China Southern to Retire Airbus A380 Fleet

Earlier today, China Southern Airlines sent the first two airframes of its Airbus A380 fleet to Victorville, Calif., then heading for the Mojave Desert, a small slice of which serves as a notorious aircraft graveyard. Asia’s largest airline officially kicked off the process of retiring its A380 fleet. By the…

Malaysia Airlines Finalizes Leases for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Under a contract with Air Lease Corporation (ALC), Malaysia Airlines will get 25 new Boeing 737 MAX 8s from its order book. The purchase, which comes from Malaysia Airlines' order book with Boeing, will enable the carrier to take possession of new aircraft and continue to pursue its strategic objectives…

The Boeing 737 MAX Will Soon Fly Again in China

A week before Chinese New Year, Chinese carriers are still busy readying their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get back to the sky. They are hoping to use those jets to add capacity to the travel rush around Chinese New Year. On Dec. 2, 2021, the Civil Aviation Administration of…

Boeing and Its Labyrinth: In 2021, Manufacturer the Lost $4.3…

It is no surprise that 2021 was a bad year for aviation globally, however, for many players, a timid recovery began to be seen. In the case of Boeing, such recovery became visible in the last quarter but did not prevent a loss of $4.3 billion, pushed mainly by the…

Emirates Suspends 9 U.S. Routes Citing 5G Rollout Uncertainty

In view of the launch of 5G C-band mobile networks in the U.S. scheduled for Wednesday and the growing concern about the impact it will have on the safety of air operations in certain scenarios, Emirates will suspend its flights to nine airports. The Dubai-based airline issued a statement informing…

Emirates Takes Delivery of Final A380

Emirates took delivery of MSN272 on Thursday, 21 years after betting on the model as its launch customer during the 2000 Farnborough Air Show, when the aircraft was still being presented as A3XX, thus marking the end of the production line of the largest passenger aircraft in history. A total…

British Airways A380 To Return to Service

During the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, British Airways grounded its Airbus A380 fleet, including 12 of the aircraft type. The potential for any change in the future seemed quite uncertain as the pandemic — and the year — went on. Just a couple of months ago,…

Kenya Airways Leases Embraer Aircraft to Congo Airways, Leverages On…

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways entered into an aircraft leasing agreement that saw Congo Airways begin wet-leasing two Embraer E190 from Kenya Airways on September 15, 2021, actualizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways originally signed on April 2021 in Kinshasa, Congo which was witnessed…

AirlineGeeks Webinar: How Test Flights Work with Honeywell Aerospace

As part of its webinar series, AirlineGeeks will be hosting Honeywell Aerospace's Joe Duval to discuss test flights and experimental aircraft. Mr. Duval has decades of experience as a pilot and aviation professional, operating several of Honeywell's testbed aircraft, including the Boeing 757-200. Join AirlineGeeks and Honeywell Aerospace on June…