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China Eastern Heads to Gatwick

China Eastern Airlines has launched a new route from London Gatwick to Shanghai’s Pudong Airport, further expanding its route network for east Asia. The inaugural flight was flown using an Airbus A330-200, B-8226 (c/n 1655),  departing from Gatwick just before

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Avolon Firms up Airbus A320neo Order

Dublin-based Avolon has firmed up its order for 75 A320neo and 25 A321neo aircraft, becoming the lessor’s largest-ever single order. This latest deal, together with the 22 single-aisle and four widebodies already delivered, increases the company’s Airbus backlog to 258, the

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TAP Reveals US Expansion Plans

TAP Air Portugal has outlined plans to double its operations to North America over the coming years. To kick start the project, the Portuguese flag carrier will add two new nonstop services to the United States in 2019 from its

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Airbus Delivers First A330neo

TAP Air Portugal has accepted delivery of the first Airbus A330neo at an event held at the aerospace giant’s Toulouse facility. The Portuguese national carrier is due to receive a further 20 of the type in the coming years, which will

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First Flight for ACJ320neo

The ACJ320neo, the corporate jet version of the Airbus A320neo, has taken to the air for the first time. The flight from the Finkenwerder plant in the west of Hamburg was the start of a short programme which will see features

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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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Etihad Launches New Economy Seating

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to introduce a new seating product. Branded as Economy Space, the seats will feature an increased seat pitch of up to 36” (91cm) on the carrier’s widebody fleet. Etihad Airways aim to retrofit its ten

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A330-800 Completes Test Flight

European aerospace giant Airbus has celebrated the maiden test flight of the A330-800. The new widebody, registered F-WTTO (c/n 1888) took to the air for the first time just after 10.30am on November 6 from the manufacturer’s delivery centre in

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Air New Zealand Welcomes Neos

The latest addition to the Air New Zealand fleet has touched down in Auckland for the first time. The A321neo, registered ZK-NNA (c/n 8496) landed just before 10.30pm local time following a mammoth ferry flight from the Airbus Delivery Centre

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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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