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Archive for March 2013

Republic Order Included in Embraer’s Backlog for 2013

São José dos Campos, Brazil – As a consequence of the approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the agreement between American Airlines and Republic Airways Holdings Inc., under which Republic will operate the Embraer 175 for American Airlines, the Purchase Agreement between Embraer and Republic Airlines – announced on January 24 – for up…

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Airberlin group first Airbus A320 equipped with sharklets

Courtesy Airbus Germany’s airberlin group took delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets. The aircraft will join the fleet of the Austrian based airline NIKI, which is owned by the airberlin group. Between now and 2015 the airberlin group, Germany’s second biggest airline, will receive 13 more…

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Hawaiian Airlines orders 16 A321neo aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Following a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2013, Airbus today announced a firm order for 16 A321neo aircraft from Hawaiian Airlines – the first single-aisle order of Airbus aircraft for the carrier. The aircraft will feature a comfortable two-class cabin with approximately190 seats. Hawaiian has not yet announced its engine selection. “As our…

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Vueling takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 Sharklets.

Courtesy Airbus Vueling, the largest low cost airline in Spain, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Spanish carrier to do so. Including this delivery, Vueling’s in-service fleet rises to 61 A320 Family aircraft Source Airbus / Edited By Airline Adviser 03/24/13

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Airbus signs MoU on aircraft financing with Abu Dhabi partner ADNL

Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in aircraft financing and leasing with Abu Dhabi National Leasing Company (ADNL), the wholly owned lease finance arm of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Abu Dhabi’s largest bank. The MoU was signed by Harald Wilhelm, Chief Financial Officer, Airbus & EADS, Nigel Taylor,…

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American Airlines selects Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System

American Airlines has decided to equip all of its A320 Family fleet with Airbus’ innovative Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology. This on-board cockpit technology, which Airbus has pioneered independently over several years, increases pilots’ situational awareness during landing, reduces exposure to runway excursion risk, and if necessary, provides active protection. ROPS was first approved…

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Boeing Delivers 7,500th 737

SEATTLE, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the 7,500th 737 to come off the production line to Malaysia-based Malindo Air. Malindo Air is a joint venture by Jakarta, Indonesia-based Lion Air and Malaysia’s National Aerospace and Defence Industries. Malindo Air is using the Next-Generation 737-900ER to launch its low-fares service. Malindo…

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Ryanair's Commitment to Order 175 Next-Generation 737s

Courtesy Boeing NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is delighted that Ryanair has announced a commitment today to order 175 Next-Generation 737-800s for the airline’s fleet expansion. When finalized, the agreement will be worth $15.6 billion at list prices and will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as…

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Wizz Air Ukraine receives first Sharklet A320.

Courtesy Airbus Wizz Air Ukraine,  the leading Ukrainian low-cost airline, has taken delivery of an A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Ukrainian carrier to do so. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by four…

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SWISS Announce Commitment for Six 777-300ERs

ZURICH, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA], the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced a commitment last week for six 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The airplanes, valued at $1.9 billion at list prices, were selected for the airline’s long-haul fleet renewal. Boeing looks forward to working with SWISS to finalize the details, at…

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