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Qantas to Become Airbus A321P2F Launch Operator

Australia Post and Qantas have signed an expanded domestic and international air freight agreement to support the growing demand for parcel carriage. The seven-year deal valued at more than AU$1bn, will give access to the flag carrier’s subsidiary, Qantas Freight’s

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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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Etihad Boosts Heathrow Year-Round Frequency

Etihad Airways will add a fourth year-round daily rotation between its Abu Dhabi hub and Heathrow within its upcoming winter schedule. The UAE national carrier says the enhanced frequency will launch on October 27 to link the two capitals and

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New Airbus for New Caledonia

Aircalin has accepted the first of two Airbus A330neo examples. The carrier, based in New Caledonia in the South Pacific, took delivery of the -900 variant, registered F-ONEO (c/n 1937) at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse on July 30. A

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First Look: Initial Airbus A330neo for Lion Air

Indonesia’s Lion Air Group has become the first Asia-Pacific carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A330neo, having accepted the first of ten of the larger -900 variant. The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powered jet, PK-LEI (c/n 1926), was handed over

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Airbus Delays Hit JetBlue Capacity Growth

JetBlue Airways has reduced its growth forecast, citing a slowdown in aircraft deliveries. During a quarterly earnings call on July 23, the company revealed it will receive just six Airbus A321neo jets instead of the 13 originally planned. The prospect

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Airlines Instructed to Inspect A380 Wings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released an airworthiness directive (AD) advising six airlines to inspect the wings of early-build Airbus A380s. The regulator states that cracks have been found in the outer rear spars, between wing ribs 33

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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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China Southern Receives First A350 XWB

China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the newest operator of the latest generation, twin-engine long-range widebody. The aircraft, B-308T (c/n 318) was handed over to the airline on June 28 and is the first

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JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longest Route

US carrier JetBlue has announced details for a new service linking its New York/JFK hub with Ecuador. The first rotation from the Big Apple to Guayaquil/José Joaquín de Olmedo is due on December 5, operating a daily nonstop rotation. Once

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