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Airbus: 39,000 New Aircraft and 550,000 Pilots Needed

Airbus has published findings suggesting that the world’s passenger and freight fleet is set to more than double over the coming two decades. The conclusions are contained within its Global Market Forecast (GMF), with the report stating that the number

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First Look Inside Air Canada’s New A220-300

Air Canada has given passengers a sneak peak inside its long-anticipated Airbus A220-300. The Montreal-based carrier has opted for a two-class configuration for the new jet, which is due to enter revenue service in spring 2020. The aircraft will have

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Photos: airBaltic’s A220 Hattrick

AirBaltic has completed its trio of special Baltic liveried Airbus A220s with the application of the Lithuanian flag to the fuselage and tailplane of YL-CSK (c/n 55039). The jet has also been renamed ‘Vilnius’, after the country’s capital city. It

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Airbus in Alabama: A220 Production Begins

Airbus has started manufacturing the first A220s at its Mobile, Alabama-based final assembly line. Work began on August 5 and followed the return of the first group of technicians who had undergone on-the-job training at Mirabel, Québec, Canada, where the

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First Look: Initial EgyptAir Express A220 Painted

Airbus has released an image of the first A220-300 to be handed over to the Egyptian carrier’s Express subsidiary. The aircraft is from a firm order for 12 which will serve as like-for-like replacements for Embraer E170s delivered between 2007

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Has Delta Received its Last Boeing?

With the delivery of its 130th and final Boeing 737-900, N930DZ (c/n 63539), on June 27, Delta Air Lines accepted what could potentially be its final aircraft from the manufacturer. The Georgia-based carrier has no outstanding orders with the company.

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Air Tanzania’s Historic Return to Johannesburg

After a hiatus of more than ten years, Air Tanzania has celebrated the re-launch of services between South Africa and the East African nation. The first of the new flights between Dar es Salaam/Julius Nyerere and Johannesburg /O. R. Tambo

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Airbaltic Accelerates 737 Retirement

Latvian flag carrier airbaltic has announced it will phase out its Boeing 737-300s and -500s more quickly than anticipated. The type’s flight is expected to take place in autumn 2019, a year earlier than the airline had planned. The carrier’s

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airBaltic Delivers ‘Gift to Latvia’

Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has unveiled a special livery for one of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft to mark the centenary of the country. The aircraft, registered YL-CSL (c/n 55041), and christened Riga, features a striking red and white paint scheme

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Double Celebrations for Delta

Delta Air Lines has become the first US carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A220 at the manufacturer’s assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec. The airline’s A220 will enter service in early 2019, making Delta the fourth global carrier to

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