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United Airlines applies for San Francisco – Chengdu

by BA staff A United 787 Dreamliner – Image Credit: United Airlines Chicago-based full service carrier United Airlines announced today that it has applied with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for the authority to serve San Francisco – Chengdu, China nonstop from 9th June, 2014. The proposed flights to Chengdu, China’s fourth largest city and home to China’s fifth …

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Xiamen Airlines finalizes orders for 6 787 Dreamliners

Chinese full service carrier Xiamen Airlines has finalized an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners that was initially announced in May of 2011. Find more details below. Image Credit: Boeing 26th August 2013 Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-8s. Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at $1.3 …

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High resolution photos: Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules lands at Daulat Beg Oldi

by Devesh Agarwal Yesterday, we wrote about the world record breaking effort of the Indian Air Force landing one of its C-130J Super Hercules strategic air transporters at the world’s highest airfield at Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO). Read the story here. With a hat-tip to Shiv Aroor, we present some high resolution pictures of the ‘Herc’ at DBO. The aircraft …

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IAF achieves landing of C-130J Hercules at world’s highest airstrip Daulat Beg Oldie

by Devesh Agarwal DBO near the top of the map. Image: Wikipedia In a significant capability demonstration move by the Indian Air Force (IAF) achieved a world record when it landed a C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft landed at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), the highest airstrip in the world at 06:54 hrs today. The Commanding Officer Group …

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Air China ends Shanghai-Chengdu-Bangalore

by Vinay Bhaskara Yesterday, Sunday, August 4th, marked the final nonstop flight for Air China limited, the world’s 10th largest airline by passenger traffic, between Bangalore and Chengdu. Flights have been zeroed out from the global distribution system (GDS) and are no longer bookable via AirChina.com. The nonstop flights, which began in early 2010, had actually been increased in frequency …

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Boeing delivers first Dreamliners to China and UK

US airframer Boeing made deliveries of the first Dreamliners to China and the United Kingdom when it delivered 787-8 aircraft to China Southern Airlines and UK’s Thomson Airways on May 31. China Southern has 10 Dreamliners on order. The airline will follow the patterns of other 787 operators and first operate the aircraft on shorter domestic flights before introducing the …

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AirAsia X to increase services from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Taipei and Chengdu

AirAsiaX the long distance arm of Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia will increase its frequencies from its Kuala Lumpur hub to Melbourne, Australia, Taipei, Taiwan, and Chengdu, China from next year. Melbourne services will see frequencies increase from the current daily flights to nine flights weekly by May 1, 2013 and to twelve flights weekly by July 1. Taipei will …

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SkyTeam strengthens China dominance with addition of Xiamen Airlines

Image courtesy SkyTeam SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, led by Delta, Air France-KLM, and Korean Airlines, today welcomed Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member Xiamen Airlines, with its hubs in Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou, is the third member in the alliance from China, joining China Eastern and China Southern, and cousin China Airlines from across the straits, in Taiwan. These …

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Images: Maiden flight of first A320 assembled in China

The first A320 aircraft assembled outside Europe in the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) successfully completed its first flight today. The aircraft took off from Tianjin International Airport at 10:42 and landed at 14:56. The four hour and fourteen minute test flight was jointly captained by Harry Nelson, Vice President Production Flight Tests and by Experimental Test Pilot Philippe …

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