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Family Photo: BA Showcase All Four Heritage Livery Jets

British Airways has brought together its four special heritage liveried aircraft for the first time. Each was repainted to mark the centenary of scheduled international operations by one of the company’s predecessors, Air Transport and Travel. The majestic quartet were

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Airbus to Build Sixth BelugaXL

The Airbus Transport International (ATI) BelugaXL fleet has received a boost following confirmation that its parent company is to build a sixth example of the oversized transporter. The increased order places the future of ATI’s five A300-600-based transporters under consideration.

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Air Peace Orders up to 30 E2s

Air Peace is to become the first African operator of Embraer E-2 family aircraft. The airline, Nigeria’s largest, has signed a firm order for ten Pratt & Whitney PW1900G-powered E195-E2s with purchase rights for a further 20. The deal, worth up

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Virgin’s ‘Flying Lady’ Retires

After 35 years’ service Virgin Atlantic is to retire its “Flying Lady” motif, which has adorned the airline’s aircraft since operations began in 1984. It is to be replaced with a “diverse range of men and women representing modern Britain”.

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First Embraer E-Jet for Mauritania Airlines

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer has handed over the first E175 to Mauritania Airlines at a ceremony held at its headquarters in São José dos Campos. The jet, 5T-CLL (c/n 17000786) is part of a $93.8m two aircraft order placed by

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Evelop Airlines Receives First A350 XWB

Evelop Airlines, the Spanish carrier of Barceló Group’s Avoris travel division has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350-900s. The aircraft, EC-NBO (c/n 293), was handed over on March 28 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse, France facility and will

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Firm Order for Six Q400 Turboprops

Bombardier has signed a firm order for six new Q400 turboprops from an undisclosed customer, in a deal valued at $202m. Fred Cromer, President Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said: “The Q400 aircraft offers the perfect balance of passenger comfort and operating

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XL Bins Enter Service on American Airlines A321neo

American Airlines has introduced its first Airbus A321neo, N400AN (c/n 8647), on scheduled routes. The aircraft are equipped with an all-new cabin interior which features the larger Airspace XL overhead luggage bins. The US carrier is the launch customer for

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WOW Air Ceases Operations

Reykjavík-based budget carrier WOW Air has confirmed the company has ended all commercial operations with immediate effect, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The ailing business was forced to cancel a host of flights earlier in the month after talks with

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Cathay Pacific to Buy HK Express

Cathay Pacific Airways has agreed terms to purchase budget carrier HK Express (HKE) from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group. The details were contained within a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on March 27, which reveals that Cathay will pay

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