Archive for July 2012

Embraer and Conviasa sign a deal for up to 20 E190 jets

São José dos Campos – Brazil, July 31, 2012 – Embraer announced today an agreement with Venezuela’s Conviasa Airlines for the sale of six EMBRAER 190 jets. The deal also includes 14 purchase options for the same aircraft model. The value of the order, at list price, is USD 271.2 million, based on January 2012…

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Air Canada A330 Flies Olympic-Scale Milestone on Biofuel

Courtesy Airbus Last week A330 trip from Montreal to London, which carried a number of Canadian athletes for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, was powered by a 50/50 mix of regular jet fuel and biofuel derived from recycled cooking oil.  This blend – along with implementation of more efficient pre-flight, taxi, takeoff and flight techniques…

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Comair to Cease Operations in September

Friday July 27 a letter was sent out to all employees that Comair is ceasing operations September 29, 2012. This action and decision was made by Delta Airlines that contracts Comair for its regional operations. Earlier this month on July 12 reports had come from delta that they would make a decision by the end…

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Aeromexico Makes Largest Commitment For Boeing Aircraft

Courtesy Boeing MEXICO CITY, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today a commitment by Aeromexico to purchase up to 100 single- and twin-aisle airplanes – a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners – in an agreement that will fuel the airline’s expansion. The commitment by Mexico’s largest airline includes up to…

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Nippon Cargo Airline’s First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

EVERETT, Wash., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8. The new airplane is NCA’s first 747-8 Freighter on order with Boeing. “Nippon Cargo is a longtime partner and valued customer of the Boeing Company,” said Brad…

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Korean Air Orders Additional Boeing 777’s

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Korean Air  finalized an order for two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes on Friday. The order is valued at $596 million at Boeing list prices. “Korean Air has been a valued Boeing customer for over five decades and we are honored the airline has again chosen the…

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Ethiopian Airlines Order Additional Boeing 777

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ethiopian Airlines  announced on Friday an order for one additional 777-200LR (Longer Range) Worldliner, adding to the airline’s fleet of five 777-200LRs. The order is valued at approximately $276 million at list price. “The 777-200LR has been a fantastic airplane for Ethiopian Airlines,” said Tewolde…

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Boeing Delivers 50th 747BCF to Evergreen International Airlines

XIAMEN, China /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering (TAECO) celebrated Friday the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled…

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Front section for first flyable A350 XWB

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France). The impressive 21 meter long section is already equipped with its systems and was flown in from Airbus’ site in Saint-Nazaire (France) by the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft. The A350 XWB…

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Delta Taking Southwest Planes

As previously thought before the buyout was complete we have always said at Airline Adviser the Boeing 717 will not work once merged Air Tran into Southwest. Last week a deal was set in ink to lease 88 Boeing 717 from Southwest. Delta Airlines plans to replace its aging DC-9 and MD-80 series aircraft. Delta…

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