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Airbus to improve A380 megajet

Airbus has presented a development study for an enhanced A380, the ‘A380plus’. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4 per cent fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown in April, the overall […]

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10

Boeing has officially launched the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Boeing claims that the 737 MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane produced so far. Design changes for the MAX 10 include a fuselage stretch of 66 […]

Swiss CS300 in special livery

Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has painted its first Bombardier CSeries CS300 aircraft in a special livery designed by Romand artist Mathias Forbach, also known as Fichtre. The intention of the livery is to express Swiss’ commitment to Swiss Romandy, the French-speaking part of western Switzerland, and its airport, Geneva Cointrin, where the aircraft will […]

Irkut MS-21 makes maiden flight

The new Russian airliner Irkut MS-21-300 (‘MC-21-300’ in Russian) has performed its first flight on 28 May 2017 from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The flight lasted only 30 minutes, at an altitude of 1000 meters. The aircraft didn’t fly faster than 300 km/h. The flight plan included checking of in-flight stability and […]

First flight for new civil Hercules

The Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter has completed its first flight on 25 May 2017. Chief test pilot Wayne Roberts said that the aircraft performed flawlessly, like a new military C-130J production aircraft. The flight followed the same test flight route over North Georgia and Alabama that is used for all C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. […]

Airbus expansion at TAP Portugal

BOC Aviation Limited has ordered four new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft (including A320 and A321 variants) and two new Airbus A330-900 aircraft for lease to TAP Portugal. All six Airbus aircraft will be delivered between 2018 and 2020. TAP’s total fleet renewal plan includes 53 new Airbus NEO Family aircraft. The airline currently flies an […]

Malindo Air receives 737 MAX 8

Boeing has delivered the first production Boeing 737 MAX 8 to Malindo Air. The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service. Malindo Air is currently a user of the Boeing 737 Next Generation. The new aircraft gives the airline the opportunity to go to further destinations. The airline […]