Archive for June 2012

First MAS A380 revealed in special livery

Courtesy Airbus The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was unveiled today bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London route. The livery was designed by MAS specifically for it its new A380 flagship and was applied post-delivery by Airbus in Toulouse. Altogether MAS has ordered six A380s with…

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First THAI A380 rolls out of paint shop

Courtesy Airbus The first A380 for Thai Airways International (THAI) was rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg over the weekend, bearing the airline’s distinctive livery. This marks the completion of the painting and cabin installation work on the aircraft, which will now enter a final phase of ground and flight tests in…

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Transaero Airlines firms up order for four A380s

Courtesy Airbus First A380 customer in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, has completed a purchase agreement with Airbus for four A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed today by Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO and Christopher Buckley, Airbus’ Executive Vice President Europe, Asia and the Pacific. This order follows…

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The “Perfect Flight”

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has made environmental history once again with the first-ever “Perfect Flight” across North America, which successfully combined several company-backed initiatives and procedures for the most eco-efficient air travel possible. As a leading aircraft manufacturer, the company believes flying more efficiently – with incorporation of all best practices available – can reduce a…

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Lion Air Commitment for Batik Air Boeing 787 Order

Courtesy Boeing June 8, 2012 Lion Air made a commitment to order five Boeing 787 aircraft valued at $967.5 million. This deal was signed in Jakarta, Indonesia which will be flagship aircraft for the airline. In late May, 2012 discussions with Boeing in Chicago for the new full service carrier Batik Air. First flight of…

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Norwegian firms up order for 100 Airbus A320neo

Courtesy Airbus Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has firmed up its order Friday June 8, 2012 for 100 A320neo aircraft with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in January. The order makes Norwegian a new Airbus customer, and as well, one of the biggest A320neo customers. Norwegian (the brand name…

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AirAsia Japan takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Japan’s newest low-cost carrier AirAsia Japan took delivery yesterday of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in Toulouse, France. The Narita-based carrier will start commercial services on August 1st from Narita International Airport to Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from August 3rd to Okinawa with an initial fleet of two aircraft. AirAsia Japan will start…

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Air Lease Corporation firms up order for 36 A320neo

Courtesy Airbus Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, signed a firm contract later this week for 36 A320neo Family aircraft, 20 of which will be of the larger A321neo model in line with the market trend towards larger aircraft across all market segments, plus 14 options. This firm contract follows…

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Etihad Airways selects fuel saving Sharklets for Airbus A320 fleet

Courtesy Airbus Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a contract with Airbus to equip 17 of its future A320s on order with Airbus’ fuel saving Sharklets. The new wingtip devices measure 2.5 metres tall, replace the aircraft’s current wingtip fence and will reduce fuel burn particularly over longer sectors.…

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Air Lease Corporation's First Next-Generation 737-800

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) celebrated Monday its first new airplane delivery to Air Lease Corporation (ALC) from their order placed during the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The Los Angeles-based leasing company took delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800, which will be leased from ALC and operated by Korean Air. “This delivery is…

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