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Ryanair orders 25 more Boeing 737 MAX 200

Ryanair announced a decision to use an option it had on 25 Boeing 737 MAX 200, pushing its current order to 135 aircraft. That option is priced at $3 billion. The first plane should be …

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Virgin America Disappears

Sixteen months after its fusion with Alaska Airlines, Virgin America vanished during the night between April 24 and 25, 2018. Boarding desks, gates… nothing remains of the brand in the 29 airports it was serving. On …

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First flight for Ultra Long Range A350 XWB

The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial …

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Proponent (Kapco Global and Avio-Diepen) and Beep Analytics collaborate on AI platform for aircraft parts demand forecasting

Proponent and Beep Analytics are collaborating on the development of a new predictive analytics platform which implements the best of machine learning technology developed at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to calculate spare part …

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Emirates and flydubai celebrate six months of successful partnership

Over 650,000 passengers have benefitted from the partnership since launch Emirates and flydubai revealed today strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership, illustrating the tremendous positive response from customers, and the successful …

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Delta flight aborted after engine fire

An Airbus A330-300 of the U.S.-based Delta Airlines was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta after its engine caught fire on April 18, 2018. The plane …

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Southwest fatal accident related to missing engine fan blade?

More details about Southwest Airlines flight 1380 engine accident on April 17, 2018 are emerging. Following the news of a passenger death, it now appears that the cause of the accident might be connected to …

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IndiGo, GoAir grounded A320neos take back the skies

In March 2018, the planes were grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for technical reasons, related to Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines. The concerned planes were subject to repetitive engine failures. At least …

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LATAM Airlines to start new LCC in Chile

LATAM Airlines announced plans to start a low cost carrier (LCC) in Chile with possible expansion to Argentina. The preliminary application is already in the hands of the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), the …

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First A321neo delivered to Primera Air

Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo on April 16, 2018. The aircraft, assembled in Hamburg, is the first of three A321neos to be leased …

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