Category: Aviation News

Garuda Indonesia Takes Delivery of Its First A330neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Garuda Indonesia has received its first A330-900. This new generation widebody aircraft is the first of 14 A330-900s ordered by the airline. The airline currently operates 24 A330 Family aircraft on regional and long-haul routes. The A330-900’s increased range and enhanced economics will contribute to Garuda Indonesia’s fleet modernisation and growth plans, allowing the airline […]

The 9th China Aviation Industry Summit 2020 & Lingyun Award Annual Ceremony

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to IATA, till 2020, China will replace United States to be the largest aviation market in the world. Besides the growing demand, developing aviation industry is also an important national strategy to promote the development of China’s manufacturing industries to the high end of the global value chain. At the same time, with the […]

First New Airbus A321LR to Enter SAS Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first of three new A321LRs, a narrow-bodied aircraft suited for longer distances, will enter service in the SAS fleet on September 18, 2020. The new aircraft is equipped with a service concept with three travel classes, like the rest of SAS’ long-haul fleet, and will increase SAS’ flexibility to meet Scandinavian travel patterns.  The […]

How Close Can a Plane Fly to Another Aircraft?

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are a frequent traveller who enjoys a window seat, you might have noticed other aircraft while in air. Flying in the crowded skies over Europe or North America, it is quite common to see other aircraft whizzing past, either above or below. Have you ever wondered how close to each other can aircraft […]

Airbus Beluga XL Readies to Enter Service: Gets EASA Type Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beluga XL, the giant airlifter with maximum payload of 51 tons (able to carry approximately seven adult elephants at once) has finally received EASA type certification. This milestone brings closer the date this massive aircraft will enter service in 2020.  The BelugaXL allows for 30% extra transport capacity being seven metres longer and one metre […]

G. Ziemelis: Is “Flygskam” Really the Right Thing to Do?

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Flygskam” – still quite a new Swedish term that already made waves in the media. It literally means “flight shame” and was popularized by a teen climate activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden. The movement shames people into choosing other means of transportation instead of flying. While the aviation impact on climate is undeniable, like any […]

Second Test of World’s Longest Commercial Flight: Qantas Makes it Real

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Boeing 787-9 (QF7879) has already taken off for the second test of the world’s longest commercial flight. The first test flight was operated last month from New York to Sydney, this time Qantas is on the London – Sydney route. Both flights, and the third which is to be done in December, are operated […]

KLM to Purchase Embraer E195-E2 Aircraft for $2.5 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute KLM Cityhopper has announced further expanding its Embraer fleet. The largest Embraer aircraft operator in Europe confirmed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 jets, including purchase rights for 14 additional aircraft. The initial order was placed during Paris Air Show 2019, originally it was announced as a Letter of Intent for 15 firm orders with […]

First Flight of Ilyushin IL-114-300 Postponed until Late 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ilyushin, which is part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has revealed more details about the status of its IL-114-300 passenger turboprop programme, which it says is proceeding towards its first flight “in late 2020”. The IL-114-300, which is an updated version of the original Ilyushin IL-114 that, in the Soviet Union era, were produced […]

Boeing Provides Status Update on 737 MAX Progress

Reading Time: 1 minute “With the rigorous scrutiny being applied, we are confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly”. The Boeing Company has provided an update on the progress of 737 MAX. According to the statement, Boeing has completed one of the five key milestones. It was the FAA eCab Simulator Certification Session […]