Airbus A350-900 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
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Airbus releases commercial aircraft figures for October

European airframer Airbus delivered 60 aircraft to 38 customers in October 2022 making the net year-to-date delivery figure 495 aircraft to 72 customers. Single-aisle deliveries included 26 A321neo, 21 A320neo, 4 A220-300 and one A220-100. Widebody deliveries consisted of 4 A350-900, 1 A350-1000, 2 A330-900neo and one A330-300. The airframe [read more]

Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
Air Travel News

British Airways and Virgin gain Heathrow slots

British Airways (BA/BAW) and Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) have both gained slots at London Heathrow (LHR.EGLL) according to data from Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) – the UK’s airport slot regulator. Completed slot trades for both airlines show BA has leased (swapped) slots from fellow IAG airline Iberia and Virgin has purchased [read more]

An image of the crash widely circulated on social media.
Aviation safety news

19 reported dead in Tanzania plane crash

At least 19 people are known to have died when a Precision Air ATR-42 crashed into lake Victoria earlier today. 43 people were onboard the flight and reports suggested that 26 had been rescued and sent two hospital. Local sources say that the pilots were initially in contact with authorities [read more]