Qatar Airways A350-900 arrives into Cardiff Airport
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Qatar Airways posts video as A350 row gets bitter

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]

Iraqi Airways A220-300 YI-ARE (Image: Airbus)
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Iraqi Airways gets first A220 (via Manchester)

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]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: TransportMedia UK)
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All Airbus US carrier Allegiant Air backs Boeing

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]