Archive for March 2013

FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for Airbus A320 Family Planes, Oil Residue

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for ALL model Airbus A320-family planes regarding an issue with oil residue: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of oil residue between the stator and…

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FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for Certain Embraer ERJ 170 and 190 Jets, Fire Extinguisher

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for certain Embraer ERJ 170 and 190 planes to fix a fire extinguisher issue: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD)…

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), reached a tentative agreement for a first contract late last Thursday night. The agreement would provide double-digit pay increases on date of ratification along with an increased 401k match, schedule flexibility and a grievance procedure among other improvements. All things considered, the AFA…

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FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for Some Boeing 777 Planes, Escape Slide Issue

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for certain models of Boeing’s 777 aircraft to fix an escape slide issue: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that escape slides/rafts did not deploy due to galvanic corrosion…

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United Airlines Revamps Cabins, Adds Flat-Bed Seating on “p.s.” Flights

United Airlines introduced its first aircraft equipped with flat-bed seats in a revamped premium cabin, all-new interiors, personal on-demand entertainment, Wi-Fi connectivity, in-seat power and USB ports on its transcontinental “p.s.” Premium Service. United flight 651, the first flight with the completely new cabin experience, departed Los Angeles International Airport this morning to New York’s…

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Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Connect Networks

Southwest Airlines announced that it has successfully completed the connection between the Southwest and AirTran networks. Customers are now able to purchase itineraries to the airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international, in one transaction. The newly connected itineraries are on sale now via all Southwest and AirTran sales channels for service starting on April 14. “We…

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Boeing Statement on Ryanair’s Order of 175 737-800 Aircraft

Boeing is delighted that Ryanair has announced a commitment today to order 175 Next-Generation 737-800s for the airline’s fleet expansion. When finalized, the agreement will be worth $15.6 billion at list prices and will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as a firm order. “This agreement is an amazing testament to the value…

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Ryanair Completes Purchase of 175 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation Jets

Five Ryanair 737-800s at Boeing Field

Ryanair today signed an agreement with the Boeing Company to purchase 175 new Next Generation 737-800 airplanes. When finalized, the deal will be worth nearly $15.6 billion at current list prices, and will allow Ryanair to grow its airline to more than 400 airplanes, serving more than 100 million passengers per year across Europe by…

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Boeing Rolls out First Increased Production Next Generation 737

Copa Airlines Boeing 737

Boeing has rolled out the first Next-Generation 737 built at the new production rate of 38 airplanes a month. Panamanian customer Copa Airlines will take delivery of the 737-800 in early April. The airplane will now undergo functional, systems and flight testing over the next three weeks before being delivered. Boeing is in the process of…

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