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New Airliners May 2018

by Matt Falcus

Our monthly list of new airliners in our skies, including new deliveries, special liveries, new types and much more.

If you spot something interesting this month, why not take a picture and send it to us?


Aeroflot 90th Anniversary

VP-BEE Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (95 Years livery) Airbus A321-200, Maastricht Aachen Airport - EHBK/MST

A special scheme marking the airline’s 90th anniversary has been applied to Airbus A321 VP-BEE.


Air Italy’s First 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Air Italy EI-GFY LN6893

Following the rebranding of Meridiana into Air Italy, the airline’s first new Boeing 737 MAX 8, EI-GFY, has been spotted at Boeing Field.


Austrian Airlines Hits 60

Copyright: Bundesheer/Fischer

To mark the airline’s special anniversary, they’ve adopted a slightly new livery and marked newly-delivered Boeing 777 OE-LPF with special titles. Here it is being “intercepted” by Eurofighters above Vienna in a publicity shot.


Boeing’s First MAX BBJ

Boeing today celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world’s most popular business jetliner. The airplane is seen here flying over Seattle. (Marian Lockhart photo) (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

With the 737 MAX now in full swing, the first business jet ‘BBJ’ version has been built. 


Cathay Pacific A350-1000

AIRBUS A350-1041 (MSN 0118)

Soon to be delivered is this, the first Airbus A350-1000 for Cathay Pacific, registered B-LXA.


China Eastern Disney

china eastern disney

The airline has painted Airbus A330 B-5976 in a special livery to promote the Shanghai Disney Resort, featuring popular characters.


Etihad Year of Zayed

A6-DDE Etihad Airways Boeing 777-FFX (FRA - EDDF - Frankfurt)

Etihad Cargo is marking the Year of Zayed with a special scheme on Boeing 777 freighter A6-DDE.


The airline has also applied a Zayed scheme to Airbus A380 A6-APH.


Eurowings A330

OO-SFB Airbus A330 Eurowings.

Eurowings has added Brussels Airlines’ Airbus A330 OO-SFB to its operating fleet, wearing full livery but retaining the Belgian registration.


GOL Live TV livery

PR-GTM GOL Transportes Aéreos Boeing 737-8EH(WL) - GRU

Brazilian carrier GOL has painted 737-800 PR-GTM in a special scheme to promote its Onboard Live TV service.


Primera Air’s First A321neo

Primera Air A321neo

The airline is entering the low-cost, long-haul market with its new Airbus A321neos. The first of two to be delivered in OY-PAA. Look out for it at Birmingham and Stansted.


Silver Airways New Livery

N400SV ATR42 Silver

With the arrival of its first ATR 42, N400SV, Silver Airways has introduced a new livery.


Sunwing Goes MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Sunwing Airlines C-FMXA LN6938

Canadian carrier Sunwing is about to receive its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, C-FMXA.


Volaris A321neo

Volaris, D-AVZI,MSN 7941,Reg. N534VL,Airbus A 321-271N, 07.02.2018, XFW-EDHI, Hamburg-Finkenwerder (Testflug F3)

Another new A321neo operator is Volaris in Mexico. Its first aircraft is N534VL.


West Atlantic’s First 737-800 Freighter


The first freighter conversion in the world from a former passenger Boeing 737-800 has been carried out at East Midlands. The aircraft, G-NPTA, is wearing a special livery and flying with West Atlantic.


WOW air A330neo

The next operator of the new Airbus A330neo will be WOW air. Its first aircraft has been painted at Toulouse and will soon be flight testing ahead of delivery of Iceland. It will be registered TF-BIG.



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