Monthly Archives: February 2011

A320 NEO Interest Starting to Rise

Updated- February 28th, 10:23 PM EST There have been wild predictions lately about Airbus’ sales potential with the A320 NEO with one analyst predicting the plane maker could sell 1,000 of the re-engined A320 by the Paris Air Show in … Continue reading

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A380 Coming to DC in June

According to Airlines and Destinations, Air France will begin using the super-jumbo Airbus A380 on routes between Paris and Washington Dulles International Airport starting on June 6. Air France will be the first airline to operate the A380 at Dulles. … Continue reading

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Boeing Wins $35 Billion Tanker Contract

In a surprising decision, the Pentagon announced today that Boeing would be awarded a $35 billion contract to replace the Air Force’s aging aerial tanker fleet, beating its rival Airbus who many had thought was the favorite to receive the contract the New York Times … Continue reading

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787 Passes 1,000th Flight Milestone

Boeing announced today that the 787 has completed 1,000 test flights with nearly 3,000 hours of flight time and more than a million total miles flown. Boeing’s 787 test fleet includes seven aircraft which have flown all around the world in order to … Continue reading

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China’s Plan to Build 45 Airports in Next 5 Years Causing Concern

According to The Financial Times, China is planning on ramping up airport construction at a feverish pace with plans to open 45 new airports within the next five years. China’s rapid economic growth has led to a tremendous increase in … Continue reading

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Pentagon to Announce Winner of $35 Billion Contract Thursday

The nearly ten-year wait over the the Air Force’s plan to spend $35 billion for new aerial fuel tankers is set to end tomorrow when the Pentagon announces whether Boeing or Airbus will be awarded the lucrative contract The New … Continue reading

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With Fuel and Demand on the Rise, Airfare Increases Follow

Much has been made since the year began on the volatility of oil prices and how a drastic increase could lead to a pretty expensive summer for air travelers. So far, those concerns appear to be coming true as airlines … Continue reading

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Libyan Political Situation Leads to Flight Cancellations

Just like Cairo three weeks ago, flights in and out of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, have been disrupted amid growing insecurity in the country due to recent governent protests Bloomberg reports. British Airways, KLM, BMI, and Emirates have all announced cancellations to the city … Continue reading

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Deliveries Projected to Exceed 1,000 for First Time

With plenty of backorders and increases in production, the world’s largest plane makers Boeing and Airbus should deliver over 1,000 orders this year for the first time ever FlightGlobal reports. Airlines will digest more new mainline airliners than ever before … Continue reading

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As International Flights Arrive, Officials Call for More Access at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

On Sunday, British Airways  joined the growing list of international airlines now serving Haneda Airport in Tokyo the Daily Yomiuri reports. David Howell, a British minister of state at the British Foreign and Commonwealth office, was on board the inaugural flight … Continue reading

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