Category: Airlines & Airports

Air Canada Takes Delivery of Its First A220

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based […]

Mongolian Airlines to Welcome First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Mongolyn Irgenii Agaaryn Teever) will soon welcome the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet, as the airline looks to connect its home base in Ulaanbaatar with major European and North American cities beginning in 2021. The 787-9 – the longest-range version of Boeing’s Dreamliner widebody airplane – will join MIAT’s fleet […]

First Airbus A350-1000 Joins Air Caraïbes’ Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Caraïbes (a member airline of Groupe Dubreuil) has taken delivery of its first A350-1000, the largest member of Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB Family, making it the first French operator of the type. The airline plans to operate its A350-1000s alongside its three A350-900s and six A330s on routes from Paris to the French Caribbean. […]

New Biggest European Customer for Airbus A220 Emerges: Air France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France fleet modernization is quickly accelerating. Just over a week ago Air France-KLM announced about extending its order for Airbus A350 with 10 additional planes. This time the Group confirmed finalizing order for 60 Airbus A220s. Air France intends to modernize not only its widebody planes, but also single-aisle fleet. With this order Air […]

Israel Aerospace Industries Considers Expansion Into Lithuania

Reading Time: 2 minutes Israel‘s biggest aviation company, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is looking to strike a deal with full-service aircraft maintenance provider Aviatic MRO to begin operations at an airport in northern Lithuania. State-owned IAI in cooperation with Aviatic MRO has identified Šiauliai International Airport as a potential European site for expanding its global operations. The airport has […]

Qantas Chooses Airbus Over Boeing for World’s Longest Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas has finally made a decision regarding the type of an aircraft to operate on the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight. If the Project Sunrise proceeds, it will be the Airbus A350-1000. Although the future of this project is not determined yet and the order for the Airbus planes is not placed, the flag carrier […]

Air Canada’s First A220-300 Takes to the Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada is scheduled to be delivered to the Montreal-based airline in the coming weeks. With its first A220 commercial flight in early 2020, Canada’s flag carrier […]

JUST IN | Wizz Air Set to Launch a New Low Cost Airline in Abu Dhabi

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air and exponential growth are gradually becoming synonyms. One of the fastest growing low cost airlines in Europe has just announced that it signed a preliminary agreement with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH) on the establishment of a new low coster – reportedly Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. The Hungarian airline has a very […]

Air France Intends to Benefit from 10 Additional Airbus A350 XWBs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France intends to benefit from 10 additional Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft. The Air France-KLM Group has announced that it is expanding its order for the type up to 38 aircraft in total. The first Airbus A350 XWB out of the initial order for 28 aircraft reached the flag carrier of France in September, 2019. […]

World’s First Fully-Electric Commercial Aircraft Finally Takes off

Reading Time: < 1 minute The aviation industry has got its another “first” – the start of the electric age. The first all-electric seaplane, DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver, has taken off for commercial flight in Vancouver, Canada, carrying six passengers. The history was made by Harbour Air in cooperation with magniX. The aircraft was powered by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) […]