Wingtips that fold automatically after landing? That will be the 777-9 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
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Boeing reports strong first quarter deliveries

US aerospace giant Boeing has reported a 37% increase on first quarter deliveries compared to 2022, helped largely by the recertification of the Boeing 737 Max and resumption of 787 Dreamliner deliverties. Boeing’s commercial airplane division delivered 130 aircraft in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 95 in the [read more]

Boeing 737 Max 7 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Avolon commits to 40 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Irish leasing specialist Avolon has announced it has committed to a further 40 Boeing 737 Max aircraft with a value of over $4 bn at list price. Avolon has been a max customer since 2017 and the new commitment will bring the total number of aircraft on Avolon’s books to [read more]

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Wizz Air invests in UK bio-fuel company

Hungarian airline group Wizz Air has invested £5m into a UK based bio-fuels company Firefly Green Fuels. The equity investment into research and development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) will give Wizz Air access to 525,000 tonnes of SAF over the next 15 years saving 1.5m tonnes of carbon emissions. [read more]

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Former Formula 1 Technical Director unveils Cargo Drone

Former Formula 1 Technical Director Mike Gascoyne has unveiled a Cargo eVTOL drone which has been developed as part of his companies Cargo Development Program. Mike Gascoyne previously served as Technical Director for teams including McLaren, Sauber, Renault and Toyota before setting Lotus F1 through his company MGI. The prototype [read more]

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Irish Lessor Avolon delivers 15 A320neos to Vistara

Dublin headquartered aircraft leasing specialist Avolon has delivered 15 A320neo aircraft to Indian carrier Vistara. The airline, which is a joint venture between TATA Sons and Singapore Airlines, operates from Delhi and flies to destinations including London Heathrow and Paris. Paul Geaney, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Avolon commented: “We [read more]