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Archive for September 2010

Boeing Sets 747-8 Freighter Delivery Schedule for Mid-Year 2011

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced a schedule change for the 747-8 Freighter with first delivery now expected mid-year 2011. The company also announced steps it is taking to support the new schedule, including adding a fifth airplane to the flight-test fleet. The company previously indicated that, following recent flight-test…

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Boeing Delivers 11th 737-800 Airplane to Air Algerie

Courtesy Boeing  SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered to Air Algerie its 11th 737-800. Air Algerie, the state-owned flag carrier of Algeria, operates a fleet composed primarily of Boeing 737s and some 767s. Boeing is scheduled to deliver two additional 737-800s in 2010 as well as four more in 2011. Air…

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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first A330-300 and A330-200F

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300 and first A330-200 Freighter at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse.  The aircraft, both powered by Rolls Royce engines, will support Turkish Airlines’ ambitious growth plans in both the passenger and cargo markets. Joining the airlines existing passenger aircraft fleet of A320, A330-200 and A340 family…

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Boeing, Air China Announce Order for Boeing 777s

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air China announced an order for four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), which have a total average list price value of $1.1 billion at current list prices. “This is a great day in the history of our long and enduring partnership with Air China,” said Marlin Dailey, vice…

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Boeing Marks Construction Milestone on South Carolina 787 Final Assembly Building

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Yesterday marked completion of the steel framework for its new 787 Dreamliner Final Assembly building with a special topping-out ceremony. The event was held in conjunction with BE&K/Turner, the design-builder of the facility. The final piece of steel was put into place on the 1.1 million-square-foot (102,193…

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Lufthansa Group to order 40 Airbus aircraft worth $4.3 billion

Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition of 40 Airbus aircraft worth approximately US$4.3 billion. These aircraft are destined for Lufthansa, plus two of the Group’s subsidiary airlines: SWISS and Germanwings. The orders comprise: 20 A320 Family aircraft and three A330-300s for Lufthansa; four A320 Family aircraft and five A330-300s for SWISS; and eight A319s…

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Embraer Partners with Air France Iindustries in signing a Material Service Contract with Alitalia

Five-year Flight Hour Pool Program will support the airline’s EMBRAER 170 jets São José dos Campos, September 23, 2010 – Embraer and Air France Industries have signed a five-year Flight Hour Pool Program contract with Italy’s leading carrier Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea Italiana to support their fleet of six Embraer 170 jets. Under terms of…

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Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Finalize Contract for Six 777-300ERs

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the Hong Kong-based carrier has exercised existing purchase rights for six additional Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range). The six new airplanes, with an estimated value of US$1.6 billion at Boeing list prices, will increase Cathay Pacific’s 777-300ER future fleet from…

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Airbus employees celebrate 40 Years of Innovation with their families

Courtesy Airbus In a tremendous event encompassing five sites in Toulouse, Airbus celebrated yesterday ‘40 Years of Innovation’ in Toulouse together with some 145,000 employees, families and friends. Airbus top management and Airbus pioneers delivered moving testimonies that marked some of the major steps through the manufacturer’s 40 year history.  “Our comprehensive family of aircraft…

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Libyan Airlines receives its first new Airbus A320

Libyan Airlines, part of the Libyan Aviation Holding Company, has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A320 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The new aircraft, the first of seven on order, will be equipped with On Air in-flight connectivity services allowing passengers to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends…

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