Archive for September 2013

United Airlines Pilot Dies After Flight Diverts to Boise to Treat Him [VIDEO]

A United Airlines pilot suffered an apparent heart attack in midair on a flight to Seattle on Thursday evening, and later died after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Boise, Idaho, a hospital spokeswoman told NBC News. A doctor and military personnel reportedly attempted to save the pilot’s life by administering…

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Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 to Russia’s Rostec [PHOTO]

Aeroflot's 1st 737 Delivery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Boeing yesterday delivered the first Next-Generation 737-800 to Aviation Capital Services LLC, a subsidiary of the State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec). Aviation Capital Services has leased the airplane to Russia’s flag carrier, Aeroflot. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ENLARGED PHOTO This delivery is the first of 50 Next-Generation 737s Aviation Capital Services has on order, including…

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VietJetAir to Acquire up to 100 New A320 Family Aircraft [PHOTO]

VietJet Air Airbus A320

Vietnam’s VietJetAir has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for up to 92 A320 Family aircraft and will lease eight more from third party lessors. The agreement signed with Airbus today covers for 42 A320neo, 14 A320ceo and six A321ceo, plus 30 purchase rights for the A320 Family. VietJetAir is an existing A320 operator, with eight…

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BOC Aviation Orders 25 A320 Family Aircraft, Including 12 A320neo

BOC Airbus A320

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has announced during the 15th Aviation Expo China 2013 in Beijing an additional firm order for the purchase of 25 A320 Family aircraft comprising 13 A320ceo and 12 A320neo family aircraft. The order comprises A320 and A321 variants. BOC Aviation will make its engine…

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Airbus A350 Joins A330 and A380 for Brief Joint Test Flight [PHOTO]

Airbus A380, A330, A350

The Airbus widebody family of flight test aircraft, the A380, A330 and the all-new A350 XWB, took off from Toulouse last week flying together for the first time before continuing on separate flight test missions. CLICK HERE FOR ENLARGED IMAGE Airbus’ full range of modern, widebody aircraft – from the versatile A330, to the super-efficient…

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American Airlines and US Airways Extend Merger Agreement

AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) have each agreed to extend the outside date at which either party may terminate the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement), in light of the trial schedule surrounding litigation with U.S. Department of…

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Boeing, ALC Finalize Order for 30 787-10 and 3 787-9 Dreamliners [IMAGE]

Air Lease Corporation 787-9 & 787-10

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced that they have completed an order for 30 787-10 and three 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $9.4 billion at list prices, fulfills the commitment originally announced during the 2013 Paris Air Show in June. CLICK HERE FOR ENLARGED IMAGE “We are thrilled to be adding 787-10s and…

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