Archive for October 2009

Air France receives its first A380

Provided Courtesy of Air France / Airbus Air France has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380. The French carrier is the first European airline to fly the all-new double-deck aircraft on scheduled services. The aircraft is the twentieth A380 delivered by Airbus. The aircraft was handed over in a delivery ceremony today in Hamburg,…

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JetBlue Airways Announces Major Expansion in Boston

– 30% increase in Boston departures planned — Schedule includes double daily service to four California cities — 1,300 award-winning local crewmembers and counting -BOSTON, Oct 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announces a major expansion of service from its focus city at Boston Logan International Airport. The airline, which already…

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Southwest Airlines Celebrates 10 Years of LUV in Hartford

DALLAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its more than 50 Hartford Employees today are celebrating the airline’s 10th year of service at Bradley International Airport (BDL). “Hartford is a great place to live and work. We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of service here in the Constitution State,” said…

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Embraer's E-Jet Fleet Reaches 3 Million Flight-hour Mark

Photo Provided Courtesy of Embraer Family of commercial jets now has over 600 aircraft flying, worldwide São José dos Campos, October 29, 2009 – The fleet of E-Jets of the EMBRAER 170/190 family continues to attain significant numbers, the most recent being its 3 million flight-hour mark, with outstanding schedule reliability. More than 600 aircraft…

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Boeing to Place Second 787 Assembly Line in North Charleston, SC

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has chosen its North Charleston, S.C., facility as the location for a second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the final assembly location within the company that would…

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First A380 delivery to Air France

Logo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Hamburg, Germany Air France will become the first European airline to receive the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft is accepted during a ceremony at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. Friday October 30 2009 will be the first date of delivery. The French flag carrier currently has a total of…

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Southwest Airlines Teams Up With the Denver Nuggets as the Official Airline Sponsor

Carrier Signs Two-Year Agreement DENVER, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines announced today that the carrier has renewed its relationship as the official sponsor of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Denver Nuggets. The sponsorship will include in-arena signage, promotions, contests, and more during Nuggets home games. Southwest has been the official airline sponsor of the…

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Saudi Arabian Airlines receives first directly bought Airbus A320

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus A major step in fleet renewal Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), Saudi Arabia’s national airline, has taken delivery of its first A320 directly bought from Airbus at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse with His Excellency Engineer Khalid Al Molhem, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, and Airbus President and CEO, Tom…

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EASA certifies "Brake To Vacate" (BTV) and "Runway Overrun Warning & Prevention" (ROW/ROP) systems on the Airbus A380

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Improving runway turnaround time and reducing runway excursion risk at landing Following recent successful development testing, “Brake-To-Vacate” (BTV) and “Runway Overrun Warning and Prevention” (ROW/ROP) have both been approved and certified for the Airbus A380 by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). BTV is an Airbus innovation in pilot aid…

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