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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 […]

Silk Way orders ten 737 MAX 8s

Silk Way (Azerbaijan) has ordered 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The order is not completely new, it was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website. The Silk Way Group includes 23 companies, including passenger and cargo airlines. It currently operates seven Boeing airplanes: two 767-300 Freighters, three Boeing […]

Iran Aseman to order 737 MAX

Iran Aseman Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Boeing for the purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airliners. The agreement also includes the purchase rights for 30 additional 737 MAX aircraft. When this agreement becomes a firm order, deliveries will begin in 2022. Iran Aseman Airlines currently flies an ageing fleet, including Boeing […]

Antonov An-132 takes off

The Antonov An-132 made its maiden flight today, 31 March 2017, the same day as the Airbus A319neo and the Boeing 787-10 double-stretch Dreamliner. The Antonov/Taqnia An-132 is an improved version of the Antonov An-32 twin-engined turboprop transport aircraft and is being developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. It is a multi-role aircraft for […]

First Airbus A319neo flies

The third and smallest member of the Airbus A320neo Family, the A319neo, has begun flight testing today, 31 March 2017. The first Airbus A319neo (new engine option) performed its maiden flight from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after 5 hours in the air. The aircraft was flown by test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. […]