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Airbus releases its latest orders and deliveries data

Airbus Airbus releases its latest orders and deliveries data

Airbus’ 2013 order book grew by 41 aircraft in February with its A320, A330 and A350 aircraft families, while 45 jetliners were delivered to customers during the month.

Airbus: Latin American airlines will require over 2,100 new aircraft in next 20 years

Airbus Global Market Forecast Airbus: Latin American airlines will require over 2,100 new aircraft in next 20 years

According to the recently released Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American airlines will require 2,120 new aircraft between today and 2031, including 1,660 single-aisle, 420 twin-aisle ...

Another Antonov crash rocks Sudan

Sudanese Air Force loses Antonov aircraft Another Antonov crash rocks Sudan

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information is emerging from Khartoum that the Sudanese Air Force has lost an Antonov aircraft of unknown specific type earlier today.

Boeing reports third-quarter deliveries

The Boeing Company Boeing reports third-quarter deliveries

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Boeing Company announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of 2012.

African air traffic and fleet set to double in next 20 years

Airbus Global Market Forecast African air traffic and fleet set to double in next 20 years

African air traffic will grow at well above the world average rate over the next 20 years according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast.

Another near miss as chartered aircraft forced to return to Juba

South Sudan air scare with government officials aboard Another near miss as chartered aircraft forced to return to Juba

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Reports from Juba International Airport by a regular source from there have confirmed information obtained through other channels yesterday, that indeed another plane, carrying a minister ...

WestJet selects Bombardier Q400 for new regional airline

WestJet and Bombardier WestJet selects Bombardier Q400 for new regional airline

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced it has selected Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. to supply aircraft for its new regional airline, expected to launch in the second half of 2013.

A380 will be flagship aircraft of Malaysia Airlines

Aircraft receive refreshed look and feel A380 will be flagship aircraft of Malaysia Airlines

SUBANG, Indonesia - Malaysia Airlines today revealed the design and specifications of its first new flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380-800, that is on track for entry into service from July 1, ...

London Heathrow 200th airport to welcome 747-8

Boeing 747-8 Approved to Serve 200 Airports Globally London Heathrow 200th airport to welcome 747-8

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service.

Laser-pointing Taiwanese tourist spared jail time

Tourist dodged stint in jail Laser-pointing Taiwanese tourist spared jail time

A Taiwanese tourist who pointed a laser at a police helicopter during New Year's Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour has dodged a stint in jail.

Bahrain ends 2012 International Airshow with $930 million in deals

2012 Bahrain International Airshow Bahrain ends 2012 International Airshow with $930 million in deals

MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain signed more than $930 million in business deals at the 2012 Bahrain International Airshow, as the event's 60,000 visitors simultaneously helped boost the economy.

Bahrain International Air Show opens

Show takes to the skies Bahrain International Air Show opens

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

BAHRAIN (eTN) - Following the official opening of the Bahrain Air Show 2012 by His Majesty King Hamad, and his official visit to each and every exhibitors’ chalet, did the “show go on the ...

Teaching a child about flying

Travel Joke Teaching a child about flying

As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a 5-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum.

Air France-KLM finalizes order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing, Air France-KLM Finalize Dreamliners Order Air France-KLM finalizes order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners

PARIS, France - Boeing and Air France-KLM Group have finalized an order for 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with options.

JAL gets its first Dreamliner Boeing unveils first 787 to enter service for Japan Airlines

EVERETT, Wash. - The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to enter service for Japan Airlines (JAL) rolled out of the paint hangar last night.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA certification

Boeing 747-8 on track for delivery in early 2012 Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA certification

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing received certification for the new 747-8 Intercontinental from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Porter Airlines receives two more Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

Porter Airlines Porter Airlines receives two more Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

TORONTO, Canada – Porter Airlines accepted two new Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft today, bringing the company’s fleet to 26.

Air Tanzania plans Bombardier purchases

Fleet Expansion Air Tanzania plans Bombardier purchases

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Within hours of the announcement that Precision Air’s IPO had attracted less than 43 percent of a share take up, Air Tanzania (ATCL) made waves with an announcement that they would hold ...

Boeing announces 787 Dream Tour

787 Dream Tour includes six stops in Asia, Africa, Middle East Boeing announces 787 Dream Tour

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing soon will begin a six-month Dream Tour with its all-new 787 Dreamliner.

American Airlines further strengthens fleet performance and efficiency

American Airlines Strengthens Its Airbus, Boeing Fleet American Airlines further strengthens fleet performance and efficiency

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today announced another milestone in its fleet transformation plans by selecting the Airbus A319 and A321 variants to be a part of its A320 family fleet ...

United launches Economy Plus on first Continental aircraft

United Continental Holdings, Inc. United launches Economy Plus on first Continental aircraft

CHICAGO, Ill. - United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced that the first Continental Airlines aircraft with Economy Plus will enter service Nov.

Qatar Airways selects 50 Airbus A320neo and 5 additional A380s

Qatar Airways orders 55 Airbus aircraft Qatar Airways selects 50 Airbus A320neo and 5 additional A380s

The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has selected the A320neo as the reference aircraft for expanding its short to medium haul fleet and has increased its order for the ...

Dubai Air Show 2011 far from succumbing to economic worries

Emirates announces USD26 billion deal Dubai Air Show 2011 far from succumbing to economic worries

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The bi-annual Dubai Air Show started off with a bang yesterday, when Emirates announced a record breaking firm order for 50 B777-300ER and a further 20 options, which if exercised – as ...

Chinese carrier orders 6 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jets

Bombardier Aerospace Chinese carrier orders 6 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jets

TORONTO, Ontario - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a Chinese airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six ...

Boeing delivers 300th of its best-selling 777

777-300ER leads the way to near record order year for 777 Boeing delivers 300th of its best-selling 777

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing's best-selling 777, the 777-300ER (extended range), has surpassed 300 deliveries with an Oct. 21 delivery to first-time customer Biman Bangladesh.

Forecast: Sub Saharan Africa requires 528 aircraft worth $65 billion

Sub Saharan Africa Aviation Forecast: Sub Saharan Africa requires 528 aircraft worth $65 billion

Airlines in sub Saharan Africa are predicted to require 528 new passenger aircraft by 2030, with a value of US$65billion according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast.

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