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Middle East Milestone for A321LR

Air Arabia has received its first Airbus A321LR. The example, registered A6-ATA (c/n 8714), made its first flight on April 2, and has since been flown non-stop from the manufacturer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant to the airline’s Sharjah base. The carrier

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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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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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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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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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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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First Look: A330neos for RwandAir and Air Mauritius

The first of two RwandAir Airbus A330-900s has rolled out of the paint shop at Airbus’ Toulouse facility. While no date has been confirmed for its formal delivery, the widebody, registered 9XR-WS (c/n 1844), made its first test flight on

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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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Major Boeing and Airbus Orders from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a further 20 Airbus A350-900s as it looks to expedite the removal of older, four-engined types from its fleet. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between late 2022 and

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First Uzbek A320neo Delivered

Uzbekistan Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at an event at the manufacturer’s Hamburg/Finkenwerder plant on March 8. The ceremony was attended by Gennadiy Kharlap, the carrier’s deputy director general, and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Airbus’ vice president central and

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