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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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Taxiing through a snowstorm in Columbus, Ohio, this bird is far cry from the weather at the factory. Photo by DRust
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Audio and Transcript: JetBlue Pilot Pleads for Help from Bradley Airport Control Tower

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Exchanges between the pilots of a stranded JetBlue airliner and air traffic controllers at Bradley International Airport reveal the desperation felt on the plane’s flight deck and a sense that JetBlue management did little to help.

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Transaero Airlines to Stuff 700 Passengers Into New A380s

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier, has ordered four Airbus A380s in a deal worth about $1.5 billion based on list prices.

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VIDEO: LOT Polish Airlines 767 from Newark Makes Belly Landing in Warsaw

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767 from Newark was forced to make a belly landing in Warsaw Tuesday morning due to problems extending its landing gear. No one was injured.

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Qantas Resumes Flights After Court Orders End to Shutdown

Posted October 31, 2011 by BNO News

Australian airline Qantas on Monday resumed all its domestic and international flights after a court ordered an immediate end to all industrial action which left tens of thousands of people stranded.

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UPDATED: Arik Air President Free, but Three Top Execs Arrested for Tax Evasion

Posted October 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Three of Arik Air’s airline’s top executives have been arrested in Nigeria after the company ran up an unpaid tax bill worth more than $21 million.

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Photos: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Revenue Flight for ANA

Posted October 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed its first money-making trip today, flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong on a special charter flight operated by launch customer All Nippon Airways.

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Air Pacific Orders Three New Airbus A330 Jets

Posted October 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Fiji-based Air Pacific has ordered three new Airbus A330-200 jets, the airline and the manufacturer announced Tuesday.

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Qatar Airways Announces Flights to Benghazi, Libya’s Former Rebel Capital

Posted October 25, 2011 by BNO News

Qatar Airways on Monday announced it will soon start regular flights to the Libyan port city of Benghazi, which served as the country’s rebel capital until they took over Tripoli earlier this year.

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Receives First New Boeing 777-300ER

Posted October 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Friday took delivery of the first of four new Boeing 777-300ER widebody jets. It also marked Boeing’s 300th 777-300ER delivery.

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Steven Slater Sentenced to Probation Over Infamous JetBlue Meltdown

Posted October 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater was sentenced to one year of probation on Wednesday after completing a year of court-ordered counseling and substance abuse.

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Photos: TWA Flight Center Open House Attracts Hundreds

Posted October 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Hundreds of aviation enthusiasts, architecture fans, former TWA employees and a few NYCAviation’ers (including myself) spent a few hours exploring the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport this past Sunday.

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