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Jan 19, 2013 It’s a new year and a fresh new look for American Airlines as the company today unveils a new logo and exterior for its planes, including the already delivered Flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft set to fly on Jan. 31.  In addition, American plans to continue ... Read more


Dec 18, 2012 Pegasus Airlines, the second largest airline in Turkey, has signed for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft (58 A320neo and 17 A321neo models), of which 75 are firm orders. Pegasus becomes a new Airbus customer and the first Turkish airline to order the A320neo.  ... Read more

DELTA buys 49% Virgin Atlantic

Dec 12, 2012 Delta Airlines is buying a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360,000,000, currently owned by Singapore Airlines. In 2000 Singapore Airlines bought the 49% stake for $960,000,000 and has been open to offers since the middle of 2011.   ... Read more

American Airlines First 777-300ER Delivered

Dec 11, 2012 Boeing delivered to American Airlines today its first 777-300ER (extended range) jetliner as part of the airline's fleet modernization effort and global network strategy. The delivery makes the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier the first U.S. airline to add the 777-300ER to its fleet. American Airlines ... Read more


Dec 10, 2012 Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized a firm order for 15 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes worth $4.7 billion at list prices. The agreement, first announced in October as a commitment, also includes options for five additional 777-300ERs and is the largest order by value in Turkish Airlines' ... Read more

A350 XWB

Dec 03, 2012 The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways and Airbus have signed an amendment to convert its existing firm order for twenty (20) A350-800’s, forty (40) A350-900’s and twenty (20) A350-1000’s to forty three (43) A350-900’s and thirty seven (37) A350-1000’s. Qatar ... Read more

Air New Zealand Has an Unexpected Success

Nov 13, 2012 The New Zealand Herald News reported on Nov. 4 that Air New Zealand’s new in-flight safety video has gone viral. According to Air New Zealand international marketing chief Jodi Williams, the video received more than one million views on its first day when launched on YouTube October ... Read more

Taiwan Based Eva Air A321

Nov 05, 2012 EVA Air of Taiwan has become a new operator of Airbus single aisle aircraft following the delivery today of its first A321. The aircraft is being leased from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) and is the first of 12 A321s ordered by the US lessor. The aircraft was handed over ... Read more

JAL Dreamliner with Design Winning Art

Oct 14, 2012 "Fly the Skies" Project resumes 4 years later with art contest, rare Ghibli short. Japan Airlines (JAL) and Studio Ghibli unveiled the Boeing 787jetliner decorated by Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki himself and seven winners of a children's art contest at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday.    ... Read more

787 Dreamliner

Aug 16, 2012 Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated today the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. "Today begins the first day in a new era of flying for our passengers and brings us even closer to our vision for the future, Vision 2025," said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. "We are pleased to be the first airline in the world outside Japan to receive this technologically advanced aircraft. We have been waiting for this airplane and now that we officially have it and will show it to the world, I can say with pride, it was worth the wait. This airplane is going to move Ethiopian Airlines to the forefront of aviation leadership around the globe." The 787 Dreamliner is composed of light-weight composites and features numerous system, engine and aerodynamic advancements making it more efficient to operate ... Read more


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