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MAX 7 Completes Maiden Flight

The third member of Boeing’s new 737 MAX family, the MAX 7, completed its first flight from Renton Field, Washington on March 16.  The US manufacturer says the aeroplane remains on schedule and is now embarking on a comprehensive flight

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Record Breaking Boeing

Boeing has been recognised by Guinness World Records following the roll-out of the 10,000th 737 at its Renton final assembly facility. The milestone aircraft, a 737 MAX 8, N8717M (c/n 42571), is destined to join Southwest Airlines. The 737 has

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Gatwick Welcomes Back Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways will return to Gatwick on May 22 with the launch of a new double-daily service from Doha.  The oneworld carrier will use a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, fitted with 22 seats in Business Class

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Turkish Places Widebody Orders

Turkish Airlines has signed for up to 60 widebody aircraft, placing orders with both Boeing and Airbus.  The Istanbul-based carrier has signed firm deals for 25 airframes plus five options, for both the 787-9 Dreamliner and the A350-900. The carrier

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Hawaiian Dreaming

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for the purchase of ten General Electric GEnx powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The initial deal, which is valued at $2.82bn, also includes purchase rights for an additional ten aircraft.

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Emirates Launches new 777-200LR Business Class Cabin

Emirates has introduced a new Business Class cabin on its Boeing 777-200LR fleet.  The overhaul includes wider seats, each with a 23in personal in-flight entertainment screen, set out in a new 2-2-2 configuration.  Pitch has been set at 72in and the

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Mexican MAX

Aeromexico has taken delivery of the first of up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX jets it has on order.  The maiden example, XA-MAG (c/n 43704), was ferried from the manufacturer’s Boeing Field facility to Mexico City on February 23. “We

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Icelandair Welcomes First MAX

Boeing handed over the first 737 MAX 8 to Icelandair on March 1.  The jet, TF-ICE (c/n 44353), comes from an order for 16 examples placed in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9. “The arrival of the

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MAX 9 Certified

Boeing has been awarded an amended type certificate (ATC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the 737 MAX 9, paving the way for the aircraft to enter commercial service. Certification comes at the end of a successful flight

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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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