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Qatar Airways 777

Dec 20, 2010 DOHA — Qatar's fast growing national carrier Qatar Airways is set to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in early 2012 after achieving profitability, it said on Sunday. A spokesman for the carrier confirmed to AFP comments by Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker published on ... Read more

Alitalia Embraer E-170

Dec 17, 2010 ROME - Italian airline Alitalia has decided to drop Russian planemaker Sukhoi for a possible $500 million regional jet order, saying on Friday it could wait no longer for Sukhoi's delayed new Superjet 100 and would opt for planes from Brazil's Embraer instead. The Superjet 100 is Russia's ... Read more

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly

Dec 16, 2010 NEW YORK - Southwest Airlines Co. increased pressure on Boeing Co. to upgrade its top-selling 737 model with more fuel-efficient engines, as Airbus SAS did with a competing plane, because waiting a decade for an all-new jet is too long. “When you talk about ... Read more

777 (N222UA) Departing From LAX

Dec 06, 2010 Watch a United 777 (N222UA) get repainted into the new UNITED Continental Colors.             Read more

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker

Nov 29, 2010 PARIS - Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al-Baker attacked Boeing Co. over the latest delay to the 787 Dreamliner and said Bombardier Inc. needs to quickly resolve issues with its CSeries jet, while suggesting that his company may be an early buyer for an upgraded ... Read more

A350 XWB in Emirates Airlines Livery

Nov 29, 2010 DUBAI - Emirates, the world’s biggest airline by international traffic, urged Airbus SAS to boost the range of the biggest version of its new A350 wide-body plane as Boeing Co. ponders a redesign of the competing 777 model. Emirates, whose outstanding orders for the ... Read more

Air Berlin A319

Nov 29, 2010 BERLIN - Air Berlin said it signed a USD 700 million deal with a unit of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to sell or sell and lease back a total of 18 narrow-body aircraft. Germany's second-biggest airline after Lufthansa said on Thursday the deal covers six used ... Read more

Hawaiian Airlines A330-200

Nov 29, 2010 TOULOUSE - Hawaiian Airlines, which became a new Airbus operator this year, has placed a firm order for an additional six A330-200s. These long-haul, twin-engine, widebody aircraft will join Hawaiian’s fleet of three A330s and an existing backlog of another seven A330-200s and six A350 ... Read more

Strategic Airlines' A330-200

Nov 19, 2010 BRISBANE - Australia-based full-service carrier Strategic Airlines plans to launch twice-weekly service between Melbourne and Phuket in Thailand on February 22, pending government approval. The new service, which will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, will represent Strategic Airlines’ entry to the Melbourne market and Strategic ... Read more

Ethiopian Airlines' First 777-200LR

Nov 19, 2010 EVERETT - Boeing delivered its 900th 777 airplane on Thursday to Ethiopian Airlines. The airplane is the ultra-long-range Boeing 777-200LR (long range) Worldliner, and is the first of five 777s the airline ordered in 2009. "With the delivery of its first 777-200LR, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to operate the world's most technologically advanced and longest-range airplane," said Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Ato Girma Wake. "This further reaffirms our commitment to be the leader of aviation in Africa." ... Read more

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