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Airbus delivers 53 aircraft in May 2024

European aerospace giant Airbus delivered 53 aircraft to 34 customers in May 2024 maintaining its strong delivery record for the year. Wide-body deliveries included four Airbus A350s (3x -900 1x -1000) to customers including Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Air France. Two A330-900s were also delivered to ITA Airways [read more]

British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-VIIB (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Virgin and BA call for ‘radical collaboration’ on sustainable aviation

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have together called for “radical collaboration” between Government, aviation fuel providers and the wider aviation industry to help the industry reach its net-zero target of 2050. The call came at the recent Sustainable Skies Summit 2024, held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, during [read more]

Airbus A350-900 (Image: Nick Harding / UK Aviation Media)
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Airbus delivers 61 aircraft in April to 33 customers

European aerospace giant Airbus delivered 61 airliners to 33 customers around the globe in April 2024 bringing year to date deliveries to 203. April saw primarily A320 family deliveries with 22 Airbus A320neo and 29 A321neo airliners being delivered to customers including easyJet, Wizz Air and British Airways. Other single-aisle [read more]

Boeing demonstrated the 787-8 with a near vertical take-off (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Boeing facing fresh probe after admitting it may not have inspected 787s properly

US plane maker Boeing is facing fresh probes from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after it admitted it may have not inspected Boeing 787 Dreamliners properly. The investigation will look at whether staff falsified records about aircraft rolling off the production 787 production line forcing Boeing to reinspect all current [read more]

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IndiGo places order for 30 Airbus A350s

India’s largest airline, IndiGo has placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 Airbus A350 widebodies as it looks to expand its international long-haul network. The order comes ahead of an expected boom in international travel from India which is already the fastest growing aviation market in the world. IndiGo’s [read more]

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Avolon reports 91% increase in net income

Aviation leasing specialist Avolon has reported Quarter 1 results that show a year on year increase in net income of 91%. The Dublin based company specialises in leasing airliners to carriers around the globe with a fleet of 577 aircraft in service. During Q1 Avolon delivered 9 new aircraft and [read more]

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Airbus reports €12.8bn in revenue for Q1 2024

European aerospace giant Airbus has reported Q1 revenue of €12.8 billion (bn) in its first set of results for 2024 despite continuing supply chain issues. During the quarter the manufacturer delivered 142 commercial aircraft to airlines around the globe, one of its best performances ever. Orders were also up on [read more]

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Wizz Air says let’s talk about sh*t

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is working with British company Firefly Fuels to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from human sewage in order to have 10% of its flights powered by SAF by 2030. Firefly has developed a process which can convert the human waste into fuel and having signed Memorandum [read more]