Scoot Boeing 787-9-Dreamliner

Scoot takes delivery of four 787-8s this year, flies to Athens in June

Scoot, the low-cost medium- to long-haul arm of Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA), will take delivery of four new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners fitted with crew bunks this year, which will serve the Singapore-Athens route starting next month and another long-haul destination to be announced later in 2017. Scoot chief executive officer ...

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LEAP-1A engines ordered for Airbus A320neo-family aircraft

Air Lease Corp “very disturbed” with Airbus and P&W as delays bite

Early this year, Airbus assured Air Lease Corporation (ALC) that the lessor’s 2017 new-aircraft deliveries wouldn’t slip any more than had already been warned, according ALC. But with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan production-rate issues continuing to bite, Airbus has now further delayed some deliveries to the firm. Speaking at the 37th Annual North America…
The New 737 MAX

Scandinavian Primera Air Orders for Up to 20 737 MAX 9s

Boeing and Primera Air today announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone…
Airbus A321

Delta Orders 30 More Airbus A321 Jets

Delta Airlines has announced an additional order of 3 Airbus A321’s, bringing the total order by Delta to 112. According to the release by Airbus, many of the jets will be delivered from the Mobile Assembly line. “The A321’s comfort, performance and economics make it a very compelling aircraft for Delta in our domestic route…
Airbus A321neo

Airbus is shopping a new jet to compete with Boeing’s future airliner

Five new planes you may fly in soon Boeing thinks it has gotten a step up in its decades-long rivalry with Airbus. But Airbus, the European aerospace giant, has other ideas.  Airbus is talking to airlines about possibly upgrading its popular single-aisle airliner, even before Boeing’s plans for a competing plane have gotten off the…
Scoot Boeing 787-9-Dreamliner

Scoot takes delivery of four 787-8s this year, flies to Athens in June

Scoot, the low-cost medium- to long-haul arm of Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA), will take delivery of four new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners fitted with crew bunks this year, which will serve the Singapore-Athens route starting next month and another long-haul destination to be announced later in 2017. Scoot chief executive officer (CEO) Lee Lik Hsin said…
easyJet Airbus A320

EasyJet to swap 30 Airbus A320neos for A321neos

​UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos , with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018. Announcing the change to the 2013 agreement at the release of its interim results on May 16, easyJet said it had…
Boeing 737 MAX new winglets

Boeing Delivers First 737 Max 8 to Malindo Air

Boeing on Tuesday marked the first delivery of the new 737 Max 8 to launch customer Malindo Air of Malaysia with an official handover at the manufacturer’s Seattle delivery center. The first delivery to the Lion Air subsidiary comes on the same day Boeing resumed the full range of 737 Max flight test activities following…
Boeing 777 assembly

Work begins on Boeing’s first overseas production plant

The new facility at Zhoushan Airport in eastern China will oversee the final preparation of Boeing 737 aircraft. A strategic plan by Boeing to streamline output of its most popular airplane has taken a step closer to reality this week as work commenced on a new completion and delivery plant in China. The facility is…
LEAP-1A engines ordered for Airbus A320neo-family aircraft

Air Lease Corp “very disturbed” with Airbus and P&W as delays bite

Early this year, Airbus assured Air Lease Corporation (ALC) that the lessor’s 2017 new-aircraft deliveries wouldn’t slip any more than had already been warned, according ALC. But with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan production-rate issues continuing to bite, Airbus has now further delayed some deliveries to the firm. Speaking at the 37th Annual North America…
The New 737 MAX

Scandinavian Primera Air Orders for Up to 20 737 MAX 9s

Boeing and Primera Air today announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone…
easyJet Airbus A320

EasyJet to swap 30 Airbus A320neos for A321neos

​UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos , with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018. Announcing the change to the 2013 agreement at the release of its interim results on May 16, easyJet said it had…
Boeing 737 MAX new winglets

Boeing Delivers First 737 Max 8 to Malindo Air

Boeing on Tuesday marked the first delivery of the new 737 Max 8 to launch customer Malindo Air of Malaysia with an official handover at the manufacturer’s Seattle delivery center. The first delivery to the Lion Air subsidiary comes on the same day Boeing resumed the full range of 737 Max flight test activities following…
Boeing 777 assembly

