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Qatar Airways announces new route to Edinburgh

By BA Staff Qatar Airways will begin five flights weekly to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh effective 28 May 2014. The new route will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two-cabin configuration, offering passengers 22 Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats. QR 027 departs Doha (DOH) at 08:00 on all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays and …

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Boeing and Korean Air commence construction of new aviation training facility

By BA Staff Boeing participated in a groundbreaking ceremony with Incheon and Korean Air for construction of Korea’s largest new aviation training facility to be located in Incheon’s Free Economic Zone (IFEZ).The new campus, which is slated to open in 2015, will allow Boeing to expand the scope of its training business in Korea and continue its long-standing training relationship …

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Cathay Pacific names new chief operating officer

Rupert Hogg, 51, will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways from March 2014. At the same time Hogg will become a Director of Cathay Pacific.Hogg takes over in the role from Ivan Chu, who will become Cathay Pacific’s Chief Executive. The current Chief Executive, John Slosar, will succeed Christopher Pratt as Chairman of the …

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Marginal decrease in August US passenger traffic from a year earlier

By BA StaffThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that U.S. airlines carried 67.7 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in August 2013, 0.1 per cent fewer than in August 2012. Domestic passengers decreased 0.9 percent to 58.1 million, and international passengers increased 5.5 per cent to 9.6 million compared to August 2012. Total …

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Kuwait Airways Chairman suspended for announcing plans to buy five A330s from Jet AIrways

New Delhi IGI airport Terminal 2

Yesterday, Reuters quoting Kuwait Airways Chairman Sami Al-Nesif, reported that Kuwait Airways is buying five A330-200 aircraft from India’s Jet Airways. According to Mr. Al-Nesif, Kuwait Airways wanted to take 11 jets from its old fleet of 17 out of service and use the Jet Airways’ aircraft as a stop gap measure till its order of new Airbus aircraft commence …

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InterGlobe and CAE inaugurate India’s largest pilot training facility

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

by Devesh Agarwal Rahul Bhatia, InterGlobe, Marc Parent, CAE InterGlobe Enterprises, the parent company of India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, and CAE, a global leader in flight simulators and training, inaugurated India’s largest pilot training facility in India. Located in Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Centre, CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (CSTPL), is a joint venture …

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Boeing, TUI travel PLC complete order for two 787-8s

By BA StaffBoeing and TUI Travel, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, have completed an order for two 787-8 Dreamliners. The deal, worth $424 million at current list prices, extends TUI Travel’s 787 commitment to 15 airplanes. The purchase was originally attributed on the Boeing orders and deliveries website to an unidentified customer. TUI took delivery of its …

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Air Algérie orders three A330 passenger aircraft

By BA Staff Air Algérie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. This order has been placed at Dubai Airshow 2013. The new aircraft will be deployed on medium and long haul routes from the Air Algérie hub in Algeria. Air Algérie has already ordered a total of …

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Abu Dhabi aviation signs LOI for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

By BA StaffBombardier Aerospace announced that Abu Dhabi Aviation, based in Abu Dhabi, has signed a Letter of Intent for two Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline is a long time Bombardier Q-Series aircraft customer. Based on the list price, the potential contract value for Abu Dhabi Aviation’s transaction, covering two Q400 NextGen aircraft, would be approximately $70 million US. Abu …

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Air Tahiti receives its first ATR42-600

Air Tahiti has taken delivery of its first ATR42-600 in a bid to modernize its fleet. The aircraft is part of the firm order for three ordered in August 2010. The airline has also placed an order for four ATR 72-600s). All the aircraft will be shipped over the next three years. Air Tahiti will introduce the aircraft on the …

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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab sets new solar cell efficiency world record

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab recently set a new world record by producing a solar cell that converted 38.8% of solar energy into electricity, more than any other ground-based solar cell not using concentrated sunlight. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., verified the new record, which beats Spectrolab’s own previous world record by one per cent. …

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Qatar Airways orders Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines

By BA StaffQatar Airways has placed a $300 million order on Rolls-Royce for Trent 700 engines, with long-term TotalCare® support, to power five recently ordered Airbus A330 freighter aircraft. The Trent 700, the only engine specifically designed for the A330, is the market leader on the aircraft with a 70% of new orders over the last four years. It is …

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Libyan Wings orders three A350 XWBs and four A320neo’s

By BA StaffLibyan Wings, a newly launched Tripoli based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three Airbus A350-900s and four Airbus A320neo’s. The carrier is building up its fleet with aircraft orders announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. Libyan Wings is expected to start operations for passenger charter and freight from early 2014. Wisam Al Masri, Chairman of …

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Etihad Airways orders 115 Rolls Royce Trent engines

By BA Staff Etihad Airways, has announced an order for 113 Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines to power 50 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and two Trent 700 engines for an Airbus A330-200 freighter. The order, unveiled at the Dubai Air Show 2013, includes 102 engines fitted onto the aircraft, 13 spare engines and long-term TotalCare® support services. The Rolls-Royce Trent …

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Ethiopian Airlines authorised as service facility for Q400 turboprops

Bombardier Aerospace celebrated its growing support network in Africa by agreeing with Ethiopian Airlines of Addis Ababa, as yet another Authorised Service Facility (ASF) for commercial aircraft on the continent. The airline can now perform line and heavy maintenance on Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft under the Bombardier ASF banner. Ethiopian Airlines operates a fleet of modern aircraft, and …

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flyDubai orders engines for its 737 MAX order

flydubai today announced that it has signed an agreement with CFM International to purchase up to 200 LEAP-1B engines to power Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline has also ordered 22 CFM56-7BE engines to power up to an additional 11 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. The order is not surprising since CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and …

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Etihad Airways orders CFM LEAP engine for its A321neo

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 26 Airbus A321neo scheduled to begin delivery in 2018. The order is valued at $2.8 billion U.S. at list price, including a long-term services agreement. To support the new fleet, Etihad has signed a 15-year Rate per Flight …

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