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Iberia to reveal new corporate image this month 1

Iberia to reveal new corporate image this month

Iberia are to reveal a new corporate image at their Madrid headquarters on 15th October. The launch of the new image will become effective in mid-November with the delivery of Iberia’s first Airbus A330 bearing the...

Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX to close 1

Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX to close

It has been announced that the iconic Proud Bird Restaurant at Los Angeles International (LAX) is to close in November. This has long been a haunt for plane spotters and tourists due to its...

American Airlines 767-200 retirement date 0

American Airlines 767-200 retirement date

American Airlines has announced it will retire its Boeing 767-200 fleet on 7th May 2014. The type has been in service with the airline since 1982 and is one of the longest-serving types operated...

First Asiana A380 taking shape 0

First Asiana A380 taking shape

The first Airbus A380 for Asiana has entered the final assembly line at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility. The main sections of the aircraft arrived in recent weeks from the various manufacturing sites around Europe...

Up to 100 Airbus A320s for VietJet 0

Up to 100 Airbus A320s for VietJet

VietJet will receive up to 100 Airbus A320 family aircraft in a new deal signed with the manufacturer and lessors. Vietnam’s VietJetAir has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for up to 92 A320 Family...

Royal Brunei Boeing 787 routes 0

Royal Brunei Boeing 787 routes

Royal Brunei will soon receive its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The first routes operated by the type will be short hops from Bandar Seri Begawan to both Kuala Lumpur (from 1 – 30...

Lufthansa commits to huge long-haul aircraft order – A350 and 777X 0

Lufthansa commits to huge long-haul aircraft order – A350 and 777X

Lufthansa has announced a large long-haul aircraft order, split between Airbus and Boeing, which will allow it to ultimately replace its A340 and 747-400 fleets. The Airbus order comprises 55 A350-900 aircraft (25 firm and...

Etihad A321 routes 0

Etihad A321 routes

Etihad Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A321 in December. This will be the first of 11 the airline has on order. They will initially fly on the following routes: Abu Dhabi...

Boeing 787-9 flies 0

Boeing 787-9 flies

The first flight of the stretched Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took place yesterday, 17 September 2013. The newest member of the 787 family completed a 5-hour, 16-minute flight, taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., at 11:02 a.m....