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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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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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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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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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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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Dubai: Gulf Air Signs 787 Deal

Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air has signed a lease agreement with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.  Deliveries will begin in 2018 under the terms of the deal, which was announced on day two of the Dubai

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Dubai: Boeing wins Azerbaijan Airlines Deal

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two “large freighters” on day one of the Dubai Airshow.  The agreement is valued at $1.9bn at current list prices.  Boeing says the freighter

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Dubai: Emirates Orders 787-10

Emirates kicked off the Dubai Airshow with a bumper order for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.  The deal, including associated equipment, is valued at $15.1bn at current list prices.  Under the terms of the agreement Emirates has the ability to switch

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