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SAA's new A330-200

Feb 10, 2011 TOULOUSE - South African Airways (SAA) has become the latest operator of Airbus’ eco-efficient A330 family.  The A330-200 is the first of six to be delivered to Aircastle Limited during 2011, all of which will be leased to South African Airways.  The first of South ... Read more

IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh

Jan 24, 2011 GURGAON, INDIA - It may perhaps not get bigger than this. India’s young low-cost carrier IndiGo created a sensation in the international airline market on January 12 when it announced signing of the biggest ever single order of 180 aircraft valued at a whopping $15 billion (Rs 67,... Read more

SuperJet 100 with InterJet Livery

Jan 18, 2011 VENICE - SuperJet International (SJI) - a joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding - signed a contract on Monday with Mexico’s Interjet airline for the purchase of 15 long range Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft in the 98 seat configuration, plus 5 ... Read more

New Black Bird Takes To The Skies

Jan 11, 2011 TOULOUSE - Air New Zealand’s new all black A320 aircraft is nearing completion and in a few weeks will make the journey to New Zealand to join the airline’s domestic jet fleet. The aircraft with its newly painted all black livery, recently flew from Airbus’ ... Read more

A380 in Asiana Airlines colors

Jan 06, 2011 SEOUL - Asiana Airlines of South Korea has become a new customer for the A380 following the signature of a firm order for six aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2014 and the airline plans to operate the aircraft with a premium layout on key routes to Europe and ... Read more

a SkyWest CRJ700 flying for Delta Connection

Jan 05, 2011 TORONTO - Bombardier Aerospace announced on Tuesday that SkyWest, Inc. of St. George, Utah has placed a firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen airliners. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under the Delta Connection banner in a dual-class configuration with 65 seats. ... Read more

easyJet A320 at Take-off

Jan 04, 2011 TOULOUSE- European based easyJet has signed a contract to buy a further 15 A320 aircraft and to convert an existing order for 20 Airbus A319s into the larger A320 model. The agreement is part of an order book which now totals 242 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, making easyJet one ... Read more

Qatar Airways 777

Dec 20, 2010 DOHA — Qatar's fast growing national carrier Qatar Airways is set to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in early 2012 after achieving profitability, it said on Sunday. A spokesman for the carrier confirmed to AFP comments by Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker published on ... Read more

Alitalia Embraer E-170

Dec 17, 2010 ROME - Italian airline Alitalia has decided to drop Russian planemaker Sukhoi for a possible $500 million regional jet order, saying on Friday it could wait no longer for Sukhoi's delayed new Superjet 100 and would opt for planes from Brazil's Embraer instead. The Superjet 100 is Russia's ... Read more

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly

Dec 16, 2010 NEW YORK - Southwest Airlines Co. increased pressure on Boeing Co. to upgrade its top-selling 737 model with more fuel-efficient engines, as Airbus SAS did with a competing plane, because waiting a decade for an all-new jet is too long. “When you talk about ... Read more

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