Named ‘Magritte’, the A320 is the second in a series of theme-liveried aircraft Brussels Airlines is planning to commemorate Belgian cultural icons.

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Air Europa has leased its first Boeing 787, a 787-8, from SMBC Aviation Capital. The March 15 delivery is also the first Dreamliner for SMBC Aviation Capital.

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The delivery makes IndiGo, which is India’s largest airline in terms of passenger numbers, the first A320neo operator in India and in Asia. It also makes IndiGo the second customer, after Lufthansa, to take delivery of an A320neo.

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United Airlines has placed a new order for 25 Boeing 737-700s, in addition to its January 21 order for 40 of the type. It also will convert 787 orders originally anticipated for delivery in 2020 and beyond into orders for four 777-300ERs and five 787-9s, for delivery beginning in 2017.

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The first aircraft off the Airbus A320-family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama has emerged fully painted from the paint shop.

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Caribbean Aviation: New Life in Paradise

We interview Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on his remarkable initiative to create positive change, consensus and cooperation among aviation, tourism and government stakeholders in many Caribbean nations, in order to drive new air transport links and new economic growth throughout the entire region.

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Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the fifth operator of an A350 XWB widebody airliner.

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Silver Airways is launching twice-weekly non-stop service between Jacksonville and Nassau on May 28.

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TAP Portugal will launch new daily non-stop service to Lisbon from both Boston Logan International Airport and New York JFK, in June and July respectively.

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Using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets operated by a partner regional airline, Brussels Airlines will launch 12-times-weekly service between Brussels and the French port city of Nantes on June 14.

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In extending its bookable flight schedule through November 4, Southwest Airlines has announced it is launching six new U.S. domestic routes and one new international route on August 7.

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Chinese carrier Okay Airways has announced a commitment for 12 new Boeing 737s, including eight MAX 8s, three 737 MAX 9s and one 737-900ER.

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Philippine Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to order six A350-900s and take purchase options on six more.

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Lufthansa has announced that its first 10 Airbus A350-900s will be based at Munich Airport, the airline’s second-largest hub, and will begin operating long-haul commercial services from there in January 2017.

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Even though Bombardier has announced poor financial results for 2015 which include $5.6 billion of write-downs and charges, the Canadian manufacturer has reported two important and positive items of commercial-aircraft news.

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Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, will launch twice-weekly service on April 2 to Vava’u, the northern island group of the Pacific nation of Tonga, from its hub at Nadi International Airport on the Fijian island of Viti Levu.

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TAM will initially offer three São Paulo-New York round-trips each week with A350-900s, later increasing its A350-900 utilization on the service to a daily round-trip.

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Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight on February 2, taking off from Toulouse Blagnac Airport and flying over Southwest France before landing again at Toulouse.

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Saudia is no stranger to multiple deliveries, according to Boeing: in December 1999, the manufacturer delivered three 777s to the carrier.

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