Archive for November 2010

Jetairfly Receives Next-Generation 737 With New Boeing Sky Interior

Courtesy Boeing First European-based airline to receive the new, passenger-inspired interior SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Brussels-based Jetairfly celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Jetairfly, part of TUI Travel PLC, the largest tourism group in London, is the first European-based airline to operate a 737…

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Boeing 787 Program Update

Boeing (NYSE: BA) During this week Boeing developed minor design changes to power distribution panels on the 787 and updates to the systems software that manages and protects power distribution on the airplane. These changes come as the result of what has been learned from the investigation of an onboard electrical fire on a test…

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Look Out Santa, There's a New Giver in Town!

Southwest Airlines kicks off unique alliance with Facebook(R) Deals and Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) DALLAS, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — On Friday Southwest announced an innovative way for people on Facebook to give the opportunity of travel to children who need it most. Through an alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Southwest Airlines will offer the Foundation $1 in…

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Southwest Airlines Names New Vice President of Network Planning

DALLAS, /PRNewswire via COMTEX – Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce this week John Jamotta as the new Vice President of Network Planning. John has been with Southwest Airlines and Network Planning–formerly known as Schedule Planning–since 1987, serving as Senior Director for the past seven years and leading the integrated planning function within Network Planning.…

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Southwest Airlines and Windows Make the Airport a One-Stop-Shop for Holiday Travel

Southwest Airlines partners with Windows 7 to provide Customers with free holiday photos DALLAS, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — If you’re traveling on Southwest Airlines this holiday season, you’re sure to be put on the “Nice List!” Southwest and Microsoft Windows 7 have partnered to make your holiday travel experience jollier with Holiday…

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TAM Airlines and Airbus first to fly Jatropha-based biofuel in Latin America

Courtesy Airbus TAM Airlines together with Airbus have conducted the first Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Latin America, using an Airbus A320. The biofuel, processed by UOP LLC, a Honeywell group, was a 50 percent blend of locally-sourced Brazilian Japtropha-based bio-kerosene and conventional aviation kerosene. 20 people from TAM Airlines and Airbus were on board the…

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An increased profile for Airbus' leasing company customers

The important role of international leasing companies in air transport has grown considerably over the past four decades, with the global fleet of leased aircraft expanding 25-fold during this period. Airbus has been a key supporter and contributor to this trend, becoming the first aircraft manufacturer to create an operation dedicated to working with lessors…

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Embraer Starts Construction of its Composite Facility in Portugal

New unit to produce composite materials is scheduled for completion by the end of 2011 São José dos Campos, November 23, 2010 – Embraer has commenced the first phase of its new construction project in Évora, Portugal, a 330,000-square-foot (30,660-square-meter) facility dedicated to manufacturing complex airframe structures and components in composite materials. The completion of…

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Boeing Begins Certification Testing on 737 Performance Improvements

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737-800 in the new United Airlines livery successfully completed its first test flight late last week, signifying the start of certification for a package of 737 performance improvements. Testing and certification will continue through April 2011. Aerodynamic and engine changes included in…

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Boeing Delivers Its 900th 777 Airplane to Ethiopian Airlines

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered its 900th 777 airplane yesterday to Ethiopian Airlines. The airplane is the ultra-long-range Boeing 777-200LR (long range) Worldliner, and is the first of five 777s the airline ordered in 2009. “With the delivery of its first 777-200LR, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to…

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