Tag Archives: JetBlue

Airbus delivers first US built aircraft

Airbus employees at the delivery of the first aircraft made at Mobile.

European airframer Airbus delivered the first aircraft to be produced at it’s US plant in Mobile, Alabama yesterday. The aircraft an A321 for JetBlue was delivered with the entire team of Airbus employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product. Airbus announced it’s commitment to build a single-aisle assembly line in Mobile in 2012, …

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Airbus inaugurates US manufacturing facility

Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. Airbus image.

European airframer Airbus S.A.S. inaugurated operations at its U.S. assembly line located in Mobile, Alabama. This is the fourth assembly line for Airbus after Toulouse in France, Hamburg in Germany, and Tianjin in China. The line will assembly the high volume narrow body A320 family aircraft A319, A320, A321, and employs about 250 persons. Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier, …

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Emirates airline offers low cost interior connectivity with America’s Pass

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Dubai based behemoth Emirates airline has solved a key weakness faced by its passengers to the Americas, interior travel. The airline flies to 10 gateway cities in the Americas and many of its passengers would like to visit cities beyond these 10. By introducing its America’s Pass the airline’s passengers can now connect to over 90 cities in the USA, …

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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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JetBlue deal marks 10,000th Airbus A320 family order

By BA Staff Just days after taking delivery of its very first A321 aircraft, JetBlue Airways has placed a new order for 15 A321ceo (current engine option) and 20 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. In addition, the airline has opted to up size 8 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft currently on backlog to 8 A321ceo and 10 A321neo, respectively. This …

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Air India Boeing 777 collides into JetBlue A320 at New York JFK airport

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

An arriving Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) of Air India VT-ALK “Chattisgarh” bumped in to a JetBlue Airbus A320 aircraft, N603JB, at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport early on Saturday morning. There are no injuries reported to passengers of either aircraft. Both aircraft have sustained damage and are grounded. The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority indicates around 0615 local (1115Z) the …

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Video: JetBlue launches first A320 retro-fitted with ‘Sharklets’

by Devesh Agarwal United States low cost carrier JetBlue has retrofitted the first Airbus A320 worldwide (N821JB), with the new fuel saving wing-tip ‘Sharklet’ devices. The carrier was able to carry out the retrofit quickly since the aircraft wing had already been modified to accommodate the increased weights of ‘Sharklets’. JetBlue will deploy this and other ‘Sharklet’ fitted A320 aircraft …

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JetBlue to launch Boston-Philadelphia – Will it last?

by Vinay Bhaskara New York based low cost carrier (LCC) JetBlue will be launching 5 flights per day between their second largest hub in Boston and Philadelphia beginning May 23, 2013. All flights will be operated with Embraer E190s B62059 BOS 0640 – 0809 PHL E90 DailyB62159 BOS 0845 – 1016 PHL E90 DailyB62259 BOS 1124 – 1250 PHL E90 DailyB62359 BOS …

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Weekly Airline Stock Update – BAASA Index Shows a Mixed Bag

Last week, Bangalore Aviation introduced the BAASA Index, the world’s first index of 30 airline stocks measured from a 3,000 point base value and designed to provide a broad based measure of airline financial performance and investor confidence in the airline industry. Over the past week, the BAASA index fell 0.49% to close at 2985.80 points. Performance was mixed across …

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Planespotting Photos: Newark Liberty International Airport

Earlier this week, I got a chance to go planespotting at Newark (well technically I stood atop my car in an IKEA parking lot across the street from Newark’s runway) and I’d like to share some of the fruits of my trip. While I am nowhere near the level of photographer that Devesh or Vedant is, here are the cream …

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2011 US airline industry review – The return of profits, but only just

Air travel and economic growth are widely recognized to be linked together; the industry typically grows at about double the rate of economic growth. However, despite the economic malaise in the United States, 2011 was not a bad year for the aviation industry here. As US airlines dealt with stagnating demand and appreciating fuel prices, they still managed to pull …

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Jet Airways celebrates 100,000 fans on Facebook, now needs to catch up on Twitter

Mumbai based Jet Airways (mobile website)is celebrating the crossing of 100,000 fans of its Facebook page. It is a significant statement on the growth of social networking in India that this achievement has been reached in less than a year of the airline launching its social media efforts and January 19, 2010. The airline is marking its celebration with a …

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How Kingfisher and other airlines should leverage Twitter to build their brand

Kingfisher Airlines recently became the first Indian airline to get on board the social nano-blogging service Twitter. Following the success of JetBlue and Southwest, quite a few airlines have joined Twitter, including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, and United Airlines. While I laud the bold initiatives by Kingfisher Airlines, at present it is only broadcasting adverts and updates — …

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URGENT: For today only JetBlue offers $14 fare San Francisco to New York JFK or Los Angeles Long Beach

For today only, value airline JetBlue Airways is offering seats on sale for just $14 each way on non-stop flights between San Francisco International Airport and both New York City/JFK and Los Angeles/Long Beach for travel from today through April 8, 2009. The $14 fares to/from San Francisco are available until 11:59 p.m. MDT today, April 2, 2009, or until …

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