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Archive for December 2010

Boeing Delivers First 737 Boeing Sky Interior to Continental Airlines

Courtesy Boeing Passengers now able to enjoy interior in four regions of the world SEATTLE, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Another new Boeing (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior took to the skies over Seattle today, as Continental Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc., became the first…

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Stranded Passengers Stuck On Planes up to 11 Hours

After a snowstorm any airport takes hours if not days to get back to normal. There are always one or two stories of people stuck, but up to 11 hours on a snow laden tarmac by several planes is unacceptable. On Monday December 27 after being covered in blizzard conditions over the Christmas weekend many…

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Boeing 787 Flight Testing Resumes

– Interim solution verified through extensive testing – Schedule assessment expected to conclude in January EVERETT, Wash.,  /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will resume flight test activities on the 787 Dreamliner later today. The company has installed an interim version of updated power distribution system software and conducted a rigorous set of reviews to confirm…

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Air New Zealand Adds Boeing 777-300ER's To Fleet

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,  /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air New Zealand welcomed the airline’s first 777-300ER (extended range) at a ceremony today at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Air New Zealand ordered the first of five 777-300ERs in August 2007 to complement the eight Boeing 777-200ERs already in its long-haul fleet. The airline…

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LAN firms up commitment to order 50 A320 Family aircraft

Courtesy Airbus LAN Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo airlines, signed a firm order for 50 new eco-efficient Airbus A320 Family aircraft, making it the largest single airline order for Airbus in Latin America. Initially announced as a Memorandum of Understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, the airline’s request for…

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Boeing Delivers Air Austral’s First Next-Generation 737-800

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Air Austral, as part of the airline’s modernization plan for its medium-haul fleet. The airplane is the first of two the airline ordered to replace one 737-300 and one 737-500 in its fleet. The new airplane continues the Boeing-Air Austral…

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Boeing to Increase 777 Production Rate

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced its production rate for the 777 program will increase to 8.3 airplanes per month in the first quarter 2013. This is the second production increase announced for the program this year. In March the program announced it would increase production from five to seven…

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Avolon announces order for eight A320s

Avolon, the aircraft leasing group, announced a firm order for eight A320 aircraft from Airbus. The eight A320 aircraft will be equipped with the new fuel-saving Sharklets option. Avolon will make an engine selection for the aircraft in the near future. Headquartered in Ireland, Avolon is rapidly emerging as one of the leading global players…

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines Partner With Non-Profits to Deliver Needed Medical Supplies

Courtesy Boeing  Ethiopian Airlines’ 777-200LR carries more than $500K worth of anesthesia equipment to Ethiopia’s largest hospital EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) for this week’s 777-200LR (longer range) delivery to Ethiopian Airlines to transport much needed anesthesia equipment to Black Lion…

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TUIfly first in Germany to offer new 737 interior to passengers

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Hannover, Germany-based TUIfly last week celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with the all-new Boeing Sky Interior. TUIfly, which offers scheduled flights and charter services from cities in Germany to destinations in Europe and Northern Africa, had scheduled this airplane’s first passenger flight…

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