Lufthansa Airbus A321 new paint scheme at Milan Malpensa

Yesterday 8th February, Lufthansa operated the morning service LH1856/1857 from Munich with the Airbus A321 D-AISP (cn 3864) “#ExploreTheNew” wearing the new airline’s paint scheme

Airbus A321 – Milan Malpensa, February 2018

Lufthansa Airbus A321 D-AISP (cn 3864) “#ExploreTheNew” taxiing to stand 605 after the water salute by the airport fire fighters at Milan Malpensa – © MXPhotos


Neos is the first Italian airline to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Wednesday 13th December, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (cn 38785/639) “Spirit of Italy” was delivered to Neos – The airline is the first Italian carrier to operate the state-of-the-art B787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Verona Villafranca, December 2017

Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (cn 38785/639) “Spirit of Italy” being pushed back from stand 65 at Verona Villafranca, December 2017 – © MXPhotos

Neos fleet

Neos fleet currently consist of 10 aircraft: 6 Boeing 737-800NG, 3 Boeing 767-300ER and 1 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. A further 2 B787-9 Dreamliner will be delivered to the airline within the end of 2018.

Neos B787-9 Dreamliner – Cabin layout

The Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner is the family mid-sized jetliner; the fuselage measures 63 m from nose to tail; the fuselage cross-section is 5,74 m wide.
Neos B787-9 Dreamliner features 359 seats in a 3-class configuration: 28 Economy Premium Class seats, 36 Economy Extra Plus seats and 295 Economy Class seats.
All seats are equipped with touch-screen interactive IFE TV screens where passengers can control audio, video, food, and shopping preferences.

Economy Premium Class

The Economy Premium Class cabin has 28 recliner seats (46″ pitch, 19″ width) with extensible footrest in a 2-3-2 layout. Each seat has a 9” HD popup touch screen, in-seat power and USB connector, personal reading light and mood lighting.

Neos - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Economy Premium Class Seats

Economy Premium Class seats – © MXPhotos

Economy Class – Economy Extra Plus Class

The Economy Class cabin has 295 standard seats (31-32″ pitch, 17,2″ width) in a 3-3-3 layout; each seat has an individual 9” HD seatback touch screen, shared power outlets in between seats and mood lighting. The Economy Extra Plus seats offer the passengers more legroom; Economy Extra Plus also means registration at a dedicated desk and a fast track for security checks where available.

Neos - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats – © MXPhotos

Flight deck

The flight deck of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner introduces new technologies to help pilots work more efficiently and safely while maintaining significant operational commonality with previous generations of Boeing airplanes. Operational commonality is the similarity between airplanes in operating procedures, checklists, and flight crew interfaces. Commonality simplifies training and can decrease airline operating costs. To achieve operational commonality with the B777, the Boeing team worked to ensure the new airplane would in many ways “feel” like a B777, while implementing new capabilities and simplifying the flight deck.

Neos - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

On the Flight Deck threshold – © MXPhotos

Neos history

Characterized by a consistent mission to offer the market a high quality air transport activity both in flight and on land, NEOS was born in June 2001 and, once it obtained the Air Carrier Certificate on the 7th March 2002 from the National Civil Aviation Body (ENAC), its first Boeing 737-800W (Winglet) I-NEOS “City of Milan” took off from Milan Malpensa the following day to Senegal (Dakar and Cap Skirring). Regular flights started however in October of the same year as the only Italian air carrier being authorized to fly the route Italy-Cape Verde, followed by routes to the Canary Islands in August 2003 and to numerous important holiday destinations in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2004. Long haul flights finally started in December 2004 and are currently performed by three Boeings 767-300ERW (Extended Range Winglets) which have been on duty since 9th December 2005 May 2006 and May 2015 respectively and by one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which have been on duty since 13th December 2017.
NEOS has been the first Italian airline to be certified JAR OPS since its inception. It carries out technical maintenance on its aircrafts and other carriers’, with its own Personnel, at the Milan Malpensa airport applying what is provided for on the matter by the JAR 145. At its headquarter it carries out training programs for pilots and flight assistants on Boeing 737-800, 767-300 and 787-9 following the TRTO certificate that was awarded in September 2002. Neos owns its bases at the airports of Milan Malpensa, Verona and Bologna, from all of which it operates daily regular flights and charter flights.

(Neos Press Office – MXPhotos)

Malpensa cargo volumes keep growing

Malpensa cargo volumes keep growing, with more than 110 weekly all-cargo services, marking +11% since the beginning of the year – Cargolux and Cargolux Italia carry the 19% of Malpensa freight volumes – The airline’s worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights

Boeing 747-8F – Milan Malpensa, August 2016

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F LX-VCB (cn 35806) landing on runway 35R at Milan Malpensa – © MXPhotos

About Cargolux Airlines International

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 13 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux also offers third-party maintenance at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds line maintenance approval for 777 aircraft. The Cargolux Group employs close to 1,900 staff worldwide.

(Cargolux Press Office – MXPhotos)

Austrian Airlines Fokker 100 “Austrian says goodbye Fokker 1988 – 2017″ at Milan Malpensa

Last 9th October, Milan Malpensa Airport hosted the last Austrian Airlines Fokker aircraft wearing a special sticker to celebrate 29 years of cooperation with the Dutch aircraft manufacturer – The Fokker 100 OE-LVE (cn 11499) “Zagreb” will be in service with the Austrian carrier until the end of 2017

Fokker 100 – Milan Malpensa, October 2017

Austrian Airlines Fokker 100 OE-LVE (cn 11499) “Zagreb” wearing the “Austrian says goodbye Fokker 1988 – 2017″ sticker taxiing to runway 35R at Milan Malpensa – © MXPhotos


Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Milan Malpensa

Last 28th July, Uzbekistan Airways operated the evening service HY255/256 from Tashkent with its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner – The aircraft was delivered in the autumn of 2016 – The current B787 fleet consists of 2 aircraft

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner – Milan Malpensa, July 2017

Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner UK78702 (cn 38364/495) on short final to runway 35L at Milan Malpensa – © MXPhotos