Archive for July 2009

Airbus delivers 1000th A330/A340 Family Aircraft

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus A330-300 for Thai Airways International Airbus delivered yesterday, July 30, 2009 the 1000th aircraft from the A330/A340 Family. The aircraft, an A330-300, was handed over to Thai Airways International (THAI) at a special ceremony in Toulouse. In attendance was a delegation from Thailand led by Air Chief Marshal Narongsak Sangapong, Acting President…

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Ethiopian Airlines orders 12 Airbus A350 XWBs

Becoming a new Airbus customer with the newest Airbus aircraft Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. The airline has selected the A350-900, and will operate the aircraft from their hub in…

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Boeing, Emirates Celebrate Record 78th 777 Delivery

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing With newest Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates becomes world’s largest 777 airline operator EVERETT, Wash., July 30, 2009 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered Emirates’ 78th 777 yesterday, the airline’s 45th 777-300ER (Extended Range). The Dubai-based carrier is now the world’s largest operator of the 777 and the only airline to operate every…

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Ethiopian Airlines Becomes First African Carrier to Order the 777-200LR

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing  SEATTLE,  – Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced July 28, 2009 an order for five Boeing 777-200LRs. In doing so, Ethiopian Airlines becomes the first African carrier to order the ultra-long-range 777-200LR model. Ethiopian Airlines earlier was the first African carrier to order the 787 Dreamliner, committing to 10 in 2005.

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Boeing Completes Acquisition of Vought Operations in South Carolina

SEATTLE, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the completion of the acquisition of the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its South Carolina facility, where a key structure for the 787 Dreamliner is built. The acquisition agreement was announced originally on July 7. The newly acquired facility, located in…

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Boeing Rolls Out US Navy's P-8A Poseidon

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing SEATTLE, July 30, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] employees, U.S. Navy personnel, industry partners, suppliers and elected officials gather around a P-8A Poseidon after its unveiling today in Renton, Wash. Boeing formally rolled out the Navy’s new maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft in front of nearly 500 people.

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Southwest Airlines Developing Bid Proposal in Frontier Airlines Bankruptcy Court Proceeding

             Low-Fare Carrier Seeks to Acquire Frontier Airlines DALLAS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) confirmed today that the carrier is preparing a bid to acquire Denver-based Frontier Airlines, which will be sold at auction in bankruptcy court next month. The carrier has submitted a nonbinding proposal in accordance with the bidding procedures…

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Boeing Submits Proposal for US Air Force KC-10 Cockpit Upgrades

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the cockpits of the service’s fleet of 59 KC-10 Extender tanker/transport aircraft. The proposal covers engineering and manufacturing development, production and installation of the KC-10 Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management…

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JetBlue Airways Applauds the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for JFK Delay Reduction Program

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today issued the following statement: “The Port Authority recognizes the critical need to enable more efficient aircraft movements at New York-area airports, and has started this important work through its JFK Delay Reduction Program,” said Dave Barger, president and CEO of New York’s hometown airline,…

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