14 May 2014
An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (flight KL767) has commenced the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever performed by an Airbus aircraft. The aircraft took off with a 20% blend of sustainable fuel made of used cooking oil, for a 10 hour flight from Schiphol airport to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.
5 May 2014
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has signed a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of seven A320neo aircraft plus three options, under the latest phase of its fleet modernisation programme. Featuring a two class premium layout, the aircraft will be operated on the airline’s regional network linking Bandar Seri Begawan with destinations across Asia. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines.
2 April 2014
Moscow, April 3. On 2 of April 2014 as part of “Sukhoi” design bureau 75-th birthday celebration, “Atlas Jet” Sukhoi Superjet 100 presentation took place in Zhukovsky, the aircraft will become part of Moscow carrier “Center-South” fleet and will be operated for “Atlas Jet”. The peculiarities of SSJ100 MSN 95015 livery are the corporate colors of new Customer and the “Sukhoi” symbolics.
April 2, 2014
São José dos Campos, Brazil, April 2, 2014 – At a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Embraer this week delivered the first E175 jet to United Airlines. This aircraft is part of the contract signed between the two companies in April of 2013 for a firm order of 30 E175 jets.
April 6, 2014
EVERETT, Wash., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today rolled out of the paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, revealing the carrier's new-look livery. The airplane, painted in a distinctive black color scheme, features the iconic official New Zealand Fern Mark.
April 4, 2014
EVERETT, Wash., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Kenya Airways celebrated the delivery and flyaway today of the Kenyan flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to Kenya Airways' home base in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
11 April 2014
Lhasa based Tibet Airlines from the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has taken delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets. The aircraft which was handed over at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre (ATDC) joins Tibet Airlines’ existing fleet of eight existing A319s. The aircraft is the 165th assembled at Airbus’Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC).
10 April 2014
Qingdao Airlines, a Chinese start-up airline, has taken delivery of the company’s first ever aircraft, an Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklets, on lease from Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC). The airline will become a new operator of the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft and make its first commercial flight from its home base of Qingdao in Eastern China to Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province in Southwestern China, later in April.
8 April 2014
Skymark Airlines’ first A380 has successfully made its maiden flight, following completion of the airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, France. The carrier’s A380 will be entering the next phase of production, covering cabin installation and painting at Hamburg, Germany.
SEATTLE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Canada have finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead the airline's single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at $6.5 billion at list prices, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s and 28 737 MAX 9s, as well as 18 options and 30 rights to purchase additional 737 MAXs.
24 March 2014
Singapore's Tigerair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of up to 50 A320neo aircraft for future fleet renewal and growth. The deal covers 37 firm orders plus 13 options. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100 engines and will be operated by the airline across its Asia-Pacific route network.
21 March 2014
India’s newest airline, AirAsia India, has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets, becoming the newest operator of the type. Chennai-based AirAsia India will take delivery of an additional nine aircraft for its initial fleet of 10 A320s, to serve India’s rapidly growing domestic air traffic. Powered by CFM engines, the aircraft is configured in an all economy layout with 180 seats.
17 March 2014 Airbus has started final assembly of the first A320neo at its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France), with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections which recently arrived from St. Nazaire in France and Hamburg in Germany respectively.
Moscow, March 18. The sixth Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed in Mexico on March 16, 2014 to join Interjet SSJ100 fleet. The aircraft (MNS 95038) was rolled out from SuperJet International’s hangar in Venice (Italy) and took off from Venice Marco Polo airport for the ferry flight to Interjet facilities in Toluca (Mexico). During its ferry flight, the aircraft stopped in Keflyavik (Iceland) and Bangor (Maine, USA).
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Comair Limited announced an order today for eight 737 MAX 8s, valued at $830 million at list prices. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator. The order was booked in December 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.