To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Canadian carrier Air Transat has revealed a new livery that features gradient shades of blue in the rear part of the aircraft. The Air Transat titles now also will appear on the underside of the fuselage.
FedEx Express and ATR have signed a contract for the firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600 aircraft, with options for 20 more. These aircraft will be the first to be directly delivered from the factory in a freighter configuration. The fleet of the world’s largest all-cargo airline currently includes 45 planes from the ATR family, all of which have been converted from passenger aircraft to freighters.
Azerbaijan Airlines has announced their decision to order 5 additional Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners from Boeing at the Dubai Airshow 2017.
Today at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, Emirates announced a commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, valued at US$15.1 billion (AED 55.4 billion). The deal takes Emirates total commitments for future deliveries of Boeing aircraft to 204 units.
As they say, ‘all good things must come to an end…‘
After 47 years of trustworthy service, United Airlines has retired their final Boeing 747 type aircraft. On the 7th of November, Boeing 747-422 N118UA (MSN 28811) operated United’s last 747 revenue service, from San Francisco to Honolulu, under the fitting callsign “United 747.”
The next day, N118UA flew back to San Francisco as a ferry flight, before continuing to her retirement home of Victorville Airport, in the early morning of the 9th of November.
After Qatar Airways had acquired a 49% stake in Italian regional carrier Meridiana earlier this year, it was now announced that a rebranding of the airline as Air Italy is considered. Air Italy was bought by Meridiana in 2011 and has not been operating under its own name since 2013.
Former widebody freight operator, World Airways, will return to the skies as a longhaul passenger airline operating B787s and using an ultra low cost model.