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Boeing Again Delays 787 First Delivery Date, Now Expected in Mid-First Quarter 2011

Posted August 27, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing announced early Friday morning that it now expects the first delivery of a 787 to take place in the middle of the first quarter in 2011. The company had previously expected to deliver the first copy to launch customer ANA in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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Oman Orders Two Additional C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft

Posted August 17, 2010 by BNO News

Lockheed Martin on Monday signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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Boeing to Relocate C-130 Avionics Modernization Program and B-1 Program to Oklahoma City

Posted August 2, 2010 by BNO News

The Boeing Company on Monday announced it will relocate the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and B-1 Program from Long Beach to Oklahoma City.

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Brazil’s TAM Airlines Orders 25 Airbus Aircraft

Posted July 28, 2010 by BNO News

TAM Airlines signed a firm order for 25 Airbus aircraft, bringing the Brazilian airline’s total Airbus order book to 176, Airbus said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Boeing Reports 21% Profit Decline in Second Quarter

Posted July 28, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing Co. on Wednesday announced that its second-quarter profit fell 21% from a year ago after fewer commercial aircraft deliveries.

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Alaska Airlines Orders Two More Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s

Posted July 22, 2010 by BNO News

Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced it will buy two additional Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s in a deal valued at approximately $153 million.

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Virgin America Orders 60 Airbus A320s, Announces Plans for Sharklets

Posted July 22, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Virgin America announced an order for 40 Airbus A320s with options for 20 more, while also sharing their plans to add sharklets to their fleet.

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Qatar Airways Adds Two Boeing 777-200LR Aircraft to Boeing Order Book

Posted July 21, 2010 by BNO News

Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday that it has ordered two additional Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, in a deal valued at around $501 million at list prices.

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Okay Airways Announces Order for 10 Boeing 737-800s

Posted July 21, 2010 by BNO News

Beijing-based Okay Airways announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in England that it has ordered 10 Next-Generation 737-800s, in a deal valued at around $800 million.

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American Airlines Orders 35 Additional Boeing 737-800s

Posted July 21, 2010 by BNO News

American Airlines on Wednesday announced an order for 35 additional Boeing 737-800s. The deal is estimated to be worth around $2.5 billion, according to Boeing’s list prices.

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Air Lease Corporation Orders 60 Boeing 737-800s

Posted July 20, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing announced on Tuesday that Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the new plane lessor started by Steven Udvar-Hazy, will purchase 60 next-generation 737-800s.

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Boeing Phantom Ray UAV to Fly Atop NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier

Posted July 20, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Boeing announced today that the Phantom Ray, a stealthy, unmanned combat aircraft, will soon travel on the back of a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, making it the first non-Shuttle to be transported aboard the SCA.

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Russian Sukhoi Wants to Control 15 Percent of the World’s Medium Airplane Market

Posted July 20, 2010 by BNO News

After a successful day at the Farnborough Air Show where Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) sold over 40 Superjet 100s, the Russian company said on Tuesday that it expects to control 15 percent of the world’s medium-haul airplane market by 2019.

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Avolon Orders 12 Boeing Next-Generation 737s

Posted July 20, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing announced on Tuesday that Avolon, an Irish leasing company, ordered 12 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners valued at $921 million.

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GECAS Orders 100 New Aircraft at Farnborugh 2010: 40 Boeing 737-800s and 60 Airbus A320s

Posted July 19, 2010 by BNO News

GE Capital Aviation Services on Monday announced an order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s for approximately $3 billion, and an order for 60 Airbus A320s with a list price of $4.9 billion.

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Dassault’s New Falcon 900LX Receives EASA and FAA Certifications

Posted July 17, 2010 by BNO News

Dassault Falcon on Friday announced that it has received certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for the newest member of the Falcon family of business jets, the 4,750 nm Falcon 900LX.

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Boeing Reveals Phantom Eye, Hydrogen-Powered Unmanned Airborne System

Posted July 13, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing unveiled their new unmanned airborne system, the Phantom Eye, which is capable of reaching altitudes of 65,000 feet for as long as four days. The aircraft will be sent to the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base for testing.

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Boeing Tanker Bid Earns Support of Eight Governors

Posted July 10, 2010 by BNO News

Governors of eight states came out on Friday in support of Boeing’s formal bid for the U.S. Air Force tanker contract.

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Embraer Deliveries Up, Order Backlog Shrinks in Second Quarter

Posted July 9, 2010 by BNO News

During the second quarter of 2010, Embraer delivered 69 jets to the airline and executive jets segments, 15 more than the same period last year, the company said on Thursday.

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Swiss Plane Completes First Solar-Powered Overnight Flight

Posted July 8, 2010 by BNO News

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a Swiss solar-powered plane, completed the first non-stop flight on solar energy after flying 26 hours and 9 minutes. It was the longest flight at the highest altitude in aviation history, Solar Impulse announced on Thursday.

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