Archive for June 2010

Embraer Delivers 20th E-JET to France’s Regional

Air France subsidiary operates a 100% dedicated Embraer jet fleet São José dos Campos – Embraer achieved a significant milestone, yesterday, with the delivery of the 20th E-Jet to Regional – Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air France Group. The delivery of the aircraft – an Embraer 170 – marks the…

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Embraer Participated at 16th IFIS in China

The Company displayed the entry level Phenom 100 executive jet aircraft at the event Embraer attended the 16th International Flight Inspection Symposium (IFIS) in Beijing, China, (June 21-25). The Company brought the Phenom 100 entry-level executive jet aircraft to the event for static display at the Flight Inspection Center, Beijing Capital International Airport. Hosted by…

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A320 Family tops 50 million flights

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus The world’s most popular single-aisle aircraft, the A320 Family, has achieved over 50 million take offs and landings since the first model, the A320, entered commercial service in 1988. Over this period, A320 Family aircraft have carried in excess of five billion people. With ten take-offs every minute, they have…

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Boeing Will Conduct Inspections Before Flight

EVERETT, Wash.  – Boeing [NYSE:BA] recently identified a workmanship issue yesterday with the 787’s horizontal stabilizers. Some airplanes have issues with improperly installed shims and the torque of associated fasteners. This finding requires inspection of all airplanes and rework if discrepancies are found. An inspection and rework plan already is implemented for airplanes in production.…

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Embraer Enhances Customer Support Activities in Asia Pacific

Company expands size and scope of Regional Distribution Center in Singapore as part of strategic improvements to customer service in the region São José dos Campos / Coinciding with the Company’s tenth anniversary in Singapore, Embraer announces strategic enhancements to its customer support activities in Asia Pacific. As of 2010, all parts and logistics support…

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Frequent Flyer Program Launches Vacation Destination Giveaway

Eight-Week Promotion Offers Daily Opportunities To Win Prizes DALLAS, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Just in time for the first day of summer, Southwest Airlines (NYSE LUV) is launching a Vacation Destination Giveaway through the airline’s frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards. The eight-week promotion begins today and runs through August 15, 2010. Members will…

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Boeing Passes 1,000 Hours of Flying

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet passed 1,000 hours of testing last week. The program estimates that it is about 40 percent through the test conditions required to certify the first version of the all-new jetliner. “More work remains but we are seeing excellent…

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First GE Powered Boeing 787

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner with General Electric (GE) engines, the airplane referred to as ZA005, completed its first flight at 6:29 p.m. last week, June 16, 2010 (Pacific time). This after a 3-hour-and-48-minute flight over the state of Washington. GE executives and Boeing…

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Spirit Airlines Returns After Six Day Strike

Yesterday June 18 was the first day back in the air after a six-day strike. Stranding many passengers and creating havoc to some people’s finances. Spirit Airlines began flying Friday with some delays and cancellations earlier in the day. However they picked up latter in the day with a regular schedule. Fridays full schedule came…

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