Airbus delivered its 10,000th aircraft—an Airbus A350 XWB for Singapore Airlines (SIA)— on Oct. 14 in a special ceremony in Toulouse. The aircraft is the sixth A350-900 for Singapore Airlines, out of a total order of 67 aircraft. The Star Alliance member is the largest customer for the A350. The aircraft is the 43rd delivered A350 to an airline.
The Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation has validated type certificates for Embraer’s E170 and E175 jets, paving the way for Russian airlines to acquire the two aircraft types....More
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
US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More