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First US-built A321neo Delivered

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first US-produced Airbus A321neo.  The jet, N212HA (c/n 8129), was handed over to the carrier on June 11, and is also the first new engine option aircraft to be completed at Airbus’ US

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Airbus Closes on C Series Acquisition

Airbus has firmed up a deal to acquire majority control of Bombardier’s C Series programme on July 1.   The move, which the European manufacturer said has arrived earlier than anticipated, follows the two companies receiving all necessary regulatory approvals and

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First ANA A380 Rolled Out of Assembly Hall

All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) first Airbus A380 has completed airframe assembly and has made its debut in Toulouse.  With the distinctive ANA logo on its vertical tail, the aircraft (c/n 262) was moved to an outdoor station on May 25

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UltraFan Collaboration

Rolls-Royce and Airbus have signed a collaboration agreement to work on the integration of the UltraFan demonstrator engine to make it ready for flight testing. The European airframe manufacturer will provide both nacelle and engine/aircraft integration architecture and supportive technology

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Virgin Adds More Flights at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic is growing its presence at Heathrow with the addition of three new services next spring. The UK-based carrier will move its Las Vegas flight from Gatwick to Heathrow and introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route.  Virgin

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Maiden TAP A330neo Flies

The first Airbus A330neo for launch customer TAP Air Portugal conducted its maiden flight on May 15.  The jet, F-WWKM (c/n 1819, tbr CS-TUA), was airborne from Toulouse for 4hrs 32mins.  It is the first aircraft fitted with the Airspace

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Airbus Launches A350 ULR Certification

Airbus has embarked on the flight test programme for the ultra long-range (ULR) variant of the A350 XWB Family.  The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft, F-WZNY (c/n 216), made its maiden flight on April 23 and is now working to certify

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Airbus A321LR Proves its Credentials

European manufacturer Airbus has provided an update on the A321LR flight development programme including details of the type’s impressive long-haul capabilities.  The prototype, D-AVZO- (c/n 7877), has successfully completed the longest flight by any single-aisle jet airliner with a record-breaking

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Transatlantic Launch for Primera Air

Low-fare Nordic carrier Primera Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at a ceremony held at the manufacturer’s Hamburg, Germany facility.  The aircraft, OY-PAA (c/n 8145), is the first of three it is leasing from GE Capital Aviation

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SAS Goes All-Airbus

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has placed an order for 50 Airbus A320neos, scheduled for delivery between spring 2019 and 2023.  The jets will be used to replace the carrier’s Boeing 737 and A320ceo aircraft as SAS transitions to a single-type short-

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