Lufthansa to dissolve Air Berlin’s Niki brand

Lufthansa plans to dissolve the brand name of Austrian based Niki The German flag-carrier wants to fully integrate Air Berlin’s subsidiary Niki into its low-cost airline Eurowings. On September 26th, Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board approved a one billion Euro investment for the acquisition of up to 61 aircraft for Eurowings. Niki operates short and medium haul flights from…

Boeing begins production of 777X

Boeing began production on Monday of it’s first 777X wide-body plane at it’s factory in Everett. Wings for the new plane will be produced at the Composite Wing Center at the Boeing Everett factory. A traditional airplane wing is aluminum. The new 777X wing is much larger and lighter and it made of a carbon fiber composite. The…

#TyphoonLan live updates

Super Typhoon Lan is threatening Japan with winds of up to 155mph (250km/h) on Sunday and Monday. Please reload the page for updates… UPDATE 16:22 UTC Tokyo Haneda Airport is reporting winds of 46kts+, flights to HND are diverting/returning. UPDATE 15:55 UTC Tokyo Haneda Airport is reporting winds of 31kts+, flights to HND are diverting/returning.…

#StormBrian live updates

Gusts of over 70mph were recorded on Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for flooding, power cuts and transport disruption. Please reaload the page for updates… UPDATE 14:50 UTC Flights to Shannon and Cork are holding and diverting UPDATE 14:02 UTC Several flights to Bristol Airport are performing go-arounds due to high winds…

Embraer to deliver first E2 jet in April

Embraer plans to deliver the first E190-E2 jet to its launch customer Widerøe in April 2018. The regional airline from Norway has 3 E190-E2 (+12 purchase rights) on order. According to Embraer, this contract is worth almost 880 million USD. Widerøe currently operates an all-Bombardier turboprop fleet of 40 aircraft. It is the largest regional airline…