Airways Weekly Briefing: Feb 21-27, 2022
Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including updates on China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5735, Air Canada's A321XLR order, American Airlines Medal of Honor livery, and this week's top history posts.
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Top Stories: Feb 21-27, 2022
JetBlue to Suspend Two Routes amid Rising Fuel Prices — airwaysmag.com Due to the "current fuel environment," JetBlue (B6) is set to suspend two international/domestic direct summer routes.
China Eastern Flight MU5735 Crashes in Guangxi — airwaysmag.com A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 operating flight MU5735 lost radar contact when flying en route from Kunming to Guangzhou.
Delta Air Lines Takes Delivery of First A321neo — airwaysmag.com Delta Air Lines (DL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, marking the latest milestone in its fleet renewal and expansion efforts.
Alaska Airlines to Expand Network, Simplify Fleet — airwaysmag.com
Alaska Air Group presented its long-term network growth strategy and fleet simplification scheme at its Investor Day meeting.
Air Canada Signs 26 Airbus A321XLR Aircraft — airwaysmag.com
Air Canada (AC) announced the purchase of 26 Airbus A321XLR to cover all North American and select transatlantic destinations.
New Flybe Announces Launch Date, Route Network — airwaysmag.com The rebirth of defunct English regional carrier Flybe (BE) has officially begun with the maiden flight scheduled for April 13, 2022.
Qatar Airways Denies Airbus' US$220m Contract Breach Claim — airwaysmag.com
According to court documents obtained by Bloomberg, Qatar Airways (QR) denied charges that it owes Airbus US$220m in damages.
American Airlines Unveils A321 Medal of Honor Livery — airwaysmag.com
American Airlines (AA) unveiled an Airbus A321 with a tribute livery to Medal of Honor recipients.
Air New Zealand's Ultra Long-haul 17-hour Flight — airwaysmag.com Air New Zealand (NZ) is to launch one of the world's longest routes: a non-stop connection between Auckland (AKL) and New York (JFK).
ITA Airways First A350 Rolls out of Paint Shop — airwaysmag.com
Italian flag carrier ITA Airways (AZ) presented its first Airbus A350, fresh out of the paint shop and ready to join AZ's fleet.
This Week in Aviation History
US, Russia Begin Supersonic Transport Research — airwaysmag.com
A US-Russian Joint Commission began technical interchange and research on supersonic transport technologies in 1996.
The AN-225's Record-breaking Flight — airwaysmag.com
The Ukrainian flying behemoth Antonov An-225 set 110 new world records during a single flight in 1989.
First Female Concorde Pilot — airwaysmag.com
Barbara Harmer made her first Concorde flight in 1993 as the First Officer of the daily London-New York route.
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