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Archive for July 2013

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner New Paint Scheme

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] continues to make progress on the first 787-9 Dreamliner, which also has become the first 787 to don the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. The airplane has just rolled out of the paint hangar. This refreshed look for the Boeing family began with…

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American Airlines first A320 aircraft delivered

Courtesy Airbus American Airlines took delivery of its first A320 Family aircraft at a special ceremony at Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Teams from American Airlines, Airbus and CFM International celebrated the first of 260 Airbus single-aisles the airline has selected to fly it into the future. American’s A319s will seat 128 passengers in a…

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South African Airways (SAA) delivery of first A320s

Courtesy Airbus South African Airways (SAA) has taken delivery of its first two A320s out of a total of 20 A320 Family aircraft ordered from Airbus in 2010. The development is set to deliver cost efficiencies and allow SAA to expand its Sub-Sahara regional route network and boost revenue in the rapidly growing market. The…

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Airbus delivers its 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330. The aircraft, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways at special ceremony in Toulouse today. Cathay Pacific together with its sister airline Dragonair is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56…

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UTair takes delivery of its first Airbus A321

UTair, one of Russia’s leading carriers, took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft. The brand-new A321 was handed over at a ceremony held at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is part of a firm order for 20 A321s signed by UTair in July 2012, which is today the largest single order for this type…

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ILFC Signs Final Agreement For 100 Embraer E-Jets E2s

Courtesy Embraer São José dos Campos, Brazil, July 17, 2013 – Embraer Commercial Aviation and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a global leader in the leasing and remarketing of jet aircraft to commercial airlines, have signed the final agreement for 50 firm E-Jets E2 orders: 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s. The firm order has an…

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Hainan Airlines First Boeing 787

Courtesy Boeing Hainan Airlines will first operate the Dreamliner on a domestic route from Beijing to Haikou. Thereafter, the airline will deploy the 787 on its North America routes, increasing the frequency of its Beijing-Seattle, Beijing-Toronto and Beijing-Chicago services, with several new destinations. The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new airplane featuring a host of technologies…

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A350 XWB achieves 92 flight test hours

Courtesy Airbus The A350 XWB MSN1 has performed well during the first 92 flight test hours already achieved since its maiden flight on June 14th 2013. The A350 XWB flight test campaign will total around 2,500 flight hours with a fleet of five development aircraft. During the first four weeks of the flight test campaign,…

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EasyJet firms up order for 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo aircraft

Following its shareholders’ approval, easyJet has firmed up the purchase of 135 Airbus A320 family aircraft (100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos). The initial agreement was announced earlier in June. The agreement was concluded following a thorough technical and economical evaluation. The A320 offers the best productivity, the lowest operating costs, the fastest turnarounds, and best…

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Silk Way Airlines Order Two 747-8 Freighters

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku, Azerbaijan, announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters valued at $704 million at current list prices. “Silk Way Airlines’ vision is to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in its fleet and services and continuing…

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