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Germania becomes new Airbus A321 operator

By BA Staff S.A.T., the holding company of the Berlin-based German carrier Germania, has taken delivery of its first out of two A321s on order. Both aircraft are equipped with Airbus’ wing tip fuel saving devices, called Sharklets. The airline has already been operating eight A319 successfully since 2011. The new Germania A321 will operate exclusively for Alltours, one of …

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate airline’s 100th airplane

By BA Staff Boeing and Xiamen Airlines celebrated the 100th airplane to join China’s only all-Boeing carrier. Formed in 1984 as China’s first joint venture between CAAC and a municipal government, Xiamen Airlines started services in 1985 with two Boeing 737-200s serving three cities. The carrier has grown into China’s sixth largest carrier serving 218 domestic routes and 26 international …

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Alaska Airlines passengers can now use personal electronic devices gate to gate

By BA Staff Passengers on Alaska Airlines flights can begin enjoying the use of their tablets, book readers, games and other personal electronic devices from gate to gate starting Saturday morning. Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing said: “Our customers have long wanted to be able to read a book, listen to music or watch a movie on …

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Boeing partners with US Air Force to reduce supply chain costs

By BA Staff Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) have entered into an overarching public-private partnership that will streamline supply chain contracting, saving money and speeding up execution by as much as 10 months. The partnership – the first of its kind – allows the three Air Force logistics complexes that are under the AFSC to immediately …

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Boeing delivers Ethiopian Airlines’ first 777-300ER

By BA Staff Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) jet to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to Ethiopian Airlines. The 777-300ER is now the largest airplane in the Ethiopian flag-carrier’s fleet and will provide it with increased capacity and improved operating economics on key routes from its base in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Mesfin Tassew, Chief …

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Alaska Airlines debuts Disney-Themed airplane in Seattle

By BA Staff The newest themed airplane in Alaska Airlines’ fleet flew into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, featuring one of America’s most beloved and rusty tow trucks. Adorned with the familiar images of Disney-Pixar’s animated Cars characters Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi, the colorful Boeing 737-800 named “Adventure of Disneyland Resort” celebrates Alaska’s partnership with Walt Disney’s original theme park. …

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Boeing and US Army museum launch online ‘Soldiers’ Stories’ gallery

By BA Staff Boeing, as part of its continuing partnership with the National Museum of the United States Army, has launched the online Soldiers’ Stories video gallery, which features male and female veterans describing their experiences in service. The videos can be found on the Army Historical Foundation’s website and on Boeing’s Tribute Page. In addition to honouring these stories …

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