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‘Baby Boom’ takes flight

Boom Supersonic, the company attempting to build the world’s fastest airliner, successfully flew its technology demonstrator, the XB-1, for the first time on March 22

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New airline takes off in Tehran

Iran gained another air carrier in early February when AVA Airlines commenced operations.

American Airlines’ trio of aircraft orders

American Airlines announced orders for 260 new aircraft, including 85 Airbus A321neos, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10s and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft.

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How a fuel emergency forced a 757 to land on closed runway

Icelandic air accident investigators have concluded a probe into a low-fuel incident which saw an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 land on a closed runway at Keflavik Airport.

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JetBlue and Spirit cancel $3.8bn merger

JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines announced on March 4 that they had reached an agreement to terminate a July 2022 merger agreement after the proposed deal was blocked by a US judge in January on anti-competition grounds.

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EasyJet reopens ‘Runway’

Low-cost airline easyJet reopened its ‘Runway’ university graduate training initiative in January.

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Saudi Arabia's Flynas eyes aircraft order

Saudi Arabian low-cost airline flynas aims to increase its firm aircraft orders to cover up to 250 airframes in 2024, Bander Almohanna, the carrier’s CEO and managing director has said.

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Start-up Global Airlines takes ownership of first A380

UK-based start-up Global Airlines announced in early February that it had acquired “full 100% ownership” of its first Airbus A380.

First delivery from ex-A380 assembly line

Airbus has successfully delivered its first A321neo assembled at its newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse.

Loganair bids fond farewell to the Saab 340

Scotland’s Loganair has retired its venerable Saab 340 fleet after more than 24 years of service.