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Archive for November 2009

Embraer welcomes new E-JET customers in Kazakhstan

EMBRAER 190 jets will enable Air Astana to develop new markets São José dos Campos, November 17, 2009 – Embraer is pleased to welcome the expanding Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana to its E-Jets family of customers. The airline will operate two EMBRAER 190 jets out of Almaty, Kazakhstan, under a newly ratified agreement with…

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Embraer Sells Five Embraer 175 Jets To Oman Air

Airline will become the first E-Jet operator in the Gulf Region São José dos Campos, November 17, 2009 –Embraer signed a contract, today, with Oman Air for the sale of five EMBRAER 175 aircraft from the E-Jets family. Four of the jets will be operated by the airline and one will serve with the Royal…

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Apolo Ohno Takes to the Skies in His Quest for Winter Gold

SEATTLE, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Alaska Airlines and Apolo Ohno today unveiled a specially themed Boeing 737-800 adorned with a larger-than-life image of the celebrated speed skater and “Dancing With The Stars” winner. The unique design features the Seattle native on the aircraft’s fuselage and invites travelers to “Follow Apolo” at www.followapolo.com as he pursues…

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Boeing Completes Side-of-Body Installations on Two More 787 Dreamliners

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed installing reinforcements within the side-of-body section of two more 787 Dreamliners. Over the weekend, employees at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Wash., finished reinforcing the full-scale static test airframe and the second Dreamliner designated for flight test. Installations were completed Nov. 11 on the first…

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Iberia Airlines and British Airways to Merge

Press Release Provided By Airline Adviser 11/15/09 In the late hours of November 13 2009 both Iberia and British Airways came to an agreement and signed a MOU deal. After many months of talks both airlines will merge in 2010. Both Iberia and British Airways are expected to be at a net loss by years…

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A330 is first airliner to be certified for ETOPS "beyond 180 minutes"

Direct routings to reduce CO2 emissions, shorten flight times, and open new routes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved all Airbus A330 models for ETOPS (Extended-Range Operations for two-engined aircraft) “beyond 180 minutes.” This award makes the A330 the first aircraft type to receive such approval, either from EASA or the FAA. The…

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Airbus highlights Corporate Jet family at Dubai 2009

Airbus’ Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family will be a highlight of the Dubai show, giving high net-worth individuals, companies and governments in the region the opportunity to experience the unmatched comfort and space that it brings to private travel. The Airbus ACJ on display is one of several that are available for VVIP charter, delivering privacy, comfort…

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First Boeing 747-8 Freighter Leaves Factory

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing The airplane begins preparations for flight test EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), on Thursday afternoon, towed the first 747-8 Freighter out of the factory in Everett, Wash. The airplane, ultimately destined for Cargolux, will be painted and begin preparations for flight test. “It is very rewarding…

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Southwest Airlines Flies in With $50,000 Donation to the Denver Rescue Mission for Thanksgiving Turkeys

Carrier Steps Up to the Dinner Plate by Donating More Than 4,000 Turkeys to Help Feed Denver’s Poor and Homeless Population This Holiday Season DENVER, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In response to a call for help feeding Denver’s poor and homeless population during the holidays and beyond, Southwest Airlines today announced a $50,000 donation to…

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Side-of-Body Installations Complete on First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed installing reinforcements within the side-of-body section on the first 787 Dreamliner. The modification entails installing new fittings at 34 stringer locations within the joint where the wing is attached to the fuselage. Installations were completed yesterday. Boeing expects to…

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