Archive for February, 2010

No Airbus A400M aircraft rescue plan concensus

Saturday, February 27, 2010 15:06

Partner-nations of Airbus A400M military transport plane fail to reach consensus on credits to EADS

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Photo: Eurocopter's new diesel engine from EcoMotor

Diesel-powered helicopters in the works

Saturday, February 27, 2010 14:09

Eurocopter, the world’s biggest helicopter-maker, has announced that it is keen on developing a helicopter with a diesel-powered engine within 5 years.

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Qantas Airways to cut number of first-class, business-class seats after income and profits dip; to raise fares in 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010 21:32

Qantas Airways, the he national airline of Australia, has said it will cut the number of first-class and business-class seats on all except a few routes. This follows the airline’s profits nosediving by as much as 72%.

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Alaska Airlines to offer in-flight internet in all its planes

Thursday, February 25, 2010 20:04

Alaska Airlines, based in Seattle, Washington, the United States, has announced that it will offer in-flight Wi-Fi facility on all of its flights, using Aircell’s Gogo service.

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Emirates to launch non-stop flights from Dubai to Tokyo, Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid; seeking daily Toronto flights

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:45

Emirates, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced that it will launch non-stop flights from Dubai to Tokyo on March 28, 2010; to Amsterdam on May 1, 2010; to Prague on July 1, 2010; and to Madrid on August 1, 2010.

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British Airways to use biofuel made from municipal waste

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 19:19

Fuel made from municipal waste will form a small part of the aviation turbine fuel that British Airways, the flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, will use from 2014. British Airways has signed an agreement to this effect with Solena Group, the biofuel company based in the United States.

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Kingfisher Airlines seeking code-share arrangement with British Airways on domestic routes in India

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 18:00

Kingfisher Airlines, the privately owned airline based in India, is holding talks with British Airways, the flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, for a code-share arrangement on domestic routes in India.

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American Airlines to resume regular flights to earthquake-hit Haiti from February 19, 2010

American Airlines to resume regular flights to earthquake-hit Haiti from February 19, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010 20:05

Commercial flights to Haiti will resume on February 19, 2010, with American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, starting regular flights from Miami International Airport to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

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US DOT vs FAA aviation safety lapse flap about American Airlines

Monday, February 22, 2010 12:23

US Department of Transportation faults FAA for safety-related lapses in supervising American Airlines

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easyJet to launch Liverpool-Isle of Man, Geneva-Pristina, Basel-Pristina, and Geneva-Tel Aviv flights

Monday, February 22, 2010 12:20

easyJet, the low-cost airline based at London Luton Airport, is launching 4 new flights – from Geneva (Switzerland) to Pristina (the capital of Kosovo); from Basel (Belgium) to Pristina; a direct flight from John Lennon Airport( Liverpool, England) to the Isle of Man (the self-governing British crown dependency territory); and from Geneva to Tel Aviv (Israel).

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US gives American Airlines, British Airways tentative approval to expand their trans-Atlantic alliance

Monday, February 22, 2010 12:02

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has given tentative approval to American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, and British Airways, the flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, to expand their trans-Atlantic alliance. In return, the two carriers have to relinquish some slots at the congested Heathrow Airport in London.

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Number of airline accidents down in 2009, but death-toll up

Monday, February 22, 2010 12:00

The number of airline-related accidents dropped by about 20% worldwide in 2009, but there was an increase in the death-roll owing to a few crashes with high rates of casualty.

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AirTran Airways to fly between Tunica and Atlanta; starts flights from Lexington to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando

Monday, February 15, 2010 19:57

AirTran Airways has announced that it will launch flights between Tunica (Mississippi, the United States) and Atlanta (Georgia, the United States) from May 6, 2010.

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American Airlines to charge $50 for flying standby

Monday, February 15, 2010 19:52

American Airlines, based in ort Worth, Texas, the United States, will charge the non-premium-class passengers a fee of $50 for flying standby on the day of their scheduled flights for tickets purchased on or after February 22, 2010.

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Major airlines in US improve on-time arrivals in 2009

Sunday, February 14, 2010 19:50

The major airlines based in the United States achieved in 2009 their best on-time performance rate since 2003.

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VietJet AirAsia budget airline in Vietnam

Friday, February 12, 2010 19:43

AirAsia, VietJet Air set up low-cost airline VietJet AirAsia in Vietnam; flights to start in May 2010

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Kingfisher Airlines to fly on 7 more international routes

Friday, February 12, 2010 19:29

New Kingfisher flights from New Delhi to London, Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong

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American Airlines faces huge fine for safety-related problems in its fleet of MD-80 planes

Thursday, February 11, 2010 15:25

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has almost completed a 2-year investigation of safety violations by American Airlines, and the airline is likely to be asked to pay one of the biggest fines in the history of the FAA.

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China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines merge to form New China Eastern Airline

Thursday, February 11, 2010 14:30

China Eastern Airlines, the second biggest airline in China by fleet-size, and Shanghai Airlines have merged.

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American Airlines to charge $8 for blankets on all domestic flights, some international flights from May 1, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 8:27

American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, will charge passengers in coach-class for a blanket and a pillow on all its domestic flights as well as on flights to and from Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean from May 1, 2010.

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Boeing 747-8 test-flight successful

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 18:52

Making a landmark in the history of the legendary 747 Jumbo family, a freighter version of Boeing Company’s 747-8 jet has successfully made its first test-flight.

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Taiwan approves direct flight of private jet to China

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 18:01

For the first time, Taiwan has allowed a private jet to fly directly to China, which is seen as a sign of the relations between the two countries improving. China still considers the self-ruled island of Taiwan as its territory.

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Ukraine International Airlines raises number of Kiev-Abu Dhabi flights from 3 to 5 times a week

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:25

Ukraine International Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ukraine, headquartered in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, has raised the number of flights between Kiev and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 3 flights a week to 5 flights a week.

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Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air to launch flights from Long Beach Airport in California during summer travel season

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:16

Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air have announced that they will launch flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, California, the United States, during the summer travel season.

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US fines Britain-based Balli Aviation for illegally exporting Boeing 747 jets to Iran

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 6:06

Balli Aviation Limited, a unit of Balli Group Plc, based in the United Kingdom, has pleaded guilty in a court in the United States to having exported illegally Boeing 747 passenger aircraft from the United States to Iran.

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AirTran Airways’ new Baltimore-Jacksonville flights, Tampa-Grand Rapids service

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 5:38

AirTran Airways, the low-cost airline based in Orlando, Florida, the United States, has announced that it will add 4 non-stop flights between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), in Baltimore, and Jacksonville International Airport, in Jacksonville, Florida, from May 4, 2010.

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Photo: Boeing 747-8

Boeing 747-8 to make first test-flight on February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010 13:56

After having been put off two times owing to design changes and shortage of resources, the Boeing Company’s Boeing 747-8 Jumbo jet is all set to make its first test-flight on February 8, 2010.

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Bell 429 helicopter unveiled at Singapore Airshow

Saturday, February 6, 2010 13:31

The Bell 429, the world’s latest helicopter, has made its debut at the Singapore Airshow.

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Six state-run airlines in Russia to merge with Aeroflot

Friday, February 5, 2010 5:28

Russia has put on hold earlier plans to set up a second large state-owned airline and will, instead, merge 6 small government-run aviation companies with Aeroflot, Russia’s flag-carrier airline.

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Airline passengers will pay $58 billion in ‘ancillary charges’ in 2010, says study by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 18:50

Airline passengers will pay $58 billion (€41 billion) in ‘ancillary charges’ in 2010, according to analysts.

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