Archive for December 2011

Evergreen International Airlines to Introduce Boeing 747-400 Freighter

SEATTLE / Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Evergreen International Airlines, a subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation announced, last week the airline will introduce the 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter to its fleet with delivery to Evergreen in 2012. The conversion will be the 50th 747-400 jetliner to be modified to a freighter configuration by Boeing, which provides…

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Embraer Delivers First E-JET to China’s Hebei Airlines

Courtesy Embraer Beijing, China, December 20, 2011 – Embraer delivered two Embraer 190 (E190) jets to China’s Hebei Airlines Co., Ltd., today, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The sale of these two E190s was confirmed this month, and the purchase of another eight jets is still…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Receives FAA Certification

EVERETT, Wash.  /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) received certification for the new 747-8 Intercontinental from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Certification clears the way for delivery of the new airplane early next year. The FAA presented Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and the amended Production Certificate for Boeing’s newest passenger airplane, the 747-8…

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FedEx Announces Order for Boeing 767 and 777 Freighters

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) announced today that FedEx Express has ordered 27 767-300 Freighters and has exercised existing options for two additional 777 Freighters. The new 777 Freighters will support FedEx’s growth in the international cargo market. The 767 Freighter will be a new model for the Memphis, Tenn.-based freight carrier’s fleet…

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Boeing Unveils First 787 to enter Service for Japan Airline

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner to enter service for Japan Airlines (JAL) rolled out of the paint hangar last night. The airplane’s livery features the iconic new brand mark on its tail and underscores the airline’s commitment to provide the highest level of service…

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Southwest Orders 150 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes and 58 NG’s

Courtesy Boeing DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Southwest Airlines today announced a firm order for 150 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes. Southwest is the first customer to finalize an order for the 737 MAX and becomes the launch customer for the new-engine variant. The Dallas-based carrier also ordered 58 Next-Generation 737s.…

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Boeing Offers up to 330 Minutes ETOPS 777

EVERETT, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced yesterday it had received type-design approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for up to 330-minute extended operations (ETOPS) for its 777 fleet. The authorization allows 777 customers who purchase or already operate 777-300ER (extended range), 777-200LR (longer range), 777 Freighter and 777-200ER models equipped with…

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Etihad Airways Places Orders For Ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Courtesy Boeing ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777 Freighters. Valued at a combined $2.8 billion at current list prices, this order will make Etihad…

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Etihad Airways Orders Two Boeing 777 Freighters

Sunday December 11, 2011 came the announcement from the airline for two more aircraft. The Boeing 777 freighter has become a cornerstone in the cargo carriers market. Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 and has rapidly become the forefront of carriers in its geographical area. The order also increases Etihad’s current Boeing 777 backlog to…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Sets Speed, and Distance Records

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. “Speed and distance capabilities are fundamental to the value the 787 brings to the market,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of…

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