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Retro BOAC 747 Scheme for ‘BA100’ Celebration

February 18, 2019 0

Large crowds gathered at Heathrow on February 18 to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The BOAC-liveried Boeing […]

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Airbus to end A380 Production

February 14, 2019 0

Airbus has announced that it will cease production of the world’s largest airliner, the giant A380 ‘superjumbo’ which first entered commercial service in October 2007. The decision follows Emirates’ decision to cut back its most […]

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EASA Certifies A330neo for “Beyond 180 Minutes” ETOPS

January 28, 2019 0

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. The approval, which includes ETOPS 180min capability in the aircraft’s basic specification, now […]

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First Boeing 787 for WestJet

January 18, 2019 0

Boeing handed over the first of ten 787 Dreamliners for the Canadian airline, WestJet, on January 17. “Today’s delivery marks a new chapter for WestJet,” said Ed Sims, president and CEO of Calgary-based WestJet. “Boeing’s 787 […]

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Flybe Bought by Virgin / Stobart Led Consortium

January 11, 2019 0

The Exeter-based regional airline Flybe is being bought for £2.2m by a consortium which includes Virgin Atlantic, the Stobart Group and the venture capital company Cyrus. The move comes after Flybe issued a profits warning […]

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Delta Orders an Additional 15 Airbus A220s

January 10, 2019 0

Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total of the new generation airliners the world’s second-largest airline has on order.  The additional orders are the carrier’s first for the […]