New Airliners February 2017
For you spotters, loggers and aircraft photographers out there, here are the new airliners to look out for in February 2017.
Air Canada New Livery A321 and 787
Air Canada surprised most people by revealing a stylish new livery earlier in February. We covered the rollout ceremony for the new scheme here, where Airbus A321 C-GWJO was revealed.
The new scheme is also flying on Boeing 787-9 C-GHPQ . It will slowly be painted on the rest of the fleet.
Air India Airbus A320neo
Air India received the first A320neo from its order for 85 aircraft on 16 February. This example, VT-EXF, is leased from ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company.
Boeing 787-10 Prototype
Rolled out in a ceremony which included a visit from President Donald Trump, the largest variant of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is now a reality. The 787-10 will take part in the certification process out of the Charleston and Seattle airports used by the manufacturer. It is registered N528ZC.
JetBlue ‘Highrise’ Airbus A320
One of two new schemes to celebrate JetBlue’s 17th birthday is ‘Highrise’, as seen on A320 N537JT. Read the post about it here.
JetBlue ‘Blueprint’ Embraer 190
The second new scheme for JetBlue’s birthday is ‘Blueprint’, as seen on Embraer 190 N304JB.
Korean Air Boeing 787-9
The first Dreamliner for Korean Air, HL8081, was delivered on 23 February to Seoul Incheon, which will be its base. Check out the planned Korean Air 787 routes here.
Four more are due this year, and five in 2019.
Lufthansa’s Second Airbus A350XWB
Lufthansa commenced A350 operations between Munich and Delhi this month. Their second aircraft, D-AIXB, will be delivered on 24 February, allowing the second route (Munich to Boston) to commence.
Syrianair Airbus A340-300s
Believe it or not, Syrianair is still flying regular services from Damascus and other cities in Syria. It has recently acquired two Airbus A340-300s to allow it to operate flights to China and Venezuela. One aircraft came from SriLankan (to become YK-AZA), and one formerly flew with Olympic Airways and had been stored at Athens for five years. One aircraft has been seen flying to Dubai.
TUIfly CEWE Fotobuch 737-800
TUIfly has painted its Boeing 737-800 D-ATUH in a special billboard scheme promoting CEWE Fotobuch.
Zoom Air Bombardier CRJ200LR
New Indian airline Zoom Air is based in New Delhi. It will commence operations with three Bombardier CRJ200LR aircraft. The first, VT-ZOA (cn 7809) has already arrived and wears a smart scheme.
If you spot any new airliners or colour scheme, please send it in to feature in next month’s update!