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Westjet places 737 MAX order 0

Westjet places 737 MAX order

WestJet has signed a letter of intent to purchase 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order comprises 25 MAX 7 and 40 MAX 8 aircraft. This pending order, valued at $6.3 billion at current...

UT Air signs agreements for Russian-made aircraft 0

UT Air signs agreements for Russian-made aircraft

UT Air has signed two lease agreements with VEB-leasing to bring a number of new Russian-made regional jets to its fleet. One of the agreements is to finance six of the Sukhoi SSJ100 LR...

First Boeing 787-9 completed 1

First Boeing 787-9 completed

Boeing has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Wash., factory today to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly...

VC-10 retirement plans 0

VC-10 retirement plans

The retirement of the Vickers VC-10 from active service has been brought forward, and this month is probably your last chance to see one in the air. The Royal Air Force is the last...

Best of the web – Airport Spotting Videos – Delhi Departures 0

Best of the web – Airport Spotting Videos – Delhi Departures

Here’s a nice little professional video showing a bunch of aircraft preparing for departure at Delhi International Airport. You’ll see both domestic and international airlines and aircraft and some really nice angles.   Don’t...

Vanilla is the new Japanese low cost carrier 0

Vanilla is the new Japanese low cost carrier

ANA All Nippon Airways has announced that the new name for its low cost subsidiary, formerly AirAsia Japan, will be Vanilla. I reported last month that AirAsia Japan was to close. The joint venture...

FlightFest coming to central Dublin 0

FlightFest coming to central Dublin

If you’re in Dublin on 15th September you’re in for a treat. Head down to the River Liffey in the centre of the city and you will enjoy FlightFest, “a once-in- a-lifetime, international fly...

Sunrise Airways adds first international flight 0

Sunrise Airways adds first international flight

New Haitian carrier Sunrise Airways is working on establishing its base at Port-au-Prince, and has now added its first international service. It will start regularly scheduled passenger service between Cap Haitien and Providenciales, Turks & Caicos beginning...

Air Koryo TU-134/154 days numbered 0

Air Koryo TU-134/154 days numbered

Air Koryo is reportedly planning to replace its ageing Tupolev TU-134 and TU-154 airliners with more modern Antonov An-148-100 and An-158 aircraft. It is in the process of ordering two An-148s and a single...

Aeromexico receives first 787 0

Aeromexico receives first 787

Aeromexico has received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on delivery from Boeing. The aircraft, owned by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), arrived at Mexico City following a direct flight from Everett. The airplane is...