Archive for December 2016

Iran expects delivery of first batch of Airbus planes by March 2017

Iran says it expects to finalize an aircraft purchase agreement with European aviation giant Airbus within the next two weeks, adding that the first planes could be delivered by March 2017. Farhad Parvaresh, the managing director of Iran’s flag carrier airline Iran Air, was quoted by media as saying Iran in the first batch could…

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FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s flight-control surfaces could briefly stop working while in flight. Operators must periodically shut and restart the electrical power on the planes, or the power to…

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Hawaiian Airlines Is Backing Away from Boeing

Passengers used to traveling on the widebody 767 on Hawaiian Airlines’ routes to the U.S. West Coast and throughout Asia and Australia will see an upgrade soon. Previously announced plans to retire the older Boeing aircraft and replace them with newer Airbus models are falling into place faster than expected. Specifically, the Hawaiian Holdings’ subsidiary…

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Norwegian Air to order more Boeing, Airbus planes

Norwegian Air 787

Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to order more aircraft from Boeing and Airbus after its Irish subsidiary received long-awaited flying rights from U.S. authorities, its Chief Executive told Reuters. After a three-year application process, the U.S. Transportation Department granted those rights on Friday, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure…

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