Monthly Archives: January 2019

Qatar Airways Converts 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on Order to the Longer Range Airbus A321LR

Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways […]

Peach Finalizes the Additional Order of 18 Airbus A320neo

 18 aircraft are to be added to the Peach fleet with the aircraft gradually delivered from 2021. These additional aircraft will be used for upgrading the existing fleet. Peach Aviation Limited announced that it has finalized the additional order of 18 A320neo aircraft from Airbus (Head of Commercial Aircraft Division: Guillaume Faury). Peach has already […]

KLM Connects People Through Live Hologram Bar

What if travellers waiting to board a plane could exchange tips face-to-face with others heading in the opposite direction? KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has built a bar where these travellers can meet to exchange local tips. KLM is launched its “Take-Off Tips’’ campaign in the US, UK, Brazil, Sweden, Norway and Denmark on Monday 28th January. […]

New ‘Hong Kong Flavours’ dining series across all cabin classes at Cathay Pacific

Wok-fried lobster in broth with crispy and steamed rice, fish ball and fish cake flat rice noodle soup and soy-braised chicken with Chinese sausage on steamed jasmine rice are among a series of authentic Cantonese dishes that Cathay Pacific customers are now enjoying inflight as part of the airline’s new ‘Hong Kong Flavours’ dining concept. […]

ANA to Expand Fleet with Boeing 737 MAX 8’s and Airbus A320neo’s

ANA Holdings voted today at its board meeting to place an order for a total of 48 aircraft, which include 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 18 Airbus A320neo. Deliveries are scheduled from Financial Year 2021 to Financial Year 2025. The decision was based on the economic growth of Asia and emerging countries, with demand […]

American Airlines Unveil New Maintenance Hangar at O’Hare International Airport

American Airlines celebrated the opening of a new hangar at its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) today. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a U.S. congressional delegation from Illinois joined David Seymour, Senior Vice President of Integrated Operations; Franco Tedeschi, Vice President of ORD Hub Operations; Jamie Rhee, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of […]

British Airways to Paint Aircraft with Much-Loved Design from Airline’s History

A BOAC-liveried Boeing 747, reg: G-BYGC, will arrive back at Heathrow from the paint factory on February 18 to enter the airline’s flying schedule. This will be the first aircraft to receive the popular design from British Airways’ past with more details of further designs to be revealed in due course. New aircraft, including the […]

ANA to Test Driverless Bus Inside Haneda Airport

After initial successes, ANA is to begin the second phase of autonomous bus testing with the goal to implement driverless bus technology at Haneda Airport by 2020. All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is beginning the second stage of testing for an autonomous, driverless bus at Tokyo’s Haneda […]

SMBC Aviation Capital orders 65 A320neo Family aircraft

Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65 A320neo Family aircraft (15 A321neo and 50 A320neo). The order was finalised in 2018 and included in the year-end order figures. In addition the agreement includes an […]

Acropolis Aviation takes delivery of 1st Airbus ACJ320neo

Acropolis Aviation of the UK has taken delivery of the first *ACJ320neo, which features new-generation engines and Sharklets to deliver a leap forward in range and economy. The aircraft will now undergo cabin-outfitting by AMAC in Basle, Switzerland, receiving a VVIP cabin designed by Alberto Pinto. Its current ACJ livery will also be replaced by […]