Archive for December 2012

Aeromexico Finalize 787 Dreamliner Order

SEATTLE, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeromexico finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, with reconfirmation rights for four additional Dreamliners. The order by Mexico’s largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $1.46 billion at published list prices. “The acquisition of these…

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China Airlines Announce Order for Six 777s

Courtesy Boeing TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Airlines late last week an order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, which is valued at approximately $2 billion at list prices, includes purchase rights for four additional 777-300ERs. The new airplanes will become the first 777s to join China Airlines’ fleet.…

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FedEx Express Announce Order for Four 767 Freighters

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and FedEx Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corp, announced an order for four 767 Freighters. The order is part of FedEx’s initiative to modernize its fleet. “These additional 767 orders will help accelerate our fleet modernization program as we replace our aging MD-10 freighter fleet,” said James…

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Sale of First 777 to Republic of Iraq

SEATTLE –Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a 777-200LR to the Republic of Iraq yesterday, marking the beginning of Boeing’s renewed partnership with the country. The airplane touched down at Baghdad International Airport and was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute. The ceremony was attended by senior government leaders, including His Excellency Hadi al-Ameri, Iraqi Minister…

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Delta Buys large stake of Virgin Atlantic

Today December 11, 2012 a major announcement after weeks of speculation has been swirling in the airline industry. Delta is to purchase 49% of Virgin Atlantic. This is a good thing but also a not so good thing. Sure we all like to make business deals looking for growth with our business and partnerships are…

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First 777-300ER in U.S. to American Airlines

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered to American Airlines today its first 777-300ER (extended range) jetliner as part of the airline’s fleet modernization effort and global network strategy. The delivery makes the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier the first U.S. airline to add the 777-300ER to its fleet. American Airlines plans…

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WestJet Celebrate Airline's 100th Next-Generation 737

Courtesy Boeing CALGARY, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and WestJet celebrated the 100th Next-Generation 737 to join the Calgary-based airline’s fleet Friday. WestJet began in 1996 with three Boeing 737-200s serving five cities and has grown into Canada’s largest low-fare airline serving 81 destinations across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean…

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Icelandair Announce Commitment for 12 737 MAXs

Courtesy Boeing REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Icelandair announced a commitment today for 12 737 MAXs, valued at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The commitment by the Icelandic carrier includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing looks forward to working with Icelandair to finalize the details, at…

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First flyable A350 XWB "MSN1" structurally complete

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has successfully completed the main structural assembly and system connection of A350 XWB ‘MSN-001’ – the first flight-test aircraft. The aircraft is depicted here on its wheels last night for the very first time moving out of the main assembly hall (Station 40) at the recently inaugurated “Roger Béteille” A350 XWB Final…

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Iraqi Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A330

On behalf of Iraqi Ministry of Transportation, Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 becoming a new operator for the type. This will be the first Airbus widebody aircraft to be operated by Iraqi Airways. The carrier already operates two A321 aircraft. Accommodating a two-class configuration of 24…

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