Challenger business jet milestones

Bombardier’s newest Challengers surpass delivery milestones 6 December 2017 Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that its Challenger aircraft accomplished two important delivery milestones in the past few months. The super midsize Challenger 350 aircraft has surpassed 200 deliveries, and the more recently introduced large cabin Challenger 650 aircraft has exceeded the 50-delivery mark. The Challenger […]

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Airspace XL

American Airlines selects Airspace XL

Airspace XL bins for American Airlines’ A321s 6 December 2017 American Airlines (AAL) has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service – the largest retrofit project in Airbus history. The airline will be the first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide a […]

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First KC-46A for USAF flies

Boeing KC-46A tanker for US Air Force first flight 5 December 2017 The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the US Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests today, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 am PST and landing approximately three and a half hours later. […]

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Aerolíneas Argentinas

First 737 MAX for Aerolíneas Argentinas

Aerolíneas Argentinas celebrates delivery first 737 MAX 4 December 2017 Boeing and Aerolíneas Argentinas today celebrated the delivery and commercial debut of the first 737 MAX aircraft for the airline and for Latin America. Aerolíneas took delivery of the airliner, a MAX 8, in late November and flew the first commercial flight about a week […]

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Air New Zealand opens new Perth lounge

Air New Zealand opens brand new lounge in Perth 4 December 2017 Air New Zealand will tomorrow welcome customers to its first-ever lounge at Perth Airport. The new lounge caters for more than 110 customers and carries the airline’s signature sleek modern design created in conjunction with award-winning global architectural firm Gensler and Australian based […]

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contracted aircraft operator

Enhanced contracted aircraft operator audits

Contracted aircraft operator safety audits being revamped 30 November 2017 Global flight safety standards for contracted aircraft operators are being revamped, with updates to the Flight Safety Foundation’s international audit program to take effect from early next year. The Australian office of the Flight Safety Foundation developed the Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Programme in […]

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Boeing Australia supports STEM studies

Boeing Australia breathing life into STEM studies 4 December 2017 Boeing Australia has teamed up with the Aerospace Gateway Schools Programme and state education departments in Queensland and South Australia to bring the cutting-edge aerospace industry to life in high school classrooms. In a culture that often celebrates sports and celebrity more than science, it […]

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LOT Polish Airlines

First 737 MAX for LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines celebrates delivery of 737 MAX 2 December 2017 Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first 737 MAX for the carrier, ushering the new and improved 737 airliner into the central and east Europe market. The jet is also the first MAX placed by leading airplane lessor Air Lease […]

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China Airlines joins biofuel club

China Airlines takes delivery of A350 powered with biofuel mix 30 November 2017 China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the tenth A350-900 for China Airlines, which left […]

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A330-300P2F enters service with DHL

First A330-300P2F enters service with DHL 1 December 2017 DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus. This delivery, which took place at EFW’s freighter conversion facilities in Dresden, follows the successful completion of […]

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