Iberia CEO Luis Gallego formally presented the carrier’s first aircraft bearing its new livery and logo at the T4 hub in Madrid-Barajas Airport Nov. 21. Courtesy, Iberia
Iberia A330 welcomed with a water cannon salute at Madrid
Iberia Airbus A330 sporting the carrier's new logo and livery is greeting with a water cannon salute at Madrid-Barajas Airport's T4 hub. ATWCourtesy, Iberia
Iberia Airbus A330 sports new look
Iberia Airbus A330, christened "Juan Carlos I," bears the carrier's new logo and livery. Courtesy, Iberia
Third Boeing 787-9 takes flight
Boeing’s third 787-9 test aircraft completed its test flight Nov. 19. The aircraft, ZB021, took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. and landed 2 hours and 44 minutes later at Seattle’s Boeing Field. ATW Courtesy, Boeing
Saudi's flynas to go long-haul
Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier flynas is reinventing itself as a hybrid carrier and plans to launch Airbus A330-200 long-haul operations next year. Photo: flynas team. Courtesy, flynas
Air Tahiti takes delivery of first ATR 42-600
Air Tahiti took delivery of its first ATR 42-600 in a bid to modernize its fleet. The aircraft is part of the firm order for seven latest-generation ATR aircraft ordered in August 2010 and December 2012 (three ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s). Photo: ATR 42-600. Courtesy, Air Tahiti
Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite on track
Inmarsat has announced the first of its Global Xpress satellites—designated Inmarsat-5 F1—has traveled from California to the launch site in Kazakhstan. The Global Xpress network will power GX Aviation, the world’s first global Ka-band high-speed satellite network specifically designed for mobile assets, with aircraft a target market. ATW Courtesy, Inmarsat
Airbus completes assembly of A320neo engine pylon
Airbus has completed assembling the engine pylon for its first A320neo in St. Eloi in Toulouse. The pylon is the first major airframe component assembly to take place for the neo program. ATW Courtesy, Airbus
Second Boeing 787-9 completes first test flight
The second Boeing 787-9 test aircraft completed its first test flight Nov. 7. The aircraft, ZB002, took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle; flight time was 4 hours and 18 minutes. ATW Courtesy, Boeing
Jetstar begins Dreamliner service
Australia’s Jetstar will begin domestic Boeing 787 service Nov. 13 with international service beginning Dec. 18 to Bali.
The 787 begins domestic service to Melbourne-Gold Coast and -Cairns.
The airline is expected to have two more 787s by the beginning of 2014.
Jetstar’s 787s will feature 21 business class and 314 economy seats.
Photo: Rob Finlayson
First Air New Zealand 787-9 to fly from Auckland to Perth
Air New Zealand announced its first Boeing 787-9 route will be between Auckland and Perth in Western Australia when the airline takes delivery of the aircraft next year. ATW Courtesy, Boeing
Royal Brunei Boeing 787 launches rebranding
Royal Brunei will introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner service Dec. 2 on London-Dubai-Brunei, along with a rebranding strategy called Betterfly. The airline will offer all-787 service on long-haul flights beginning in April 2014. Credit: Boeing
Fifth and final Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft enters FAL
Airbus announced Nov. 4 that the fifth and final member of its A350 XWB flight test fleet, MSN 5, is now underway with the fuselage joining process. ATW Courtesy, Airbus