Tag: Airbus

First A330neo for TAP Air Portugal Completes Maiden Flight

The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal – MSN1819 – completed its 4:32 hours maiden flight. The aircraft now joins the fleet of two A330-900 test aircraft already performing flight tests since 19 October 2017. MSN1819 is the first aircraft fitted with the Airspace cabin by Airbus. It is equipped with light Flight […]

Watch Airbus A330 Shearing Airbus A321 Tail Off

After an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300’s wing collided with the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 while taxiing at Istanbul Airport on May 13, an  investigation has been launched. The Asiana Airlines A330 was taxiing when it struck the Turkish Airlines A321 (TC-JMM). The incident was captured on the camera on posted on YouTube. Turkish […]

Crew Injured After Sichuan Airlines A319 Cockpit Window Breaks Off

A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319-100 was enroute west of Chengdu over mountaineous terrain, when the right hand windshield burst completely, the glass hitting and injuring the First Officer. The aircraft made an emergency landing in the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu. Luckily, none of the 119 passengers on board were hurt in the accident. However, the […]

Boeing, Airbus Lose Out on US$40bn as Iran Export Licenses Revoked

The immediate repercussions of President Trumps decision to pull out of the nuclear accord with Iran will see export licenses for Boeing and Airbus revoked according to Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary. While based in Toulouse, France, Airbus is directly affected as over ten percent of its planes’ parts are manufactured in the U.S. by […]

Lufthansa Group Continues to Invest in Fleet Modernization

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the order of up to 16 additional aircraft. The list price of the aircraft is approximately 2.1 billion euros. Delivery is scheduled to take place in stages until 2022. The investment plan for the 2018 fiscal year remains unchanged. The order includes two Boeing 777-300ER long-haul […]

Wizz Air UK Receives Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence

Wizz Air UK Limited, headquartered at London Luton airport, has announced being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. Wizz Air UK began operations on 3rd May with its first flight from London to Bucharest. In the statement the airline highlighted that Wizz Air UK is […]

A330neo Rolls out of Paintshop in WOW Air Colours

WOW air’s first A330neo aircraft has rolled-out of the paint-shop in Toulouse. The low-fare airline based in Iceland will take delivery of the aircraft on lease from Avolon later in 2018, becoming the third operator of the type world-wide. WOW air is an all Airbus operator with a fleet of 18 aircraft (15 A320 Family […]

Airbus and Bombardier Are about to Close CSeries Deal

By the end of May 2018, Airbus SE is expected to acquire the majority of stake in Bombardier’s CSeries programme, Reuters report depending on the information provided by people familiar  with the plan. In case the deal will be closed in May, the companies will go ahead an initial timetable. Airbus agreed to buy a […]

CAE to Train Airbus A330/A350 Pilots for Virgin Atlantic Airways

CAE announced the signature of an exclusive long-term Airbus A330 and A350 pilot training contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways, the British airline headquartered in Crawley, close to London, United Kingdom. Under the terms of the 10-year agreement, Virgin Atlantic’s pilots will receive Airbus A330 and A350 training at CAE’s training centre in London Gatwick, equipped […]

Drukair Opts for the A320neo

Drukair, the flag carrier of the Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one Airbus A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its existing fleet of three A319s. The aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP-1A26E1 engines optimised for high-altitude operations and will become the largest aircraft operating out of […]