Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 (Aviation Media Agency)
Air Safety

PIA to resume UK flights using chartered A330

Pakistan International Airlines (PK/PIA), which is currently banned from flying in Europe, is targeting a return using chartered aircraft according to sources. The airline is apparently planning to wet-lease several aircraft with European Air Operators Certificates (AOC) including an A330-900neo from Hi-Fly destined for UK routes. A formal announcement is [read more]

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 ecoDemonstrator
Engineering & Leasing

Boeing & Etihad partner on 787-10 ecoDemonstrator

Boeing and Etihad Airways (EY/ETD) have announced a partnership that will see them test ways to reduce emissions and noise while flying with a sustainable fuel using a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The ecoDemonstrator 787-10 is one that is destined to be formally delivered to Etihad later this year. Boeing and [read more]

Boeing F15EX
Military

Boeing F15EX to go ahead after USAF order

The US Air Force (USAF) has given Boeing a contract worth nearly (USD)$1.2bn for eight F15EX Air Superiority Fighter and Multi-role combat aircraft. The most-advanced F15 ever built will help the USAF meet its capacity requirements and add capability to its fighter fleet. The F15EX will carry more weapons than [read more]

A Boeing 747-8i in Lufthansa Retro colours
Engineering & Leasing

Boeing to cease 747 production after 50 years

Boeing is ready to end production of the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet after 50 years according to Bloomberg. Employees haven’t been officially told yet but according to “subtle wording changes in financial statements” the last Boeing 747-8 will leave the Seattle factory in 2022. The news comes as many airlines [read more]