Norwegian Air Shuttle Celebrates Delivery of 737 MAX 8

On June 29, 2017, Norwegian and Boeing celebrated the delivery of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The airline is the first European carrier to receive this new aircraft type. Norwegian will use the MAX 8 on transatlantic flights to and from northern Europe and the east coast of the United States.

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Norwegian’s first MAX on short final to Oslo ©André Solgren Nilsen

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Iran Air Receives Maiden A330-200

As part of Iran Air’s fleet renewal program, the airline has received its first A330-200 (EP-IJA, MSN 1540) after being handed over at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on March 10.

 

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According to IRNA News, the new aircraft was ferried from Toulouse to Tehran Mehrabad Airport on March 11, Iran Air expects a second A330 by the end of this month. The airline just received their first new aircraft in over 20 years, an A321-200.

Iran Air’s A330 is configured in a two-class layout, with 32 passengers in business and 206 in economy. The current generation A330 is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60 engines delivering 71,100 lbs. of thrust each.

The new widebodies will initially be used on the airline’s European network, then on flights to Beijing Capital and Kuala Lumpur Int’l airport.

The new order with Airbus includes 16 A350-1000s, 18 A330-900neos, 21 A330ceos, 24 A320neos, and 21 A320ceos totalling to 100 aircraft.

Singapore Airlines Will Order Boeing 777-9s and more 787-10s

Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent with Boeing stating that they will order 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 Boeing 787-10s with six options for each.

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This order also allows for the ability to change 787-10 orders to other 787 variants. Singapore Airlines has a total of 30 787-10s due from  Boeing.

SilkAir, Singapore Airline’s regional subsidiary, has 37 737-8 MAX aircraft due. Scoot has also ordered eight 787-8/9’s.

Singapore Airline’s 777-9s are due in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the 787-10s are due in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.