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Etihad Has 29.21% Stake in Airberlin

Dec 19, 2011 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has agreed to increase its stake in airberlin, Europe’s sixth largest airline, to 29.21 per cent, becoming airberlin’s largest single shareholder. The strategic move, announced today in Berlin by Etihad ... Read more

Launch Customer Southwest orders 150 737 MAX airplanes and 58 Next-Generation 737s

Dec 13, 2011 Boeing and Southwest Airlines today announced a firm order for 150 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes. Southwest is the first customer to finalize an order for the 737 MAX and becomes the launch customer for the new-engine variant. The Dallas-based carrier also ordered 58 Next-Generation 737s. The firm ... Read more

American Airlines Still Flying Despite Bankruptcy

Dec 01, 2011 The parent company of American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking relief from crushing debt cited as being caused by high fuel prices and expensive labor contracts that its competitors shed years ago.The company also replaced its CEO, and Thomas W. Horton, the incoming leader ... Read more

P&W PurePower 1000G engine

Nov 17, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS - Qatar Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 50 firm A320neo family aircraft. The deal includes 100 PW1100G-JM engines with a PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2015. Pratt & Whitney ... Read more

A320neo in Volaris colors

Nov 16, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS - Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 44 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising of 30 A320neo and 14 A320 Family aircraft. The order makes Volaris the first airline to order the A320neo in Mexico. Engine selection will be announced ... Read more

A320neo in Spirit Airlines colors

Nov 16, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS - Spirit Airlines and Airbus signed today at the Dubai Airshow a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 75 single-aisle aircraft, comprising 45 A320neo aircraft (new engine option) and 30 A320s. The engine selection will be announced later. The new aircraft will be used ... Read more

Akbar Al Baker and John Leahy

Nov 16, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS - The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has selected the A320neo as the reference aircraft for expanding its short to medium haul fleet and has increased its order for the A380. The agreement signed at the 2011 Dubai Airshow, is ... Read more

Emirates 777-300ER at Take-off

Nov 13, 2011 DUBAI, UAE - Boeing and Dubai-based Emirates Airline today announced an order for 50 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) plus options for an additional 20 of the popular twin-aisle commercial jetliner. The order, with a value of $18 billion, makes this the single largest commercial airplane order ... Read more

A320neo in Frontier livery

Nov 09, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS USA - Republic Airways Holdings Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to sell its loss-making Frontier Airlines business, sparking a sharp rally in the stock of what some analysts had viewed as the industry's next candidate for bankruptcy protection. The airline operator beat off competition from Southwest ... Read more

A330 in new Air Australia livery

Nov 01, 2011 BRISBANE - Strategic Airlines will officially relaunch on November 15 as Air Australia, promising “the start of heightened domestic competition and lower international air fares”. The Brisbane-based airline will showcase its new lime-and-white Air Australia livery in the flesh – or rather “in the ... Read more

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