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FIRST LOOK: Riyadh Air New Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Riyadh Air, the second flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and an upcoming airline, has provided a sneak peek of its next Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is now being painted.

With its favorable position, Riyadh Air hopes to take the lead in the aviation sector. by making Saudi Arabia a major international center for trade and transportation.

Riyadh Air, a Saudi airline run by Tony Douglas, showcased its Boeing 787 aircraft on social media. Here’s an exclusive look at our stunning premiere design for #RiyadhAir, the airline wrote. The future takes flight.

The four images—three of the Boeing 787 and one of its brand color—were then released by the airline.

The airline hasn’t yet made its livery public, but it’s probable that it will with its 787s very soon.

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Malaysia Reportedly Seizes Boeing 777 Belonging to Pakistan Airlines


In a disagreement over unpaid lease payments with the owners of the aircraft, Malaysian authorities are said to have confiscated a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777-200 passenger jet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

After a six-hour trip from Islamabad, the 777, registered as AP-BMH, touched down in Kuala Lumpur at midday on Sunday. It has not yet flown back to Pakistan.

According to local media, the plane was seized on the instruction of a leasing business that had managed to secure a court order in Malaysia on the grounds that PIA had allegedly failed to pay $4 million in duties.

In a dispute over unpaid aircraft lease obligations, Malaysian authorities have twice taken the exact same aircraft from PIA. At Kuala Lumpur International Airport, passengers had already boarded the jet when it was originally detained in January 2021.

AerCap was pursuing legal action against PIA at the time in London’s High Court, but PIA was able to get diplomatic assurances on the unpaid lease payments in order to secure the plane’s release.

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UK-based startup Global Airlines purchases an Airbus A380 to begin operations

A single Airbus A380 was bought by Global Airlines, a new airline based in the United Kingdom (UK), to launch its operations.

According to reports, the airline bought the plane from Doric, a German financial company with a branch dedicated to aviation. The German business is listed as owning 14 Airbus A380 aircraft on its website; 13 of them are now flying for Emirates, and one is being resold.

According to a story from the UK’s The Independent, Global Airlines is looking to buy three more A380s and intends to launch operations in the spring of 2024.

“The next step is to overhaul and refit the aircraft to our high specification, providing our customers with the best experience in the sky today,” the company was cited as saying by The Independent.

Data from ch-aviation.com indicates that Doric is now reselling two Airbus A380s: one, registered as 9H-MIP, which was once flown by Singapore Airlines before being transferred to Hi Fly Malta, and another, A6-EDH, which was formerly flown by Emirates. The older of the two is 16.5 years old, while the younger is 13.8. But because both have been in storage for a while, they need a lot of maintenance before they can be put back into use.


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Air Algérie signs seven aircraft order with Airbus following Boeing deal

Airbus and Air Algérie have signed a deal under which the aircraft maker will deliver seven entirely new aircraft.

The agreement, which became official on June 1, 2023, calls for the purchase of five A330-900neo and two A350-1000 aircraft.

Airbus said that the agreement will allow “Air Algérie to take full advantage of the flexibility of the Airbus product range, strengthen its regional services and offer an ambitious plan for transcontinental destinations.”

The A330-900 is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, which enable it to travel 13,334 km or 7,200 nm without stopping.

The new Trent XWB engines from Rolls-Royce power the A350, which can fly 8,700 nautical miles (or 16,100 kilometers) nonstop.

“By operating the A330neo alongside the A350-1000, Air Algérie will also benefit from operational savings such as a 25 percent lower fuel burn per seat and greater flexibility resulting from the unique commonality between members of the Airbus aircraft Family,” Airbus added in a statement marking the new agreement.

The A330 Family had 1,775 solid orders from 130 clients worldwide by the end of April 2023, while the A350 range had 967 firm orders from 54 customers.

Air Algérie also placed a purchase order with Boeing on May 17, 2023, for eight B737-9 MAX planes that will start arriving in 2027.

The 15 new aircraft will support Air Algérie’s larger goal for fleet renewal and expansion thanks to the Boeing and Airbus orders already in place.

56 aircraft total, including eight A330-200s, 32 Boeing 737s (of various types, including five of the extremely uncommon B737-600), 15 ATR-72 turboprops, and a single L100, the civilian version of the renowned Lockheed C-130 Hercules freight plane, form Air Algérie’s fleet at the moment.

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Virgin Atlantic relaunches flights to Dubai after four-year

After a four-year absence, Virgin Atlantic will resume flying between London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Dubai.

The seasonal four-times-per-week service will run from October through March.

Sir Richard Branson’s airline hopes to take advantage of “pent-up demand for premium travel and grow its route network.”

The popular route, which Virgin last flew to in March 2019, will resume service after two other recently revealed locations: Turks and Caicos and the Maldives.

Beginning on October 28, 2023, the airline will begin service to Dubai using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Flights to Turks & Caicos and the Maldives will start in October 2023.

Virgin also stated on June 1st, 2023, that additional services to Las Vegas would start in the summer of 2024, departing from Manchester Airport (MAN).

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Dubai – a destination we know our customers and people love. Its inviting climate during the cold UK winter, combined with its first-class collection of hotels and experiences make Dubai a must visit destination for sunshine hungry Brits,” Rikke Christensen, Vice president of Network and Alliances at Virgin Atlantic, said. “We’ve long wanted to return to this incredible city when the time was right, and this year presents the perfect opportunity.”

Christensen added: “Dubai will complement our growing collection of winter sun destinations, bolstered by The Maldives and Turks and Caicos later this year alongside our new services between Manchester and Las Vegas in Summer 2024.”

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