Monthly Archives: January 2012

Boeing increases 737 production rate to 35 a month

Boeing image. Boeing has successfully increased and achieved a production rate of 35 airplanes a month for its narrow body single aisle airplane, the Next-Generation 737. For now, the company and its employees will focus on stabilising the monthly production rate at 35, while the company continues its investments need to increase the production rate to 38 737s a month, …

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Guest Post: What is a Travel Concierge?

When I tell people about my company, Cranky Concierge, I always explain that we specialize in air travel assistance. Want to guess what the usual reaction to that is? “What do I need that for?” Building a business that’s not something people even realize they might need can be a challenge, so I’m grateful to Vinay and Devesh for letting …

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Lufthansa to use biosynthetic fuel on long-haul transatlantic flight

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa announced that it will operate the first scheduled transatlantic flight using biosynthetic fuel from 12 January 2012 under its PureSky program. Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 D-ABVX at Mumbai CSI airport. A modified Boeing 747-400, carrying about 40 tonnes of a biosynthetic fuel mix, will fly from Frankfurt to Washington. With this flight alone, Lufthansa expects to reduce …

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Lufthansa warns of ticket price increases as Europe implements Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa is warning that flyers will face higher ticket prices as it refuses to shoulder the almost €130 million (approx US$ 170 million) additional costs it faces thanks to the European Union’s new Emissions Trading System (ETS) which took effect on new year’s day, January 1. In a statement the airline explained its reasoning based on the …

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2011 US airline industry review – The return of profits, but only just

Air travel and economic growth are widely recognized to be linked together; the industry typically grows at about double the rate of economic growth. However, despite the economic malaise in the United States, 2011 was not a bad year for the aviation industry here. As US airlines dealt with stagnating demand and appreciating fuel prices, they still managed to pull …

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Official highlights of 2011 by the Ministry of Civil Aviation

This is the official take of the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation on highlights of 2011. Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) signed with USAIndia has signed Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) with United States on 18th July, 2011. This agreement provides for mutual certification of aeronautical products. It recognizes the mutual benefit of improved procedures for the reciprocal acceptance of …

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