Archive for July 2014

ANA Finalizes Order for 26 Boeing 777s and 14 787s

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices, was originally announced as a commitment in March. “The…

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ANA Confirms Order for 30 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

ANA Holdings has firmed up an order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft (seven A320neo and 23 A321neo). The initial agreement was announced in March 2014. The aircraft will be part of ANA Holdings fleet development and modernisation strategy to replace its existing single-aisle fleet in the coming years. Deliveries will start from 2016. Shinichiro Ito,…

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Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand for Commercial Pilots and Technicians

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world’s aviation system will require: 533,000 new commercial airline…

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Airbus A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator is Readied for Airline Flight Crews

A350XWB FLIGHT SIMULATOR

Airbus’ initial A350 XWB full-flight simulator – located at the company’s Flight Training Centre in Toulouse – is nearing the start-up of training operations with airline flight crews. Installed several months ago, this training device has been fine-tuned using data from the A350 XWB’s flight tests and is getting ready for its qualification process with…

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Boeing, Air New Zealand Celebrate First 787-9 Dreamliner Delivery

Boeing celebrated the first 787-9 Dreamliner delivery today with launch customer Air New Zealand. About 1,000 Boeing employees representing the 787 program joined Air New Zealand executives and guests at a unique celebration of this milestone event. “We are proud to be the launch customer for the 787-9,” said Air New Zealand Chief Financial Officer…

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FAA Fines SkyWest $295,750 for Failing DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of St. George, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 safety?sensitive employees in its random drug testing pool. Further, SkyWest allegedly failed…

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Airbus Increases Seating Capacity for A320neo to 189 Seats, 240 for A320neo

In offering even more efficiency for airline operators, Airbus is increasing seating capacity for A320neo (new engine option) and A320ceo (current engine option) jetliners to 189 seats, while also adding 20 more seats for A321neo aircraft to accommodate 240 passengers in an efficient high-density, all-economy layout. “We are supporting the higher seat count with intelligent…

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Etihad CEO Urges Europe to Embrace Airline Consolidation

Etihad Airways Chief Executive James Hogan Thursday called on the European Union to welcome foreign investment in the bloc’s airline sector at a time when the EU is scrutinizing such holdings. “External investment is not a threat. It is an opportunity to strengthen airlines, and to support employment and economic growth,” Mr. Hogan said in…

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