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Southwest Airlines to Become Boeing 737 MAX Launch Customer with Order for 150 New Airplanes

Posted December 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Southwest Airlines will be the launch customer for Boeing’s new 737 MAX airplane, announcing on Tuesday the first firm order for the new aircraft and the largest firm order in Boeing history, worth $19 billion.

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Final Call: Elderly Woman Sues TSA Over Strip Search, Delta Plane Searched for Explosives

Posted December 4, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

An 85-year-old lady sues the TSA after being strip searched, Frontier Airlines has a long and frightening road ahead, Mars Curiosity is doing A-Ok and more…

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Trip Report: Ethiopian Airlines Economy Class

Posted November 30, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Four flights, 44 hours of flying, and one day trip to Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa later, we’ve gathered quite a story about one of Africa’s fastest-growing carriers.

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American’s Bankruptcy Miracle

Posted November 30, 2011 by Edward Russell

It has long been obvious that, short of a miraculous reduction in its labor and debt costs and an increase in revenue, American Airlines needed to restructure its costs in Chapter 11 like every other US legacy carrier had before them.

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American Airlines and Parent Company AMR File for Bankruptcy

Posted November 29, 2011 by BNO News

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, announced on Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Visit China, Ethiopia, Kenya and Qatar on Six Month World Tour

Posted November 25, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Boeing will send its new 787 Dreamliner to at least four countries on two continents during a six month world tour, the company announced this week.

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JetBlue and WestJet Reported Winners of LaGuardia and Reagan National Flight Slot Auctions

Posted November 23, 2011 by Edward Russell

Though unofficial until December 1st, JetBlue and WestJet appear to be the winners of an auction giving them rights to add flights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airports. Edward Russell reports.

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The Premium Economy Question: Is it Worth It?

Posted November 22, 2011 by Edward Russell

Several US airlines now offer customers a Premium Economy option with more legroom and amenities. Do passengers think it’s a good value? And is it effective for the airlines’ bottom line? Columnist Edward Russell investigates.

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Lion Air Becomes Second Boeing 737 MAX Customer in Record 380 Plane Deal

Posted November 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In the presence of U.S. President Barack Obama, Indonesia’s Lion Air and Boeing on Friday signed the largest aircraft order commitment in the history of commercial aviation, both in the number of planes and its financial terms.

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JetBlue Launches Flights to New Cities in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic

Posted November 17, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue on Wednesday launched flights to two new Latin American cities from their hub at New York’s JFK International Airport: Liberia, Costa Rica and La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New York Flights

Posted November 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Hawaiian Airlines announced Wednesday that it would launch daily nonstop service between Honolulu and New York’s JFK International Airport in June 2012.

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Bombardier CSeries Scores 15-Plane Order from Turkey’s AtlasJet

Posted November 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Bombardier has received a letter of intent from AtlasJet to purchase 10 CS300 aircraft, with options to receive five more of the jets, the companies announced today. The deal is valued at up to $1.18 billion for all 15 aircraft based on list prices.

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Oman Air Orders Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Posted November 14, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Oman Air and Boeing announced Monday at the Dubai Airshow that the airline had purchased order rights for six 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft from the leasing company ALAFCO.

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Emirates Places Record-Breaking Order for 50 Boeing 777-300ERs Plus 20 Options

Posted November 13, 2011 by BNO News

Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has ordered 50 Boeing 777s in a deal valued at some $18 billion at list prices, the companies announced on Sunday, the opening day of the 2011 Dubai Airshow.

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Allegiant Buys 13 More MD-80s from Scandinavian Airlines

Posted November 11, 2011 by BNO News

SAS Group said it has entered an agreement with Sunrise Asset Management, an affiliate of Allegiant Air, to sell thirteen McDonnell Douglas MD-82, MD-83 and MD-87 aircraft, as well as 12 spare engines.

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VIDEO: LOT 767 Damage Closeups After Belly Landing in Warsaw

Posted November 9, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

New video reveals the damage suffered by the landing gear-less LOT Polish Airlines 767-300ER that landed in Warsaw last week.

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Vietnam Airlines Passenger Inflates Emergency Slide While Attempting to Open Plane Window

Posted November 8, 2011 by BNO News

A Vietnam Airlines flight was delayed for more than two hours over the weekend when a passenger accidentally opened one of the emergency exits when trying to open a window.

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British Airways Receives First Boeing 747-8 Freighter Through Atlas Air

Posted November 4, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing on Thursday delivered the first 747-8 Freighter to Atlas Air, which will operate the new hauler—and four more—on behalf of British Airways World Cargo through a five year wet lease agreement.

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Cathay Pacific Receives First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing on Monday delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Cathay Pacific Airways, the first for the Hong Kong-based airline.

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Video: JetBlue COO Rob Maruster Issues Mea Culpa for Stranded Flights

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways Chief Operating Officer Rob Maruster on Tuesday appeared in a company video apologizing for the airline’s several stranded flights on Saturday, emphasizing that the airline was focused on safety.

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