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Airliner World: July 2018 Edition Highlights

The July issue of Airliner World is on sale now, featuring: FREE 24-PAGE SUPPLEMENT: Embraer E2 – The Profit Hunter We chronicle the development of the E-Jet E2, the world’s newest airliner, from concept through to delivery including exclusive, behind-the-scenes

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First US-built A321neo Delivered

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first US-produced Airbus A321neo.  The jet, N212HA (c/n 8129), was handed over to the carrier on June 11, and is also the first new engine option aircraft to be completed at Airbus’ US

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More Trent Troubles

Rolls-Royce has revealed that durability issues affecting in-service Trent 1000s may be more widespread than first thought.  The British manufacturer had earlier this year identified problems affecting the Intermediate Pressure Compressor (IPC) in Package C engines but confirmed that a

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Gatwick Plans Billion Pound Investment

Gatwick Airport has announced a further five-year capital investment plan with £1.11bn to be spent on supporting airline growth as well as enhancing the airport experience for passengers. Unveiling the strategy, which will bring total investment to more the £3bn

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Airbus Closes on C Series Acquisition

Airbus has firmed up a deal to acquire majority control of Bombardier’s C Series programme on July 1.   The move, which the European manufacturer said has arrived earlier than anticipated, follows the two companies receiving all necessary regulatory approvals and

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Tasman Codeshare

Air New Zealand (ANZ) and Qantas have agreed plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that will leverage the strengths of both carriers’ domestic networks. This, the airlines say, will making travelling within Australia and New Zealand much easier for customers. 

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Polish Centenary

LOT Polish Airlines has unveiled a special livery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nation’s independence. Fresh from Boeing’s Everett paint shop the airline’s latest 787-9, SP-LSC (c/n 39293), carries a striking red and white representation of the Polish

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Air Belgium Makes its Debut

Air Belgium has made its commercial debut after launching direct services between its Brussels Charleroi base and Hong Kong.  The first flight, which departed on June 3, was operated by Airbus A340-313 OO-ABB (c/n 844), one of two former Finnair

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Green Light for Heathrow Expansion

A major hurdle has been overcome in the long-running saga to build a third runway at London/Heathrow. Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting of the Cabinet’s economic sub-committee on June 5 where she signed off on the £14bn plan

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A Million Times Around the Globe

Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 engine reached the significant milestone of completing the type’s 50 millionth flying hour – that equates to flying around the world more than one million times. The achievement occurred on June 1 while 380 Trent 700s (powering

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