New Omani startup Salam Air has received the first of three aircraft, an Airbus A320 leased from South America’s LATAM Group, as the low-cost carrier (LCC) prepares to begin services by the end of the year.
Peach Aviation inks A320neo, ceo order
Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation has signed a firm order for 10 Airbus A320neos and three A320ceos, it was announced Nov. 18.
Chorus Aviation delivers first CRJ1000 to Air Nostrum
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Halifax-based Chorus Aviation announced Nov. 18 the delivery of the first of four Bombardier CRJ1000 aircraft Chorus is leasing to Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum.
Republic receives new Embraer E170/175 cabin trainer
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Indianapolis-based regional airline operator Republic Airways Holdings has taken delivery of a new cabin trainer at the Indianapolis Training Center.
Volga-Dnepr Gulf to do maintenance on UTair 737s
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Sharjah-based Volga-Dnepr Gulf will perform base maintenance services on five of Russia’s UTair Aviation’s Boeing 737s in 2016. Photo: UTair Boeing 737-500
Nok Air receives Boeing 737-800NG
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Nok Air welcomed a new Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation, Nok Tawan, to its fleet. The aircraft has a capacity of 189 seats with the latest colorfully designed livery.
Emirates takes first new generation A380
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Dubai-based Emirates Airline has begun taking delivery of new generation Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The first new generation A380-388Q was delivered this month as Emirates’ 85th A380. In addition to an onboard lounge and first class shower spa, the A380-388Q will have several new features, including a new seat configuration. Photo: A380 business class on the upper deck.
Boom's supersonic demonstrator aims for commercial service by 2023
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Boom Technology expects to start subsonic flight tests of its XB-1 supersonic demonstrator in late 2017. The engineering design was unveiled at the company’s Centennial airport facility in Denver, Colorado, on Nov.15.
Airbus A380 MRO services get a lift from Etihad Airways Engineering venture
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines made the first commercial flight utilizing alternate jet fuel made from forest residuals—the limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest—on Nov. 14, with Alaska Airlines Flight 4, a Boeing 737-800 bound for Washington Reagan National Airport carrying 163 passengers.
JetBlue has unveiled its newest special livery, “What’s Old Is Blue Again,” on an Airbus A320. Dubbed “RetroJet,” the aircraft will be used on this season’s first roundtrip service between New York JFK and Palm Springs International Airport.
LATAM CEO speaks out on airline taxes at ALTA
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LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto (left) and ALTA executive director Eduardo Iglesias speak to reporters at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Mexico City.
AirBaltic's first commercial CS300 service to be launched Dec. 14
Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.