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ATR Wins Major FedEx Order

FedEx Express has signed a contract for the firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600Fs plus 20 options.  The turboprops will be the first new ATRs to be delivered from the factory in freighter configuration, with the new variant equipped with

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Airbus A330neo Takes to the Air

The first of three A330neo Family aircraft to fly, F-WTTN (c/n 1795), completed its maiden flight on October 19. The successful flight, which lasted 4hrs 13mins, will deliver a much-needed boost for a programme that has slipped several months owing

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Airbus Delivers 100th A350 XWB

Airbus is celebrating its 100th A350 XWB delivery, less than three years after it handed over the first example to launch customer Qatar Airways in December 2014.  Taiwan’s China Airlines has taken delivery of the milestone jet, B-18908 (c/n 121),

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easyJet Joins the A320neo Club

Low-cost carrier easyJet has taken delivery of its first A320neo, making it the 25th airline to operate the latest variant of Airbus’ popular single aisle family. The jet, G-UZHA (c/n 7649), which is also easyJet’s 300th A320 Family aircraft, was

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Asiana Receives Maiden A350

Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-941, HL8078 (c/n 094).  The aircraft was handed over to the South Korean carrier on April 24 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility and has been acquired through a sale and leaseback

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Airbus A319neo Makes First Flight

Airbus has successfully completed the maiden flight of the A319neo, D-AVWA (c/n 6464). Powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, the smallest member of the A320neo Family, took off from Hamburg/Finkenwerder on March 31, landing at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility after

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Airborne! Airbus A350-1000 Takes Flight

European aerospace giant Airbus is celebrating the second of two major landmarks in as many months after the A350-1000 successfully completed its maiden flight.  Thunderstorms and torrential rain did little to dampen the occasion, which came just weeks after the

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Air Astana Gets Maiden Neo

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at a special ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility. The jet, registered P4-KBH (c/n 7124) and leased from Air Lease Corporation, is the first of 11 A320neo

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A330neo Takes Shape

Final assembly of the first Airbus A330neo has begun at the manufacturer’s facility in Toulouse, France.  The wings of the jet, an A330-900, have been mated to the centre fuselage at the station 40 position of the assembly line. “We

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Thai Joins the A350 Club

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, making it the eighth operator of the type.  The jet, which is leased from CIT, is registered HS-THB (c/n 044) and has been named Wichian Buri.  It is the

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