StarLux to lease 12 new Airbus aircraft, fleet up to 42

StarLux Airlines, a Taiwan based airline, has put 12 new Airbus aircraft on its leasing order, Taiwan Apple Daily reported....


SAS postpones 10 Airbus A32neo, A350XWB aircraft deliveries

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has deferred deliveries of a total of 10 Airbus aircraft: 8 A320neos and two A350XWBs. Despite the postponed new aircraft arrivals, the airline remains hopeful of becoming a single-type operator by 2023. ...


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Rolls-Royce identifies cracks on A350 XWB engine blades

Rolls-Royce identified signs of wear in the blades of some Intermediate Pressure Compressors (IPC) of XWB-84 engines that power Airbus A350, the manufacturer revealed on August 11, 2020....


World’s longest domestic flight flies under radar

When earlier this year Air Tahiti Nui flew from French Polynesia directly to Paris (France), it broke several records along the way, including the longest domestic flight. Two months later, another French airline, French Bee, covered an even larger distance, it said. However, the latter achievement passed largely unnoticed. ...


Singapore Airlines bets on non-stop services expansion to the US

Singapore Airlines (SIA) continues to expand its non-stop services, focusing on the Southeast Asia-U.S. market. The flag carrier has launched the first non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington, to Singapore, operated by Airbus A350 XWB, the airline’s go-to aircraft for non-stop services....


Airbus goes the distance, prepares to unveil A350-1000ULR

Airbus A350XWB family of jetliners have become the aircraft-of-choice for many airlines competing in the ultra-long-haul market. But as the market grows, so does the appetite for an aircraft capable of flying ever longer distances. Airbus is reportedly preparing to launch the A350-1000ULR, an ultra-long-range variant of the largest member of the A350 XWB family of jetliners....


Airbus latest figures: deliveries up, cancellations shadow orders

While the industry is still reeling from the half year 2019 results posted by the world’s two largest plane makers, Airbus continues to showcase a steady rise in its commercial aircraft deliveries. As has been the pattern, however, the airframer’s order tally also remains marred by cancellations. Republic Airways has recently walked back on its long-standing order for 40 A220 jetliners....


Airbus steps on Boeing’s turf in China with latest A350XWB order

China’s flagship carrier, Air China, has announced it entered into a purchase agreement with Airbus to buy 20 A350-900 aircraft, boosting the European plane maker’s order book for wide-body aircraft. The deal, inked on July 11, 2019, is worth $6.54 billion....


Airbus: JAL’s A350XWB makes maiden flight

An Airbus A350-900, destined for Japan Airlines fleet, has completed its maiden flight....


JAL’s shiny new A350XWB rolls out of paint shop in red logo

Airbus has showed a brand new A350-900. Rolling out of the paintshop with JAL livery and a special red logo, the airliner is due for delivery in the coming months....