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Following 50th Delivery, ANA Now Operates The World’s Largest Boeing 787 Fleet

ANA, Japan largest carrier has reached a milestone when taking delivery of its 50th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 17th 2016. The new aircraft was handed over by manufacturer Boeing that day at an official ceremony held at the Everett facility near Seattle, Washington state. By initiating a 50-aircraft order back in 2004, ANA become… Read more »

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FlyDubai 737-800 Crash On Approach In Rostov-On-Don, Russia Kills All 62 On Board

A Boeing 737-800 operated by United Arab Emirates low cost carrier FlyDubai crashed while attempting to land at Rostov-On-Don in southern Russia this Saturday March 19th 2016. The aircraft had departed Dubai six hours earlier with 55 passengers and 7 crews on board. Operating as Flight 981, the 737-800 first aborted its landing while 6.7… Read more »

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Airbus A320NEO Enters Service With Lufthansa

Lufthansa the launch customer for Airbus new A320NEO aircraft began operating the type this January 25th 2016 with its maiden flight on the Frankfurt – Munich route. The aircraft registered D-AINA (MSN 6801) was delivered to Lufthansa on January 20th 2016 ahead of another 70 A320NEO and 45 A321NEO ordered by the group from the… Read more »

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Two Years After Tragedies, Malaysia Airline Withdraws 777 From Fleet

Malaysia Airlines is ending Boeing 777 operations immediately, the Independant UK reported. The government-owned carrier has announced that the new restructuring plan being currently executed imposed to do away with the aircraft that was involved in the two MH17 and MH370 tragedies. Both incidents had involved two of the carriers 6 Boeing 777-200ER. MH370 is… Read more »

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Air France Bids Farewell To 747 After 45 Years Of Service

Air France has now officially turned the final page on its 45 years old history operating the Boeing 747. The farewell festivities began January 11th 2016 as the last commercial revenue flight arriving in Paris from Mexico was operated by one of the fleet’s 3 surviving 747-400. Upon its arrival at Paris Charles De Gaulle… Read more »

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EVA To Order Another 2 Boeing 777-300ER With 24 787-10

EVA Air has manifested its intention to acquire another 2 Boeing 777-300ER along with 24 Boeing 787-10. The new build aircraft package compounds a list price of $8 Billion. The October 15th 2015 statement by manufacturer Boeing Company reminded that the Taiwan-based carrier already operates 21 Boeing 777-300ER with another 15 due for delivery from… Read more »

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Finally Thai Airways Introduces Much Awaited A380 Service On Heathrow-Bangkok Route

Thai Airways International, Thailand main’s carrier has finally introduced its flagship A380 on the coveted Bangkok-London Heathrow on July 1st 2015. The move comes more than two years after the aircraft became operational in Thai service. The route had been traditionally operated by Boeing 747-400s up until the middle of 2012 when the aircraft were… Read more »

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Emirates Places A380 On Dubai-Dusseldorf Route

Dubai-based Emirates Airlines recently announced it is beginning daily service with its A380 between Dusseldorf and Dubai replacing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The new destination marks the carrier’s 12th service to a European city, and its 84th globally. Dusseldorf will also be the third German city to receive the A380. Emirates which now operate 62 Airbus… Read more »

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Etihad Airways Introduces Brand New 787-9 On Abu-Dhabi – Zurich Route

Zurich Airport and Etihad Airways officials along with the media gathered at the gate of the re-fashioned daily flight offering between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, the carrier’s home base in the United Arab Emirates. The route that has previously been served with an Airbus A330-300 is only the third, beginning July 6th 2015 where the… Read more »

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EVA Air Cargo Begins Post MD-11F And 747-400F Era With Order For 5 Boeing 777F

The Paris air show 2015 saw EVA Airways order 5 new Boeing 777F, a $1.5 billion list price investment towards building its future cargo fleet. The move highlighted the Taiwanese carrier effort towards modernizing its cargo fleet yet consolidating most economically its entire long haul passenger and freight mission on 2 variants of a single… Read more »

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With Purchase Of 40 New 737-900ERs, Delta Will Also Acquire 20 Boeing-Owned Embraer E190 Previously Flown By Air Canada

The $4 billion deal between Delta Airlines and Boeing announced June 10th 2015 is contingent on the ratification of a new tentative agreement with the airline’s 12,000-strong pilot union. This investment highlights a major effort by the airline to revamp its aging narrow body fleet. This latest order for 40 737-900ER comes in addition to… Read more »

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Scoot Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 787-9

Scoot Pte Ltd, the Singapore-based long-haul, low-cost carrier, took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on February 2nd 2015.  The arrival of the new 787-9  will allow the carrier, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines to begin a slow phase- out process of the 6 Boeing 777-200 it had acquired from the parent company… Read more »

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Current Air France Pilots Strike Is Longest, Most Of Long Haul Fleet Grounded

  On Wednesday September 24th 2014, Air France’s massive 10-days old strike by its pilots was already equaling in duration the longest in its history that took place in 1998. With the carrier losing anywhere near $20 million per day, forecast by management that 46% of the flights would be ensured was slightly lower than… Read more »

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Qatar Airways Begins New Daily Flight To Dallas / Fort Worth With Boeing 777-200LR

Qatar Airways, a member of Oneworld Alliance launched July 1st its new daily flight linking its newly commissioned Hammad International global hub in Doha, Qatar to Dallas Fort Worth. The Dallas Fort Worth destination constitutes the growing carrier’s 7th US destination and the 2nd in Texas after Houston Bush International. The global airline has experienced… Read more »

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In Largest Order Ever Worth $16.6 Billion, ANA Mixes 20 Boeing 777-9X, 6 777-300ER, 14 787-9 With 7 Airbus A320neo and 23 A321neo

With this largest order ever produced by Japan’s largest carrier, 40 wide body aircraft from Boeing and 30 single aisle aircraft from Airbus will be put in service by 2027. The order worth $16.6 Billion (1.7 trillion yen) comes in anticipation of the 2020 Olympics. Purchase for Airbus A320-A321neo worth approx. $3.6 Billions The single… Read more »