The second Airbus A350-1000 flight test aircraft—the first to be equipped with a full passenger cabin—was displayed Sept. 23 in a new carbon fiber-themed livery outside the manufacturer’s paint shop in Toulouse, France.
Air Canada to begin 787 flights to Shanghai next year
Air Canada will start daily Montreal Trudeau (YUL)-Shanghai Pudong (PVG) Boeing 787-8 flights from Feb. 16, 2017.
Huerta says FAA moving quickly as technology advances
FAA administrator Michael Huerta said FAA is moving quickly to adapt to the demands of new technology, acknowledging that the pace of change is difficult for some in the agency.
ATR delivers first high capacity ATR 72-600 to Cebu Pacific
Chinese flag carrier Air China has signed a wide-reaching partnership agreement with Germany’s Lufthansa Group to launch a joint venture (JV) on routes between Europe and China from the 2017 summer schedule. Photo: Air China Ltd. president Song Zhiyong and Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr
Airbus Group opens Leadership University in Toulouse
Airbus Group has inaugurated a main campus in Toulouse-Blagnac for the company’s newly established Leadership University.
Spirit third carrier to receive US-built A321
Spirit Airlines has taken delivery of its first US-produced Airbus A321, making the Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier the third airline to receive an aircraft built at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility.
Linda Blachly is a content producer and 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.