Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN001) has completed the Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) testing, one of the program’s final hurdles before certification. ATW Photo: Brake discs glowing orange, A350 MSN 001 undergoes the MERTO test. Courtesy, Airbus
Airbus has teamed up with British Airways, London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and UK air navigation services provider NATS to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise at the airport. Using a British Airways’ Airbus A380, the four cross-industry partners have announced a three-stage Quieter Flight project. ATW Photo: Courtesy, British Airways
Nok Airlines 737-800 takes off from Boeing field in Seattle in a special livery commemorating the Bangkok-based carrier's 10th anniversary. The 737-800, owned by Ireland-based leasing company Avolon and operated by Nok Air, features the traditional bird-themed livery with the addition of stars, streamers and "10th Anniversary" painted on the airplane to celebrate the milestone. Courtesy, Boeing
Emirates has taken delivery of its 50th Airbus A380 in Hamburg, Germany. It is the 136th A380 which has been delivered.
Bangkok Airways has firmed options on two ATR 72-600s and ordered one additional aircraft in a deal valued at $73.8 million at list prices. ATW Photo: Courtesy, ATR
Dubai-based Emirates Airline has finalized its order for 150 Boeing 777Xs, previously announced at last November’s Dubai Airshow. The deal comprises 115 777-9Xs, 35 longer-range 777-8Xs and includes purchase rights for a further 50. ATW Photo: Courtesy, Boeing
Ethiopian Airlines began daily Addis Ababa-London Heathrow Boeing 787 service. "We are pleased to now offer a daily service to our customers to and from London, one of our most important routes," Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said.
Aurigny Air Services has taken delivery of an Embraer E-195, which will be used to add capacity on the carrier’s Guernsey-London Gatwick route. ATW Photo: Courtesy, Embraer
Vision Airlines’ revived low-cost carrier (LCC), PEOPLExpress, began operations June 30. The relaunch of 1980s’ LCC offers service between Newport News, Virginia; Newark, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Newport New, Virginia-based LCC will launch four additional destinations this summer: West Palm Beach, Florida (July 14), Atlanta, Georgia (Aug. 1), and St. Petersburg, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana (Aug. 28). ATW Photo: PEOPLExpress/Ted Kitchens
Boeing has confirmed delivery of the first 787-9 to Air New Zealand, the launch customer for the larger version of the Dreamliner that received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification last month. ATW Photo: Kurt Hofmann
The assembly of Airbus’ first A320neo has been completed following painting of the aircraft and the mounting of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines. MSN6101, which will be the first A320neo to fly, will soon start its ground tests to prepare for first flight. Courtesy, Airbus
Bombardier has received a firm order for 16 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets, plus eight options, from an unidentified customer. Based on current list prices, the order is valued at approximately $727 million; it could increase to $1.12 billion if the options are exercised. ATW Photo: Courtesy, Airbus
Official ribbon cutting for the handover of the new Boeing 747-8I to Lufthansa June 28. ATW Photo: Kurt Hofmann
See June's photo gallery at http://atwonline.com/photo-galleries/atw-photo-gallery-news-june-2014. For complete photos of the Boeing delivery event, see http://atwonline.com/photo-galleries/atw-photo-gallery-boeing-delivers-1500th-747