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines conducted their test flights at the same time. The operation was supported by Beijing and Tianjin air traffic control centers. Airbus Tianjin is expected to…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Day 3

Boeing came away from a day at the Dubai Airshow with the headline news for the first time on Tuesday as the American aircraft manufacturer inked a deal with Indian startup Akasa Air for 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, the bill is…

ANA Welcomes Final A380 to Fleet

The largest carrier in Japan — All Nippon Airways — finally took delivery of its final of three Airbus A380s that will round out its fleet operating from the archipelagic nation to the Hawaiian islands. Much like its sister planes, this A380 once again graces the skies in a turtle-themed…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…

Airbus Delivers First A350 from Widebody Center in China

The quick development of China's aerospace and aviation industry has pushed it down the path to becoming one of the world's largest aviation markets in the years ahead, as the world has seen the nation inch forward with the recent manufacturing of a next-generation widebody aircraft by the Commercial Aircraft…

United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270…

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and…

Cathay Pacific Could Shrink Boeing 777X Order

Hong Kong's largest airline, Cathay Pacific, plans to reduce its order of Boeing 777-9Xs from 21 aircraft to 10-15 aircraft, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. Two internal sources briefed on the issue stated that the airline would "optimize" its order, removing billions of dollars in…