Delta Air Lines yesterday placed an order with Airbus for 100 of the manufacturer’s modern A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft. The U.S.-based carrier selected the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle family to meet Delta’s future requirements for aircraft with greater efficiency and additional capacity.
Norwegian announced yesterday that it will launch new routes from Madrid to New York and Los Angeles. The company will also introduce new routes from Amsterdam to New York and Milan to Los Angeles. Norwegian will be the only airline operating year-round nonstop flights from Madrid and Milan to Los Angeles.
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.
VLM Airlines is to introduce an Antwerp to Zurich air service from 22nd January 2018. The airline is offering two daily services with a Fokker 50 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.
On November 15, VLM Airlines received from the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (BCAA) of the Belgian federal Transport Ministry an air operator certificate (AOC) for its Fokker 50 operations. Earlier, the BCAA had approved the take-over by VLM Airlines of the A320 Air Operator Certificate of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.
Boeing and flydubai signed a landmark agreement yesterday for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.