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Archive for August 2012

US Airways and American Airlines Potential Merger Closer

Labor Day weekend is upon us and after reading and following this possible merger for a long time we are skeptical as to the job losses. Without a doubt from the Delta / NWA merger it broke up a great family within Northwest. Being involved in the airline industry on and off since mid-1980’s many…

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Assembly line in China completes the 100th A320 Family aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday presided over a grand gathering of some 1,000 people in Tianjin to celebrate the completion of the 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled at the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line China (FALC), which is a joint venture between Airbus and its Chinese…

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MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-200F

MNG Airlines, Turkey’s dedicated freight operator, has taken delivery of its first of four A330-200Fs on order. Today the airline already operates a fleet of seven A300 cargo aircraft, and will expand its services by moving up to the A330 Freighter. Sedat Özkazanç, Managing Director of MNG Airlines said: “Holding a big portion of the…

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Philippine Airlines places major order for Airbus aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Philippine Airlines (PAL) has placed a firm order with Airbus covering 34 A321ceo, 10 A321neo and 10 A330-300s. The aircraft are being purchased under a major fleet modernisation programme at the airline, with deliveries starting in 2013. The single aisle A321 aircraft are being purchased to enhance the airline’s product offerings on domestic…

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Airbus and China make a push for alternative fuels

Airbus and one of the world’s leading academic institutions, Tsinghua University have formed a partnership to complete a sustainability analysis of Chinese feedstocks, and to evaluate how best to support the development of a value chain to speed up the commercialisation of aviation bio-fuels. The value chain aims to produce and to promote the use…

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Boeing Marks One-Year Anniversary of 787 Certification

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — This weekend Boeing (NYSE: BA) will celebrate the one-year anniversary of certification of the 787 Dreamliner. On Aug. 26, 2011, both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted type certificates for the all-new jetliner. In addition, the FAA added…

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United Boeing 787 Starts Flying

Courtesy Boeing You can stop dreaming United about your 787 because Sunday was your first flight from Boeing field. It’s the start of many Dreamliners to grace the skies by a US airline. Three hours of planned tests performed on Sunday as the aircraft took off from Boeing field in Everett. Initially out from the…

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Boeing Celebrates Delivery of Ethiopian Airlines' First 787

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated Tuesday the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. “Tuesday begun the first day in a new era of flying for our passengers and brings us even closer to our vision for the future, Vision 2025,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.…

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Boeing Delivers Malaysia Airlines 75th 737

SEATTLE – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Malaysia Airlines celebrated yesterday the direct delivery of the airline’s 75th 737 aircraft during an event at Boeing Field. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800, is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wednesday. “The 737 has been an amazing airplane for our airline,” said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, chief executive…

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