Eva Air
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Eva Air celebrates delivery of first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Eva Air has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The plane is the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia from this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners. “The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship […]

Eurowings
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Lufthansa unveils Eurowings turnaround plan

Lufthansa has unveiled a turnaround plan for its troubled Eurowings subsidiary. In a crowded low-cost marketplace, the hybrid airline has failed to find a sustainable role. In an attempt to revive its fortunes, Lufthansa said today Eurowings will be given be a clear focus on short-haul, point-to-point operations. The carrier will be standardised with a fleet of Airbus A320 planes, […]

Japan Airlines
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Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL representative director and chairman, Yoshiharu Ueki, and Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer. Altogether JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 […]

AlbatrossOne
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Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts. Known as AlbatrossOne, the remote-controlled aircraft has already taken its first flights to […]

United
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United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform

United Airlines has become the latest carrier to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. The United States-based airline will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet. With flexible and visual tools, Skywise enables airlines to store, access, manage, and analyse data more efficiently while also benchmarking against other airline users’ trends. […]

Oman Air
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Oman Air launches new connection to Athens

Oman Air has launched a new daily service to Greece, with the first flight departing Muscat for Athens earlier. The inaugural flight, WY193, departed Muscat International Airport at 14:35 arriving to Athens International Airport at 19:50. With a flight time of approximately six hours, the return flight WY194 departs Athens International Airport at 00:20, arriving into the award-winning new passenger […]

Boeing 737
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Boeing reports potential manufacturing problems with 737 aircraft

Boeing has revealed it is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to address a “potential nonconformance” on components used in the construction of its 737 planes. The manufacture has contacted 737 operators advising them to inspect the slat track assemblies on certain airplanes. “One batch of slat tracks with specific lot numbers produced by a supplier was found to have […]

Wizz Air
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Higher passenger numbers drive Wizz Air to record profit

Wizz Air carried a record 34.6 million passengers in the year to March 31st, up by nearly 17 per cent on financial 2018. At the same time, the low-cost carrier reported that net profit grew six per cent to a record €292 million. József Váradi, Wizz Air chief executive, said: “The high economic growth rates across central and eastern Europe […]

Airbus
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Airbus launches half-century celebration

Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating its 50-year anniversary, showcasing key moments of pioneering progress throughout the past five decades. The campaign begins today by marking 50 years since the French minister of transport, Jean Chamant, and the German minister of economic affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement at the 1969 Paris Air Show for the joint-development of the […]

Air ATOL
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Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Air travel is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. Canadians, tourists and businesses all benefit from a safe, efficient and more transparent air industry. Buying tickets for air travel can be a big expense for Canadian families. When Canadians buy an airline ticket, they expect airlines to meet their obligations and deserve to be treated fairly. The Honorable Marc […]