Boeing's first 7871-0 rolls out of South Carolina facility
Boeing rolled out the first 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, from its plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, the exclusive final assembly site for 787-10 aircraft.
China's Juneyao finalizes 787-9 order
China’s Juneyao Airlines has finalized order for five Boeing 787-9s, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices.
Delta offers main cabin meal service on 12 domestic routes
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines will begin including meals at no extra cost for all main cabin seats on 12 transcontinental domestic routes this spring, reversing a longstanding trend of US airlines not including meal service with economy-class tickets on domestic flights. Photo: Smoked turkey sandwich meal to be offered during daytime flights in the main cabin on 12 Delta domestic routes.
Air India takes first A320neo
Air India took delivery of the first of 14 A320neo, which is being leased from Kuwait-headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Co. The A320neo will join Air India’s existing fleet of 66 A320 family aircraft.
Transavia to shut down Munich base
Air France-KLM low-cost carrier (LCC) Transavia will shut down its base in Munich, Germany, by Oct. 31, the company said in a statement. Photo: Transavia Boeing 737-700.
Austrian court denies third runway for Vienna airport
America's Cup yacht benefits from Airbus 'winglet' design
Airbus is working on a redesign of its A320 Sharklet wingtips as a result of developing a new design manufacturing process for the foil of a high-speed yacht competing in this year’s America’s Cup race.
Norwegian regional airline Widerøe will become the first airline to operate the Embraer E190-E2, when it receives its initial aircraft in the first half of 2018.
Emirates SkyCargo unveils Valentine's Day decal on 777F
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777F aircraft for Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo and highlights the strong contribution made by the air cargo carrier to the floriculture industry through the transport of fresh flowers across the world. One of the first ports of call for the aircraft will be Nairobi in Kenya, where the aircraft will be loaded with a consignment of flowers headed to Amsterdam—the world’s largest flower distribution center.
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