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Lufthansa Launches first 747-8I Flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC Dulles

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JSTARS Called To Improve Scheduling Speed as the E-8D Marches On

Posted on Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:36:11 GMT

Shots were fired recently as Northrop Grumman says that it should not be taking sixteen years for the US Air Force to re-capitalize the Boeing 707 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. In the same interview, they released a barrage at the USAF as they also stated it should not take an eleven month “risk reduction” period to get the party started. The storm comes from the recent selection by the USAF for Northrop, Boeing and Lockheed Martin to all have access to the next-generation contracts for JSTARS designs. 

Do You Recognize This Aviation Pioneer?

Posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:03:56 GMT

This British aviation pioneer was born near Manchester, England, in 1877, the son of a doctor.  After quitting school at age 14, he travelled to western Canada for a year. Upon returning to England, he worked in railway locomotive shops. He became interested in aviation while observing albatrosses during a stint in the British Merchant Navy.

Do You Recognize This Pioneer Who Dominated Early 20th Century Aviation?

Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:03 GMT

Born in 1882 to a clergy family in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, this aviation pioneer formed a long-standing aircraft manufacturing company that designed and produced legendary military and civilian aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Disappears from Skies

Posted on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:52:38 GMT

It has been reported by Malaysia Airlines that they have lost contact with their flight MH370.  The contact was lost while the aircraft was flying through airspace controlled by Vietnam.

Lenders Approve Turnaround Plan for Scandinavian SAS

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:13:14 GMT

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has obtained an approval for securing financing from its lenders and bankers to roll over its huge debt. 

Singapore Airlines Terminates Nonstop USA Flights, Orders New Aircraft

Posted on Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will stop its long haul nonstop flights to Newark and Los Angeles in late 2013.  

Boeing Pitching Double Stretched 787 to Airlines

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:56:17 GMT

A bigger and improved Boeing 787 Dreamliner could be gracing the skies within the next 5 years. 

Silk Air to Purchase 68 Boeing Aircraft

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Silk Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase 68 Boeing aircraft valued at about $5 billion at current prices. The agreement includes an order for 31 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, 23 Boeing 737-800s, and purchase rights for another 14 aircraft. 

United Airlines Orders 150 Jets Worth Nearly $15 Billion

Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

As part of its continued investment plan, United Airlines has ordered 150 Boeing 737s in a deal worth $14.7 billion. 

Boeing Investigating a 757 Replacement

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Boeing Commercial Airplanes stopped producing Boeing 757 in 2004 in favor of the 737 due to a growing preference for smaller aircraft in the industry. The narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner is the largest single-aisle passenger aircraft built by Boeing.

SITA Changes Baggage Tracing Service for Chinese Speakers

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

SITA, the leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology, has announced that it has implemented some changes to its lost baggage tracing service in order to customize it for Chinese speakers.

Lufthansa 747-8I to Serve Low Demand Economy-Class Markets

Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, a launch customer of the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I), received its first 747-8I on April 25, 2012. On 4th May 2012, the airline announced that it will operate the 747-8I on its long-haul markets where demand is weak for economy class seats.

New Details for Boeing 737 MAX Revealed

Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Boeing Commercial Airlines has revealed several design details for 737 Max. 

Air Asia Keen on Bombardier CSeries CS300

Posted on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Air Asia has announced that it is interested in placing an order for 100 Bombardier CSeries CS300 jets in a 160-seat configuration.

Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 Crashed in Indonesia

Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

A new Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed on 9 May 2012 near Mt Salak, Indonesia, killing all with 45 people onboard. The aircraft disappeared from the radar about an hour after taking off from Jakarta. 

Lufthansa Launches first 747-8I Flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC Dulles

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Lufthansa flight LH416, the first Boeing 747-8I passenger service, flew from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles on 4 June 2012. With a flying time of 7 hours and 57 minutes, the aircraft landed 10 minutes ahead of schedule. 

American Airlines Obligated To Sign a New Contract with Pilots to Purchase 787s

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:52:23 GMT

American Airlines is obligated to sign a new contract with its pilots to enable it to finalize its purchase agreement with Boeing for 100 787-9 aircraft. 

Lufthansa Receives Its First 747-8 Intercontinental

Posted on Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:56:12 GMT

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the flag carrier of Germany, was the first airline to place an order for the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I). The airline ordered twenty 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft in December 2006. 

Polish Charter Airline OLT Regional Express Files for Bankruptcy

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:37:07 GMT

Polish airline OLT Express Regional filed for bankruptcy on 27th July 2012. Following the bankruptcy announcement, OLT Express Regional ceased all scheduled flights. However, its sister company, an international freight charter operator, OLT Express Poland, continues operating.

New Livery for Air New Zealand

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:32:12 GMT

Air New Zealand, the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand, has unveiled a new livery – a black colour scheme and a new, modern lettering style. The airline will retain its iconic symbol, a Maori koru, an unfurling silver fern, which will be set on a black tail. 

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