Archive | January, 2016

THe first Boeing 737 MAX lifts off from Renton on its maiden flight

First Flight Of 737 MAX

Boeing completes successful 737 MAX 8 first flight 29 January 2016 Boeing announced that the 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time today, achieving the milestone on schedule and beginning a comprehensive flight-test programme leading to certification and delivery. With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced […]

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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have nine Boeing 777-300ERs on order

First SWISS Boeing 777-300ER Delivered

Boeing and SWISS celebrate delivery of the first 777-300ER 29 January 2016 Boeing and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The latest addition to airline’s fleet touched down in Zurich today following a non-stop 4,545 nautical mile (8,418 kilometre) delivery flight from Boeing’s Everett Delivery […]

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ANA will begin introducing the A380 from 2019

ANA Orders Three Airbus A380 Aircraft

ANA Group becomes the first Japanese airline to select the A380 29 January 2016 ANA Holdings has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of three A380s. Airbus said that, with this milestone order, ANA Group has joined the customer base for the world’s largest passenger aircraft and will become the first […]

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Air Astana operates services to Hong Kong twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) with a Boeing 757 configured with 16 Business and 150 Economy Class seats. Pictured is one of the company's Boeing 767s

Air Astana, Hong Kong Airlines Codeshare

Air Astana signs codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines 29 January 2016 Air Astana has signed a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, making it the Kazakh carrier’s seventh codeshare partner. Air Astana customers now have the opportunity to book tickets of both airlines to reach Hong Kong Airlines’ destinations in China, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan […]

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The Next-Generation 737 delivered  refreshes Air Vanuatu's fleet and features a new cabin interior

Air Vanuatu Accepts New 737-800

Boeing, Air Lease Corporation celebrate 737NG delivery to Air Vanuatu 28 January 2016 Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) today celebrated the lessor’s first Next-Generation 737 delivery to Air Vanuatu, the flag carrier of the South Pacific nation. “We are delighted to deliver ALC’s first 737NG aircraft to Air Vanuatu, a new customer for ALC […]

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Xiamen Airlines has an all-Boeing fleet. Pictured is a 737-700 delivered to the airlines prior to the acceptance of the 8,888th 737 built by Boeing

Xiamen Airlines Accepts 8,888th 737 Built

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Celebrate Milestone 8,888th 737 Delivery 28 January 2016 Boeing today delivered the 8,888th 737 to come off the production line to Xiamen Airlines. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800, features a special livery commemorating the airplane’s significance. The company said that, just as seven is considered a lucky number for Boeing, eight is […]

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Gulfstream service centres have recently gained maintenance approval from Brazil, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, India and Qatar. Picture Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Gulfstream Service Centres Approved

Gulfstream service centres gain maintenance approval from overseas authorities 28 January 2016 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation today announced that several of its service centres recently earned approved maintenance organization (AMO) designations from civil aviation authorities worldwide, increasing maintenance and repair options for customers. The authorisations were secured from several countries, including Qatar, which granted AMO status […]

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Iran has signed agreements for 118 new Airbus aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support

Iran Buys 118 Airbus Airliners

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal 28 January 2018 Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. Iran Air […]

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Lockheed Martin will help NATS' crucial deployment of SESAR based technologies.

Lockheed Martin Supports UK NATS

NATS Appoints Lockheed Martin as Systems Integration Partner 28 January 2016 Lockheed Martin has been appointed by NATS to support the UK air traffic management company’s technology transformation programme over the coming years as their systems integration partner. The company said that the programme will enhance the organisation’s capabilities to provide efficient and resilient services […]

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The three H145s are to be multi-tasked across Pacific Helicopters’ operations

First H145 Delivered To PNG’s Pacific Helicopters

Pacific Helicopters accepts first of three H145s 28 January 2016 Pacific Helicopters has taken delivery of the first of three H145 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters,  leased from international lessor Waypoint Leasing. The H145 has arrived in the Eastern Highlands Provincial capital of Goroka, following final reassembly at Airbus Group Australia Pacific’s (AGAP) Sydney facility. The […]

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