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Quieter Gatwick in 2018

Improved operational procedures have reduced the size of Gatwick Airport’s noise footprint by 7% in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to the annual noise exposure contour analysis carried out by the civil Aviation Authority. The airport says this

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First Look Inside Virgin Atlantic’s New A350

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled three new seating concepts which will launch on the carrier’s Airbus A350-1000s this summer. The star of the show is the overhauled Upper Class suite which will adopt a 1-2-1 configuration, in a break from its

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First Look: BA’s New ‘Club Suite’

British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat, which the carrier has branded as its ‘Club Suite’. The Heathrow-based airline has confirmed the product will debut on the first of its Airbus A350-1000 jets in July. An enormous step

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Airbus Reveals October Results

Ten orders for the Airbus A330-900 from an undisclosed customer rounded off a slightly better than expected October for Airbus. The deal for the -900 model brings the total number of orders for the wider A330neo programme to 18 for

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Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy

Finnair has confirmed it will be introducing a new premium economy cabin on its long-haul services. The Helsinki-based firm says the new cabin will feature “highly customised designs” and “provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced

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China Airlines Unveils Joint Livery A350

China Airlines has taken delivery of its 14th Airbus A350-900, B-18918 (c/n 239), which features a special joint livery. The paint scheme combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern. The airline operates

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First Ultra Long-Range A350 Delivered

Launch customer, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first A350-900 Ultra Long-Range (ULR) at a ceremony in Toulouse. The jet, 9V-SGA (c/n 220) is one of seven the carrier has on order and is configured in a two-class

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American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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Turkish Places Widebody Orders

Turkish Airlines has signed for up to 60 widebody aircraft, placing orders with both Boeing and Airbus.  The Istanbul-based carrier has signed firm deals for 25 airframes plus five options, for both the 787-9 Dreamliner and the A350-900. The carrier

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A350ULR Breaks Cover

Airbus has rolled out the first ultra-long range variant of the A350 XWB, which is due to enter service later this year with Singapore Airlines.  Following final assembly of the airframe (c/n 216) in Toulouse, the jet has been moved

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