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    Top Takeaways: Embraer E195-E2 World Tour, Azul Inaugural Flight

Top Takeaways: Embraer E195-E2 World Tour, Azul Inaugural Flight

Story and Photos (unless otherwise noted) by: Chris Sloan 2019 is a significant milestone year in Embraer’s history. The company is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its founding, 40 years of operations in the United States, the 15th Anniversary of the E1 entering service (with LOT back in 2004), and

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    GECAS & IAI Unveil Boeing 777-300ER Freighter Variant

GECAS & IAI Unveil Boeing 777-300ER Freighter Variant

LONDON – This week has seen GECAS and IAI (Israel Aerospace industry) have announced they will launch a Boeing 777-300ER Freighter conversion program and have dubbed it as the big twin. The converted freighters will become Boeing 777-300ERSF and have launched the program with 15 firm orders, with 15 options.

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    737MAX Crisis: Boeing Reportedly Misleads FAA on Safety

737MAX Crisis: Boeing Reportedly Misleads FAA on Safety

LONDON – Reports have emerged today that Boeing has reportedly misled the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the safety of its grounded 737MAX aircraft. This came after a set of messages, released by The New York Times, between two employees at Boeing raising some concerns about the Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation

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    Spirit Airlines To Build Top-Class Headquarters In Fort Lauderdale

Spirit Airlines To Build Top-Class Headquarters In Fort Lauderdale

In less than three years, Spirit will be moving its main offices from Miramar to a new facility at Dania Pointe, a top-of-its-class, almost one million square feet mixed-use development in Dania Beach, Florida that offers space for retail, restaurants, and housing. It is a marked upgrade from Spirit’s current

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Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220-300

    Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220-300

MIAMI – Airbus announced yesterday that French Réunion-based airline, Air Austral, has signed a firm order for three A220-300 aircraft. This order makes the continuation of a successful year for

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Protestor Glues Himself To A British Airways Plane In London City Airport

    Protestor Glues Himself To A British Airways Plane In London City Airport

MIAMI — A large number of protestors from the Extinction Rebellion environmentalist group have been causing dire trouble at London City Airport (LCY) today. A British Airways flight, bound for

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Air Transat Launches First Transatlantic A321LR Flight To London

    Air Transat Launches First Transatlantic A321LR Flight To London

MIAMI — Canadian leisure carrier, Air Transat, launched its inaugural transatlantic service with its recently delivered Airbus A321LR. The long-range single-aisle jet took off from Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on

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Manchester Route Announcements: Biman Bangladesh Returns & airBaltic Expands UK Market

    Manchester Route Announcements: Biman Bangladesh Returns & airBaltic Expands UK Market

LONDON – Manchester Airport has had a busy week up to now, announcing two routes, featuring two carriers out of the airport. The Return of Bangladesh… The first route was

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Austrian Begins Dash 8 Replacement with A320 Deliveries: Birmingham Route Announced

    Austrian Begins Dash 8 Replacement with A320 Deliveries: Birmingham Route Announced

LONDON – Two elements of news have been announced today from Austrian Airlines regarding fleet renewal and also a brand new route. Farewell to the Dash… First of all, the

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CAA Completes Thomas Cook Repatriation Efforts

    CAA Completes Thomas Cook Repatriation Efforts

LONDON – The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today completed the repatriation efforts, dubbed ‘Operation Matterhorn’ for those stranded as a result of the Thomas Cook collapse. The final

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Fokker: KLM’s Steadfast Partner

    Fokker: KLM’s Steadfast Partner

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from an article published by René de Leeuw in Airways, September-October 2019 issue. For a complete copy of this and other prime content, please subscribe

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Full Review: Onboard British Airways A350-1000 Club Suite To Toronto

    Full Review: Onboard British Airways A350-1000 Club Suite To Toronto

TORONTO — Earlier this month, British Airways introduced its brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft on one of its two daily flights between London Heathrow and Toronto. The plane features the

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SAUDIA Receives First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

    SAUDIA Receives First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

LONDON – Boeing has delivered its first Boeing 787-10 to Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) earlier this week. This aircraft will join the SAUDIA fleet alongside 13 787-9 aircraft and 33

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Aeroflot SuperJet Crash: Pilot To Be Charged Over Deaths

    Aeroflot SuperJet Crash: Pilot To Be Charged Over Deaths

LONDON – It has been unveiled by Russian media that the pilot in command onboard Aeroflot Flight 1492 is to be charged over the deaths of 41 people. The pilot

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Flybe Unveils Brand New Name: Virgin Connect

    Flybe Unveils Brand New Name: Virgin Connect

LONDON – More than 200 Flybe leaders and representatives have got together this week to unveil the brand new name for the airline. Dubbed Virgin Connect, this brand will operate

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Qatar Airways Expands Codeshare With LATAM Airlines

    Qatar Airways Expands Codeshare With LATAM Airlines

MIAMI – Qatar Airways hosted the board of directors of LATAM Airlines in Doha celebrating an expanded codesharing arrangement between both carriers. The three-day visit that occurred between October 13-15,

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Emirates’ Airbus A380 Makes Debut in Cairo (+Photos)

    Emirates’ Airbus A380 Makes Debut in Cairo (+Photos)

LONDON – Emirates’ Airbus A380 has made another debut presence this week, this time in Cairo, Egypt. The airline said that “the landing demonstrated the airport’s readiness to accommodate the

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Qantas’ First Upgraded A380 Completes First Flight (+Photos)

    Qantas’ First Upgraded A380 Completes First Flight (+Photos)

LONDON – Australian carrier Qantas has completed its first passenger flight on their first newly refurbished A380 aircraft. Registered VH-OQK, it operated as QF2 from London to Sydney via Singapore

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Air Transat Announces Nonstop A321LR Flights To Denmark

    Air Transat Announces Nonstop A321LR Flights To Denmark

MIAMI — Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat will launch a summer seasonal route between Montreal and Copenhagen with its newly-acquired Airbus A321LRs. The flight will operate twice a week, starting

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Thomas Cook Passengers To Wait Up To 60 Days For Compensation

    Thomas Cook Passengers To Wait Up To 60 Days For Compensation

MIAMI — Following the collapse of Thomas Cook Airlines, passengers received the news that refunds for their disrupted holidays might come after a two-month wait. Earlier today, an announcement by

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Air India Restarts Nonstop Flights To Toronto

    Air India Restarts Nonstop Flights To Toronto

TORONTO — Air India has restarted flying from Delhi to Toronto after a seven-year hiatus with a thrice-weekly non-stop service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flight number AIC187 from Delhi

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Ryanair Launches Summer 2020 Schedule: 737MAX Limiting Growth?

    Ryanair Launches Summer 2020 Schedule: 737MAX Limiting Growth?

LONDON – European low-cost carrier Ryanair has today unveiled its plans for its Summer 2020 scheduling. This new schedule includes 14 brand new routes on the network, bringing the count

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    United Airlines Returns to Paine Field With New Services

United Airlines Returns to Paine Field With New Services

MIAMI — United Airlines (UAL) announced today a new service from Paine Field Airport (PAE) in Everett with six daily flights to their hubs in Denver (DEN) and San Francisco

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    Azul Announces New Routes to the USA with A320neo and A330

Azul Announces New Routes to the USA with A320neo and A330

MIAMI — Azul, the Brazilian low-cost, award-winning airline, announced today a heavy expansion to the United States with two new flights from Belo Horizonte (CNF) to Orlando (MCO), and from Belem (BEL)

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