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Archive for August 2009

Southwest Airlines Cargo Earns 2009 Quest for Quality Award

Southwest Airlines Ranks Number One in Quality for Fourth Consecutive Year DALLAS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines Cargo is proud to announce Logistics Management magazine ranked the airline number one among all air carrier “Quest for Quality” award winners. For the fourth year in a row, Southwest Airlines earned the top spot, and for…

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Airbus delivers its 4000th A320 Family aircraft to TAM

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus / TAM Airlines Ferry flight to deliver charity donation to support schools, August 28, 2009 Airbus has delivered its 4000th A320 Family aircraft to Brazilian flag carrier TAM from its Final Assembly Line in Hamburg. The aircraft, an A319, was handed over to TAM in the presence of the President…

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Boeing Announces New 787 Schedule and Third-Quarter Charge

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner is expected by the end of 2009 and first delivery is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2010. The new schedule reflects the previously announced need to reinforce…

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Boeing Delivers KLM 777-300ER in SkyTeam Livery

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing Chrome-free exterior decorative paint applied for reduced environmental impact SEATTLE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The airplane has been painted in a special SkyTeam livery in celebration of the alliance’s 10th anniversary. Today’s delivery marks the start…

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Southwest Airlines Takes Next Step Toward Wi-Fi

–Airline Concludes Proof of Concept Testing DALLAS,  /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines and Row 44 are continuing plans to roll out wi-fi beginning in the first quarter of 2010. Beginning this fall, Southwest will be moving to the next step of certifying Southwest’s full fleet with plans to begin fleetwide rollout of the Row…

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EASA certifies new "Autopilot/Flight Director" TCAS mode for A380

Enhancing flight safety during TCAS manoeuvres Following recent successful development testing, a new Auto-Pilot/Flight-Director (AP/FD) TCAS* mode for the Airbus A380 has been approved and certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The main benefit of the system is that it could further enhance safety during a traffic avoidance situation because the pilot can…

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Turkish Airlines signs firm order for seven Airbus A330s

Adding A330-300s for efficient expansion of medium-haul network Turkish Airlines has signed a contract for the purchase of seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft, firming up a Memorandum of Understanding signed during Le Bourget Airshow in June 2009. The aircraft, due for delivery from September 2010, will be powered by Rolls Royce engines. Carrying 289 passengers in a…

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Southwest Airlines Launches Nationwide Fare Sale

Don’t miss out on one-way fares as low as $59! DALLAS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ready, set, go! It’s On with Southwest Airlines’ newest fare sale! Southwest is offering Customers additional discounts with airfares starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations nationwide. Fares must be purchased by Sept. 3, 2009, and are available…

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Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Announce Recipients of College Students' Travel Program

Southwest Airlines provides free travel to Hispanic students from all over the nation to pursue their college dreams DALLAS /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), announced late Friday, August 14 2009 the students of its annual “Lanzate/Take Off” education travel award program. The program, the theme…

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