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80 Boeing aircraft for Iran Air

Boeing has announced an agreement with Iran Air for the delivery of 80 aircraft. The agreement includes 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 15 Boeing 777-300ER and 15 Boeing 777-9s. Boeing says that the agreement has been reached within the terms of the U.S. Government license issued to Boeing in September. The aircraft manufacturer coordinated closely […]

Qatar buys 40 Boeing widebodies

Qatar Airways has ordered 40 Boeing widebody aircraft and signed a letter of intent (LoI) for 60 narrowbody 737 Max 8s. The narrowbody order includes 30 787-9 Dreamliners and ten Boeing 777-300ERs. The order is very welcome for Boeing in a slow sales year. Qatar Airways currently flies a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. […]

Korean leases 777Fs from GECAS

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, has signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Korean Air Lines for five new Boeing 777F freighters powered by GE90 engines as part of the carrier’s fleet renewal programme. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled in late 2016 and 2017. Korean Air Cargo currently […]

Boeing becomes 100 today

Today is Boeing Day. Exactly a century ago, on 15 July 2015, William Boeing, owner of the Heath’s shipyard in Seattle, founded a new company. It was named ‘Pacific Aero Products Co’ and renamed ‘Boeing Airplane Company’ in 1917. The company started building seaplanes, mailplanes and fighters. Boeing’s first dedicated passenger aircraft was the three-engine, […]

EVA Air unveils new livery

EVA Air (Taiwan) has unveiled a new livery on a new Boeing 777=300ER, which was delivered this week. EVA’s new corporate identity retains the familiar compass design, borrowed from the logo of its parent company Evergreen Group, on a green tail. In the livery, the simplified tail design establishes the compass as the focal point […]

Final conclusion of investigation: ‘Downing of MH17 by Buk missile’

The Dutch Safety Board’s (DSB) has definitely concluded that the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was caused by a Buk surface-to-air missile. More exactly, it states in its final report on MH17, published on 13 October 2015, that the cause was ‘the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine […]