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Airbus commences flight tests with fourth BelugaXL

Airbus has carried out the maiden flight of its fourth BelugaXL high-capacity transport, which took off from Toulouse on 20 July. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered aircraft is one of six being constructed by Airbus for its logistics transport division. Airbus has been gradually withdrawing its older A300-600ST Beluga fleet from service as the larger XL […]

Airbus delivers first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China

Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. At […]

Delta to add Airbus, Boeing aircraft to fleet amid travel demand recovery

Delta has entered into agreements to add 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs and lease seven used Airbus A350-900s as it continues to streamline and modernize its fleet. The 36 additional aircraft will improve fuel efficiency and enhance the customer experience, while supporting Delta’s fleet renewal strategy focused on simplification, scale, size and sustainability. “These aircraft are an investment in Delta’s […]

United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft.  “Such a significant […]

French aeronautical players to fly 100 percent alternative fuel on single aisle aircraft end of 2021

Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, ONERA and Ministry of Transport are jointly launching an in-flight study, at the end of 2021, to analyse the compatibility of unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with single-aisle aircraft and commercial aircraft engine and fuel systems, as well as with helicopter engines. This flight will be made with the support of […]

First A350 delivery to new airline world2fly

World2fly, the new long-haul airline recently founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, has taken delivery of the first of two A350-900s on lease from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the latest operator of the world’s most efficient large widebody aircraft. The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca, will operate the two leased A350-900 […]

Airbus to upgrade A320 production facilities in Toulouse

Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 industrial capabilities in Toulouse. The manufacturer said the decision would provide increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final assembly line will replace one of the original Toulouse A320 line. It will […]