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New Irish Aircraft Register

Ireland has offically welcomed the first aircraft onto its new EJ register.  The Embraer Lineage 1000, EJ-IOBN (c/n 19000632), was handed over to Gainjet Ireland on October 16 and joins the business jet operator almost 90 years to the day

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Norwegian Trumps British Airways

Norwegian Air Shuttle has overtaken British Airways as the largest non-US carrier flying transatlantic services out of New York. According to passenger traffic data issued by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the no-frills airline carried 1.67m

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Embraer Launches “Market Disruptor”

Embraer has officially unveiled its new “disruptive” business jets, the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600.  The new aircraft, which are aimed at the midsize and super-midsize markets, were displayed for the first time at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association’s

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Lufthansa CityLine Goes Airbus

Lufthansa CityLine is set to acquire its first Airbus A320 family aircraft after reaching an agreement with its pilots’ union.  The deal, with Vereinigung Cockpit, will see the regional carrier introduce the A319 to its Munich hub next spring.  Five

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Kuwait Airways Commits to A330neo

Kuwait Airways has ordered eight Airbus A330-800s. The deal, signed at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, is part of a major upgrade and expansion for the Kuwaiti flag carrier, which has also committed to 10 A350-900s and 15 A320neos, with deliveries

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MAX Lands at SpiceJet

SpiceJet has taken delivery of its maiden Boeing 737 MAX.  The aircraft, VT-MAX (c/n 60644), which was officially handed over on October 12, is the first in a $22bn order for up to 205 737 MAX 8s intended to standardise

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Airliner World – November 2018 Overview

The November edition of Airliner World is on sale now, featuring… Part two of our FREE Global Airline Guide.  In this authoritative, 20-page pull-out supplement, we analyse market trends, airline traffic, alliances, start-ups and failures as well as aircraft orders

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Singapore Airlines Goes Ultra-Long-Haul

Singapore Airlines is poised to relaunch the world’s longest commercial flight. The service, which runs from the carrier’s Singapore/Changi base to New York/Newark Liberty International Airport, will restart on October 11 following a five-year hiatus. The 18hrs 45min, 9,000nm (16,700km)

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Delta A220 Flies

The first Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 has taken to the skies.  Departing from Mirabel airport, Quebec, on October 6, the inaugural flight lasted 2hrs 53mins, during which time the pilots checked the main aircraft systems, according to Airbus. The

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SAS Heads to Newquay

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has unveiled plans to launch seasonal services to Cornwall Newquay Airport. The new links, from Copenhagen, will operate twice-weekly from June 28 using a 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900. Commenting on the announcement, Cornwall Airport Newquay’s managing director Al

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