Work begins on Boeing’s first overseas production plant

The new facility at Zhoushan Airport in eastern China will oversee the final preparation of Boeing 737 aircraft. A strategic plan by Boeing to streamline output of its most popular airplane has taken a step closer to reality this week as work commenced on a new completion and delivery plant in China. The facility is…

Scoot takes delivery of four 787-8s this year, flies to Athens in June

By airnationcrew | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scoot, the low-cost medium- to long-haul arm of Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA), will take delivery of four new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners fitted with crew bunks this year, which will serve the Singapore-Athens route starting next month and another long-haul destination to be announced later in 2017. Scoot chief executive officer (CEO) Lee Lik Hsin said…

EasyJet to swap 30 Airbus A320neos for A321neos

By airnationcrew | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

​UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos , with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018. Announcing the change to the 2013 agreement at the release of its interim results on May 16, easyJet said it had…

Boeing Delivers First 737 Max 8 to Malindo Air

By airnationcrew | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing on Tuesday marked the first delivery of the new 737 Max 8 to launch customer Malindo Air of Malaysia with an official handover at the manufacturer’s Seattle delivery center. The first delivery to the Lion Air subsidiary comes on the same day Boeing resumed the full range of 737 Max flight test activities following…

Work begins on Boeing’s first overseas production plant

By airnationcrew | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new facility at Zhoushan Airport in eastern China will oversee the final preparation of Boeing 737 aircraft. A strategic plan by Boeing to streamline output of its most popular airplane has taken a step closer to reality this week as work commenced on a new completion and delivery plant in China. The facility is…

Air Lease Corp “very disturbed” with Airbus and P&W as delays bite

By airnationcrew | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Early this year, Airbus assured Air Lease Corporation (ALC) that the lessor’s 2017 new-aircraft deliveries wouldn’t slip any more than had already been warned, according ALC. But with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan production-rate issues continuing to bite, Airbus has now further delayed some deliveries to the firm. Speaking at the 37th Annual North America…

Scandinavian Primera Air Orders for Up to 20 737 MAX 9s

By airnationcrew | May 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing and Primera Air today announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone…

Delta Orders 30 More Airbus A321 Jets

By airnationcrew | May 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Delta Airlines has announced an additional order of 3 Airbus A321’s, bringing the total order by Delta to 112. According to the release by Airbus, many of the jets will be delivered from the Mobile Assembly line. “The A321’s comfort, performance and economics make it a very compelling aircraft for Delta in our domestic route…

Airbus is shopping a new jet to compete with Boeing’s future airliner

By airnationcrew | May 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five new planes you may fly in soon Boeing thinks it has gotten a step up in its decades-long rivalry with Airbus. But Airbus, the European aerospace giant, has other ideas.  Airbus is talking to airlines about possibly upgrading its popular single-aisle airliner, even before Boeing’s plans for a competing plane have gotten off the…

Boeing outshines Airbus in wide-body market; A match on single-aisle March deliveries

By airnationcrew | May 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Airbus is talking to airlines about possibly upgrading its popular single-aisle airliner, even before Boeing’s plans for a competing plane have gotten off the drawing board. Neither company has any orders for the new jets — those could be years away. The industry keeps a close eye on what the two giants are doing behind…

Boeing, Airbus Bolster Narrowbody Backlogs with New Sales

By airnationcrew | May 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing and Airbus each capitalized on the continued robustness of global narrowbody demand on Thursday, with a pair of big orders for members of their respective single-aisle families. Boeing’s contract with Riga, Latvia-based low-fare airline Primera Air calls for a firm order for eight 737 Max 9s to accompany a lease deal involving Air Lease…

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Beijing New Airport Terminal Building 1 - Zaha Hadid

Plans for world’s largest airport terminal – Zaha Hadid

China currently boasts the world’s largest building, could soon be home to the world’s tallest pair of towers, and according to Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), we will soon be able to add an airport passenger terminal to the list. The firm has unveiled plans for its Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, which it says will…
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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul New Airport terminal construction 95 pct complete

The countdown for the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, known as Istanbul New Airport, has started. About 95 percent of the construction of the terminal building has been completed; elevators and escalators have been installed in some sections and installation of the facade and roof has commenced. The rough construction of the Air Traffic Control…
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Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions…
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