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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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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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US Trade Body Backs Bombardier

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has overturned a ruling that Bombardier sold its C Series below cost price, buoyed by unfair state aid from Canadian and UK Governments. The four USITC commissioners unanimously dismissed a complaint from Boeing that

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Boeing 787-10 Cleared for Service

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an amended type certificate (ATC) to Boeing for the newest member of its Dreamliner family, the -10. This caps a successful ten-month flight test programme which started in March 2017 and involved three

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Boeing Sets New Record

Boeing is in a celebratory mood after delivering more commercial aircraft during 2017 than any other manufacturer. The record total of 763 aircraft means it has beaten its European rival for the sixth consecutive year.  The company says the milestone

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Ethiopian Signs for 737 Freighters

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has agreed a deal with GECAS to lease the first two Boeing 737-800SF freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI).  The first airframe is due for delivery in June with the second following next January.

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Kiwi Dreamliner Issues

Air New Zealand (ANZ) has been forced to wet-lease two aircraft to help it maintain its timetable during the unscheduled maintenance of several Rolls-Royce engines belonging to its Boeing 787-9 fleet.  It is chartering an Airbus A330 and A340 from

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Spectacular Arrival

LOT Polish Airlines marked the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 with an impressive low flypast down the main runway at Warsaw Chopin Airport. The aircraft, SP LVA (c/n 64067), is the first of six examples of the

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All Change at Utair

Russian carrier Utair has unveiled a new livery as part of a wider rebranding exercise.  Describing the colour scheme as deliberately “clear and concise” to illustrate “simplicity”, the company’s VP passenger airline marketing Alina Scherbinina added: “Passengers are not interested

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