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A350 XWB

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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First Look: Japan Airlines Airbus A350 Painted

Japan Airlines’ first new build Airbus aircraft has been rolled out of the paintshop at Toulouse/Blagnac. The A350-900 is the initial example from an order for 31, consisting of 18 -900 and 13 -1000 variants. The aircraft, which seat 369

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China and Airbus Expand Partnership

Airbus and China Aviation Supplies have signed a general term agreement (GTA) covering the purchase of 300 aircraft destined for the nation. The deal was signed in Paris on March 25 in the presence of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping

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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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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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Beluga XL Nears Service Debut

The testing and development of Airbus’ Beluga XL airlifter has reached several milestones ahead of its entry into service later this year. The oversized craft completed its first flight carrying a pair of Airbus A350 wings during February, underscoring its

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First A350ULR Breaks Cover

The first Airbus A350-900 XWB ultra long-range (ULR) variant has been rolled-out of the Toulouse paint shop in the livery of launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA). The aircraft, F-WZFZ (c/n 220), made its maiden flight on July 5 and will

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Farnborough Report – Day 1

The 2018 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a scorching start both literally and metaphorically as aerospace manufacturers from around the globe went to battle under the sun-drenched Hampshire airfield. As temperatures soared, so too did the

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Cathay Pacific Takes the Stretch

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific took delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 in a ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse delivery centre. The jet, B-LXA (c/n 118), was delivered to the carrier’s home-base at Chek Lap Kok International Airport on June 20

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Airbus Excels

Airbus may have narrowly lost out to US rival Boeing in terms of total annual deliveries, but the European aerospace giant reported a strong performance for 2017.  In its annual report released on January 15, the firm revealed it had

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