A321XLR First Flight – Flying Xtra Long Range

Hamburg, 15 June 2022 – Airbus’ first A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) has successfully accomplished its first flight. The aircraft, MSN 11000, took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport at 11:05 hrs CEST for a test flight which lasted approximately four hours and 35 minutes. The aircraft’s crew consisted of experimental test pilots Thierry Diez and GabrielDiaz de…

What aircraft are stored at Kemble?

Kemble, 11 October 2020 – Costwold Airport, formerly Kemble Airfield, is synonymous with aircraft scrapping as the operating base of Air Salvage International. Air Salvage International, in particular, describe themselves as Europe’s leading aircraft decommissioning company. So what aircraft are stored at Kemble? What are the aircraft histories? How and why did they end up…

Virgin Atlantic files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US amidst growing pressure to finalise a rescue plan

New York, 4 August 2020 – This morning Virgin Atlantic Airways filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US – staving off debtors whilst the airline attempts to finalise a rescue plan in the UK courts. Following in the footsteps of fellow Virgin Group airlines; Virgin Australia and TigerAir, Virgin Atlantic Airways has begun proceedings…

First Vistara Airbus A321neo Delivered Feature Flat Bed Business Class

Delhi, 25 July 2020 – Vistara is raising the service bar by introducing flat-bed seats in Business Class onboard its new Airbus A321neo fleet. Vistara, a TATA Group and SIA (Singapore International Airline) joint venture started in 2014, has received its first Airbus A321neo registered VT-TVA and is powered by 2x CFM LEAP1A engines. The…