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.
European Low Cost Carrier Ryanair is said to be involved in talks with Boeing regarding the yet to be released 737 MAX 10 aircraft.
The Indonesian carrier Lion Air is said to be a launch customer for the new Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft. Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait has confirmed that the airline will be a launch customer for this new variant.
On Saturday, June 3 at 1:05 PM local time, Delta Air Lines Flight 27 departed Atlanta Int’l Airport (KATL) bound for Seoul-Incheon Int’l Airport (RKSI) which marks a new route connecting the U.S. to South Korea.
In late 2015, India’s Jet Airways announced an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with options for an additional 50 aircraft. This order is valued at around $8 Billion at list prices according to Boeing. The carrier has now outlined the delivery of the first few aircraft.
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.
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 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.
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.