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Are the stars aligning for Airbus and Ryanair?

Ryanair’s plan to buy 75% of Laudamotion gives the Irish budget carrier something different, 15 Airbus A320 aircraft. Until now, Ryanair has been a staunch single type airline, namely the Boeing 737-800. It is, in fact, one of Boeing’s biggest customers and their relationship with European airframer Airbus has been somewhat [read more]

A British Airways A380 departs London Heathrow
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10 Years of the Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport

Airbus and London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) have celebrated 10 years of the Airbus A380 at the Airport. The very first Airbus A380 flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, touched down at the airport on the March 2008. SQ308 flew to Heathrow from Singapore’s Changi Airport. Heathrow now sees around 50 Airbus A380 flights [read more]

737 Max 7 Take off
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Boeing 737 Max 7 completes first test flight

Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 737 Max 7 has successfully completed its first flight taking off from Boeing’s Renton Field in Seattle. The aircraft will now complete a comprehensive flight test program ahead of it’s planned certification and delivery in 2019. The latest of Boeing 737 family, the Max 7 is the [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Virgin and BA to offer low-cost long-haul fares

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are both introducing low-cost long-haul fares to compete with airlines such as Norwegian. Virgin Atlantic will be splitting its economy fares into three categories, Light, Classic and Delight – each with varying extras included. The basic light fare includes no hold baggage and just 10kg of [read more]

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Norwegian 787 maintenance to be carried out at Gatwick

Norwegian has said that it will use Boeing Gatwick for the maintenance of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners from 2019. The 787’s which are currently maintained under Boeings Gold Care program have gone to various facilities including British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC). BAMC had hoped to get the long-term 787 work from [read more]

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Airbus 2017 profits better than expected

Airbus 2017 profits were “better than expected” according to financial results published today. The results for the full financial year show the company had revenues totalling €67bn giving profits of €4.3bn, up from €3.6bn in 2016. Airbus Chief Executive, Tom Enders, said the company had “overachieved on all our 2017 [read more]