(The photo above is from charter operator Acropolis' new Airbus A319 ACJ. The aircraft appeared in Geneva at EBACE. See the complete EBACE photoset)
Lufthansa's first A380
The first A380 for the German flag carrier (D-AIMA), is two days away from being handed over to Lufthansa in a ceremony in Hamburg. Airbus will broadcast the ceremony live on Wednesday starting at 11 AM GMT+2 (5 AM ET). Here's a brief on the carrier's superjumbo strategy.
Boeing Investor Day
Boeing is hosting its annual investor conference on Wednesday providing updates to Wall Street on the state of the American airframer's business and its defense and commercial programs. Speakers include CEO Jim McNerney, CFO James Bell, BDSS president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, BCA president and CEO Jim Albaugh and vice president of commercial airplane programs Pat Shanahan. I'll be covering it live through the day here and/or on twitter.
Saudia's first A330
Saudi Arabian Airlines took delivery of its first of eight A330-300 (HZ-AQA). The aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, is the airline's first long-range Airbus delivery in almost 30 years.
Midwest E190 Goes Frontier
I know I'm late on this one, but the first E190 from Midwest has been painted in Frontier colors. The tail of N174HQ is adorned with the Wisconsin Badger (consequently my Mother's Alma Mater). The aircraft entered service with Frontier earlier this month as the Milwaukee-based carrier makes its transition as Republic begins consolidating its myriad of brands.