Tag: Airbus

Cathay Pacific Finalises Order For 32 A321neo Aircraft

Cathay Pacific Airways has finalised an order with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia. The purchase agreement firms up an MOU announced last month. The new A321neo aircraft will […]

Dubai Just Signed Airbus To Help It Market Properties

Airbus is out to prove it is more than a plane manufacturer, with a new agreement that will call upon it to help Dubai promote and market new developments and properties. The aircraft manufacturer signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) today at Cityscape Global to leverage its aerospace and defense […]

New Agreement With United Airlines Increases A350 XWB Order To 45

United Airlines has increased the number of A350 XWB aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 widebody aircraft to replace older, less efficient aircraft, supporting future growth at the airline. The A350-900 is the cornerstone member of the A350XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) family, […]

Hong Kong Airlines Becomes New Operator Of The A350 XWB

Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, on lease from AerCap, making the carrier the 15th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin aisle airliner. Altogether Hong Kong Airlines will acquire 21 Airbus A350 XWB, including 15 purchased directly from Airbus and six on lease from third party lessors. […]

Qantas Announces Plans To Launch World’s Longest Nonstop Flight

Australia’s Qantas unveiled plans for the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight Friday (Aug 25), calling it the “last frontier of global aviation”, as it posted healthy annual net profits on the back of a strong domestic market. The firm, which hopes to fly non-stop from Australia to London and New York by 2022, announced a […]

Airbus Production Cuts Could Impact A380 Aftermarket

Airbus’ decision to reduce A380 deliveries from 15 this year to 12 in 2018 and eight in 2019 will have noticeable effects on the aftermarket in the near-future, an industry analyst has forecast. Jonathan Berger, managing director of Alton Aviation Consultancy, says the cuts announced in July 2017 will present a barrier to entry for […]

A350 Fire Risk Triggers EASA Emergency Directive

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning operators that there is a risk of the Airbus A350 hydraulic engine driven pump (EDP) overheating and causing a fire. EASA issued the AD because the A350’s hydraulic fluid cooling system is located in the fuel tanks. An Airbus spokeswoman said […]

Air Caraibes A350 Damages Runway Lights and Two Tyres

An Air Caraibes Airbus A350-900, performing flight from Paris Orly (France) to Pointe a Pitre (Guadeloupe), encountered a windshear, veered to the right and contacted a number of runway edge lights causing a number of them being damaged and two forward right main tyres to be damaged. The crew managed to steer the aircraft back […]

Cathay Pacific Group Signs MOU For 32 A321neo Aircraft

Cathay Pacific Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia. The new A321neo aircraft will replace and modernise Cathay Dragon’s current in-service […]

What Future For Airberlin Technik?

As Air Berlin slips into bankruptcy following the withdrawal of financial support from main shareholder Etihad, the fight over its carcass begins. Many expect Lufthansa to pick up a substantial part of the carrier’s airline business, based on reports emanating from the stricken carrier. “Negotiations with Lufthansa and other partners regarding the acquisition of business […]