Archive for July 2011

Lufthansa Purchases 30 A320neo Family Aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Fuel-efficient new aircraft will fit seamlessly into Lufthansa’s fleet and strategy Lufthansa has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This contract follows the selection by the Lufthansa Supervisory Board of the A320neo Family in March this year. The order comprises 25 A320neo and five A321neo aircraft. These will be…

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Southwest Airlines Announces New Service

Southwest Airlines and Airtran Airways Release January and February Flight Schedules Dallas, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via Comtex/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and AirTran Airways today each released flight schedules for January 8, 2012, through March 9, 2012. Today’s schedule release reflects the first effort by Southwest and AirTran to coordinate published schedules. While…

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American Airlines Orders 200 Boeing 737's

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) confirmed that American Airlines has selected Boeing to provide 200 narrowbody airplanes, with options for 100 more, to accelerate its single-aisle fleet replacement. The agreement includes 100 Next-Generation 737s, with options for an additional 40 airplanes. Boeing and American Airlines will work to finalize the agreement…

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American Airlines Orders 260 Airbus Aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Airbus and American Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, have signed a firm contract for American to acquire 260 modern, fuel-efficient Airbus A320 Family aircraft.  The contract calls for flexibility for the airline to take delivery of A319s, A320s and A321s, with 130 featuring Airbus’ New Engine Option (neo).  All 260 aircraft…

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Pilots' Unions Reach Agreement in Principle

DALLAS /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce an agreement in principle between the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA), the union representing Southwest Airlines Pilots and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing the pilots of AirTran Airways. This agreement in principle, subject to the respective unions’ board approval and…

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Airline Adviser Grows Among Competition

As the industry continues to operate with daily challenges so do we. At Airline Adviser we started out with our knowledge and past years of experience. As President / C.E.O of the company it all began in the late 80’s for which deregulation was upon us. With a considerable gap in years away from the…

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Airbus and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) perform research tests for fuel cell powered autonomous taxiing

Courtesy Airbus Results feed aviation industries’ general understanding of technology and its potential Airbus is strongly engaged in developing greener aircraft and increasing the eco-efficiency of its modern product line. One of the most promising contributors for emission free ground operation is fuel cell technology. Together with its research partner DLR, Airbus is examining the…

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Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319

Courtesy Airbus Newest Chinese operator flies high with Airbus Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in Lhasa, Tibetan autonomous region of China, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319, becoming Airbus’ newest operator in China. This aircraft is the first out of three A319s, an order which was placed in May 2010.…

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