Tag: widebody aircraft

Another Blow to Boeing: Aeroflot Drops Order for 22 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Another Boeing program has been put under pressure. This time it is Boeing 787 aircraft. The Russian carrier Aeroflot has announced about cancellation of the order for 22 planes of the type. The statement was not publicly released by any of the parties but buried in Boeing’s monthly order release. This order had been an […]

Aeroflot Looks at Acquiring Airliners with 400-Plus Seats

Reading Time: 1 minute Aeroflot is planning to acquire long-range wide-body aircraft with a capacity of more than 400 seats. According to documents posted on a procurement portal, Russia’s prime carrier will, on a competitive basis, select a consultant tasked with determining the optimal type of future wide-bodied airliners for Russia’s flagship airline. Currently, the only aircraft types operated […]

Lion Air Becomes First A330neo Operator in the Asia-Pacific Region

Reading Time: 1 minute Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is the first of 10 A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet. The A330neo will be used by Lion Air for non-stop long-haul services from […]

China Southern Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 20 A350-900 becoming the newest operator of this latest generation and highly efficient twin-engine, long-range widebody aircraft. The Guangzhou-based carrier operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and 5 A380 aircraft (figures at the end of […]

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the […]

Airbus and THAI Sign Agreement to Proceed With Joint Venture MRO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok. The accord was signed on 22nd of June at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse by Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President, THAI; and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus, in the […]

Turkish Airlines Finalises Airbus and Boeing Orders

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines has revealed that it has decided to purchase 60 wide-body aircraft comprising of 50 firm and 10 optional aeroplanes. With the first six set to be delivered in 2019, the airline will continue to receive aircraft every year all the way up to 2024. Of the total, 30 B787-9 aircraft, 25 firm and […]

Airbus A380 Program Suffers New Blow – Virgin Atlantic Cancels Order

Reading Time: 1 minute The struggling A380 superjumbo program at Airbus has been hit with more disappointment as Virgin Atlantic cancels its order for six of the 550-seat plane. The order was placed back in 2000 and confirmed in 2001. While an initial delivery date had been set for 2006, continued delays on Airbus’ side, followed by postponements on […]

Leahy Confirms A380 Future Hinges on Emirates Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft. “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, it is clear we will have to shut down the program,” Leahy said, speaking on Airbus’ 2017 orders and deliveries webinar. During […]

Russia And China To Jointly Develop Engine For Widebody Airliner

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia and China have agreed to develop a gas-turbine engine for the joint commercial aircraft (LRWBCA). The memorandum of cooperation was signed by Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) and China’s AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. (AECC CAE) at Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing. UEC says the program’s priorities are to research the widebody aircraft […]