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EL AL selects Lufthansa Systems’ BoardConnect for wireless AVOD IFE

by BA Staff (left: Stefan Hansen, CEO Lufthansa Systems AGand Elyezer Shkedy, CEO El Al) EL AL Israel Airlines has selected Lufthansa Systems’ wireless in-flight entertainment system BoardConnect. Using their laptops, tablet PCs or smartphones EL AL passengers will be able to access on-demand audio and video and other content. The system will be installed on 10 Boeing 737s and …

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Lion Air group receives its 100th Boeing 737 Next-Gen aircraft

by Devesh Agarwal Traditional Indonesian dance graces the ceremony US airframer Boeing has delivered to Lion Air a new Boeing 737-900ER, marking the delivery of the 100th Boeing 737NG to the Lion Group, Indonesia’s largest airline group. It is not surprising that the delivered aircraft was the largest in the Boeing 737 Next-Generation family. Lion Air, which was established in …

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Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Colorado Springs and Seattle and Omaha

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines is inaugurating daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs, Colo., starting Nov. 1, and between Seattle and Omaha, Nebraska, starting Nov. 7. The flight schedule is shown below: Summary of new service: Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Nov. 1 Seattle-Colorado Springs 6:20 p.m. 9:55 p.m. Daily Nov. 2 Colorado Springs-Seattle 8:00 a.m. 9:55 …

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Alaska Airlines starting service between Portland-Reno/Tahoe and Portland-Tucson

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines is growing again in Portland, Ore., with new nonstop flights between the Rose City and Tucson, Ariz., starting Nov. 1, and between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Nev., starting Nov. 8. Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing said: “Alaska Airlines is proud to give our customers two new destinations from our Portland hub, with daily flights to …

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Boeing to increase 737 production rate in 2017

By BA Staff Courtesy of Wikipedia Boeing announced that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50 percent since 2010. Beverly Wyse, vice …

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Finnair celebrates its 90th anniversary

By BA Staff Finnair celebrated its 90th anniversary on Friday, 1 November 2013.  The world’s fifth-oldest airline still in operation, Finnair was established in 1923. Today, Finnair specialises in flights between Europe and Asia, offering direct connections from Helsinki to over 60 European destinations and 13 Asian destinations. Over eight million passengers per year fly on Finnair’s all-Airbus fleet. CEO …

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Alaska Airlines renews IOSA registration, completes IATA safety audit

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines announced it successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006. Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines CEO said: “Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is core to our responsibility. Meeting this internationally recognized benchmark …

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Boeing VP Jean Chamberlin receives lifetime achievement award from women in aerospace

By BA Staff Jean Chamberlin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) vice president of Program Management, has been honoured by Women in Aerospace for her “outstanding career and lifelong commitment to furthering the advancement of women’s opportunities in aerospace.” Chamberlin said as she accepted the group’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 29: “This speaks to the power of diversity …

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Chef Linton Hopkins winner of “Cabin Pressure Cook-Off,” new Delta chef

By BA Staff Delta Air Lines and FOOD & WINE managzine announced that Chef Linton Hopkins is the winner of the “The Cabin Pressure Cook-Off,” a culinary competition to find the next Delta chef. Chef Hopkins will join the Delta culinary team to consult on BusinessElite menus for flights between Atlanta and Europe beginning in February. Joanne Smith, Delta’s senior …

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Boeing continues to Improve 737 MAX performance

By BA Staff The Boeing 737 MAX program continues to make steady development progress since reaching Firm Configuration on the 737 MAX 8 in July. Engineers have completed an assessment of the airplane’s performance confirming an additional 1% fuel-efficiency improvement over the 13% already promised to customers. Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes …

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US August passenger airline employment down 2.2 percent

By BA Staff U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,328 workers in August 2013, down 2.2% from a year earlier, as per the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. August was the 12th consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers was below that of the same month of the previous year. Scheduled …

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dnata selects Amadeus’ flight management solution

By BA Staff Amadeus, announced that dnata, part of the Emirates group of Dubai and one of the world’s largest combined air services providers, will implement Amadeus’ Altéa Departure Control’s Flight Management solution in their centralised load control offices (CLC) in Dubai. The airport ground handler, is now present in 75 airports in 38 countries. The deal spans all Emirates …

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