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Archive for April 2013

National Airline Boeing 747 Tragic Cargo Crash

Monday, April 29, 2013 at approximately 1550hrs Afghanistan time a National Airlines flight 102 crashed after briefly after take-off. Raw video of the crash was originally video from a car cam near the airfield. The Boeing 747-400 operating a charter cargo flight for Coalition forces from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Seven crew members on board…

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Nepal Airlines selects the Airbus A320

Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy two Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. Sharklets deliver up to four percent savings in fuel consumption making the aircraft a cornerstone of NAC’s fleet modernisation. The A320 was chosen for its unbeatable…

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China’s CAS signs GTA with Airbus for 60 aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of 60 Airbus aircraft, which includes 42 A320 Family aircraft and 18 A330 aircraft. The GTA was signed yesterday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing by Li Hai, President and CEO of CAS and…

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Boeing 787 approved for takeoff

File Photo On April 19 F.A.A. approved the Boeing 787 to take off again after much testing and two planes proving the new changes to the batteries new insulation. This has provided acceptable to the authorities that the Boeing 787 can resume its flying. On January 16, 2013 the F.A.A. grounded all Boeing 787 aircraft…

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Norway’s Flynonstop to Launch Operations with the E190

Courtesy Embraer São José dos Campos – Flynonstop of Kristiansand, Norway, received this week its first Embraer 190 at a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft, leased from a third party, will be used to launch nonstop routes between Kristiansand and key cities in Southern and Central Europe. “The…

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Turkish Airlines Order 70 Boeing 737 Aircraft

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is delighted that Turkish Airlines has committed to order 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices. The agreement also includes options for an additional 25 737 MAX 8s signed yesterday April 9, 2013. Source…

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Embraer Sells Two E190 Jets to Austral Líneas Aéreas

São José dos Campos – Embraer has signed a contract for the sale of two Embraer 190 jets to Austral Líneas Aéreas, a company belonging to the Aerolíneas Argentina Group. The Argentine airline currently operates 20. Like the aircraft that are already in operation, Austral’s new E190s are the Advanced Range (AR) model, which allows…

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Construction begins on Airbus U.S. Assembly Line

Airbus manufacturing in the United States advanced another step closer to reality today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A320 Family Assembly Line officially began. During a groundbreaking ceremony at the Mobile Brookley Aeroplex, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier acknowledged the significance of the U.S. facility to Airbus’ global growth. “Building an…

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Armenias national airline Armavia ceased operations

April 1, 2013 Armavia filed for bankruptcy. This means it has ceased operations effective this day. Founded originally in 1996 and first flew in 2001 the airline formerly set up with another Russian airline S7 Airlines who had 50 per cent investment. As year progressed ownership and shares were transferred and for the most part…

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