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Vietnam Airlines welcomes first Boeing 787-10 to fleet

Boeing has delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. “Welcoming the largest member of […]

Aircraft Interiors Expo Los Angeles takes off, in line with the booming market

Aircraft Interiors Expo lands in Los Angeles on 10-12 September 2019 According to a recent market research report published by MarketsandMarkets™, the aircraft cabin interiors industry is projected to grow from $27.0 billion in 2018 to $40.2 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.87% from 2018 to 2025[1]. Increased passenger traffic across the globe […]

Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes. Signs of a modest recovery in recent months […]

Boeing takes US$4.9bn 737 Max hit in second quarter

Boeing has said it will record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion, or $8.74 per share, in connection with the grounding of the 737 Max. The plane is currently out of operation following two crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The charge, which also reflects associated delivery delays, will result in a $5.6 billion reduction of […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awarded first Cargo iQ certification in support of its commitment to ‘best-in-class’ customer service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s commitment to ‘best-in-class’ customer service and operational resilience has been recognised by the awarding of its first Cargo iQ certification following an independent audit by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA on behalf of Cargo iQ, theIATA interest group creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry. The audit […]

A321neo operators alerted over ‘excessive pitch’ anomaly

Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has disclosed that the revision follows analysis of the re-engined type’s elevator and aileron computer. It has not elaborated on the situation beyond stating that “excessive” pitch […]