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Airbus A320NEO: the big winner at Paris Air Show with 250+ orders
Civil Aviation
Airbus A320NEO: the big winner at Paris Air Show with 250+ orders

“NEO” has been the operating word for Airbus at the Paris Air Show 2019. Having launched its brand-new A321X...

Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings
Civil Aviation
Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings

Speaking at a U.S. Congressional hearing on June 19, 2019, Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, deemed as a...

Boeing 777X first flight delayed as GE redesigns GE9X component
Civil Aviation
Boeing 777X first flight delayed as GE redesigns GE9X component

GE Aviation revealed on June 17, 2019, that it is redesigning a part for the in-development GE9X engine set to power the...

Will Airbus launch A321XLR at Paris Air Show 2019?
Civil Aviation
Will Airbus launch A321XLR at Paris Air Show 2019?

As the industry eagerly awaits for an update on Boeing’s new 797 mid-range aircraft or NMA at the upcoming Paris A...

After fall of Germania, subsidiary rebrands as new Chair Airlines
Civil Aviation
After fall of Germania, subsidiary rebrands as new Chair Airlines

Switzerland has a new airline and it will commence operations under the name of Chair Airlines. The leisure carrier is t...

Vietnam Airlines, Aeroflot strengthen ties with broad codesharing
Civil Aviation
Vietnam Airlines, Aeroflot strengthen ties with broad codesharing

The national carrier Vietnam Airlines and Russia’s Aeroflot have begun code sharing on both domestic and internati...

Boeing’s GE9X engine problems to affect 777X’s first flight?
Civil Aviation
Boeing’s GE9X engine problems to affect 777X’s first flight?

Troubles continue at Boeing, and this time they revolve around the much anticipated 777X jetliner. Reports surfaced last...

US lawmakers seek to block Trump’s plans for Air Force One livery
Civil Aviation
US lawmakers seek to block Trump’s plans for Air Force One livery

U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to move ahead with his plans to change the iconic livery on Air Force One jets from...

KLM to fund the design of radical new “Flying-V” aircraft
Civil Aviation
KLM to fund the design of radical new “Flying-V” aircraft

For KLM, sustainability in air travel is a big deal. At the recent IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul (South Korea), K...

Sydney-London non-stop service: can Qantas make it work?
Civil Aviation
Sydney-London non-stop service: can Qantas make it work?

UPDATED. An ambitious project is underway for Qantas – Australia’s national carrier is expecting Airbus and...

Southwest to investigate jet groundings amid tense labor dispute
Civil Aviation
Southwest to investigate jet groundings amid tense labor dispute

Southwest Airlines announced it will launch an investigation into the cause of an “operational emergency” de...

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 breaks into tarmac at Tel Aviv Airport
Civil Aviation
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 breaks into tarmac at Tel Aviv Airport

It is not every day that an aircraft breaks into tarmac and ends up getting stuck there. That is exactly what happened t...

Southwest in “operational emergency” as dozens jets grounded
Civil Aviation
Southwest in “operational emergency” as dozens jets grounded

If the delay of the FAA’s authorization for Southwest’s Hawaii service launch as well as the fallout from th...

Exclusive with Aircommerce: rediscovering travel retail
Airports
Exclusive with Aircommerce: rediscovering travel retail

Updated. Travel retail is a booming global industry. For many travelers passing through airports around the world, shopp...

Supersonic drama: Aerion changes partners from Lockheed to Boeing
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Supersonic drama: Aerion changes partners from Lockheed to Boeing

It is becoming increasingly harder to keep up with all the latest developments in the industry-wide efforts to revive fa...

Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles
Defense
Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the...