The Airbus A330-200F, the new dedicated-freighter variant of the popular A330-200, took to the skies for the first time on November 5 in a four-hour maiden flight over Toulouse.

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Following an intensive evaluation process, Air New Zealand has ordered 14 Airbus A320s to replace its existing domestic fleet of 15 leased Boeing 737-300s.

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Air France has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380 and will be the first European airline to fly the double-deck aircraft on scheduled services.

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Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has confirmed an order for an additional six Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s.

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Southwest Airlines is experimenting with a “green plane”, a specially outfitted aircraft that the airline hopes will combine weight efficiency, environmentally responsible products, customer comfort, and reduced waste and weight.

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Thai Airways International has signed a block space agreement to utilize the entire flying time of two new Boeing 777-200 Long Range Freighters to be operated by Southern Air Inc. from early next year.

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Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has taken delivery of its fifth aircraft in five months. The new aircraft immediately goes into service on flydubai’s first route between Gulf Cooperation Council nations, a schedule linking Dubai with Qatar’s capital Doha.

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JetBlue Airways has unveiled a new tailfin livery design that will appear on some of its aircraft, as well as a new fuselage logo.

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Boeing Business Jets is featuring a BBJ Convertible in the static display at this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention. It is the first time the ‘BBJ C’ has been displayed.

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AirTran Airways has painted one of its Boeing 717s in the colors of the Atlanta Falcons professional American football team.

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Hawaiian Airlines has welcomed back the actual aircraft that the company used to begin flying 80 years ago, a 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker.

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Singapore Airlines has begun daily service with the super-jumbo Airbus A380 to Melbourne, the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria.

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The world has a historic opportunity to make real progress on curbing aviation’s carbon emissions, Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways, told a United Nations forum on climate change in New York on September 22.

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The world’s largest air cargo carrier, FedEx Express, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter.

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A new surveillance system introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration in Colorado allows air traffic controllers to track aircraft not covered by radar in remote, mountainous regions.

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AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, has announced a series of actions to position the company better to meet the air transport industry’s near-term economic challenges, while continuing to build on its strategy for long-term success.

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As part of the harmonization of its fleet structure, Finnair says it is going to withdraw three of its Boeing 757s from service next spring. The airline’s Finnair Leisure Flights vacation-related charter division operates the three aircraft.

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British Airways has received the first of six Embraer 170 regional jets it has on order, along with five larger Embraer 190s.

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Boeing mechanics have completed the installation of the new General Electric GEnx-2B engines on the first Boeing 747-8F in final assembly at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington.

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