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Archive for March 2011

GECAS Finalize Order For Ten Boeing 777

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/  Boeing (NYSE: BA) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) finalized an order for 10 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. The order is worth approximately $2.8 billion at list prices. The new 777-300ERs will help GECAS meet growing airline demand for long-haul passenger airplanes. “This order adds to our existing portfolio of 777…

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Final Beam For Fabrication Facility In Carolina’s

Courtesy Boeing NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today marked progress on its newest 787 Dreamliner interiors fabrication facility with a special ceremony commemorating placement of the last steel beam on the building. The beam – signed by hundreds of construction workers and Boeing employees – was hoisted into place…

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Miami Airport Affected By Fuel Fire

Wednesday night March 23 2011, around 11pm local time (EST) a call came into the Fire Department. This was in reference to the southeast fuel pump station on fire. On arrival fire crews were faced with a fireball of flames headed skyward. Fire crews of Miami Dade’s finest contained this fire within a few hours…

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EL AL Complete Contract With Boeing

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and EL AL have announced that the Israeli national carrier has completed a contract to order four Next-Generation 737-900ERs (extended range) and reserve options for future aircraft. The four-airplane order is valued at approximately $343.2 million at current list prices. “By almost any measure, from the passenger…

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Southwest Airlines Amps It Up in Music City to Celebrate 25 Years of Service at Nashville International Airport

The airline known for fun to host nashville anniversary party NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is proud to celebrate 25 years of service at Nashville International Airport and will host an anniversary party today. National radio and television personality, Storme Warren will emcee the event from noon-1:00…

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AirTran Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Southwest Airlines' Acquisition of AirTran

DALLAS, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) confirmed that shareholders of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), the parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran), have overwhelmingly approved the proposed acquisition of AirTran by Southwest Airlines. More than 98.6 percent of votes cast and 77.5 percent of shares outstanding were voted in favor of the…

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Embraer Delivers First Embraer 175 Jet To Oman Air

Airline becomes the eighth E-Jets operator in the Middle East São José dos Campos, Embraer delivered the first Embraer 175 jet to Oman Air, yesterday, at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will serve the airline’s regional routes operating from Muscat International Airport. The deal was originally announced in November…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental’s First Flight Sucessful

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Intercontinental successfully began its flight test program Sunday, taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., before several thousand employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders. The airplane landed four hours and 25 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The 747-8 Intercontinental’s first flight marks…

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Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Open Travel Program for College Students

LANZATE TAKES OFF! DALLAS, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today opened applications for “Lanzate,” an annual travel award program supporting education. Online applications will be accepted through April 29, 2011, at www.hacu.net . The program is geared toward…

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