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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]

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]

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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]

Bombardier beats Boeing in US Courts
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Bombardier beats Boeing in US Courts

The  U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against aerospace giant Boeing in a trade case it brought against Candian plane-maker Bombardier The unanimous ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) means Bombardier is free to sell its C-Series jets to Delta Airlines without tariffs being imposed. The US Trade Commission attempted [read more]

Boeing 787-10 gets FAA certification
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Boeing 787-10 gets FAA certification

The largest variant of the Dreamliner family, the Boeing 787-10, has achieved US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, paving the way for its first delivery to Singapore Airlines in the first half of 2018. The 787-10 is 18ft longer than the 787-9 and seats 330 passengers in typical a two-class configuration. Its range [read more]

Emirates start daily flights to London Stansted
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Emirates start daily flights to London Stansted

Today Emirates (EK/UAE) announced the new daily route to London Stansted (STN/EGSS) using the Boeing 777-300ER airframe with the new first class suites. This is due to the growth of London Stansted and the location of the near technology and pharmaceutical businesses. Emirates plan for this route to cover the North [read more]

Airbus draws giant Christmas tree over Germany
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Airbus draws giant Christmas tree over Germany

Airbus has drawn a giant Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight of a new Airbus A380. The flight from Airbus’ A380 assembly facility in Hamburg took at 12:47 and proceeded to draw out the Christmas tree which could be clearly seen by users of websites such as Flightradar24, Flightaware and Plane [read more]

Primera Air increases Max9 order to 10
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Primera Air increases Max9 order to 10

Danish low-fares carrier Primera Air has increased its Boeing 737 Max9 order to 10 further enhance the carrier’s growth potential with possibilities of adding, even more, new routes to its already extensive network. Primera Air will be the first airline to operate the Boeing 737 Max9 with Extended Range. Andri [read more]