Aircraft of the week and short review of expanding Asian aviation industry:

Registered as C-GPBR for Winnipeg-based airline Calm Air International, this ATR 72-202 is different from later ATR 72 versions, as it is powered by 2 2522 eshp (shaft horsepower) Pratt & Whitney PW124B turboprops, and uses a 4-bladed Hamilton Standard propellor. Later versions of the ATR 72 mainly use more powerful PW127F and Ms (repectively […]

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New Ilyushin Il-114 turboprop completes 1st flight

Yesterday, the Ilyushin Il-114-300 turboprop completed its 1st flight at Zukhovsky Airfield near Moscow, Russia. The aircraft carries up to 68 passengers and is powered by 2 Klimov TV7-117SM engines. It has been created to link passengers in remote parts of Russia with polar or tundra-like climates and poor infrastructure to cities and towns. Yury […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9H-REY for Maltese carrier Maleth-Aero and CS-TPJ for Portugese regional carrier Portugalia and former Midlands carrier Flybmi, this Embraer ERJ-145 (a regional jet that carries 50 passengers) was first delivered to Portugalia in December 1997 after having been produced at Embraer’s main production site, Sao Jose Dos Campos in the Brazilian State of Sao […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 2-BHXG hasn’t had a very long history, but is a good example of the typical lifespan and operator history of an Airbus A340. Delivered to Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific in February 1998 after being assembled in Toulouse, France, under the registration number B-HXG (it is an Airbus A340-300), it was amongst Cathay Pacific’s […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9A-BTD, a Fokker 100, has had a long history, albeit spending a large part of it in Croatia. It was first delivered to American Airlines (the flag carrier of the USA) in August 1992 and registered under the name N1424M after leaving Fokker’s production site at Amsterdam Schipol Airport. All 283 Fokker 100s are […]

Aviation this week video n°16:

Here is a video that shows some of the main events that have occurred in the aviation industry this week: The Boeing 737 used to sponsor the Montreal Alouettes is aircraft C-GNLW, a Boeing 737-200C (Convertible between cargo and passenger), which is 36.3 years old and was delivered to Nolinor Aviation in March 2016.

Airbus A220-300 to enter in Delta’s fleet in November

Delta has announced that it is to add the Airbus A220-300 to its fleet in November this year. Since the Airbus A220-100’s (the shorter version of the A220-300) entry in service with Delta in early 2019 (Delta was the 4th global airline to operate the A220), the airline already operates 31 Airbus A220-100s, and has […]

Last Airbus A380 assembled at Toulouse factory

The last Airbus A380 has been assembled at Airbus’ aircraft assembly unit in Toulouse, France (Toulouse is an assembly unit for the A380, the A320 , A330 and A350 families). It was announced last year that Airbus would discontinue the production of the aircraft as of 2021, but this date has been moved forward. Since […]

BOC Aviation cancels order for 18 Airbus A320neos

Singapore-based BOC Aviation (Bank of China Aviation), an aircraft lessor, has announced that it has cancelled an order for 18 Airbus A320neos. The order for the aircraft was first announced on the 31st of December 2019, for a delivery date between 2022 and 2023. The customer for the aircraft, who is unnamed, now wishes to […]