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Air Canada hopes to conclude CSeries deal soon

"Subject to final documentation and satisfaction of conditions, we look forward to firming up the order soon," Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said today during a conference call with analysts, according to Reuters. That news came a day after Bombardier announced that U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc. had agreed to buy up to 125 of the CSeries jets, the biggest order yet for the program. (www.cbc.ca) More...

China Eastern signs for 35 A350s and 787-9s

China Eastern Airlines has signed for 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s as part of a long-haul fleet modernization programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

ATR appear to have revealed a new corporate livery.

ATR appear to have revealed a new corporate livery. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Delta follows CSeries deal with A321 order

Delta Airlines has ordered 37 more Airbus A321s, disclosing the deal a day after it committed to 125 Bombardier CS100s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

LATAM Airlines Group unveiled new livery.

LATAM Airlines Group has unveiled its new aircraft livery featuring its new branding. The carrier's updated livery features its new logo against an all-white fuselage and its new corporate colours of indigo and coral on the tail. LATAM will operate the first flight of an aircraft in the new livery - a Boeing 767 - on a special flight from Rio de Janeiro to Geneva on 1 May, to collect the Olympic torch ahead of Brazil hosting the Olympics this year. The aircraft will return to Brasilia on 3 May,… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Baby born on Jetstar flight named Jet Star.

Baby born on Jetstar flight named Jet Star. The baby was born on a Jetstar Asia flight to Burma. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Norway helicopter crash.

Norway helicopter crash: British national among 13 presumed killed in aviation disaster near Bergen. The aircraft was a Eurocopter EC225 and was flying from Gullfaks B" oil platform. (www.flightradar24.com) More...

Bombardier CSeries Makes Third Atlanta Appearance

During the Delta "Meet and Fleet" Day in Atlanta, Bombardier showcased the CSeries CS100 to invitees. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Delta is rolling out RFID luggage tags by the end of summer

In an honorable attempt to make air travel slightly less terrible, Delta announced a new program this week that will track of checked baggage via paper RFID tags. The program will replace the familiar barcode stickers that currently get slapped on checked baggage, and RFID readers at various points along a bag's journey will read the tag's radio signals to insure each piece of luggage is on headed to the right place. Delta expects to equip 344 airports with RFID readers by the end of August and… (www.engadget.com) More...


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