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Why orders for widebody airliners rose in 2023

If 2023 proved anything, it was that there is high demand for airliners. While narrowbodies dominate sales, widebodies regained popularity after the slump during the pandemic years. Richard Schuurman explains what is driving this uptick

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Bombardier bags Challenger 3500 order

Bombardier announced on December 22, 2023, that an undisclosed customer had placed a firm order for 12 of its Challenger 3500 super mid-size business jet, with the first deliveries expected in the second half of 2025.

Delta adds Airbus A350-1000s

Delta Air Lines has ordered 20 Airbus A350-1000s, with options for a further 20.

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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.

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Cathay Cargo adds A350F

The Cathay Group has ordered six new Airbus A350Fs to join the airline’s cargo division, Cathay Cargo, with the right to acquire 20 more aircraft.

First A350-1000 for JAL

Japan Airlines’ (JAL) first Airbus A350-1000 has arrived in Tokyo.

Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

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Air New Zealand innovations - sleeping pods available to all passenger classes

Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer, Leanne Geraghty, spoke to Michael Doran about how the airline’s new initiatives are helping to get the operator to the right route

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What makes ATR regional turboprops so successful

As it approaches four decades since its first flight, ATR’s eponymous aircraft effectively has the regional turboprop market to itself. Alan Dron finds out how it has achieved this