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November 23, 2009

The Logbook: Too Much Information Edition

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• KLM became the first airline to fly passengers on an aircraft using biofuel. One of their 747-400s flew out of Amsterdam on a short flight with one of its four engines using a 50% mixture of biokerosene and regular jet-fuel.

• American Airlines sent their first 757-200 in Oneworld colors into service, which is their 4th overall aircraft in the scheme.

• Condor’s first Boeing 757-300 with winglets made an appearance in Finland.

• As part of restructuring, Gulf Air announced plans to modify existing aircraft orders to expand their collection of narrowbody and regional aircraft, as they look to cut as many at 15 routes and add 20 fresh ones to recover from rough economic performance.

• Safi Airways obtained their first Airbus A340, which is the first of the type registered in Afghanistan.

• Cathay Pacific will be adding the Boeing 777-300 on their Hong Kong- San Francisco route beginning February 1, 2010.

• “He doesn’t know I’m gonna say this, but I had joked the other day that … the hero sex really helps a 20-year-old marriage.” —Lorrie Sullenberger, Capt. Sully’s wife, in an NBC interview

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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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  • Scott

    Capitalism brings a paculiar tone of stupidty sometimes.