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New Airliners March 2018

by Matt Falcus

This month’s list of new airliners is here.

Look out for these aircraft which are now flying and visiting an airport near you!


Aeromexico 737 MAX


The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Aeromexico is now flying with the airline. Registration XA-MAG. Here’s a video of its construction and rollout.


Air Europa’s Stretched 787-9

Air Europa - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - EC-MSZ

Joining the airline’s 787-8 fleet is new -9 EC-MSZ, delivered on 16 February. 15 more to come!


Air Peace

5N-BVE B777-21H(ER) Air Peace

This new Nigerian airline has acquired ex-Emirate 777-200 5N-BVE. More to come.


Alaska Airlines Giants A321

Alaska Airlines Airbus A321-253N (c/n 7942) N924VA

Another former Virgin America A321 gains a special livery as it transitions into the Alaska Airlines fleet. This time N924VA wears San Francisco Giants scheme.


French Bee Rename

French Bee A350-900

French Blue is now officially French Bee, and its titles reflect the change.


Icelandair Goes MAX

Another new 737 MAX 8 operator. Icelandair plans to use the type’s range for Europe and North America flights. First example is TF-ICE, wearing a slightly modified livery.


Japan Airlines World Cup Scheme

To promote the upcoming World Cup 2018, JAL has painted 777-200 JA8979 in SAMURAI BLUE Support Jet No 1, implying more will be coming.


Qantas Indigenous 787


VH-ZND at Alice Spings. Photo (c) Qantas

A welcome return to the special Qantas indigenous liveries with 787-9 VH-ZND wearing the new Yam Dreaming scheme.


Stobart Air ATR42


Stobart Air has its first ATR42-600, EI-GEV, now operating on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.



Thai Lion MAX 9

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Thai Lion Air HS-LSH LN6771

The first airline to fly the Boeing 737 MAX 9 model will be Thai Lion. Its first aircraft, HS-LSH is ready to go.


TUI fly Nordic 737 MAX


Joining TUI fly Belgium, the Nordic unit has received its first 737 MAX 8, SE-RNA.


Ukraine International’s First 777


The Ukrainian national carrier has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-200ER, UR-GOA (ex-Rossiya Airlines). Another to come.



Remember to email in any pictures of new airliner deliveries, liveries or anything else new this month to info@destinworld.com



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