Archive for October 2013

EVA Air first Airbus A321 equipped with Sharklets

Courtesy Airbus EVA Air of Taiwan has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A321 aircraft, on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft was handed over during a ceremony in Hamburg attended by Chang Kuo Wei, Chairman of EVA Air, and Norman Liu, President and CEO of GECAS. This A321 is the…

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VivaAerobus places Latin America’s biggest Airbus aircraft order

Courtesy Airbus The VivaAerobus Group has signed a purchase agreement for 52 Airbus A320 Family aircraft (40 A320neo and 12 A320ceo), representing the biggest Airbus aircraft order by a single airline in Latin American history. VivaAerobus, a Mexican low-cost carrier, will announce the engine selection at a later date. VivaAerobus, part-owned by IAMSA, one of…

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Kenya Airways First 777-300ER

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to GE Capital Aviation Services for lease to Kenya Airways.  It is Kenya Airways’ first 777-300ER and the largest airplane in the carrier’s fleet, providing greater capacity, range and improved operating economics for its long-haul operations. “The delivery of this Boeing…

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Russia's UTair First Next-Generation 737-800

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE  /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered to UTair, one of Russia’s leading national carriers, its first directly purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The airline currently has 40 Next-Generation 737s on order to be delivered in the next several years. “Next-Generation Boeing 737 airplanes meet today’s development needs of the airline by their optimized operating…

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EL AL Israel Airlines' First Next-Generation 737-900ER

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered EL AL Israel Airlines’ first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane. The delivery is the first of six 737-900ERs the Israeli flag-carrier has on order and is the latest addition to EL AL’s all-Boeing fleet.   Elyezer Shkedy, president and chief executive officer, EL AL. said…

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Jetstar ‘s First Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Australia

Courtesy Boeing A historic milestone for the Qantas Group and Jetstar as we welcome the most advanced passenger aircraft ever constructed to the fleet,” said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce. “In just 10 short years, Jetstar has grown to be the largest low fares carrier in the Asia Pacific, carrying more than 100 million passengers.…

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Royal Brunei Airlines First 787 Dreamliner

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Royal Brunei Airlines celebrated the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner – the first for the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei and for Southeast Asia. The aircraft flew 6,540 nautical miles (12,112 km) non-stop flight home to Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport in Brunei. “This exciting addition keeps…

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Alaska Airlines Order Five Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) ordered five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $481 million at list prices, continues Alaska Airlines’ investment in its fleet and efforts to improve fuel performance. The goal of growing Alaska Airlines by 4 to 8 percent a year,” said Mark Eliasen, Alaska…

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Delta Air Lines First Boeing 737-900

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE/PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) The delivery is part of Delta’s 100-airplane order placed in 2011 to renew its single-aisle fleet with more fuel-efficient airplanes. The Boeing 737-900ER is the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family. It has the highest capacity and lowest seat-mile cost of Boeing’s single-aisle family. The 737-900ER…

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Japan Airlines and Airbus first order

Courtesy Airbus Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. This is JAL’s first ever order for Airbus aircraft.* It is also the first order Airbus has received from Japan for the A350 XWB, confirming its continuing success with…

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