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Archive for March 2012

BA CityFlyer to add one more Embraer 190 Jet to fleet

Courtesy Embraer Paris, France,/ Embraer and British Airways signed a contract for the sale of one more EMBRAER 190 (E190) jet. The aircraft will be operated by London City Airport (LCY)-based BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary. When delivered during the third quarter of 2012, it will bolster the airline’s total fleet size…

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Boeing Delivers First 737-800 for Aerosvit

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE – Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines celebrated yesterday the delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800 jetliner. “Delivery of the first Next Generation 737 out of 11 airplanes that we have arranged to deliver marks the beginning of our airline’s narrow body fleet renewal,” said Gregory Gurtovoy, Chairman of Supervisory Board of…

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Japan Airlines First Delivery of two 787 Dreamliners

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first two 787 Dreamliners. JAL is the first airline to take delivery of a 787 powered by fuel-efficient General Electric GEnx engines. The 787 Dreamliner is more efficient to operate and has lower fuel use…

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US Airways Aggressive For Merger

As time moves forward what the flying public knows and what really happens are sometimes two different versions. US Airways is seeking aggressively a merger with American Airlines. AMR Corp C.E.O. Tom Horton in recent weeks stated “the timing is not right” in regards to a merger.  It seems all the moves are being made…

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Atlantic Airways takes delivery of its new Airbus A319

Courtesy Airbus Atlantic Airways, the national carrier of the Faroe Islands has taken delivery of its Airbus A319 as part of its plan to increase its capacity, becoming Airbus’ newest operator, equipped with CFM engines. The aircraft is configured in a single economy class layout with 144 seats. All passengers will benefit from state-of-art mood…

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First Embraer 190 Joins Bulgaria Air Fleet

Paris, France / Embraer and Bulgaria Air celebrate the first delivery of  four Embraer 190s, yesterday, in a ceremony at the airline’s headquarters in Bulgaria‘s capital city, Sofia. The remaining three aircraft will be delivered by the end of this year. The airline’s E190s are the Advanced Range (AR) version with a nominal range of…

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Embraer, Boeing and Airbus to collaborate on Aviation Biofuel Commercialization

Geneva, Switzerland, March 22, 2012 – Embraer, Boeing and Airbus today signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on the development of drop-in, affordable aviation biofuels. The three leading airframe manufacturers agreed to seek collaborative opportunities to speak in unity to government, biofuel producers and other key stakeholders to support, promote and accelerate the…

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Direct Air Suspends Operations

Knowingly fuel prices put the pinch on airline profits once again. A short but quick sign that Direct Air was in financial trouble gave no flier with the airline any warnings. Neither did the employees of the airline. Many stranded passengers at the peak of spring travel are without a ticket for flight. This airline…

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Southwest Airlines Applies for Slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Monday filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for slots that would allow Southwest to offer the first-ever nonstop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  The application also includes Southwest’s proposal to provide one-stop, same-plane service between Washington National…

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THAI’s first A380 makes maiden flight from Toulouse

Courtesy Airbus The first A380 for Thai Airways International (THAI) took off for its maiden flight on 5th March following completion of the airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, France. After a successful flight of more than four hours, the aircraft landed in Hamburg, Germany, where it is entering the next phase of production,…

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