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Archive for September 2009

Airbus welcomes 50 per cent synthetic fuel milestone

Paves the way for 100 per cent synthetic jet fuel approval Airbus welcomes the latest steps towards the approval by ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards developing organizations in the world, for the use of a 50 per cent synthetic jet fuel in commercial aviation. Synthetic liquid jet fuels can be made from…

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MNG orders two more Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus More Airbus freighters ordered for future expansion MNG Airlines, the largest Turkish all-cargo operator, has placed a follow-on order with Airbus for two more A330-200Fs to support its expanding cargo operations. These aircraft are in addition to the two firm orders for the A330-200F which the carrier placed in 2007, bringing…

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Boeing and FedEx Express Celebrate Carrier's First 777 Freighter Delivery

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing New twinjet freighter to improve operational and environmental performance EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and FedEx Express today celebrated the delivery of the world’s largest air cargo carrier’s first 777 Freighter. The world’s largest and most capable twinjet freighter will help FedEx Express deliver more cargo…

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Qantas Takes 75th Boeing 737

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing / Qantas Named for famous New Zealand aviator, the new Next-Generation 737-800 serves trans-Tasman route between New Zealand and Australia AUCKLAND, New Zealand, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qantas celebrated Monday, September 21 as the Australian airline’s 75th 737, adorned with a special decal to commemorate the milestone, arrived…

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Airbus foresees demand for some 25,000 aircraft in the next 20 years

Demand for larger eco-efficient aircraft Some 25,000 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at US$3.1 trillion will be delivered from 2009 to 2028, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast. Emerging economies, evolving airline networks, expansion of low cost carriers and the increasing number of mega-cities as well as traffic growth and the replacement of…

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Southwest Airlines Gives Customers Double Rapid Rewards Credits

Carrier Offers Double Credit Promotion for Six Weeks DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines announced today that Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program Members who register for the Double Credit promotion, book a flight, and travel between Sept. 17 and Oct. 31, 2009, will receive one bonus Rapid Rewards credit per one-way flight–no matter where…

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Oman Air takes delivery of first Airbus A330

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Adding long haul flights to the network Oman Air has taken delivery of its first A330-200, becoming the newest operator of the aircraft, enabling the carrier to introduce long haul flights for the first time. The aircraft was acquired under a lease agreement with Dublin-based AWAS. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent…

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Air France and Lufthansa prepare for A380 service introduction

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus / Air France The A380’s first two European operators – French flag carrier Air France, and Germany’s national airline Lufthansa – are building the excitement as they prepare for upcoming service introductions of the 21st century Airbus flagship jetliner. Air France will be the first operator to offer A380 transatlantic…

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