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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 […]

First CS300 goes to AirBaltic

Bombardier has delivered the first CSeries CS300 aircraft to launch operator Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic), the flag carrier of Latvia. The larger variant of Bombardier’s new CSeries aircraft carries between 130 and 150 passengers. The handover to airBaltic comes five months after the entry into service of the CS100. The maiden commercial flight of the […]

Bombardier delivers first CSeries

Bombardier has delivered the first CSeries aircraft to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines. The handover took place during a special event in Montreal. Bombardier is proud to present the first new aircraft in the 100- to 150-seat market segment in nearly 30 years. Swiss will put the aircraft into scheduled service on 15 July […]

Lufthansa receives first A320neo

Airbus has delivered the first production A320neo to Lufthansa. The aircraft was handed over at Hamburg-Finkenwerder on 20 January 2016. The German airline will initially fly the aircraft from its homebase Frankfurt to Hamburg and Munich. The first commercial flight is planned for 24 January to Hamburg. The A320neo is fitted with two Pratt & […]

TAM receives first A350-900 XWB

Airbus has delivered the first Airbus A350-900 XWB to TAM Airlines (Brazil). TAM is the first airline in the Americas receiving the newest Airbus widebody and the fourth airline in the world to operate it after Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Finnair. LATAM Airlines, consisting of TAM Airlines and LAN Airlines, has ordered a total […]

COMAC delivers first ARJ21

The Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC has delivered the first ARJ21 regional jet to domestic airline Chengdu Airlines. Commercial flights are expected to begin in early 2016. The aircraft has been delivered without US certification, in spite of efforts by the Chinese to get a ‘ticket’ from the FAA. FAA-certification would make the aircraft more attractive […]