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Dec 11, 2012

British Airways 787, A380 Seat Configuration

British Airways' eight new Boeing 787-8s will have 214 seats. 35 in Club World with a 2-3-2 configuration, 25 in World Traveller Plus with the same....More
Dec 10, 2012

AerCap, AirAsia X Cancel Their Last A330-200s

Airbus' November 2012 orders and deliveries report reveals that AerCap and AirAsia X cancelled their last A330-200s on order. AerCap ordered 30 A330s....More
Dec 10, 2012

Branson Won't Give Up Control Of Virgin Atlantic

While it seems to be only a question of time before Singapore Airlines announces it is selling a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, it has been unclear....More
Dec 10, 2012

Photo: The First Flyable Airbus A350

Now structurally complete, here is MSN-001 - the first flight test aircraft - on its way to the indoor ground test station in Toulouse. Photo: Airbus....More
Dec 07, 2012

What Is 49% Of Virgin Atlantic Worth?

With reports that Delta Air Lines is considering the acquisition of Singapore Airlines' 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, one of the biggest questions is....More
Dec 07, 2012

Why SIA Should Sell Out Of Virgin Atlantic

  If Singapore Airlines (SIA) can get $350 million for their 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways I think they will be happy with that. Now they may....More
Dec 01, 2012

Is Delta Breaking A "Promise" On Memphis?

As I reported in this AWIN-subscriber only story, Delta Air Lines is again cutting service at its Memphis hub, this time to below 100 departures per....More
Nov 30, 2012

Monarch Looking For New Aircraft

Monarch Airlines has achieved many good metrics in its financial year that ended Oct. 31, including ₤31.6 million in cost cuts and a ₤69.9 million....More
Nov 30, 2012

Why A Shenzhen Airlines, SIA Tie-Up Makes Sense

If Singapore Airlines is serious about building its presence in China and having a network in China comparable to Cathay Pacific Airways, then one....More
Nov 28, 2012

Mystery 737 Winglet Test

EcoDemonstrator flies by Mt Ranier (Boeing/John Parker)....More
Nov 28, 2012

Bad Belts

I’m not sure if it’s related to the plumping-up of America or whether more pregnant women are flying, but four out of the 13 unapproved parts....More
Nov 28, 2012

MD-11 Retirements Continue

MD-11s continue to be retired as World Airways and KLM remove the type from their fleets. A total of seven MD-11s have been retired so far, all in....More
Nov 26, 2012

Largest-ever flying billboard

Air New Zealand is getting some major mileage – literally – from what is believed to be the largest-ever graphic to be applied to an aircraft. The....More
Nov 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus Moves First A350 Airframe To Static Test Hall

Airbus has moved the A350-900 static test airframe from the final assembly hall across the airport to the L34 static test hall. The airframe will be....More
Nov 22, 2012

The Gulf Mega-Merger: Why It Will Never Happen

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker recently revealed at the Arab Air Carrier Association’s annual meeting in Algiers/Algeria that it has been his dream....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

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