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Archive for January 2010

Airbus signs MOU on aircraft financing solutions with Chinese partner

CLC to provide financing support for Airbus aircraft operators worldwide Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. (CLC), one of China’s leading leasing companies, on cooperation in aircraft financing and leasing. The MoU was signed by John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, and Wang Chong, President of CLC,…

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Embraer’s Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 Programs Move Foward

Man-Machine Interface (MMI) Advisory Board of experts weighs in on development program São José dos Campos,– Embraer’s midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jet development programs continue moving full ahead. The concepts were presented at the 2007 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. The Company maintains…

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Embraer Signs Preliminary Agreement with Gulf Air

Airline would become the sixth operator of the E-Jets family in the Middle East São José dos Campos, January 21, 2010 – Embraer and Gulf Air signed a preliminary agreement, today, during the Bahrain International Airshow, by which two EMBRAER 170 jets would be operated by the airline through an operating lease. “We are absolutely…

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Yemenia completes purchase of 10 A320s from Airbus

Picture Provided Courtesy of Airbus Adding flexibility to the fleet Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, based in Sanaa, has signed a firm contract to buy 10 A320 Family aircraft from Airbus. The agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the Dubai air show. The aircraft, seating 12 passengers in…

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Airbus to showcase latest products at Singapore Airshow

A330-200F Freighter on static display Airbus will have a major presence at this year’s Singapore Airshow, showcasing both its commercial and military transport products. The highlight will be the first public presentation of the new A330-200F Freighter. The aircraft, which is currently undergoing its certification programme, will be on static display throughout the show, taking…

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Emirates Airline takes delivery of Airbus' 6,000th aircraft

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Emirates Airline and Airbus have marked a major achievement, by celebrating the hand-over of the 6,000th aircraft in the airframe manufacturer’s 40 year history. The aircraft, an A380, was handed over to Emirates Airline in a ceremony in Hamburg. The aircraft is Emirates’ eighthA380. Accepting delivery of the new aircraft,…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Achieves Initial Airworthiness Milestone

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 15, 2010 – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has achieved initial airworthiness, clearing the way for test crews to be onboard the airplane during future flights. Nearly 60 total flight hours have been logged between the first two 787 airplanes. In total, the flight test program will log over 3,000 hours before completion…

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Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air to Be Official Airlines of Portland Rose Festival

SEATTLE, Jan 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced today they will be the Official Airlines of the Portland Rose Festival, the area’s largest community event. The three-year sponsorship highlights the airlines’ renewed commitment to the Portland, Ore., community and their expanded air service from Portland International Airport. For 100…

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JetBlue to Waive Change Fees and Fare Differences to Assist Customers Affected by Earthquake's Impact in the Dominican Republic

Customers traveling January 13 to Puerto Plata, Santiago and Santo Domingo may rebook through January 15 -NEW YORK, Jan 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq: JBLU) will waive change fees and fare differences to allow customers booked to travel to, from or through Puerto Plata, Santiago or Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on…

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