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Archive for May 2011

Time And Strength Tested

The past two weeks have been interesting in both the aviation field and Airline Adviser. Over the Memorial weekend a different airline accident / incidents occurred. Delta MD 80 with a rough landing in Atlanta heats up brakes and caught fire outside in the underbelly. A few other minor incidents happened during the holiday weekend…

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Korean Air's First A380

Source Airbus Airbus’ A380 will soon be in service with Korean Air as its sixth international operator, further expanding a global route network that every day is underscoring this aircraft’s undisputed role as the world air transport industry’s new flagship airliner. During a ceremony May 24, 2011 at Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters, the Seoul-based carrier…

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Lufthansa Cargo Finalize Order For Boeing 777 Frieghters

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lufthansa Cargo have finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters. The order is valued at $1.35 billion, based on Boeing list prices. The airplanes will help Lufthansa Cargo in its initiative to modernize and expand its fleet. Lufthansa Cargo previously indicated its intention to order the freighters…

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Boeing Has 777 Back To Seven Per Month

Courtesy Boeing – Build time decreases from 52 to 49 days as rate increases – Program achieves highest production rate for fourth time EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Workers rolled out the first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 jetliner at the seven-per-month rate. The airplane, a freighter, will deliver to FedEx Express in June. This is the…

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China Southern Airlines signs Airbus Flight Hour Services

Airbus expands its airline customer base for extended services China Southern Airlines, the first Chinese operator to fly the Airbus A380 aircraft, has signed a contract with Airbus for customized Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its fleet of five A380s, scheduled to be in service from the second half of 2011. Airbus will deliver to…

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Trip Adds 1st Embraer 190 Jet to it’s Fleet

By the end of the year, the airline will double the number of E-Jets in operation São José dos Campos – Embraer commemorated the delivery of the first Embraer 190 jet to TRIP Linhas Aéreas, yesterday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, in outstate São Paulo. The Brazilian…

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Fuel Costs Shutdown Routes For Frontier

Due to high fuel prices Frontier / Republic has decided to suspend the following routes. MKE – LAXMKE – SFOMKE – PIEMKE – RDU In addition there are going to be a fleet reduction according to inside sources. The Embraer aircraft currently in its fleet are to be reduced by October 2011. Recent information reflects…

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Korean Air places firm order for five more A330s

Eco-efficient A330 family remains the popular choice Korean Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for five A330-200s.The latest purchase agreement increases the total numbers of A330s ordered by Korean Air to 30 aircraft, of which 23 have already been delivered. As with the existing Korean Air A330 fleet, the newly ordered aircraft will…

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Southwest Airlines Closes Acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc.

– Airlines will operate separately until receipt of Single Operating Certificate – In the near term, Customers will continue to interact exclusively with their ticketed carrier – AirTran aircraft to be converted to Southwest brand starting in 2012 – Southwest’s Bob Jordan will serve as President of AirTran during integration DALLAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire…

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