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Embraer delivers it’s first Legacy 500

The first Legacy 500 to be delivered. Embraer Image.

Last week Brazilian airframer Embraer delivered the first Legacy 500, the company’s new midsize executive jet. The launch customer is a Brazilian company which took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony at Embraer headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets “The entry into service of the Legacy 500 is yet …

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Video: Cargolux Boeing 747-8F pilot does a ultra-low height wing wave

Most pilots when taking-off from Paine field on the delivery flight of their brand new Boeing wide-bodies perform a “wing wave”, the rocking the wings back and forth, symbolically waving goodbye to the airfield since the aircraft will never return in its life. Most pilots do this manoeuvre at around 2,000 feet altitude. Watch this video of a daring Cargolux …

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China Airlines receives first Boeing 777-300ER featuring “family couch” economy seat

China Airlines' first Boeing 777-300ER B-18051.

Taiwan’s China Airlines’ first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has landed at its home base of Taipei. Line number 1227, registration B-18051 is part of a 10 aircraft order. The carrier will induct two more 777-300ERs in October and November this year. The 777-300ERs will feature a new cabin product designed by award-winning Taiwanese architect Ray Chen. China Airlines will seat 358 …

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Air China receives its first Boeing 747-8i

Air China's first Boeing 747-8i. Boeing 747-89L B-2485 LN (MSN) 41191.

National carrier Air China has taken delivery of the first of its seven ordered Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8i). The airline become the first carrier in Asia and second after launch customer Lufthansa to operate the passenger version of the newest variant of the venerable ‘Jumbo Jet’. The Boeing 747-8i model number 747-89L registration number B-2485 line number (MSN) 41191, is …

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BREAKING NEWS: Vistara’s new Airbus A320 arrives at New Delhi today

Vistara airlines' first A320 VT-TTB.

The first aircraft of the Tata Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, Vistara will arrive at New Delhi this evening around 17:00 local time. The aircraft MSN6223 (manufacturer’s serial number) will be registered as VT-TTB. The aircraft took off on its first flight on July 11, and was delivered yesterday at Tolouse Blagnac airport in France. The delivery flight flew to …

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Ryanair is launch customer for 200 seater Boeing 737 MAX 8, but 240 seat MAX 9 unlikely

CGI of Ryanair Boeing 737 MAX 200. Boeing image.

Michael O’Leary’s pursuit of a high density Boeing 737 finally came to fruition. US airframer Boeing has launched the 200 seat version of the 737 MAX 8 with a 100 airplane commitment from Ryanair, the Irish ultra-low cost carrier. Ryanair will also have options to purchase up to another 100 737 MAX 200 as the aircraft is being called. By …

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Xiamen Airlines recieves its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Xiamen Airlines' first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Fujian province based, Chinese carrier, Xiamen Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, becoming the third Chinese airline to operate the new generation aircraft. This is part of a six Dreamliner aircraft order. Xiamen Airlines, which was the first joint venture between the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and a municipal government, way back in 1984, started …

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Boeing delivers Royal Jordanian’s first 787-8 Dreamliner

Royal Jordanian Airlines' first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JY-BAA. Returning from high speed taxi and brake testing at Paine Field, Everett.

US airframer Boeing delivered to national carrier and oneworld member Royal Jordanian the airline’s first 787-8 Dreamliner registration JY-BAA. The aircraft is leased via AerCap. The Bangalore Aviation team was present at Paine Field in Everett Washington state on July 30, when the aircraft entered the runway for the first time and conducted high speed taxi tests. The airline will …

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Special 10th anniversary livery for new Nok Air 737

10th anniversary livery Nok Air 737-800 registration HS-DBO takes off from Seattle. Boeing image.

Bangkok based Nok Airlines Public Company Limited which operates the brand Nok Air has taken delivery of a new 737-800 painted in a special livery commemorating the airline’s 10th anniversary. The 737-800 registration HS-DBO, leased to Nok by lessor Avolon, features the traditional bird-themed livery of all Nok aircraft, with the addition of stars, streamers and “10th Anniversary” painted on …

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Qatar Airways chief praises PM Narendra Modi hopes to grow India services

An unusually cheerful Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways with Ray Connor, President, Boeing Commercial Aircraft at 100 777-9X order signing. Farnborough air show 2014.

Signs historic order for 108 Boeing 777-9X and 777F worth $40 billion Qatar Airways’ chief executive officer Akbar Al Bakar was full of praise for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an order announcement ceremony at the Farnborough International Air Show 2014. Critical of UPA-2 government Speaking to Bangalore Aviation when asked about his airline’s growth plans for India considering …

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Bombardier announces 500th order for the Q400 and 500th commitment for C Series

A cake to celebrate the 500th commitment for the CSeries aircraft.

Canadian airframer Bombardier announced two milestones today morning at Farnborough. The first was that Thai carrier Nok Air has converted two of their four options for Q400 turboprops to firm orders bringing the total number of Q400’s sold to 501 aircraft. The order is valued at about $66 million at list prices. The second announcement was that a unidentified operator …

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AirAsia X orders 50 Airbus A330-900neo

Airline will be first to receive delivery in 2017 Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier said it best “We could not imagine an air show, at least for Airbus, without a signing ceremony with AirAsia” Malaysian low-cost long haul carrier AirAsia X, an affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia became the launch customer of, and the first airline to order, the …

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Airbus crosses 3,000 firm orders on A320neo

MSN 6101. First Airbus A320neo. Photo courtesy Airbus.

Airbus crossed an important milestone for its A320neo single-aisle family, 3,000 orders. With a 110 A320neo aircraft from Japanese controlled lessor SMBC Aviation Capital earlier this morning at the Farnborough air show 2014, the European airframer now has 3,083 A320neo family aircraft on order from 57 different customers which include Indian airlines like IndiGo and AirAsia India. The A320neo family …

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