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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 […]

Indigo selects ATR 72-600

IndiGo, India’s biggest passenger airline, has selected the ATR 72-600 to build up an ambitiouis regional network. ATR says the carrier has signed a ‘term sheet’ with IndiGo for 50 ATR 72-600 aircraft, with the flexibility to reduce the number of aircraft based on certain conditions. Deliveries are expected to begin by the end of […]

COMAC C919 makes first flight

The COMAC C919 passenger jet has successfully completed its first flight today, from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport, where the final assembly line of the aircraft is located. The aircraft was in the air for around eighty minutes and performed well according to COMAC. The C919 is intended as a competitor of the Boeing 737 and […]

WestJet orders ten Dreamliners

Low-cost carrier WestJet (Canada) has announced the definitive purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline also took options on 10 additional aircraft. The aircraft on firm order are to be delivered from early 2019 until the end of 2021. WestJet also announced that it has selected the General Electric GEnx-1B turbofan to power […]

China Southern orders 20 A350s

China Southern Airlines has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A350-900s. Airbus will deliver the aircraft to the airline in the years 2019-2022. China Southern currently operates one of the largest Airbus fleets in the world with more than 300 European jetliners in service, comprising the A320, the A330 Family and five A380s. With […]

First Airbus A320neo for WOW Air

Low-fare carrier WOW air (Iceland) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo. The aircraft is on lease from Air Lease Corporation. WOW air is an all Airbus operator with currently twelve aircraft in its fleet. The aircraft has a single-class cabin layout with 180 seats and is powered by two CFM engines. Visit also: […]

Asiana receives Airbus A350

Asiana Airlines (South Korea) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the twelfth airline to operate the newest Airbus type. Asiana‚Äôs A350-900 is configured with a three-class layout with 311 seats: 28 in business class, 36 in ‘Economy Smartium’ and 247 in the main cabin. The airline has ordered 30 A350s and will […]

Airbus delivers first A321neo

Airbus has officially delivered the first A321neo. The first user of the re-engined A321 version is Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator. The first delivery aircraft is powered by two CFM International LEAP-1A engines for lower fuel consumption and less CO2 and NOx emissions. The engines also produce less noise: Airbus claims that the A321neo generates […]