Tag: A350-900

A330neos for Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius has agreed long-term leases for two Airbus A330-900neos with Air Lease Corporation.  The two aircraft will join the carrier in September and October 2018, replacing two A340-300Es whose leases expires in November and December 2018.  Air Mauritius will

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Lufthansa’s Maiden A350 Introduced in Style

More than 2,000 employees and guests were treated to a spectacular light show as Lufthansa welcomed its first Airbus A350-941, D-AIXA (c/n 074), with a glamorous party in Munich on February 2. Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa’s CEO, told guests that the

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#FIA16: ALC Signs for More Airbus Aircraft

US lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has revealed a firm order for three Airbus A350-900s and one A321 at the Farnborough International Airshow. “These additional A350 and A321 aircraft were needed to fill ongoing customer lease placements as we continue

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First Thai A350 Set for Tests

The first Airbus A350 XWB for Thai Airways International has been rolled out of the cabin finishing and engine installation facility.  The aircraft, wearing test registration F-WZGQ (c/n 044), will now undergo ground testing before making its maiden flight.  The

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Cathay Joins the A350 Club

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to take delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB.  Its first aircraft, B-LRA (c/n 029), will be operated under a long-term lease agreement from the Dutch lessor AerCap.  The jet, featuring the carrier’s

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Extended ETOPS Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Airbus A350-900 for ‘beyond 180 minutes’ extended-range twin engine aircraft operations (ETOPS).  This means that when the first FAA-affiliated carriers (including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines) start taking deliveries

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