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A380 Coming to Texas

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial airplane, is coming to Texas thanks to a new direct Lufthansa flight between Frankfurt and Houston The USA Today reports. Houston will become the fourth U.S. city that Deutsche Lufthansa AG will serve using the jumbo jet, … Continue reading

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Party in San Fran for A380

San Francisco International Airport will welcome the first regularly scheduled Airbus A380 tomorrow morning when the world’s largest plane arrives in the bay city according to The San Francisco Appeal. A plane spotting party is planned at Bayfront Park in Millbrae … Continue reading

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LaHood Blames ‘Human Error’ for JFK Collision

Ray LaHood took to the news networks on Sunday in an effort to reassure Americans that the FAA is taking recent issues regarding air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job seriously. But he also used his air time to … Continue reading

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NTSB Investigating A380 and Regional Jet Collision at JFK

On Monday night, an Airbus A380 scheduled to fly to Paris clipped a Delta regional jet operated by Comair that was waiting to pull up to the gate with passengers onboard. Nobody was hurt during the incident but the video … Continue reading

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JAL, Once World’s Largest 747 Operator Retires the Last of its Fleet

We’ve known for a while about Japan Air Lines plan to stop using the 747 in favor of newer and more fuel efficient wide-body aircraft but yesterday’s last 747 flight for JAL was still a noteworthy moment considering the airlines … 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 Nabs Wide-Body Orders, Airbus Close to A380 Deal

According to Reuters, Boeing pulled in seven orders over the last week for its 767 and 777 aircraft bringing the company’s orders sheet to nine planes on the year after subtracting cancellations. The three 767s were ordered by Chilean airline LAN … Continue reading

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Chinese Firm to Build $1.2 Billion Sudanese Airport

Reuters Africa is reporting that a Chinese firm has been awarded a substantial contract worth $1.2 billion to build a new airport in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The Chinese firm is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company which is a state-owned enterprise. … Continue reading

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Boeing to Debut 747-8 on Sunday

More than 40 years after the first 747 debuted, Boeing will roll out the brand new 747-8 Intercontinental on Sunday at its Everett, Washington plant. So far, Lufthansa and Korean Air are the only major carriers who have placed orders for the … Continue reading

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Boeing Aims to Build 787s at a Rate of 180 Per Year

At a press conference commemorating the production of its 1,000th 767, Boeing’s President of Commercial Airplanes, Jim Albaugh, said the company aims to produce 15 787s a month once it gets its assembly lines up to speed according to The … Continue reading

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