Category: Airlines & Airports

Aeroflot Group Airline to Acquire Five Dash 8-400 Turboprops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aurora, Aeroflot Group’s Far Eastern regional airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase five Dash 8-400 turboprops from De Havilland Canada. The arrangement was announced on November 19, during the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The Sakhalin-based regional carrier which currently operates ten Dash 8 aircraft, including five Dash 8-400, three Dash 8-300 and […]

Airbus Secures Nearly 200 Orders for Its Aircraft in One Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is enjoying a growing demand for its aircraft programs during Dubai Airshow 2019. During 18th November the European planemaker announced two major deals with world’s leading airlines: Emirates and Air Arabia. Emirates is a long-standing Airbus customer which operates the biggest Airbus A380 fleet in the world. The airline has 112 Airbus A380s, these […]

Biman Bangladesh Orders Two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) announced at the 2019 Dubai Airshow that the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet with two additional airplanes valued at $585 million at list prices. The purchase – recorded in October as an unidentified order on Boeing’s website – complements Biman’s fleet of 787-8 jets with the larger […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Qantas to Invest $50 Million to Make Aviation Industry More Sustainable

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas Group has committed to making aviation industry more sustainable by reducing its net emissions up to zero by 2050. To reach this the Group will invest over $50 million over the next ten years. The aviation industry in general contributes around 2 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Therefore, by 2050 aviation is set […]

Air Canada Readies to Take First Canadian-Made A220-300 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada is about to receive the first Canadian-made Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which has just rolled out from the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. The aircraft, designed  in a 137-seat dual-class cabin layout, is expected to join the airline in December. Now, after being painted into the color of the […]

Another Attempt to Build an Airline on the Remains of WOW Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Talks about the revival of WOW Air have been continuing since March, 2019, since the airline went bankrupt. Currently, the latest information provides that there is the second attempt to bring back to life at least something of WOW Air. Although this time under the new name: PLAY. Some time ago it was announced that […]