AeroMexico will upgrade service for the summer season by bringing 767s back to JFK again beginning June 1. Flights 402/403 between MEX-JFK will operate twice a week. The 767-300 is in the carrier’s new livery.
Boeing handed FedEx the keys to a shiny new 777 Freighter today, the box hauler’s first of 15 on order. In 2006, FedEx placed what is still the largest 777F buy to date, soon after canceling their A380F order due to the Airbus program’s chronic delays.
This week, the TSA leaked a sensitive procedure manual, Boeing announced a date for 787′s first flight, United placed A350 and 787 orders, Republic Airways looked to replace the Frontier Airbus fleet, the Northwest overfly drama continued and more!
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was America’s workhorse bomber throughout World War II. Few flyable copies remain, but two of them, Liberty Belle and Aluminum Overcast, recently visited Seattle. We got to fly both of them.
In today’s daily digest, a Beech King Air 1900 crashes in Nairobi, Boeing expects 787 to fly by Christmas, Iraqi Airways looks to fly to Paris again, Jet Airways to be bringing the 773 to EWR again, former-astronaut Lisa Nowak pleads guilty and Arik Air coming to JFK soon.
Shanghai-based Spring Airlines wants to remove all the seats from its jets. The low-cost carrier has 13 Airbus A320s, but the lengthy wait for new aircraft is making it difficult to keep up with surging demand. A seatless plane would increase capacity 40%.
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