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First BBJ MAX 8 Handed Over

Boeing Business Jets has celebrated the handover of the first BBJ MAX 8 aeroplane.  The aircraft, N329BJ (c/n 61329), has been flown to an undisclosed completion centre to be fitted with an auxiliary fuel tank enabling its new owner to

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Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Problems Continue

Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has increased the frequency of inspections on the troubled Trent 1000s that power some Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Ongoing inspections and testing on the 380 engines affected has led to the company’s decision regarding the durability of the

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Transatlantic Launch for Primera Air

Low-fare Nordic carrier Primera Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at a ceremony held at the manufacturer’s Hamburg, Germany facility.  The aircraft, OY-PAA (c/n 8145), is the first of three it is leasing from GE Capital Aviation

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Zenith Welcomes Third Learjet 75

Biggin Hill-based Zenith Aviation has taken delivery of the first of two new Learjet 75s, G-ZNTJ (c/n 45-562).  The aircraft was delivered to its new home over the Easter weekend, with the second airframe set to follow in late April.

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Qatar Lines Up More 777Fs

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for five Boeing 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7bn at list prices.  The LOI was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman Ali Sharif Al

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More E-Jets for Belavia

Belarusian national carrier Belavia has agreed to lease three Embraer E195s and two E175s from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).  The five aircraft come from NAC’s existing order book with the Brazilian manufacturer. Delivery of the first three jets – two

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SAS Goes All-Airbus

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has placed an order for 50 Airbus A320neos, scheduled for delivery between spring 2019 and 2023.  The jets will be used to replace the carrier’s Boeing 737 and A320ceo aircraft as SAS transitions to a single-type short-

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American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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Hi Fly Goes A380

Portuguese ACMI charter specialist Hi Fly has unveiled plans to acquire its first Airbus A380.  The Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered example is due to enter service in the middle of this year and will be configured in a 471-seat, three-class layout. 

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First Embraer E2 Delivered to Widerøe

Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe has taken delivery of the first Embraer E190-E2. The aircraft was handed over at the manufacturer’s São José dos Campos facility on April 4, in front of VIPs, media from around the globe and Embraer employees,

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