Archive for May 2014

ALC First Direct Delivery 777-300ER

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) celebrated the direct delivery of the first of 15 777-300ERs (Extended Range) from its existing order pipeline with the manufacturer. This 777-300ER, the eighth 777 in ALC’s fleet, is one of two delivering to British Airways on long-term lease from the lessor.…

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Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

Courtesy Airbus South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the eleventh operator of the type in the world. The A380 was handed over to Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO, during a special ceremony today in Toulouse, France. Asiana Airlines…

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Nok Air Finalize Order for 737 MAXs, Next-Generation

Courtesy Boeing BANGKOK, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) finalized an order earlier this week for eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s. Nok Air also announced that it intends to convert one of the 737-800s into a 737 MAX at a later date. “The 737 is…

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Double 777-300ER Delivery to EVA Air

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash., /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and EVA Air celebrated the airline’s first double delivery as the airline received its 16th and 17th 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes earlier this week. Taiwan-based EVA Air will be the first airline in the world to operate 777-300ERs with Panasonic’s complete state-of-the-art eX3 in-flight entertainment system.…

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Air Canada Celebrate Delivery of First 787 Dreamliner

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to Air Canada, the first airline in Canada to fly the Dreamliner Sunday. The airplane, the first of Air Canada’s 37 787s on order for delivery through 2019, departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash. today on its delivery flight to Toronto. Air…

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VivaAerobus starts A320 operations in Mexico

Courtesy Airbus Mexico City-based VivaAerobus formally launched its fleet transition to A320 aircraft today, after the airline started operating its first three Airbus A320 aircraft in April. The low cost carrier will receive an additional two A320s before the end of 2014. The A320s, powered by IAE, are configured in an all economy 180 seat…

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A350 XWB successfully undertakes water ingestion tests

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has successfully performed certification testing to demonstrate the A350 XWB’s ability to operate on wet runways. During these tests at Istres, France, the flight-test aircraft, MSN004, travelled through troughs containing at least 22mm of water depth, at a variety of speeds, starting at 60kts, and successively increasing to around 140kts. This test…

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Royal Brunei Airlines selects the A320neo

Courtesy Airbus Royal Brunei Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of seven A320neo aircraft plus three options, under the latest phase of its fleet modernization programme. Featuring a two class premium layout, the aircraft will be operated on the airline’s regional network linking Bandar Seri Begawan with destinations across Asia.…

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Boeing Delivers 75th 747 to Lufthansa

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Lufthansa celebrated the delivery of the German airline’s 75th 747 on Wednesday. “Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing,” said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. “The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many…

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