Another seven days of fascinating aviation news are in the books, and, once again, it’s time to take a look at some of this week’s most notable stories. Without further ado, let’s get stuck into some of our top articles from the past seven days!
The World’s Top Boeing 787 Airports
The Boeing 787 is becoming an increasingly common sight on long-haul routes around the world. The US planemaker has delivered more than 1,000 Dreamliners to some 70 airlines, but which airport will see the most this month? Simple Flying took a look!
Air France-KLM Approaches Airbus And Boeing For 160 New Aircraft
The Air France-KLM Group has reportedly approached manufacturing juggernauts Airbus and Boeing regarding a prospective 160-aircraft order. This would be the largest in the group’s history, and its aim is to renew and expand KLM and Transavia’s fleets. Simple Flying explored this potential order earlier this week, and you can read about it here.
India May See A New Low-Cost Carrier
An Indian low-cost startup airline named Akasa may be about to enter the country’s commercial aviation sector. Backed by Indian investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and run by ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube, the new carrier is currently awaiting government approval.
JetBlue Arrives In London On Test Flight
On both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean, there is considerable excitement in the air regarding JetBlue’s upcoming services from the US East Coast to London. This went up a level earlier this week, when the airline made its first test flight from JFK to Heathrow!
The Curious Case Of The Diaper Disposed On A United Airlines Flight
In a bizarre turn of events, reports have emerged that a United passenger has been placed on the airline’s no-fly list for disposing of a diaper in an aircraft’s bathroom. The incident occurred on a United Express flight operated by Mesa Airlines from Montana to Texas. You can read more about the incident and various parties’ responses here.
Aer Lingus No Longer Set To Receive A350s
Despite having initially requested five Airbus A350-900s in 2008, Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus appears to have transferred its order to another undisclosed operator. Simple Flying explored this change in long-haul strategy, and you can read about it here.
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