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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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More 777s for Swiss

Swiss International Air Lines has ordered two further Boeing 777-300ERs in a deal valued in excess of $600m.  The two jets are due to enter service in early 2020 and will be used to expand the carrier’s route network.  Swiss

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More 787s for Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas has placed a firm order for six additional Boeing 787-9s for its international network operations. This latest deal will bring the airline’s Dreamliner fleet to 14 by the end of 2020.  The arrival of these new

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Engine Inspections Ordered After Fatality

An Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) has been issued to owners and operators of CFM56-7B engines after a passenger was killed following an engine failure during a flight over the USA.  Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York/LaGuardia to Dallas/Love Field,

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First BBJ MAX 8 Handed Over

Boeing Business Jets has celebrated the handover of the first BBJ MAX 8 aeroplane.  The aircraft, N329BJ (c/n 61329), has been flown to an undisclosed completion centre to be fitted with an auxiliary fuel tank enabling its new owner to

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Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Problems Continue

Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has increased the frequency of inspections on the troubled Trent 1000s that power some Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Ongoing inspections and testing on the 380 engines affected has led to the company’s decision regarding the durability of the

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Qatar Lines Up More 777Fs

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for five Boeing 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7bn at list prices.  The LOI was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman Ali Sharif Al

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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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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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Jet Airways Expands MAX Commitment

Indian international carrier Jet Airways has concluded a deal to purchase a further 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The deal, which is valued at $8.7bn, adds to the 75 MAXs – later adjusted to 54 jets – ordered at the

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