Archive for October 2013

FAA to Allow Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the implementation will…

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Boeing to Increase 737 Production Rate in 2017 to 47 Planes a Month

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50 percent since 2010. “We’re…

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JetBlue Orders 35 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft, Converts 18 Existing Orders

Jetblue Airbus A321

Just days after taking delivery of its very first A321 aircraft, JetBlue Airways has placed a new order for 15 A321ceo (current engine option) and 20 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. In addition, the airline has opted to upsize 8 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft currently on backlog to 8 A321ceo and 10 A321neo, respectively.…

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Alaska Airlines Retrofitting 737 Fleet With New, Split Winglet [IMAGE]

Alaska Airlines Split Scimitar Winglet

Alaska Airlines jetliners will soon fly more efficiently thanks to a new performance-enhancing winglet the carrier is installing on its Boeing Next Generation 737s, which will reduce fuel consumption by 58,000 gallons a year per aircraft. The split winglet will save the airline $20 million and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 57,000 tons annually, which…

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Boeing Delivers Kenya Airways’ First 777-300ER

Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to GE Capital Aviation Services for lease to Kenya Airways. It is Kenya Airways’ first 777-300ER and the largest airplane in the carrier’s fleet, providing greater capacity, range and improved operating economics for its long-haul operations. “The delivery of this Boeing 777-300ER aircraft marks a key milestone for…

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