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Emirates to fly A380 in green as nod to sustainability

Emirates Airbus A380 will make a special fly past, opening the first afternoon of Dubai Airshow 2019 flying display. To make a special nod to Expo 2020 theme, sustainability, the Airbus A380 will be in green livery, while its blue counterpart will be displayed on the ground.   ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
EASA certifies Airbus BelugaXL

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given the green light to the Airbus BelugaXL program, as the dedicated freighter finally received its type certificate. Airbus plans to introduce the XL into service in 2020....


Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos
Ruta Burbaite
Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos

Qatar Airways has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft in a deal valued at 4$ billion including service contracts. The airline has placed the largest A321neo order in the Middle East....


Clement Charpentreau
German military refuses new A400M deliveries over safety concerns

The Bundeswehr, the German military, announced it would not accept deliveries of two A400M Atlas transport aircraft due to recurring technical problems....


Clement Charpentreau
Volunteers find missing engine parts of Swiss Airbus A220

Answering the call of the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), volunteers recovered parts of the Swiss Air Airbus A220 that suffered an uncontained engine failure earlier in 2019....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus and China shake hands to increase A320 and A350 production

Airbus and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will help the European manufacturer to increase the productivity on two of its most popular jets, the A320 and the A350....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Tigerair to retire 2 Airbus A320 in shift to all Boeing 737 fleet

Tigerair Australia will retire two of its fourteen Airbus A320-200 by mid-2020, Virgin Australia, its parent company, announced on November 6, 2019. The retirement is part of continuous effort to “be focused on transitioning” to an all-Boeing 737 fleet. The airline currently has six 737-800s....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus reveals LOUT, a German secret stealth drone demonstrator

During the 2019 edition of its Trade Media Briefing on November 5, 2019, Airbus Defense and Space unveiled the existence of its “Low Observable UAV Testbed”, or LOUT....


Clement Charpentreau
Cebu Pacific orders 16 A330neo wide-body aircraft

Philippines' low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air signed a firm order for 16 Airbus A330neo wide-body aircraft. At list prices, the contract is worth $4.8 billion....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qantas confirms checking 33 737NGs for pickle fork cracks

Almost a month after the FAA issued the Airworthiness Directive, several more airlines, including Qantas, are conducting checks and grounding their Boeing 737 NG aircraft....