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Jun 09, 2012

Airbus Tops1,400 NEO Firm Orders

With Air Lease Corp. and Norwegian finalizing deals for A320NEOs and A321NEOs, here's the latest tally for the Airbus NEO orderbook that now stands....More
Jun 08, 2012

Tony Tyler's First AGM: Old Format, New Style

For many years, the IATA annual general assembly has not only been the most important annual airline industry gathering, it also featured....More
Jun 06, 2012

What Will the First A350 Cabin Look Like?

Qatar Airways may be the first airline due to receive the A350, but it will not be the first cabin to see the light of day. Airbus will have two....More
Jun 05, 2012

747-8 first passenger flight photos and video

On June 1, I was invited by Lufthansa fly on the first scheduled passenger flight of the stretched Boeing 747-8 from Frankfurt to Washington DC. At....More
Jun 01, 2012

Jubilee Special: How Air Travel Has Changed

The folks at UK-based Monarch have put together an infographic showing how air travel has changed in the last 60 years. Of course, with the Queen’s....More
May 31, 2012

Who Might Buy A Stake In IAG?

When International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh publicly discusses the future of his company, he usually talks about who IAG might buy next....More
May 31, 2012

Video: Pratt's New Flying Testbed

x Pratt & Whitney has uploaded this video of its latest geared turbofan engine - the PW1200G. ....More
May 29, 2012

MAS Gets Its First A380

Malaysia Airlines today became the eight carrier to get an A380 after it took delivery of the first of six Airbus 380s in Toulouse....More
May 28, 2012

Airbus CEO on Innovation: Damned if you do…

For Airbus CEO Tom Enders, innovation has been a somewhat fraught topic, caught between engineers wanting to push technology and shareholders wanting....More
May 24, 2012

Airbus’s Leahy Projects 60% NEO Market Share Dominance

Airbus has heavily outsold Boeing in the battle between the A320NEO and 737 MAX, but what is the long-term outlook for deals? Airbus COO for....More
May 23, 2012

Charleston-built 787 first flight photo

(Boeing) The first Boeing 787 to be built at Charleston, South Carolina, flew earlier today (May 23), essentially completing the manufacturer’s goal....More
May 22, 2012

New Livery For Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines took delivery of this new 737-8, which departed Seattle’s Boeing Field on Saturday May 19, but notice it is missing its tail logo....More
May 16, 2012

Airbus Earnings Hit By A380 Wing Cracks

Airbus is taking another €158 million charge linked to the costs associated with wing component cracking on its A380s....More
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