Boeing and Korean Air announced today the airline's intent to purchase up to 50 of Boeing's highly fuel-efficient widebody airplanes, including 20 777-9s and 20 787-10s with options for 10 more of the largest 787 Dreamliner variant.
Airline news

Korean Air commits to 50 Boeing widebodies

On the first day of the Farnborough Airshow, Korean Air signed a letter of intent (LoI) to purchase 50 Boeing wide-body airlines including the Boeing 777-9 (777X). The deal will see Korean Air expand its fleet to meet market demand on its European and North American routes with 20 Boeing [read more]

National Airlines Boeing 777F
Air cargo news

FIA orders get underway with 777F order for Boeing

Monday got off to a positive start for Boeing with National Airlines signing an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters to boost its global cargo operation. The 777F is the world’s longest-range twin-engine dedicated freighter and fit into National’s fleet alongside its nine Boeing 747 Freighters. “We appreciate National Airlines [read more]

Air show news

Lockheed Martin F16 celebrates 50 years at RIAT

The Lockheed Martin F16 was a key focus of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) as it celebrated its 50-year anniversary. The iconic single-engine fighter undertook it’s first flight in 1974 and is still in production today many different variants being procurd over the five decades. Examples of F16s [read more]

Airbus A321XLR

CFM Leap-powered A321XLR gains EASA certification

The Airbus A321XLR, powered by CFM Leap 1A engines, has gained its type certification from the European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for its entry into service. The milestone officially happened in Toulouse today when Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of EASA, handed over the certificate to A321XLR [read more]

Boeing 737-10 landing (Image: Nick Harding / UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

ACG orders 35 Boeing 737 Max aircraft ahead of FIA

Aviation Capital Group has finalised an order for 35 Boeing 737 Max airliners ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow which kicks off next Monday. The order consists of 16 737 Max8 and 19 737 Max10 variants and brings the total ordered by the leasing specialist to 82. “This firm order [read more]

Royal International Air Tattoo
Air show news

RIAT: Only Sunday tickets left on sale

The upcoming Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is sold out on every fay apart from Sunday where a few tickets remain available. The RAF Red Arrows will be celebrating their 60th anniversary at this year’s show along with 50 years of the Lockheed Martin F16. Other key themes include 75-years [read more]

Sukhoi Superjet 100
Aviation safety news

Sukhoi Superjet kills all onboard during test flight

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed near Moscow, Russia yesterday during a post-maintenance test flight killing all onboard. The aircraft, which belonged to Gazpromavia, had been undergoing maintenance at the Lukhovitsy aviation plant and was on a test flight to Vunkovo airport when it came down in woods near Kolomensky District [read more]