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Boeing reports robust third quarter fiscal 2013 results. Raises full year earnings guidance

by Devesh Agarwal Chicago based, US aerospace and defence giant The Boeing Company reported earnings of $1,160 million, a massive 12% jump in its third-quarter profit compared to $1,030 million from the same period a year ago. The company has also raised its 2013 financial performance outlook, based on an increase in commercial aircraft deliveries. Key highlights of the quarter …

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Boeing lowers 747-8 production rate as demand slows

By BA Staff Boeing announced that it will adjust the production rate for the 747-8 program from 1.75 airplanes to 1.5 airplanes per month through 2015 because of lower market demand for large passenger and freighter airplanes. Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager, 747 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said:  “This production adjustment better aligns us with near-term demand while …

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AirAsia shifts operations to New International Terminal Chennai (NITC)

By BA Staff AirAsia is shifting its operations in Chennai, from Anna International Terminal, Chennai Airport to the New International Terminal, Chennai (NITC) effective from 21 October 2013. From the effective date onwards, flight departure from Chennai will be based and operated at the NITC. Arrivals will be at the old terminal. AirAsia guests with flights from the NITC are …

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Etihad Airways and Korean Air expand codeshare agreement

By BA Staff Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has expanded its codeshare agreement with Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, to include six new destinations. In the second phase of cooperation, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Korean Air services from Seoul Incheon to Honolulu, Vancouver and Hong Kong. Korean Air will place …

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Mahindra Aerospace inaugurates new aerostructures facility in Bangalore

By BA Staff Mahindra Aerospace inaugurated its state-of-the-art 25,000 sq.m. aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapura Industrial Estate near Bangalore. This service-oriented facility has the ability to accurately craft large, complex sheet metal parts using CNC routing, stretch-forming, bladder press, heat treatment and other specialized equipment. Mahindra Aerospace today also announced the signing of a technology partnership with the Aernnova …

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Qatar Airways to fly to Miami from June 2014

by Devesh Agarwal Image courtesy Qatar Airways Flag carrier, Qatar Airways, has announced Miami to be its sixth destination in the United States with flights beginning June 10, 2014. The airline will offer four non-stop flights a week from Doha using a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a two class configuration with 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and 217 seats …

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Alaska Airlines dedicates ‘Spirit of Education’ aircraft to nation’s first college preparatory, Aviation-Themed high school

By BA Staff Local business and government leaders joined students, educators and alumni from Raisbeck Aviation High School onboard a specially themed Alaska Airlines jet for the grand opening of the new facility for the nation’s first public, college preparatory, aviation-themed high school. The “Spirit of Education,” a Boeing 737-900ER, is dedicated to the students and staff of Raisbeck Aviation …

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American Airlines to commence Dallas-Fort Worth to Hong Kong and to Shanghai daily services

By BA Staff American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. American Airlines will launch new international services from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Hong Kong (HKG) and to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) in the summer of 2014, the first flights between the cities. American will operate its Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) aircraft on the Hong Kong route and a Boeing 777-200ER on the Shanghai route, both …

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SpiceJet announces Madurai-Dubai service

By BA Staff SpiceJet will begin a daily direct flight between Madurai and Dubai from November 22nd, 2013 utilising an all economy class 189 seat Boeing 737-800. Booking of tickets on this route is now open. Flight SG023 will depart Madurai 23:35 and arrive Dubai 02:20 the next morning. The return flight SG024 will depart Dubai at 03:50 and arrive …

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Alaska Airlines Announces Q400s Will Use Jet Bridge for Warm Boarding in Fairbanks

By BA Staff Fairbanks residents flying on Alaska Airlines’ Bombardier Q400s starting next March will board and deplane the aircraft using the existing jet bridge at Fairbanks International Airport. The carrier will modify the jet bridge at Gate 1 to provide passengers with warm, easy access to their flights on the turboprop aircraft. Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president …

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ATR 72-600 suffers first fatal crash

by Devesh Agarwal Lao Airline ATR72-600. Photo courtesy ATR. Airbus joint-venture subsidiary ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional) suffered the first fatal crash of the ATR 72-600 aircraft it manufactures. The airframer confirmed that an ATR 72-600 operated by Lao Airlines as flight QV301 from capital Vientiane to Pakse crashed at around 16:00 (09:00 UTC) near …

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Japan approves Finnair’s inclusion in Japan Airlines British Airways joint venture

By BA Staff Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has granted anti-trust immunity to the joint business venture between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways.  This paves the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business venture between Japan Airlines and British Airways. The agreement will allow all three airlines to cooperate commercially on flights between …

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Bird Information Systems partners with FITS Air

By BA Staff Bird Information Systems (BIS), a provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions has entered into a partnership with Sri Lanka based FITS Air, for the use of its Airline Inventory and Reservations System (AIRS). As per the partnership, Bird will provide FITS Air, the booking technology for the airline inventory hosting, reservation at all city …

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oneworld takes its sixth ‘best alliance’ title of the year

By BA Staff Readers of Business Traveller magazine have voted oneworld Best Airline Alliance in the magazine’s 2013 readers’ poll. This is the sixth “best alliance” honor oneworld has received in major international industry award schemes in the past year, a record for any global airline alliance – and it comes as oneworld undergoes the biggest expansion program in its …

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Virgin Australia expands codeshare on Air New Zealand domestic routes

By BA Staff Virgin Australia has expanded its codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand, adding its code to an additional 17 routes across New Zealand. Virgin Australia already codeshares to all Air New Zealand destinations in New Zealand however today’s announcement means that customers now have more choice than ever before on how to get to their destination. Virgin Australia …

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Boeing, South African Airways launch sustainable aviation biofuel effort in Southern Africa

By BA Staff Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) announced that they will work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. Courtesy of Boeing The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding for sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain development at The Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business, …

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Emirates is now a partner with the Commonwealth Games

By BA Staff Courtesy of Wikipedia Emirates, the Official Airline Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, has today started the first leg of the “Baton’s journey round the world”, beginning its international journey in Glasgow. The Queen’s Baton will be transported by Emirates, visiting a selection of the Commonwealth’s nations and territories ahead of the Glasgow …

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