Archive for May 2013

Delivery of 50th Boring 747-8

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) celebrated the 50th delivery of a 747-8 today. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the launch customer of the passenger version, took delivery of the milestone aircraft almost one year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the airline’s seventh 747-8 and…

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SkyWest Inc. Sign a Contract for 40 firm E-Jets

São José dos Campos – Embraer and SkyWest Inc. (SkyWest) announced a firm order, Tuesday May 21, 2013 for 40 Embraer 175 aircraft. SkyWest will operate the aircraft under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with United Airlines. Another 60 firm orders are re-confirmable aircraft, which are subject to SkyWest being awarded CPA agreement contracts with…

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Oman Air orders three A330-300 aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has placed an order for three A330-300s, growing its A330 Family fleet to a total of ten Airbus aircraft. The aircraft will be operated on long haul routes and can comfortably seat close to 300 passengers. “The efficiency, reliability and passenger appeal of…

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A320 with Sharklets goes to China Eastern China’s first

Courtesy Airbus First in China to benefit from more fuel savings China’s largest operator of Airbus aircraft, China Eastern Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing-tip devices, becoming China’s first carrier to do so. The aircraft is also the first Sharklets equipped A320 assembled and delivered in…

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Turkish Airlines Finalize Order for 70 Boeing 737’s

ISTANBUL, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Turkish Airlines today finalized a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jets, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment last month, also includes options for an additional 25 737 MAX…

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Boeing 767 Delivered to MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered a 767-300ER (extended range) to MIAT Mongolian Airlines today, the first-ever direct purchase delivery to the airline. “This is a momentous step forward for MIAT Mongolian Airlines as we continue to enhance our fleet,” said Jargalsaikhan Gungaa, President and CEO of MIAT…

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First A350 XWB painting completed

Source Airbus Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paint shop in Toulouse. This latest milestone shows that MSN001 is progressing well on its route to first flight. The aircraft painting was achieved in less than seven days and follows the…

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Boeing Increases 787 Production Line

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash.,  Boeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out yesterday the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven airplanes per month. The airplane, which rolled out earlier this week, is the 114th 787 to be built overall and 100th to be built at the Everett, Wash., factory. Boeing’s…

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WestJet Orders 10 NG Boeing 737 Aircraft

SEATTLE, May 7, 2013 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) is delighted that WestJet has committed to order 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The commitment, with a current list-price value of $891 million, is a key component of the Calgary-based carrier’s strategy to optimize and modernize its fleet. Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 05/07/13

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Air Astana's first Sharklet equipped A320

Courtesy Airbus Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Airbus’ Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. The airline becomes the first in the region to benefit from the new wing-tip devices. Air Astana’s A320, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 148…

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