Monthly Archives: September 2018

easyJet profits set to soar as carrier exploits woes of rivals

easyJet has said it excepts profits of between £570-£580 million for the full year, at the top end of its previous guidance. The low-cost carrier has been able to take advantage of the collapse of Monarch and airBerlin, while rival Ryanair has also been beset by strike action. “easyJet expects to deliver a strong performance […]

Embraer and Helvetic Airways Firms Up Order for 12 E190-E2 Jets

Embraer and Helvetic Airways have signed a contract for a firm order of 12 E190-E2 jets. This agreement was announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) at the recent Farnborough Air Show, in July. The firm order has a value of USD 730 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s […]

Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The Type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trevor Woods, and handed over by EASA’s Head of Large Aeroplanes Certification, Ludovic Aron, to Airbus’ Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft, Jean-Brice […]

Malaysia Airlines partners with Amadeus for new chatbot

Malaysia Airlines has launched MHchat, a new feature which helps travellers’ book flights and pay through the popular social media app, Facebook Messenger. Jointly developed with Malaysia Airlines as its pilot customer, the Amadeus Chatbot for Airlines is a new solution designed to make it easier for travellers to book flights, retrieve bookings, and ask […]

Airbus delivers first A320neo to Sky Airline

Chilean low cost carrier and all-Airbus operator Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, on lease from ALC at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse. Sky Airline’s A320neo is powered by CFM Leap1A engines and has a capacity of 186 passengers, incorporating innovative Space Flex features. This new A320neo joins Sky Airline’s existing […]

Royal Brunei Airlines holds official launch of its A320neo fleet with blessing ceremony

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) held an official launch of its A320neo fleet with a blessing ceremony on 22nd September 2018 at Hangar 3, Brunei International Airport. Present as the guest of honor and to officiate the launch of RB’s A320neo fleet was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Ali Bin Hj Apong, Minister of […]

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

SpiceJet becomes the first airline to take advantage of the Q400 aircraft’s increased profit potential Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on September 21st, the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft. “We are excited to induct the 90-seat […]

Airbus Delivers its First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB to Singapore Airlines

Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR) aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA). The aircraft is being prepared for flight and is scheduled to depart Toulouse for Singapore later today. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB is capable of flying further in commercial service than any other aircraft, with […]

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for Shanghai Airlines

Boeing and Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner on 21st September, 2018. The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China’s largest city. The new airplane, with a special symbol of “100” on its fuselage, […]

Emirates continues its global celebrations with Oktoberfest

Emirates continues to delight customers with its annual Oktoberfest celebrations on board and on the ground. From September 22 to October 7, customers travelling in all classes between Dubai and Germany will enjoy a special seasonal menu of Bavarian-inspired food and beverage. The celebrations kick off in the iconic A380 onboard lounge with Paulaner Oktoberfestbier […]