Archive for December 2009

Southwest Airlines and Its Stock Clerks Announce Tentative Agreement

DALLAS /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Airlines Division, representing the carrier’s Stock Clerks announced Monday December 28, the two parties had reached a tentative agreement. The tentative agreement is for a new, five-year contract through August 16, 2013. The current contract became amendable on August 16, 2008. “I…

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Air Security Increases On AL Qaeda Terror Attempt

Photo Courtesy of Detroit Press Press Release Provided By Airline Adviser 12/28/09 Having returned from a short holiday break terror alert has come across the radar again. As we all now know December 25 a passenger from Nigeria boarded a flight with a connection in Amsterdam, Schipol. The 23-year-old passenger Umar Farouk AbdulMutaliab purchased an…

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Embraer Opens New Service Center For its Executive Jets

Facility in São José dos Campos is dedicated to Embraer Executive Jets customers São José dos Campos, December 23, 2009 – Embraer officially opened a service center dedicated exclusively to executive jets, in December, at its headquarters in São José dos Campos. Now, the Company offers a new support and services option, especially for Latin…

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Boeing, Air Austral Announce Order for Two Next-Generation 737-800s

SEATTLE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Austral announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-800s. The order is valued at $152 million at list prices. The two 737-800s will be the airline’s first of this model, replacing one 737-300 and one 737-500 in the airline’s fleet.  “The Boeing 737-800 is the natural…

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American Airlines Flight 331 Overshoots Runway

Press Release Provided By Airline Adviser 12/23/09 Departing Miami Airport last night an American Airlines Boeing 737 overshot Kingston Jamaica’s runway. Conditions were slick with heavy wind and rain. Originally the flight from Washington’s Regan Airport with the stop in Miami with six crewmembers and 148 passengers. Landing of the flight should have been around…

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Boeing Delivers Four Next-Generation 737-900ERs to Lion Air

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing SEATTLE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered four Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes to Lion Air in December. The new jetliners will be deployed to increase frequencies on existing routes and to replace older airplanes in the fleet. Lion Air, a Jakarta-based private carrier in Indonesia, is the…

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LAN Airlines signs firm order for 30 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

Milestone order from Latin American airline for eco-efficient Airbus jets LAN Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo airlines, has placed a firm order for the purchase of 30 Airbus Family A320 aircraft. This marks an important milestone raising LAN’s total number of firm orders for Airbus aircraft to over 100. Joining LANs…

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Second Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Flight

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 22, 2009 – The second Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787 Dreamliner, ZA002, completed its first flight today. The all-new airplane, which features the livery of the Dreamliner’s launch customer, ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan, took off from Paine Field in Everett, completed a two-hour flight and landed…

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