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Boeing delivers the first 787-9 Dreamliner to Korean Air

Boeing delivers the first 787-9 Dreamliner to Korean Air

Boeing and Korean Air on February 22, 2017 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required […]

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Jazeera Airways celebrates Kuwait’s National and Liberation Days with a special logo jet

Jazeera Airways celebrates Kuwait’s National and Liberation Days with a special logo jet

Jazeera Airways, the first private airline in Kuwait and the Middle East has embellished an Airbus A320-200 aircraft from its fleet and dedicated gates at Kuwait International Airport with the national colors of patriotism to commemorate Kuwait’s National and Liberation days. The airline continued; During the most celebrated month of the year, the Airbus A320 […]

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JetBlue introduces its first Embraer 190 special livery – “Blueprint”

JetBlue introduces its first Embraer 190 special livery – “Blueprint”

JetBlue Airways (New York) on February 20, 2017 announced two eye-catching additions to the airline’s fleet with the very first special livery for an Embraer 190 (above) and a new tailfin design that will appear on multiple aircraft this year (below). The airline is introducing the new paint schemes as it celebrates its 17th anniversary this […]

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FlyViking to start operations on March 27

FlyViking to start operations on March 27

FlyViking has announced it will start up flights from Tromsø‚ Hammerfest and Bodø on March 27‚ 2017. From April 18, 2017 the new airline will start up flights from Svolvær. This comes after FlyViking AS received its Air Operators Certificate – AOC. FlyViking’s goal is to provide scheduled operations on regional airports in Norway that can only […]

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Boeing rolls out the first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing rolls out the first 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut on February 17, 2017 at Boeing South Carolina. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks. Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The airplane has […]

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Eurowings operates its last Bombardier CRJ900 revenue flight

Eurowings operates its last Bombardier CRJ900 revenue flight

Eurowings operated its last Bombardier aircraft revenue flight on February 15, 2017. The airline ended an era when it retired its last Bombardier CRJ900 and will now focus on its Airbus-only fleet. The pictured D-ACNM operated flight EW4187 between Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to Hamburg. Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Lufthansa Regional) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D14) D-ACNM (msn 15253) NUE (Gunter Mayer). […]

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JetBlue Airways introduces a new tail design

JetBlue Airways introduces a new tail design

JetBlue Airways (New York) has introduced a new tail design, reportedly named “High Rise” in salute to its home city of New York. The first aircraft to wear the new design is the pictured Airbus A320-232 N537JT (msn 1785). The airline has not yet officially made the announcement. Copyright Photos: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N537JT (msn […]

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Air Mauritius to lease two Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from ALC

Air Mauritius to lease two Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from ALC

Air Lease Corporation (AL) announced long term lease agreements with Air Mauritius for two new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, outfitted with latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and are scheduled to deliver in September and October 2018. Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com

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Juneyao Airlines finalizes its order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Juneyao Airlines finalizes its order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Juneyao Airlines and Boeing announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline’s first Boeing order and first widebody airplane order. Juneyao Airlines, one of China’s largest private carriers, […]

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Icelandair becomes the first European airline to operate a Boeing 757-200 with Scimitar Blended Winglets

Icelandair becomes the first European airline to operate a Boeing 757-200 with Scimitar Blended Winglets

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced on February 15, 2017 that Icelandair is the first airline in Europe to install and operate with Scimitar Blended Winglets (SBW) on its Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Aviation Partners’ latest Winglet design, the Scimitar Blended Winglet, uses existing Blended Winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic Scimitar tips and a small outboard […]

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From Emirates SkyCargo with love

From Emirates SkyCargo with love

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s Day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo and highlights the strong contribution made by […]

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AeroMexico celebrates the return of its first aircraft

AeroMexico celebrates the return of its first aircraft

AeroMexico issued this statement: AeroMexico, Mexico’s global airline with more than 80 years of history, celebrated the return of the Stinson SR-5A, the first airplane in its fleet. This four-seat airplane with registration number NC14163 operated the carrier’s maiden flight between Mexico City and Acapulco on September 14, 1934. The first flight was piloted by […]

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Air Canada introduces a new color scheme

Air Canada introduces a new color scheme

At three events held simultaneously across Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Air Canada on February 9, 2017 unveiled for its customers and employees, a bold new livery inspired by Canada for its entire fleet, elegant new uniforms for its employees, and a taste of some of the new onboard menu offerings that its customers […]

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Singapore Airlines to order 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners

Singapore Airlines to order 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners

Boeing has issued this statement: Boeing is pleased that Singapore Airlines has announced its commitment to purchase 20 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners. The national carrier and 787-10 launch customer also announced its recommitment for its previous order for 30 787-10 airplanes. The 787-10 is the third member of the super-efficient, passenger-pleasing 787 Dreamliner family. […]

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Finnair retires its last Airbus A340-300

Finnair retires its last Airbus A340-300

Finnair operated its last Airbus A340-300 revenue flight on January 31, 2017 with the pictured OH-LQE. The airliner flew the last flight between Tokyo (Narita) and its Helsinki base. The airline issued this short statement: End of an era: Last commercial Airbus A340 flight in Finnair livery was flown on January 31 TYO-HEL by OH-LQE. […]

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SAS to establish a new airline (AOC) in Ireland with bases in London and Spain

SAS to establish a new airline (AOC) in Ireland with bases in London and Spain

SAS issued this statement: SAS’s strategy is to focus on those customers who travel frequently to, from and within Scandinavia. SAS continuously develops its offering and network to meet this customer group’s needs. The air travel market in Europe is experiencing intense price pressure and rising demand for leisure travel. To secure the company’s long-term […]

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Airlink to replace its Avro RJ85s with new Embraer E170s and E190s

Airlink to replace its Avro RJ85s with new Embraer E170s and E190s

Airlink, Southern Africa’s largest independent regional airline, is joining the E-Jet operator’s family. The airline is acquiring five E-Jets – three E170s and two E190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned Embraer subsidiary. Airlink will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017. Airlink already operates a large fleet of ERJ aircraft – […]

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