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EASA Issues A320neo Family Directive

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive regarding Airbus A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan (GTF) engines.  The edict, issued on February 9, follows what EASA describes as “several occurrences

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Qantas Unveils Dream Livery

Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled a special scheme honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its fourth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, VH-ZND (c/n 63390). The stunning design is based on the 1991 painting Yam Dreaming, created by late Northern

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Launch Customer for Airbus A321P2F Conversions

Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint-venture between ST Aerospace (55%) and Airbus (45%), has secured a launch contract from Vallair Solutions Sàrl (Vallair) for its A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion. EFW will convert ten A321-200 passenger aircraft in to a 14-pallet cargo configuration

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Thanks on a ’plane

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a special livery dedicated to its 9,000 employees.  Airbus A340-642 G-VNAP (c/n 622) has been returned to service after a spell in storage to enable the airline to meet capacity demands while some of its Boeing

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PC-24 Deliveries Begin

Launch operator PlaneSense has taken delivery of the first production Pilatus PC-24, N124AF (c/n 101).  The jet, the first of six the US fractional firm has on order, was handed over on February 7.  The relationship between PlaneSense and Pilatus’

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Third MAX Variant Revealed

Boeing marked another development milestone in its long history with the roll out of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company’s Renton, Washington facility on February 5. The aircraft, N7021S (c/n 42561), is the third, and smallest member of

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South African Alters London Service

South African Airways (SAA) will introduce its Airbus A330-300 fleet on flights to London from March 25.  As part of the changes, the carrier is reducing the frequency of flights from Johannesburg to Heathrow to a single daily rotation. “We

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Air Sénégal Firms A330neo Deal

National carrier Air Sénégal has signed a firm order for two Airbus A330neos.  The fledgling airline originally signed a memorandum of understanding for the aircraft in November at the Dubai Airshow.  The firm agreement was signed in Dakar by Philippe

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UPS Signs for more Jumbos

Cargo specialist UPS has ordered 14 additional Boeing 747-8Fs and four 767Fs in a bid to meet growing demand.  The carrier says none of the new jets will be used to replace existing aircraft in the fleet. The latest 747-8F

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Oman Air Joins MAX Club

Flag carrier Oman Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, A4O-MA (c/n 43294).  The jet, the first of 30 examples the airline has on order, was handed over on January 31. “At Oman Air, offering the

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