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New Airliners February 2018

by Matt Falcus
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Time for our round-up of new airliners, deliveries, and liveries that are taking to the skies for the first time this month. 

Remember to send in pictures of any new aircraft you photograph this month!


Air Asia X 10th Anniversary


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Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Air Asia X painted this A330-300, 9M-XXF, in a special scheme.


Alaska Airlines Painted A320


As the amalgamation of Virgin America into Alaska Airlines continues, the first A320 in Alaska colours is N625VA.


ANA All Nippon Hello 2020 Jet

ANA JA741A, Boeing 777-281/ER at HND

ANA Boeing 777-200 JA741A now wears this special Hello 2020 Jet livery for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics.


Lufthansa’s New Livery

Lufthansa Boeing B747-8 D-ABYA

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AISP (CDG)

Lufthansa revealed their new livery recently with great fanfare and lots of public opinion. So far 747-830 D-ABYA and A321 D-AISP wear the scheme. What do you think?


Northern Air Cargo’s First 767

Now in service is N379CX, NAC’s first 767-300 freighter, fully painted.


Oman Air Goes MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Oman Air N6066Z LN6762

The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft delivered to Oman Air is A4O-MA.


Travel Service 737 MAX

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Next in the 737 MAX stable is the Czech Republic’s Travel Service, which took delivery of OK-SWA on 1 February, wearing Smartwings.com titles.


TUI Belgium 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 8 TUI OO-MAX LN6735

Winging its way to Belgium ready for the summer season is TUI’s first 737 MAX with appropriate registration OO-MAX.


Virgin Atlantic Fleet Updates

D-ALPA A332 (EGCC) 11/01/18

Following the demise of Air Berlin, Virgin Atlantic took advantage of the availability of some second-hand Airbus A330-200s – the first of the type to enter its fleet. Here G-VMNK (ex D-ALPA) is seen.


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Meanwhile A340-600 G-VNAP has been reactivated and wears these special ‘a big virgin atlantic thank you’ titles to salute the 9,000 people around the world who keep the airline going each day.


Xiamen Airlines UN Sustainability Dreamliner


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UN Sustainability Development Goals livery has appeared on new Boeing 787-9 B-1356, recently rolled out.



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