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Embraer Releases China Executive Aviation Market Outlook 2014-2023

By BA Staff Photo Courtesy Embraer Executive Jets Embraer Executive Jets presented its China Executive Aviation Market Outlook 2014-2023 during the press conference held today at the Chinese International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) 2013, in Beijing, China. The Company forecasts that a total of 805 executive jets will be in demand the Chinese market over the next decade. The large-cabin …

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Qatar Airways and British Airways partner on frequent flyer programmes

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced a frequent flyer programme (FFP) partnership with its oneworld sponsor, British Airways. From October 1 onwards, Qatar Airways Privilege Club members and British Airways Executive Club members can earn and redeem miles on each other’s flights.

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Avianca to Start San Salvador – Newark Service from Dec 2013

By BA Staff Subject to Government Approval, Avianca, the flag carrier of Colombia, will start a route from San Salvador to Newark from December 2013. The flight will be operated by a TACA Airbus A320 with TA-coded flight numbers. TA398 SAL0835 – 1430EWR 320 DTA399 EWR1545 – 1955SAL 320 D

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CFM commences A320neo LEAP-1A engine certification with test run

by BA Staff In a major milestone for the Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family jetliners, CFM International, kicked off its engine certification programme for its LEAP-1A turbofan engine which will power the new aircraft. CFM LEAP-1A turbofan for A320neo on the GE test rig. Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S. The engine conglomerate conducted the first run of the engine at …

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American Airline’s new transcontinental A321s feature full lie flat seats in premium classes

by BA Staff Dallas-Fort Worth based American Airlines will soon become the first airline to utilise an Airbus A321 aircraft outfitted with a three-class cabin, including full lie-flat seats in business and first class when it receives Sharklets equipped A321ceo (current engine option) jetliners later this year American Airlines new Airbus A321, first class. Image courtesy Airbus S.A.S. In addition …

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Eurofighter Typhoon achieves 200,000 flying hours

by BA Staff The Eurofighter Typhoon, once a contender in the Indian Air Force Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMCRA) tender, has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571 aircraft ordered and 378 aircraft delivered, the programme has “never …

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Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance on October 30

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld®, the alliance of airlines, from Wednesday 30 October 2013, becoming the first of the GB3 (Gulf Big 3) slated to join any of the global airline alliances. It received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness, conducted by British Airways, which …

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Video: British Airways’ latest TV advertisement showcases its Boeing 787 Dreamliner

by BA Staff British Airways’ latest TV advertisement is focussed on the carrier’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The video showcases the airline’s heritage and decades of flying know-how and innovation. The video follows a customer’s journey using a ‘micro to macro’ style of filming. The footage shows close up shots of the intimate details of flying, panning to wide shots …

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Photo: Finnair receives world’s first Airbus A321 fitted with Sharklets

by BA Staff Finnish national carrier, Finnair, became the launch customer for the new Sharklets equipped A321 by taking delivery of the first of five aircraft on order. The aircraft was officially handed over to Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer, during a delivery ceremony at the Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Image copyright and courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under …

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Air Canada transfer all its Embraer 175 regional jets to Sky Regional

by BA Staff Embraer 175. Photo courtesy Air Canada Air Canada has successfully completed the transfer of all 15 of its Embraer 175 regional jets, the smallest jet aircraft in Air Canada’s fleet, to Sky Regional to operate the aircraft on behalf of Air Canada under the capacity purchase agreement between the parties. Sky Regional now operates 20 aircraft on …

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FedEx Express takes delivery of its first Boeing 767 freighter

by BA Staff Global express shipping giant FedEx Express, has taken delivery of its first 767-300 Freighter. The 767-300F will replace the carrier’s ageing DC-10 freighters. The 767 Freighter is based on the popular 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane and is able to carry approximately 52 metric tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range. The aircraft will give FedEx the …

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Etihad to double its capacity to Kathmandu

by BA Staff Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways PJSC, double the frequency of Abu Dhabi Kathmandu service from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from November 1, 2013. The new services will be operated by narrow body A320 aircraft fitted with 16 business and 120 economy class seats. Since the start of flights to Kathmandu in 2007, Etihad …

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Hainan Airlines commences Beijing Chicago non-stop flights

by BA Staff China’s Hainan Airlines commenced non-stop service from Chicago to Beijing, opening the airline’s newest American gateway. Currently the flight operates twice a week using an Airbus A340-600 seating 288 passengers in a three class configuration. The airline is hoping to obtain government approval to change equipment to a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner in November, and to …

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Delta improves food and beverage options at JFK airport terminal 2

by BA Staff Delta Air Lines is building on its successful investments at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport terminal 4 and terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and is launching a new chef-driven food and beverage program at JFK Terminal 2. In May, Delta opened the new terminal 4 expansion as the first phase of a …

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Qatar Airways commences Doha Chengdu flights

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways commenced scheduled thrice a week flights to Chengdu, the airline’s 130th destination and sixth in China, after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chongqing. The airline now operates 41 flights a week to the country. The Chengdu route is operated with an Airbus A330 in a two-class configuration of up to 248 seats in …

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Baron Eagle – India’s first “Global Jet Card” for private fliers launched

by BA Staff An option to substitute high value private jet ownership finally gets addressed today with the launch of Baron Eagle, India’s first “Global Jet Card”. This “By Invitation only” membership program will offer Individuals and Corporates all the benefits of owning a large fleet of Aircraft depending on their mission requirement at a fraction of the ownership cost …

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Jet Airways launches Android smartphones app

by BA Staff Jet Airways has launched its mobile application (app) designed exclusively for Android smartphones. The mobile application will allow the airline’s guests to conveniently book tickets, check flight status, manage their JetPrivilege account and enjoy special promotional offers, among a host of other features. The native mobile application is now available for free down load from Google Play. …

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New Director of Flight Operations and Head of Engineering for AirAsia India announced

by BA Staff Photo copyright (c) AirAsia announced the appointment of Amit Singh as the Director of Flight Operations and Ganpathy Sampath as the Head of Engineering for AirAsia India. Amit Singh has 20 years of airline experience, more than 11,000 flying hours on the Boeing B777 and Airbus A320 and has flown with Air India, IndiGo and Scoot. He …

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Write to AERA about proposed airport charge hikes at Bangalore

The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd. (BIAL), which operates the Bangalore airport, is proposing hikes in User Development Fees (UDF) of up to 750%!!! From the existing Rs. 231.40, BIAL has proposed to the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), revised UDF of Rs. 1,729.43. Even international passengers will see an almost doubling of their UDF from the existing Rs. 952.30 to …

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Advanced Super Hornet demonstrates significant stealth and range improvements

by BA Staff During three weeks of flight testing the Advanced Super Hornet F/A-18F, Boeing and its partner Northrop Grumman demonstrated that the fighter can outperform threats for decades to come with improvements that make the jet much harder for radar to detect and give it significantly more combat range. Through 21 flights in St. Louis and Patuxent River, MD., …

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