Vietnam Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A350
Airbus has handed over the first Airbus A350-900 XWB to its second customer, Vietnam Airlines.
United invests $30 million for stake in Fulcrum BioEnergy
Courtesy, United Airlines
United Airlines has invested $30 million for a stake in renewable fuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy in a deal that could see the carrier buy 90 million gallons a year of jet fuel made from municipal waste.
Irkut MC-21’s PD-14 engine to testing in 3Q
Perm Engine Co.
Russia’s Aviadvigatel Co. and Perm Engine Co., which are developing a PD-14 engine for the Irkut MC-21 aircraft, plans to start testing the engine in its flying laboratory in the third quarter.
First World Yoga Day at New York JFK
The Consulate General of India
Travelers at New York JFK's Terminal 4 participate in the first ever World Yoga Day on June 21, 2015, sponsored by The Consulate General of India. Narenda Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, noted that “this is a program for the benefit of mankind, for a tension-free world and to spread the message of harmony.”
Kuwait Airways takes delivery of first A330-200
Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200, becoming a new operator for the type.
CALC delivers new A320 to Sichuan Airlines
China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) delivered a new Airbus A320-200 to Sichuan Airlines at the Airbus facilities in Tianjin, China. The newly delivered aircraft is the 50th commercial aircraft in CALC’s portfolio.
Thai Airways A350XWB on schedule for FAL in October
American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announce expansion of their transpacific partnership.
AA, Qantas step up partnership with new transpacific routes
Courtesy, American Airlines
American Airlines (AA) and Qantas Airways are expanding their joint business by adding new service between the US and Australia.
Atlantic Airways orders one A320
Rendering of A320 in Atlantic Airways’ livery. Courtesy, Airbus
Faroe Islands carrier Atlantic Airways has placed a firm order for a single Airbus A320 and named Jóhanna á Bergi as its new CEO.
Air Contractors, Europe Airpost and Farnair to rebrand as ASL Airlines
Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group—which holds seven air operator’s certificates (AOCs) in Europe, Asia and Africa—will unify its four European carriers under ASL Airlines branding. Photo: ASL Airline cargo Boeing 737 in new livery
Sierra Nevada Corp. to team up on regional aircraft production in Turkey
Courtesy, Sierra Nevada Corp.
US-based Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has signed an MOU with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications to produce the country’s first regional jet as part of its Regional Aircraft Project.
Alitalia unveils new branding, livery
Alitalia introduced a new brand, aircraft livery and visual identity on an Airbus A330-200 as the Italian flag carrier revitalizes its business. It also announced product upgrades across all classes of service on its international widebody fleet.
Airbus ships first A320 components from Hamburg to US
A JetBlue A320ceo tail is set to be shipped from Hamburg to Airbus’s US Mobile, Alabama FAL
Vietnam Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes flight
The first Airbus A350 XWB destined for Vietnam Airlines flew June 1, beginning a rapid ramp-up of A350 production that will see three new operators take delivery of the aircraft this year.
Frontier Airlines orders 12 A320 family aircraft
Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for 10 Airbus A321ceo and two A320ceo aircraft.
Boeing begins assembling first 737 MAX
Boeing has started building the first 737 MAX aircraft on schedule in its Renton, Washington, facility.
Boeing begins assembling first 737 MAX
Boeing employees begin building the first 737 MAX aircraft on schedule in its Renton, Washington, facility.
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