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Lufthansa's oldest A320 does a low-pass over Airbus' Hamburg facility prior to retirement (Photo: Lufthansa)

Lufthansa Retires Its Oldest Airbus A320

Lufthansa announced on Tuesday that it is retiring its oldest A320 aircraft. The airplane, an Airbus A320-211 with registration D-AIPA, operated for the German carrier for almost 30 years and departed Frankfurt on Tuesday to perform a flyover at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, where it was built way back when a unified Germany was still a dream. The aircraft wears the serial number 69, and that alone is a testament of its age and relevance. Up to April 2019,…

Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet

Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019. The Embraer 190s are operated as Air…

American Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

American Airlines has announced that it plans to completely retire its MD-80 fleet in 2019. The MD-80 has been one of the workhorses of the American Airlines fleet, operating countless short-haul domestic and international routes for the airline. Operating more than 300 MD-80s through 2007, American has been announcing plans…