Archive for April 2010

Adria Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A319

Slovenia’s flag carrier, Adria Airways has taken delivery of its first new A319. The aircraft was handed over from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with AerCap, the new A319 will be deployed on European scheduled services from Ljubljana. The new A319 will be powered by IAE V2500 engines…

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Airbus displays new ACJ at EBACE

Logo Provided Courtesy of Airbus   A new Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) is being displayed at EBACE*, giving visitors the chance to experience for themselves the unmatched comfort, space and freedom of movement that it offers top-of-the-line business jet customers. The Airbus ACJ on display has a beautiful cabin – outfitted by the Airbus Corporate…

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New role for decommissioned aircraft at Airbus' Tarmac Aerosave affiliate

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus  An Airbus affiliate company that dismantles retired aircraft using environmentally-friendly methods is proving a success, with six aircraft and one set of wings having been recycled at the facility since its inauguration in mid-2009. The Tarmac Aerosave joint venture is off to a promising start, underscoring Airbus’ commitment to minimise…

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Southwest Airlines Unveils Florida One

Picture Provided Courtesy of Southwest Airlines Airline Honors the State of Florida with Specialty Aircraft TAMPA, Fla /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Friday last week Southwest Airlines honored the State of Florida with the unveiling of Florida One, a Boeing 737 emblazoned with an artist’s rendering of the state flag. Southwest Airlines’ top…

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JetBlue Airways is Jetting to Green: Pledge to Do 'One Thing That's Green' to Help Protect the Environment

– Airline donates one tree for each of its 12,000 crewmembers to Carbonfund.org – – Annual ‘One Thing That’s Green’ sweepstakes celebrates Earth Day with eco-friendly prizes, including a Vespa S 50 4V Scooter grand prize each week at www.jetblue.com/pledge (a)   – NEW YORK, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — New York-based JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU)…

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Boeing Delivers Cathay Pacific Airways' 75th Airplane – 777-300ER

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated last week as the airline took delivery of its 75th airplane purchased directly from Boeing, a 777-300ER (Extended Range). “The 777 allows us to economically offer non-stop service to the major gateways of the world,” said John Slosar,…

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Boeing 787 Being Extreme Weather Tested in Florida

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing VALPARAISO, Fla.,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner has begun a series of extreme-weather tests at Valparaiso, Fla.  A special hangar at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base allows the airplane to experience heat as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) and as low as…

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Boeing 787 Flies to Florida for Testing

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Boeing (NYSE: BA) expanded type inspection authorization (TIA) yesterday, clearing the way for its personnel to fully participate in future test flights and for the collection of required flight-test data. Initial TIA was granted Feb. 11, which supported the…

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Begins Flight-Test Operations in Southern California

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing   PALMDALE, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter, RC521, landed in Palmdale, Calif., Monday April 19, marking the beginning of a planned transition of 747-8 Freighter testing to Southern California. The more than four-hour flight from Boeing Field in Seattle included testing on avionics and cruise…

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