Archive for May 2009

Airbus demonstrates 40 years of innovation and shaping efficiency

Airbus is proud to mark the 100th anniversary of Le Bourget Air Show by demonstrating break-through technologies, top-end innovations and Airbus “Firsts” from the company’s own 40 year history. Visitors can see, feel, and touch aircraft and many items, which have revolutionised aviation and have led to today’s Airbus global leadership position. This also includes…

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Airbus celebrates the 40th anniversary of its first aircraft programme

 Image Provided Courtesy of Airbus Airbus celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Franco-German agreement which launched its first ever aircraft programme, the A300. On May 29, 1969, the French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant and the German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement for the joint-development of the A300 aircraft, a first…

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Southwest Airlines Welcomes Fluffy and Fido Onboard

The Carrier Introduces new Pet Policy; Modifies Unaccompanied Minor and Third and Overweight Bag Policies DALLAS, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Pets will now have the “Freedom to Fly” on Southwest Airlines.  Southwest will soon allow Customers to bring along small cats and dogs in the aircraft cabin for a special low “pet fare” of $75…

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Air Pacific Becomes Alaska Airlines Codeshare and Mileage Plan Partner

SEATTLE, May 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Fiji-based Air Pacific and Alaska Airlines announced they have entered into a new codeshare agreement and expanded frequent-flier partnership. The new partnership allows members to earn and redeem miles on Air Pacific flights to the South Pacific and beyond. The airlines also announced they have established a…

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Southwest Airlines Celebrates 15 Years of LUV in the OC

DALLAS, May 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines is SO in LUV with the OC! In celebration of 15 years of service to Orange County, Southwest Airlines is throwing a beach party and celebrating like it’s 1994. Employees and Customers will be hangin’ ten with a limbo contest to show just how low…

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Boeing Completes First 787 Dreamliner Engine Runs

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,  – Boeing [NYSE: BA] continued to make steady progress toward the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner, completing the first engine runs this thursday, May 21 on the all-new airplane. The occasion marks the first all-electric start of a commercial jetliner engine on a twin-aisle commercial jetliner; the engines…

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Southwest Airlines Announces Intent to Begin Service From Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport

Carrier Plans Start-Up with Jet Flights to Multiple Destinations in Late 2009 DALLAS, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines today announced its intent to begin service from Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport (MKE) late this year.  The carrier has not released specific service details, but said it will offer multiple destinations from the airport of choice…

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Boeing Assembles Forward Fuselage for First 747-8 Freighter

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing  EVERETT, Wash., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has achieved another significant milestone for the first 747-8 Freighter by completing assembly of the airplane’s forward fuselage. The 89-foot, 2-inch (27.2 m) fuselage section, featuring the airplane’s signature upper deck, was moved from the final assembly installation tool for sealing…

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