Archive for August 2013

Boeing Launches 787 Training in Miami

Courtesy Boeing MIAMI, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] Thursday August 29 marked the launch of 787 customer training in Miami, site of the company’s largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are the first two customers to train on the 787 suites at the Boeing Flight Services Miami campus. At an event attended…

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Xiamen Airlines Finalizes Dreamliners Order

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-8s. Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at $1.3 billion at list prices. “Adding 787s to our all-Boeing fleet is a strategic decision to facilitate our international expansion plans,”…

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First Boeing 787-9 Rolls Out

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Wash., factory to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly later this summer. At 20 feet (6 m) longer than the 787-8, the 787-9…

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IAG places order for 62 Airbus A320 aircraft for Vueling

International Airlines Group (IAG) and Vueling have signed a purchase agreement to buy 62 Airbus A320s – 30 A320ceo and 32 A320neo – plus options for 58 A320 Family aircraft, as part of the airline’s fleet development and modernisation strategy. Subject to shareholder approval, the deal is part of a wider IAG agreement for a…

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Zest Air is forced to suspend operations

Budget airline in the Philippines Zest Air is suspended earlier today Friday August 16 for safety violations. From the Philippines a series of infractions and deviations from safety inspections. There are many issues even to Reports such as refueling planes while having passengers on board. Fueling and overflowing tanks. Failure to check aircraft bags not…

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Aeromexico first Boeing 787 delivered from ILFC

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA], International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and Aeromexico celebrated the first delivery of a 787 Dreamliner for use by the Mexico City-based carrier today.The airplane, delivered from Boeing’s Everett, Wash., delivery center on Thursday, took off for Mexico City today. “The arrival of Aeromexico’s first…

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UPS Airbus A300 Black Box Recovered

Cargo aircraft Airbus A300 from UPS crashed half mile from the runway yesterday killing pilot and co- pilot. The airbus A300-600F (N155UP) crashed near approach of Birmingham Alabama airport. The accident occurred early dawn hours on approach after a rapid decent it crashed into the hill area with a large wreckage area was created Today…

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First Boeing 737-800 NG for Iraqi Airways

Courtesy Boeing \ SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways, the first of 30 that the airline ordered in 2008, marking a milestone in its relationship with the airline. “The Next-Generation 737-800 will play a key role in helping us modernize our fleet and integrate into the regional and…

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Philippine Airlines takes delivery of first A321

Courtesy Airbus Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321. The aircraft was handed over at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany yesterday and is the first of 64 new Airbus aircraft ordered by the airline in 2012 under a major fleet modernisation programme. These include 44 single aisle A321s and…

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Travel Service Finalize Order for Three 737 MAXs

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Travel Service have finalized an order for three 737 MAX 8s, valued at $301.5 million at list prices. The Czech Republic-based carrier originally announced a commitment to purchase the 737 MAX in June during the 2013 Paris Air Show. The announcement brings the total number of…

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