Archive for July 2017

Alaska Airlines Likely to Stick With All-Boeing Fleet

Alaska Airlines 737-MAX8

After the completion of the Alaska Airlines and Virgin America merger, many travelers worried about their frequent flyer miles or if their city would still be served. However, the aviation enthusiasts wondered, what will Alaska do with all those Airbus aircraft that Virgin America currently operates? Bringing together an exclusively all-Boeing fleet with an exclusively…

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Airlines worldwide ground some Airbus SE jets over engine issues

LEAP-1A engines ordered for Airbus A320neo-family aircraft

India’s biggest airline grounded at least seven Airbus SE jetliners as it awaits fixes for balky Pratt & Whitney engines, joining several carriers around the world that have pulled the planes from service. IndiGo stopped using one A320neo aircraft this month after grounding four in June and two in May, according to data from flight-tracking…

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Flight Innovation – Airbus

Airbus Flight Innovation

Pilotless aircraft, flying electric vehicles and bespoke air cabins are the future of flight, Airbus said yesterday. Paul Eremenko, the European plane-maker’s chief technological officer, painted a picture of skies buzzing with new flight forms at the RISE tech conference held in Hong Kong. Airbus is already testing out what it calls a “module” cabin…

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THAI takes delivery of fifth Airbus A350 XWB


THAI‘s fifth A350XWB has been royally bestowed the name “Yannawa” and is powered with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines. The aircraft body and wings are made out of lightweight composite fiber. Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) took delivery of its fifth Airbus A350 XWB supplied with donation goods to underprivileged children in the…

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Delta Becomes First North American Airbus A350-900XWB Owner

Airbus A350 XWB

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines quietly took contractual delivery of its first Airbus A350-900XWB on Thursday at Airbus’ Toulouse manufacturing hub. N501DN is the first of 25 frames currently on order for the carrier. The aircraft rolled out of the paint shop last month before completing a series of test and customer acceptance flights. Sources familiar…

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Several IndiGo A320neos Sitting Idle Due to GTF Glitches

indigo A320neo

Indian low-fare carrier IndiGo, one of Airbus’s biggest A320 family customers and the first A320neo operator in India and Asia, now has at least seven neos sitting idle following technical hitches with the airplanes’ Pratt & Whitney PW1100 geared turbofan engines. Since IndiGo’s contract includes replacement of the full engine, slow deliveries from Pratt &…

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Emirates’ long-awaited Dreamliner order a ‘done deal’ – Analyst

Emirates Adds Three New Airbus A380 Destinations in One Day

Emirates Airlines is getting closer to announcing a big order for Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner as the carrier teams up with low-cost partner FlyDubai to expand regional service, according to an analyst’s report Monday. “Detailed intelligence states that the 787 will be Emirates‘ smaller wide-body airplane choice,” Saj Ahmad said on his Strategic Aero Research…

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