Archive for January 2013

NTSB Issues Sixth Update on JAL Boeing 787 Battery Fire Investigation

JAL 787 Battery Exam

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released the sixth update on its investigation into the Jan. 7 fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. The examination of the damaged battery continues. The work has transitioned from macroscopic to microscopic examinations and into chemical and elemental analysis of the areas…

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Frontier Announces Service Between Denver and Cincinnati

Frontier Airlines has announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Cincinnati, OH (CVG), with six weekly nonstop flights beginning on May 16. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $99* each way available for purchase through Feb. 2, 2013, only at “We are excited to bring…

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SCAT Air Flight Crashes Near Almaty Airport Killing All 22 on Board

SCAT Crash Site

A SCAT Air plane crashed while on approach to Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan Tuesday disintegrating on impact, killing 22 passengers and crew. SCAT Flight 760 was a Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft and disappeared from radar in bad weather (fog) shortly before the incident. Reuters reports: ‘”There was no fire, no explosion. The plane just plunged to the…

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IndiGo Becomes First Indian Airline with Sharklet-Equipped Airbus A320

IndiGo Airbus A320 with Sharkets

India’s largest airline, IndiGo has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Indian carrier to do so. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by four per cent on longer sectors. Sharklets…

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Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Ratify Narrow-Body Aircraft Agreement

Hawaiian Airlines pilots have ratified a tentative agreement reached earlier this month between the company and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) on new contract terms covering the operation of long-range, single-aisle aircraft the company plans to acquire to complement its current fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft serving Hawai’i from the U.S. West Coast. On January…

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Air Arabia Takes Delivery of its First Sharklet-Equipped Airbus A320

Air Arabia Airbus A320 with Sharklets

Air Arabia has announced that it has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped Airbus A320 aircraft. Air Arabia becomes the first airline in the Middle East to take delivery of Sharklet equipped Airbus A320, further enabling the airline to achieve increased operational efficiency. Sharklets are an option on new-build Airbus A320 Family aircraft, which are…

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Myanma Airways Celebrates Inaugural Flight with Two Embraer E190s Leased from GECAS

Myanma Airways, the flag carrier of Myanmar, inaugurated into service, from Yangon to Mandalay, the first of two Embraer E190s leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE (NYSE: GE). “GECAS is delighted to partner with the flag carrier of Myanmar to expand its fleet with two, modern,…

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