Archive for March 2013

Travelport and American Airlines Announce Distribution Agreement, Resolution of Litigation

Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to companies operating in the global travel industry, and American Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, today announce a new long-term, global distribution agreement. In addition to enabling continued access to shop and book the full content of flights marketed by American…

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Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First A330-200F Cargo Jet [PHOTO]

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200F Cargo

Airbus has delivered the initial A330-200F for Qatar Airways, further expanding the list of international carriers enhancing their aircraft fleets with this new-generation freighter. Qatar Airways’ A330-200F is the first of three to be provided on lease from BOC Aviation, and will be used on the operator’s international freight network – replacing A300-600Fs that have…

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Monarch Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A320 with Sharklets

Monarch Airlines Airbus A320 with Sharklets

Monarch Airlines, one of the UK’s scheduled airlines, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets, becoming the first UK carrier to benefit from them. Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the A320neo Family. The new wing tip…

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Boeing Outlines Details on 787 Dreamliner Battery Improvements

Boeing has announced a comprehensive set of improvements that will add several layers of additional safety features to the lithium-ion batteries on 787commercial jetliners that are in production and could be ready for initial installation within the next few weeks. New enclosures for 787 batteries also are being built and will be installed in airplanes…

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Lufthansa Orders 100 Airbus A320 Family and 2 A380 Jets

The Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition of 100 A320 Family aircraft (35 A320neo, 35 A321neo and 30 A320ceo with Sharklets) and two A380s worth approximately US$ 11.2 billion at list prices. The engine choices will be announced by the airline at a later date. This latest acquisition reconfirms the Lufthansa Group as Airbus’ largest…

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