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Archive for March 2010

Boeing Names Chang to New Boeing Commercial Airplanes China Position

BEIJING, March 31– The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Ian Chang, vice president – China Operations and Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The posting, effective immediately, underscores the company’s long-term commitment to China. Chang will report to Ray Conner, vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Commercial Airplanes as…

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Malaysia Airlines orders 17 A330s

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Order covers passenger aircraft plus new freighter model Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 17 A330 widebody aircraft. The contract firms up a previously announced Memorandum of Understanding for 15 A330-300 passenger aircraft, plus an additional order for two A330-200F Freighters for operation by the carrier’s…

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American Airlines and JetBlue Airways Sign Agreement to Collaborate at Key East Coast Gateways

— Relationship Includes Customer Connectivity and Slot Swap Agreement — — Improves Both Companies’ Ability to Serve Customers Traveling Domestically and Internationally To and From New York’s JFK and Boston — NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –American Airlines (NYSE: AMR) and JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced an agreement for commercial collaboration that will…

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Boeing Conducts Ultimate-Load Testing on 787 Wing

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing  EVERETT, Wash.,– During ultimate-load testing at Boeing’s Everett, Wash., facility, the wings of the 787 Dreamliner were flexed upward by approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters). Engineers are reviewing the detailed test results and report that initial results are promising. The test exposed the airframe to the equivalent of 150 percent…

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FIDAE 2010 highlights Airbus' strong market presence in Latin America

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus  Airbus’ presence at last week’s FIDAE air show in Santiago, Chile underscored the company’s growing success in Latin America, where nearly 370 Airbus aircraft currently are flying with 22 airlines – representing some 42 percent of the total in-service fleet. FIDAE also provided Airbus the opportunity to showcase its all-new…

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Alaska Airlines Welcomes Kenmore Air as Mileage Plan Partner

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Customers will find island-hopping in the Pacific Northwest to be a breeze with a new frequent-flier and ticketing partnership between Alaska Airlines and Kenmore Air. The agreement will allow customers to earn and redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles and book tickets seamlessly to any of 28 island and peninsula…

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Boeing Production Rate Increases Accelerated to Meet Customer Demand

SEATTLE /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Announced last week firday March 19, 2010 that it will accelerate planned rate increases on both the 777 and 747 programs. The accelerated rate increases will support increasing customer demand in the recovering airplane market. “Our customers recognize the great capability and value of the 777 and 747-8,” said…

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Embraer attending to FIDAE 2010 in Santiago, Chile

Company will promote its entire portfolio of commercial, executive and defense products São José dos Campos, – Embraer is at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), in Santiago, Chile, to take part in the 16th edition of the biennial Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio, FIDAE 2010, March 23-28. In chalet B1/B2, the Company…

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Third Boeing 747-8 Freighter Joins Flight Test

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash. /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The third Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter, RC 521, successfully completed its first flight on March 17. It is the final test airplane scheduled to participate in the flight-test program for the 747-8 Freighter. Piloted by Captains Paul Stemer and Keith Otsuka, with Ralph Chaffin serving as…

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