Archive for October 2010

Air Arabia takes delivery of first of 44 Airbus A320 aircraft

Air Arabia (PJSC), the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, has taken delivery of the first of 44 A320s on order, during a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. Air Arabia becomes the newest operator and customer of directly purchased Airbus aircraft. Air Arabia’s order for 44 A320s (34…

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Embraer Confirms Two Embraer 190 Options For BA Cityflier

British Airways subsidiary increases its E-Jets firm orders to 13 aircraft São José dos Campos,– Embraer and British Airways have signed a contract for another two EMBRAER 190 jets. The aircraft will be operated by BA CityFlyer (BACF), British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, on routes from London City Airport (LCY). Following deliveries planned for…

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Boeing Joins Fuselage Sections for First 747-8 Intercontinental

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,  /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) moved closer at the end of the week by completing assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental as mechanics in Everett, Wash., loaded the forward and aft fuselage sections to join with the wing and center section. The 747-8 fuselage is 250 feet 2 inches (76.3 meters)…

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Turkish Airlines First Boeing 777

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Boeing delivered the first 777-300ER (Extended Range) to Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines earlier this week. The milestone delivery marks many firsts for the airline.  The new airplane is Turkish Airlines’ first 777 directly purchased from Boeing. It is the first of 12 777-300ERs Turkish Airlines…

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Hong Kong Airlines confirms orders for A330 and A350 XWB

Hong Kong Airlines has finalised a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of 10 more A330-200 long range aircraft and converted an existing order for 15 A330s to the A350 XWB. Both agreements were previously announced upon signature of an initial MOU during the Farnborough Air Show in July this year. Deliveries of the…

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Singapore Airlines signs Flight Hour Services contract with Airbus for A340-500 support

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services – Tailored Support Package’ (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus to integrate and provide full component support, line and base airframe maintenance, as well as fleet technical management services for SIA’s five A340-500 ultra long-haul all business-class aircraft. Under this six year agreement with Airbus, SIA will benefit…

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Sixth Boeing 787 Makes First Flight

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,– The final Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787 Dreamliner to join the flight test fleet made its first flight yesterday from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The airplane, ZA006, is the second 787 equipped with General Electric GEnx engines to fly. Captains Christine Walsh and Bill Roberson were at the controls during the…

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Boeing and ALC Finalize Next Generation Order

Courtesy Boeing   SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and new leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) have finalized an order for up to 60 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, first announced at the Farnborough Airshow in July, is for deliveries through 2017. In addition to 54 firm orders the deal includes six additional…

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Boeing Partners with Qatar Airways and Non-Profits to Deliver Relief Supplies to Pakistan

Courtesy Boeing   EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 1, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered to Qatar Airways its 12th Boeing 777-300ER (extended range). The new airplane was used in support of humanitarian efforts to deliver relief supplies to flood victims in Pakistan. With the help of Americares and International Medical Corps, Boeing and Qatar Airways loaded nearly…

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