Archive for February 2010

Boeing and United Airlines Finalize 787 Order

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing United to expand international service with fuel-efficient Dreamliner SEATTLE and CHICAGO,  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) have finalized an order for 25 787-8 jetliners. The agreement includes the opportunity to purchase another 50 Dreamliners.  “Boeing and United Airlines share an 80-year partnership,” said Jim Albaugh,…

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Boeing's ZA004 Joins 787 Flight-Test Program

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A third airplane has joined the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner  flight-test program. ZA004, the fourth flight-test airplane to be built, took off Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 11:43 a.m. local time from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The program plan called for ZA004 to fly…

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Southwest Airlines Statement Regarding Today's Teamsters Vote on Tentative Agreement

DALLAS, Feb 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines offered a statement in response to today’s “no” vote by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Airlines Division, representing more than 170 Southwest Airlines Stock Clerks: “We are disappointed that our hard-working Stock Clerks rejected the tentative agreement negotiated between the IBT and Southwest Airlines,…

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Final Boeing 747 Dreamlifter Enters Service

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The fourth Boeing (NYSE: BA) Dreamlifter – the final airplane in the fleet of specially modified 747-400s – entered service today. Dreamlifters transport the large composite structures of the 787 Dreamliner from partners around the world to Everett, Wash. for final assembly. The unique…

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Southwest Airlines and City of Philadelphia Officially Open New $45 Million Terminal E Expansion at Philadelphia International Airport

Carrier Also Announces New Philadelphia-Boston Route Beginning June 27, 2010, with Fares Starting at $59 one-way! DALLAS, Feb 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — LUV is in the air at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)! Southwest Airlines joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other dignitaries today at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening Southwest’s new…

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JetBlue Airways Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Photo Provided Courtesy of Jetblue – Value airline based on style, service and cost enters second decade – – Special 10-themed livery revealed -NEW YORK, Feb 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — New York’s hometown value airline JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring a unique 10-themed…

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Successfully Completes First Flight

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing Newest Boeing Freighter Touches Down Safely After 3-Hour, 39-Minute Mission EVERETT, Wash/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter successfully took to the sky for the first February 8 2010 before more than 5,000 employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders. The flight begins a test program for the world’s most efficient freighter.…

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Hong Kong Airlines to order six A330-200s

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus  Hong Kong Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for six A330-200 aircraft. The latest commitment will increase the number of A330s ordered by the airline to 23. Hong Kong Airlines intends to use the A330-200s to develop new services to destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, as…

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Phenom 100 Jet in Australia for the first time

Embraer’s entry level jet will visit nine Australian cities São José dos Campos – As part of its flying demo tour throughout Asia Pacific, Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level jet landed February 9, 2010 , in Perth, Australia. After being exhibited in India, in November 2009, and participating in the Singapore Airshow, February 2-7, the…

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