Archive for June 2009

Airbus delivers first A320 assembled in China

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Airbus today delivered the first A320 aircraft assembled at its Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin. At a grand ceremony, the aircraft was handed over by Airbus President and CEO, Tom Enders, to the Chairman of Dragon Aviation Leasing, Li Hai. The aircraft will be leased to and operated…

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Southwest Airlines Announces Fares and Flights To/From Milwaukee

Carrier Will Operate 12 Daily Nonstop Flights on Boeing 737 Aircraft to Six Destinations Beginning November 1, 2009 with Fares as Low as $35 one-way DALLAS, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — We’re going to do it our way–the Southwest Way! Beginning November 1, 2009, Southwest Airlines will connect Milwaukee to the nation’s largest airline network bringing legendary Customer…

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IAM District 142 Ratifies Tentative Agreement With Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce that its Customer Support and Services and airport Customer Service Employees represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) and Aerospace Workers District 142, voted to ratify the tentative, four-year contract both parties reached last month. The new contract is active through October 31,…

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Southwest Airlines Now Open for Sale Through the Holidays

Airline Opens Holiday Schedule and Adds New Service in Select Markets DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Even though Santa’s still on summer break, it’s time to start thinking about holiday travel plans! Southwest Airlines is bringing Customers Christmas in June, as the carrier announced today that its flight schedule is now open for sale through…

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Virgin Atlantic Airways commits to ten new Airbus A330 aircraft

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus British based Virgin Atlantic Airways, has signed a firm contract to buy six Airbus A330-300 long-range aircraft, and is leasing a further four from AerCap. Fleet renewal with the A330 reflects Virgin’s commitment to replace older aircraft and to invest in the worlds’ most environmentally efficient fleet. Virgin’s A330-300s can…

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Airbus wins commitments worth US$12.9 billion at Paris Air Show

Airbus announced commitments during the 2009 Paris Air Show for 127 aircraft, valued at some US$12.9 billion. These commitments include firm orders for 58 aircraft worth almost US$6.4 billion, plus ‘Memoranda of Understanding’ (MoU) agreements for a further 69 aircraft totalling US$6.5 billion. Firm Orders: 58 aircraft worth US$6.4 billion The firm-order highlights of the show…

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Turkish Airlines to acquire seven more Airbus A330s

Turkish Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for seven Airbus A330 widebody aircraft. The order includes two of the increased take-off weight version of the A330-200, which offers an extended flying range of up to 7,200 nautical miles, and five A330-300s, the most cost-effective aircraft in its class. With deliveries scheduled from August 2010,…

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Paramount Airways commits to 10 Airbus A321 aircraft

Chennai based Paramount Airways, one of India’s leading domestic premium airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to buy ten A321 aircraft with an option for an additional ten. The agreement was concluded at the 48th Le Bourget air show outside Paris. Mr M Thiagarajan, Paramount Airways Managing Director said,” today marks an important…

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Airbus establishes research cooperation agreement with JAXA

Airbus announced Friday the signature of a cooperation agreement with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the cooperative research activities in the field of composite materials. An official ceremony was held at the Paris Air Show on Friday in the presence of Dr. Takashi Ishikawa, JAXA’s Executive Director for Aviation Program Group, and Christian Scherer,…

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