Air Transat launches new livery

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.

Air Transat’s new livery © Air Transat

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FedEx Express orders up to 50 new ATR 72-600 freighters

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.

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FedEx Feeder ATR 42-300(F) ©Alexander Stahl

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United Airlines operates their last Boeing 747 flight

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.”

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N118UA departing San Francisco as UA747 © Anthony Carpeneti

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.

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