The first Boeing 787-10, BOE1, completed its first flight from the Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, on March 31. The flight took off at 9:30 a.m. local time and landed at 2:35 p.m., just over five hours later.
Qatar to offer 'laptop loan service' to US-bound passengers
Qatar Airways will offer business-class passengers complimentary laptop computers to use on US-bound flights starting next week.
Binter Canarias to lease CRJ1000s from Air Nostrum
The Embraer E195-E2, the largest next-generation E-Jet variant, has completed its first flight from São José dos Campos, Brazil. The maiden flight occurred 22 days after the first prototype E195-E2 rolled out and was more than three months ahead of schedule.
American Airlines was named the recipient of the 2017 ATW Airline of the Year, taking the top honor of the 43nd annual ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards, at a gala dinner on March 28 at the J.W. Marriott Essex House in New York.
Additional winners included Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris (Value Airline); United Airlines (Eco-Airline); Air Serbia (Airline Market Leader); Singapore Airlines (Onboard Experience); AltAir (Eco-Company); Pittsburgh International Airport (Airport of the Year); and NAVBLUE (Aviation Technology).
Also recognized was John W. Crichton with the 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award. John is chairman of the board of Aireon and former president and CEO of NAV CANADA and of the Air Transport Association of Canada.
Bombardier completes CS100 London-New York flight
Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London.
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