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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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First MAX for SCAT Airlines

Kazakh carrier, SCAT Airlines has taken delivery of the first of six Boeing 737 MAX 8s that will form part of its fleet and services expansion programme. The jet, UP-B3720 (c/n 61737), was handed over at the company’s Seattle Delivery

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Huge Order for CFM International

Transportation Partners (the leasing arm of the Lion Air Group) and CFM International have finalised an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft the airline group has on order.  The deal signed in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Qantas Connects Australia-UK Non-stop

Qantas launched the first ever non-stop flight from Australia to the UK on March 24.  Flight QF9 departed Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday evening, touching down in London at 5am on Sunday morning, covering the 9,000+ miles (15,000km+) in just

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First 787-10 Delivered

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first Boeing 787-10, the largest member of the Dreamliner family.  The aircraft, 9V-SCA (c/n 60253), was handed over at a ceremony on March 25 at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina facility where

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