Archive for November 2013

Merger Cleared For Take-off

As we all prepped the Turkey, shopped for cranberry juice or packed our bags for a flight. One last airline to shop for now as two becomes one. US Airways and American Airlines on Wednesday were given the all clear to merge from all suits that blocked earlier in august of this year. The U.S…

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Boeing 777X to Deliver Unprecedented Efficiency and Economics

Courtesy Boeing DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA]The Dubai Airshow outlined the performance characteristics and a variety of features that will make the newest member of the Boeing twin-aisle family the largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine commercial jetliner in aviation history. Key innovations will make the 777X 12 percent more fuel efficient than its…

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Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways commit to 777X

Courtesy Boeing DUBAI, United Arab Emirates /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] launched the 777X program at the 2013 Dubai Airshow with a record-breaking number of customer orders and commitments for the newest member of its twin-aisle product family. Agreements for 259 airplanes from four customers across Europe and the Middle East provide a strong foundation to…

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Qatar Airways expands its Airbus A330 Freighter fleet

Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013. These new aircraft will complement the airline’s rapidly growing network, which includes more than 40 routes that have dedicated freighter services. Included in the order are eight additional A330-200F options – which…

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Flydubai Announce Historic Single-Aisle Agreement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai  announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 airplanes and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow. The commitment from the airline of the emirate of Dubai, valued at $11.4 billion at list prices (including orders and purchase…

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Etihad Airways Orders Boeing 777X, 787-10 Orders

Courtesy Boeing DUBAI – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Etihad Airways announced an order for 56 widebody airplanes with options and purchase rights for 26 additional airplanes, valued at a total of $25.2 billion at list prices, at the start of the 2013 Dubai Airshow. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s order includes 25 777X airplanes, comprising 17…

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Libyan Wings Selects Airbus

Courtesy Airbus Airbus aircraft will once again play an important role for a new airline’s launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with Libyan Wings’ selection of the next-generation A350 XWB and A320 to build up its operations – which are to begin next year with the lease of two A320s. During…

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Air Europa's 25th Next-Generation 737-800

Courtesy Boeing PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Europa celebrated the Spanish carrier’s 25th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800. Air Europa showcased the latest addition to its fleet at a special event at its base on the Spanish island of Mallorca. “Today is a very important day for Air…

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JetBlue Deal Marks 10,000th Airbus A320

Courtesy Airbus Just days after taking delivery of its very first A321 aircraft, JetBlue Airways has placed a new order for 15 A321ceo (current engine option) and 20 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. In addition, the airline has opted to upsize 8 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft currently on backlog to 8 A321ceo and 10…

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Boeing to Increase 737 Production Rate in 2017

RENTON, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced Thursday that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50…

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