Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will introduce the Boeing 777-300ER onto existing services to Miami and San Francisco from Oct. 30 for the upcoming 2016-17 winter schedules....More
Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines will defer 39 narrowbody deliveries from a 167-strong Airbus and Boeing aircraft order because of decreased demand resulting from a series of terrorist bombings and other economic challenges in Turkey....More
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has confirmed that a piece of wing trailing edge debris, found in Mauritius around May 10 is from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in March 2014 while operating as MH370....More
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded type certification to the Bombardier CS300, the larger version of the CSeries slated to enter service with Latvian carrier airBaltic in the 2016 fourth quarter....More
Stamford, Connecticut-based commercial aircraft lessor Intrepid Aviation has revised a firm purchase commitment with Boeing for six 777-300ERs, canceling two of the 777-300ERs in favor of two new 747-8F freighters....More
Taiwan's EVA Air will celebrate its 25th anniversary of flights from Taiwan to Europe in November 2016. Vienna was the Taipai-based carrier's first destination. The Boeing 777-300ER has replaced the Airbus A330-200 on the Vienna-Bangkok-Taipeh route from Oct. 4. ATW correspondent Kurt Hofmann was invited onboard the 777-300ER in Vienna.
Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has confirmed it is in talks with launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) over a further technical delay, although it insists no decision has been made....More
Taipei, Taiwan-based China Airlines took delivery of its first of 14 Airbus A350 XWBs Sept. 30 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse. ATW correspondent Kurt Hofmann was onsite to view firsthand the latest passenger comfort additions.
FAA is contending with a backlash from some communities around airports where Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures have inadvertently created concentrated areas of increased aircraft noise....More