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Airbus A330-200 Freighter

Apr 13, 2010 TOULOUSE - (PR) - The A330-200F has been granted Type Certification today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) following a successful 200-hour flight-test campaign. The trials were performed by two aircraft, covering both engine types on offer: the Pratt and Whitney PW4000 and the Rolls-Royce Trent 700.... Read more

Robert Dahl (left) and JJ Hornblass (right)

Apr 06, 2010 New York - Royal Media Group, a leading information company, has acquired Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG) of Seattle. ACMG is the nation's leading information provider to the air cargo, express and freighter aircraft industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The purchase ... Read more

Virgin Blue 737-800

Apr 05, 2010 BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA - Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd., Australia’s second-biggest carrier, signed a deal for as many as 105 Boeing Co. 737-800 aircraft as a rebounding global economy spurs travel demand.     The carrier placed firm orders for 50 ... Read more

Qatar Airways A300 Freighter

Mar 29, 2010 DOHA - Qatar Airways is meeting with Airbus to look at cargo conversions of its A330-200s as the carrier looks to redeploy its older passenger widebodies to its freight division. Qatar chief executive Akhbar Al Baker has plans to locate a conversion centre at the carrier's Doha base.According to ... Read more

Fokker 100 Next Generation

Mar 08, 2010 Amsterdam - The restart of Fokker aircraft production has, after many years of preparations, moved a step closer to reality after the Dutch government has announced plans to issue an economic development grant of twenty million euro (27 Million US Dollar). This was reported by NG Aircraft, ... Read more

CS300 in Republic Airways Colors

Feb 25, 2010 TORONTO -(PR)- Bombardier Aerospace announced today a major order for its all-new CSeries aircraft to Republic Airways Holdings Inc. The Indianapolis, Indiana-based airline has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire 40 CS300 jetliners. The agreement also includes options for an additional 40 CS300 aircraft. Republic Airways ... Read more

Boeing's new 747-8 at first take-off

Feb 08, 2010 SEATTLE - Boeing's first 747-8 took off at 12:39 p.m. today. Boeing has 108 orders for the 747-8: 76 for the freighter and 32 for the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger version. Jim McNerney, Boeing's chairman, president and chief executive officer, said ... Read more

Richard Carcaillet - Dir. Product Marketing A380

Jan 04, 2010 TEAM Aero: Why did Air France choose Paris CDG - New York JFK as inaugural flight for the A380 and what should especially coach passengers expect to experience significantly different in their flight with AFR on this route? Richard Carcaillet: Paris CDG – New York JFK is ... Read more

Boeing's 787 First Take-Off

Dec 15, 2009 Boeing employees cheer as a Boeing Co. 787 airplane takes off on its first flight Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Pilots Michael Carriker and Randall Neville lifted off in the big blue and white jet at about 10 a.... Read more

Airbus A350 & Boeing 787

Dec 08, 2009 (Bloomberg) - United Airlines split an order for 50 long-range widebody jets valued at $10 billion between Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS as the third-largest U.S. carrier agreed to its first aircraft purchase in 11 years. UAL Corp.’s United will buy 25 A350s and ... Read more

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