Huge record number of air passengers carried at more than 1 billion in 2017 around 71 million more than in 2016 in the EU - read the pdf of Eurostat here. Nice photo from the photographer Mike Kelley. He has been working on the aptly-named Airportraits project for two years, taking pictures of planes taking off from runways and compiling them into impressive combined shots. Pictured: Heathrow Airport in West London
"The agreement takes Avolon’s cumulative orders with Airbus to 284 aircraft (240 single- aisles and 44 widebody aircraft) including the A321neo, the A330neo and the A350 XWB" as you can read on Airbus.