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Airbus has announced that it is now offering its Airbus BelugaST to freight companies needing oversized cargo logistics. Previously used exclusively by Airbus for the movement of airliner parts such as fuselage sections and wings, the BelugaST has long been touted for wider use. The type is now being replaced [read more]
Qatar Airways (QR/QTR) has responded to Airbus cancelling its order for 50 A321neo aircraft by posting a video of paint damage to one of its Airbus A350 aircraft. Airbus disputes that the paint issue affects safety but Qatar Airways says that the Qatari regulator insisted it grounded affected aircraft. The [read more]
Qatar Airways has had an order for 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft cancelled by Airbus in a widening dispute over A350 paint defects. Airbus has accused Qatar Airways of carrying out a local grounding of A350 aircraft affected by the paint defect in an attempt to claim compensation, effectively of conspiring [read more]
The second aircraft to join the flypop fleet has arrived at the start-ups London Stansted (STN/EGSS) base. The second aircraft, Airbus A330 9H-PTP, is also leased from Maltese leasing specialist Hi Fly and will initially be used for zero LOPA cargo flights before flypop launches passenger services later this year. [read more]
The latest figures from European airframer Airbus shows that the company hit its delivery target in 2021 and delivered 611 aircraft to 88 customers, an 8% increase on the previous year. Airbus says that around a quarter of these deliveries were using the now established e-Delivery system which provides a [read more]
Iraqi Airways has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 aircraft, the first of five it has on order. The aircraft, A220-300 YI-ARE, was delivered to Baghdad, Iraq on Friday 7th January from the Airbus assembly line in Mirabel Canada, stopping off at Manchester Airport in the early hours [read more]
In the tumultuous era of the Space Race, NASA found itself with the ever-growing problem of transportation. With large pieces of equipment needing moving from factories to the launch pad, transport methods were slow and cumbersome. Through the Fifties, NASA would have to transport its machinery via land and/or sea [read more]
The new incarnation of British regional airline Flybe has selected Bytron Aviation Systems’ Skybook software for its Flight Dispatch and Operations Systems. The software also includes the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system that Flybe pilots will use once they commence operations later this year. Edward Pomfrett, Flight Operations Systems Engineer, [read more]
US budget carrier Allegiant Air (G4/AAY) has bucked the recent single-aisle trend by placing an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, despite being an all-airbus fleet operator currently. The order will come as welcome news to Boeing and it is likely that Allegient Air received significant incentives from the [read more]
Qatar Airways has said it has launched legal proceedings against Airbus in UK Courts in a dispute about the damage it claims is being caused to its A350 aircraft by a defect. The action follows a move last week by Airbus to get an independent legal assessment of the damage [read more]
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