Archive for January 2012

Spanair Ceased Operations

Effective January 28, 2012 Spanair no longer operates. Spanair started out operations in 1986 and started flying in March 1988. The company was 94% owned by the SAS Group. SAS announced in a press release 13 June 2007 that it would sell its shares in Spanair. Selling shares was withdrawn June 19 2008 due to…

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AviancaTaca firms up order for 51 eco-efficient A320 aircraft

Courtesy Airbus AviancaTaca, which includes subsidiary AeroGal of Ecuador, has signed a purchase agreement for 33 eco-efficient A320neo and 18 A320 Family aircraft. The order, which is the largest from a single airline in the region in terms of number of aircraft, follows a MOU signed during the Le Bourget Air Show in Paris in…

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Etihad Airways orders two more A330-200 Freighters

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has signed a firm order for two additional A330-200F freighter aircraft to meet their growth plans in the cargo market. The airline was a launch customer and the launch operator of the A330-200F, having taken delivery of its first aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow…

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AirBridge Cargo Airlines Receives its First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, celebrated yesterday the delivery of the first of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters to the airline. “The introduction of the Boeing 747-8F represents a huge commitment to our customers since we are investing in state of the art equipment to further…

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Norwegian Commits to 100 A320neo Aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Norwegian, one of the largest low-cost airlines in Europe, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 100 A320neo aircraft. The agreement, which makes Norwegian the latest customer for the A320neo and also a new customer for Airbus, was signed by Bjørn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian and John Leahy, Airbus…

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Boeing and Norwegian Announce Order for 100 737 MAX

Courtesy Boeing OSLO, Norway, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Norwegian have announced a firm order for 100 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes and 22 Next-Generation 737-800s. The total order is valued at $11.4 billion at list prices and represents the largest-ever Boeing order from a European airline. Oslo-based Norwegian is the first…

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Hong Kong Airlines takes delivery of its first A320

Courtesy Airbus Hong Kong Airlines has become a new operator of Airbus single aisle aircraft, following the delivery of its first A320. The aircraft is the first of 30 A320s ordered by the airline and is powered by CFM International’s CFM 56 engines. Seating 152 passengers in two classes, the A320s will be operated across…

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Airbus delivers A320 MSN5000 to Middle East Airlines

Courtesy Airbus Airbus delivered the A320 with manufacturer serial number (MSN) 5000 to Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA). The aircraft was delivered from Airbus in Hamburg, Germany and is powered by International Aero Engines V2500 engines. MSN5000 completes the deliveries of MEA’s total order for seven A320s. It marks a significant milestone for…

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Southwest Airlines Introduces New Era of Customer Comfort and Sustainability with Evolution of Cabin Interior Design

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ Southwest Airlines introduced a new sleek cabin experience to enhance Customer comfort, improve fleet efficiency, and give back to the environment.  Dubbed Evolve The New Southwest Interior, the cabin update utilizes durable and environmentally responsible products to reduce waste and create weight savings onboard the aircraft, while enhancing comfort for Customers.  Inspired by…

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Volaris and Airbus finalize largest aircraft order in Mexican history

Courtesy Airbus Mexican low cost carrier Volaris has signed a purchase agreement for 44 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft, comprised of 30 A320neo and 14 A320 aircraft. The order represents the largest single commercial aircraft order ever by an airline in Mexico.  Volaris, also the first airline in Mexico to order the A320neo, will announce its…

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