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Bombardier CSeries flies for the first time

by Vinay BhaskaraEarlier today at Montreal’s shuttered Mirabel Airport (YMX), Bombardier’s new CSeries jet flew for the first time today. The flight of CSeries flight test vehicle 1 (FTV1 – a CS100) was performed under perfect weather conditions in Montreal, and also represented the first flight for engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney’s new PurePower geared turbo fan (GTF) engine. The …

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Harbin Composite Manufacturing Centre delivers 1st major A350 part

By BA Staff Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC), a joint venture between Airbus and its Chinese partners, has started to deliver elevators for the Airbus A350 XWB programme. A ceremony was held today in Harbin for the delivery of the first ship set of elevators. The elevators manufactured at HMC are delivered to Spain-based Aernnova Aerospace (ANN), who …

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Alaska Airlines Inaugurates New Flights Between Portland, Ore., and Dallas/Fort Worth

By BA Staff Starting today, Alaska Airlines will inaugurate nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Dallas/Fort Worth. Joe Sprague, the airline’s vice president of marketing, had this to say about the route: “Portland-Dallas is the eighth new route we’ve added from the Rose City since June of last year. Our customers will not only enjoy convenient nonstop flights, but also …

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Virgin America Reports August Traffic

By BA Staff Image Credit: Virgin America San Francisco-based Virgin America reported its preliminary operational results for August and August year-to-date. Virgin America’s August 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 5.1 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 5 percent lower than in August 2012. Load factor was 82.2 percent, which is unchanged from the same month …

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Lufthansa receives International Five Star Diamond Award

By BA Staff Photo Courtesy Lufthansa Group At Lufthansa’s First Class terminal at Frankfurt International Airport, Lufthansa received the International Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). The academy honoured three accomplishments of Lufthansa’s premium service portfolio: the Lufthansa First Class onboard its intercontinental fleet, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and the Lufthansa …

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