Monthly Archives: March 2011

International Flights to Haneda Cut Only Weeks After Launch

According to French news agency Agence France-Presse, Delta and American Airlines have both announced that they will temporarily cut most of their flights from the U.S. to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport due to the instability in the area resulting from the … Continue reading

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WTO: Boeing Received Illegal Subsidies

Confirming what had been widely reported back in January, the WTO officially ruled today that Boeing received at least $5.3 billion in illegal subsidies including research and development payments from NASA Reuters reports. Today’s report follows a similar finding by … Continue reading

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GECAS Orders 10 Boeing 777s

Boeing announced today that GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has finalized an order for 10 777-300ERs which brings the total amount of 777s ordered by GECAS over the years to 53 with 41 of those being for the popular 777-300ER, … Continue reading

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Boeing Claims New Airbus A320neo Will be Inferior to Current 737

With Airbus launching a significant upgrade to its A320 with the A320neo, Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes President, Jim Albaugh says that the company’s own narrow-body, the 737, will provide better fuel efficiency than its rivals offering set to debut in 2016 … Continue reading

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Southwest Targets New York with new Newark Flights

As it looks to target more business travelers, Southwest Airlines began offering service to Newark Liberty International Airport yesterday with more flights planned to the airport just outside of New York City by this summer The Wall Street Journal reports. … Continue reading

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Southwest Looks to 2013 for Possible Fleet Expansion

According to Business Week, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly suggested yesterday that the airline is looking at 2013 as the year it plans to begin aggressive fleet expansion, electing to only replace aging planes for the time being. Southwest, which only … Continue reading

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France Begins 4th Quest to Find Missing Air France Plane

According to The Associated Press, the French government has begun a new search for the wreckage of Air France flight 447 making it the fourth such attempt since the plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean nearly two years ago. The … Continue reading

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“The tower is apparently not manned”- Planes Land at Reagan Without Response from Tower

The Washington Post reports that early Wednesday morning, just after midnight, two commercial planes carrying a total of 165 passengers and crew landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. without getting clearance from the tower. The reason: There wasn’t anyone … Continue reading

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Airbus Pushing A320neo Schedule Up to Counter Replacement 737?

According to Puget Sound Business Journal, Airbus may push the delivery date of the re-engined A320neo up by six months in order to better compete with an anticipated replacement 737 from Boeing which has yet to be announced but could … Continue reading

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“Miracle on the Hudson” Plane Heading to Museum

The Associated Press reports that the US Airways Airbus A320 which was ditched on the Hudson River after losing power to both engines back in January of 2009, will be sent to the Carolinas Aviation Museum as apart of an exhibit set to … Continue reading

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