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United to Boost Premium Seating

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 new business class and first class seats across its domestic, regional and international fleet. The Chicago-based firm said the move was “the next step in its commitment to making customers more comfortable”.

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Bombardier Launches 50-seat CRJ550

Canada’s Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced the development of the CRJ550 aircraft. The manufacturer claims the jet will be the “first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers”. The aircraft will be based

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Airbus vs. Boeing: Who Came Out on Top in 2018?

The two biggest names in commercial aircraft manufacturing both broke delivery records last year. Boeing edged ahead of its European rival Airbus with 806 deliveries to 800, retaining the coveted title as the world’s biggest aeroplane producer. The latest figures

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Bombardier Sells Q Series Programme

Bombardier has announced it will sell the Q Series Aircraft Programme to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Viking Air as part of a major restructuring exercise. Up to 5,000 jobs could also go as the firm

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Double Celebrations for Delta

Delta Air Lines has become the first US carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A220 at the manufacturer’s assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec. The airline’s A220 will enter service in early 2019, making Delta the fourth global carrier to

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Airliner World: October 2018 Edition Highlights

The October issue of Airliner World is on sale now, featuring: A FREE 24-PAGE Global Airline Guide. In this authoritative pullout supplement, we analyse market trends, airline traffic, alliances, start-ups and failures as well as aircraft orders and deliveries, offering a concise

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SpiceJet Adds Q400s

India’s SpiceJet has taken delivery of its first 90-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop. The aircraft, VT-SQA (c/n 4583), is one of 50 on order (25 firm and 25 purchase rights) in a $1.7bn deal signed at last year’s Paris Air Show,

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Delta’s First A220 Revealed

The first Airbus A220-100 for Delta Air Lines has rolled out of the paintshop at the final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec.  Delta is the first US airline to order the A220, and will join existing operators air Baltic, Swiss

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Orders Q400

Bombardier has announced the sale of three new Q400 turboprops to Biman Bangladesh Airlines, with a value of around US$106m at list prices. The order is being facilitated via a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), which is

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Bombardier Continues African Market Growth

Ghanaian airline PassionAir is set to receive pre-owned Q400s as Bombardier continues to increase its presence within the African market.  The new Accra-based carrier acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party; with the turboprops to operate in

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