Archive for November 2011

Sharklet-fitted Airbus A320 successfully completes first flight-test

Campaign to hunt down fuel-burn successfully underway Airbus has completed the first flight of the ‘Sharklet’ wing-tip devices on the company’s A320 development aircraft (MSN 001). This milestone marks the start of the early flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight laws, as well as for certification and performance validation. Sharklets are around…

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American Airlines files for Chapter Eleven

As work piles up today a story broke that American Airlines filed for chapter 11. We predicted this a while back at Airline Adviser. On 15 November see this link  http://blog.airlineadviser.com/2011/11/15/american-airlines-demise-or-downsize-.aspx Source Airline Adviser 11/29/11

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Southwest Airlines Sale Now thru December 1, 2011

DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Hop on over to southwest.com because Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has launched a winter sale with air fares starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations nationwide (*see fare rules ). These super low fares are available for purchase only at southwest.com or swabiz.com today through Dec. 1, 2011, 11:59 pm…

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Boeing Delivers 100th Next Generation 737-900ER

Source Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) reached 100 deliveries with a delivery this week to Tajikistan-based Somon Air. To date, the 737-900ER has logged 414 orders from 16 customers. The Next-Generation 737 family (all models) has won orders for more than 6,000 airplanes and Boeing has delivered more than…

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Southwest Airlines Announces New TV Series to Air on TLC

DALLAS, Nov /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is proud to announce production on a new series giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at modern air travel, sharing the large-scale operations and personal Customer and Employee stories at Southwest Airlines. The series will air on TLC, and the network has ordered 13 half-hour episodes, which are…

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BOC Aviation signs for 15 Embraer 190 Aircraft

Courtesy Embraer Asia’s leading aircraft leasing company makes first purchase of Embraer aircraftSingapore, November 22, 2011 – Embraer and BOC Aviation, a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company, have signed a contract for the sale of fifteen EMBRAER 190 aircraft (E190).  Deliveries are scheduled from the fourth quarter of 2012 through 2014. BOC Aviation is Embraer’s newest…

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Embraer and Aerolíneas Argentina sign 6-Year Flight Hour Pool Program

São José dos Campos, Brazil, November 21, 2011 – Embraer and Aerolíneas Argentinas have recently reached a six-year Flight Hour Pool Program agreement, by which Embraer will provide component support for the carrier’s entire fleet of 20 Embraer 190 jets through 2017. Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral now become one of Embraer’s largest E-Jets Pool customers.…

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Hawaiian Airlines signs firm order for five more A330s

Courtesy Airbus Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines has grown its order for Airbus A330-200s – today signing for an additional five aircraft. Hawaiian became a new Airbus operator just last year and now has a commitment of 22 A330 aircraft – including four that are leased. The airline currently operates five A330-200s. Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and…

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Boeing, Singapore Airlines Finalize Order for Eight 777-300ERs

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Singapore Airlines announced an order for eight additional 777-300 Extended Range (ER) airplanes. The orders were previously recorded on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer. “This order is part of our ongoing fleet expansion and modernization program, which enables us to offer our latest…

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Lion Air Announce Historic Order For up to 380 Boeing 737’s

Courtesy Boeing BALI, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Jakarta-based Lion Air today announced a commitment for the airline to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes. “The 737 MAX will be the future of Lion Air,” said Rusdi…

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