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Latest C919 Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), the Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer, has taken another major step forward in the development of its twin-engine narrowbody airliner, the C919. On August 1, the company’s fourth prototype, B-001E (c/n 004) successfully completed

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First Look: Air Seychelles Receives Maiden A320neo

Air Seychelles has become the first African airline to operate the Airbus A320neo, accepting an aircraft on lease from CDB Aviation. The airliner joins a pair of 16-year old A320ceos and five Viking Series 400 Twin Otters, increasing the carrier’s

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Video: BA Welcomes First A350-1000

British Airways (BA) has accepted its first Airbus A350-1000, making it the first operator of the larger variant in Europe. The maiden example, G-XWBA (c/n 326), touched down at the centenarian carrier’s London/Heathrow base on July 27 after a 24-hour

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Embraer TechLion on Tour

Following its debut at the Paris Air Show, Embraer’s new E195-E2 in its ‘TechLion’ livery – has embarked on a global demonstration tour. The first stop for the jet – nicknamed the profit hunter – was Xiamen, China and it

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Etihad Boosts Heathrow Year-Round Frequency

Etihad Airways will add a fourth year-round daily rotation between its Abu Dhabi hub and Heathrow within its upcoming winter schedule. The UAE national carrier says the enhanced frequency will launch on October 27 to link the two capitals and

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ANA Launches Luxury Cabins

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has collaborated with famed architect Kengo Kuma and leading British designers Acuman to roll-out 12 completely redesigned Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The first of the jets was due to enter service on the carrier’s Tokyo/Haneda-London route from

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First Look: Aer Lingus Accepts Initial A321LR

Airbus has delivered a maiden A321LR to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and its Irish subsidiary, Aer Lingus. The 184-seat jet is the first of eight examples for the carrier, which ordered six A321XLRs at the International Paris Airshow in

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New Airbus for New Caledonia

Aircalin has accepted the first of two Airbus A330neo examples. The carrier, based in New Caledonia in the South Pacific, took delivery of the -900 variant, registered F-ONEO (c/n 1937) at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse on July 30. A

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First Look: Initial Airbus A330neo for Lion Air

Indonesia’s Lion Air Group has become the first Asia-Pacific carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A330neo, having accepted the first of ten of the larger -900 variant. The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powered jet, PK-LEI (c/n 1926), was handed over

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Korean Air Quadruples Dreamliner Fleet

Korean Air has firmed up an order for 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners – comprising ten each of the 787-9 and 787-10 models. The carrier will also accept a further ten examples of the largest variant on lease from Air Lease

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