quinta-feira, 28 de Agosto de 2014

Qatar Airways Gears Up To Receive New Aircraft Type into the Fleet

TOULOUSE, France - Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft is set to receive its first delivery before the end of this year.
The airline has ordered 80 of the widebody A350 XWB which will be deployed on a wide variety of routes served by the Qatar Airways network.

The airline is the launch customer of the Airbus A350 programme and is set to receive its first A350 before the end of this year.

The A350 MSN005 development aircraft recently concluded a world tour, touching down in 14 cities, demonstrating its readiness for airline operations on a global scale.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said that the airline is currently in the midst of a massive fleet expansion programme and the incoming delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB type into the fleet will be a significant milestone for the airline.

“We take pride in introducing the latest products and services available to the industry and this new aircraft is a prime example of that. We look forward to offering to our passengers even more choice and variety in the young and modern fleet which we operate to more than 140 destinations across the world.”
Photo copyright Airbus

China Eastern Shanxi Branch Receives New 737-800 Aircraft in SkyTeam Livery

 China Eastern Shanxi Branch received a new boeing 737-800 aircraft in SkyTeam Livery.

The newly-introduced aircraft, registration number B-1981, is the fourth of 6 new aircraft to be delivered to the branch company in 2014. In accordance with the aircraft introduction plan, MU's Shanxi Branch will operate a fleet of 20 aircraft in the fourth quarter of this year. As a major base airline settled in Shanxi Province, the company operates about 34 outbound flights every day, forming a comprehensive network covering China's major cities, economic developed regions, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Xiamen Airlines' First 787 Conducts Test Flight Before Delivery

Xiamen Airlines first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, registration B-2768, conducted a test flight at Paine Field paving way for its delivery, according to the manufacturer's official Weibo account.
Boeing is scheduled to deliver the first 787 Dreamliner to Xiamen Airlines in Seattle on Aug. 30, which will arrive at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) on the afternoon of Aug. 31. Xiamen Airlines' 787 Dreamliner features a classic three-class configuration with 237 seats - 4 in first class (P), 18 in business class (F) and 215 in economy class (Y).
The 787 Dreamliner will make its maiden flight MF8107/8 on Fuzhou-Beijing route on Sep. 6, when the carrier will become the third 787 operator in China following China Southern Airlines (CZ) and Hainan Airlines (HU). The outbound flight MF8107 is scheduled to take off from Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) at 12:30 p.m. and arrive in Beijing at 3:05 p.m., with the return flight MF8108 departing from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 4:05 p.m. and landing in Fuzhou at 8:45 p.m.

Xiamen Airlines has six Dreamliners on order. The first two 787 Dreamliners will join the airline's fleet in August and October 2014, and the rest four 787s will be delivered in next year.

 Xiamen Airlines' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, registration B-2768, conducted a test flight at Paine Field. Image by Boeing.


Joy Air Takes Delivery of Its 9th MA60

Joy Air took delivery of its 9th MA60 aircraft on Aug. 27, 2014

Joy Air (JR), a regional carrier jointly owned by China Eastern Airlines and the AVIC group, took delivery of a brand new MA60 turboprop aircraft on Wednesday, which is the airline's 9th MA60 and also the 9th aircraft in its fleet.
In early August, Joy Air placed an order for up to 60 MA60 series aircraft, comprising 30 firm orders and a letter of intent for 30, to expand its fleet size. In addition, the carrier has 50 ARJ21s on order.

The carrier announced that it was in the process of transitioning to a low-cost carrier business model in an effort to tap the growing domestic low-cost market.

quarta-feira, 27 de Agosto de 2014

CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES - B777-300ER - B-2001 - New livery

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Boeing, Russell Athletic Give 787 Carbon Fiber New Life on Football Field

Boeing, Russell Athletic Give 787 Carbon Fiber New Life on Football Field
SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Russell Brands LLC announced today that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic gear. The companies will expand an initial collaboration that puts 787 carbon fiber into Russell Athletic’s new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system.

Pictured here, Russell Athletic brand ambassador and pro football wide receiver Pierre Garcon wears the CarbonTek shoulder pad system, with an exosketon made of 787 carbon fiber. He is shown inside a 787 Dreamliner carbon composite fuselage.

Boeing Celebrates Delivery of Royal Jordanian's First 787 Dreamliner

787 will be key to airline's fleet modernization plans, enhanced passenger experience
EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Royal Jordanian today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernization. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap.

"We are delighted to receive our first 787 which will not only revolutionize the inflight experience for our passengers but also help Royal Jordanian increase its competitiveness both regionally and internationally," said Royal Jordanian chairman of the board, president and CEO Nasser Lozi. "Our decision to invest in this game-changing airplane reflects our firm belief in its unrivaled capabilities and will allow us to offer passengers an unmatched level of comfort, on both short and long haul flights."

 The 787 is the world's most technologically advanced airplane with composite materials making up 50 percent of the primary structure by weight, including the fuselage and wing. In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide Royal Jordanian with unrivaled fuel efficiency, using 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes.

With this delivery, Royal Jordanian becomes only the second airline in the Middle East to operate the 787.

 "The Middle East is one of the world's highest growth areas for commercial aviation and we are proud that Royal Jordanian has selected the 787 to spearhead its fleet modernization strategy and route expansion plans," said Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Royal Jordanian well into the future."

In addition to providing airlines with unprecedented fuel economy and low operating costs, the 787 features a host of new technologies that greatly enhance the passenger experience. The airline will configure its Dreamliner to carry 24 passengers in business class and 246 in economy class. Royal Jordanian customers in all classes will also experience cabin environment improvements such as LED mood lighting, larger windows, bigger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems among other features.

To support Royal Jordanian's Dreamliners, Boeing is providing a comprehensive suite of support and services through its Commercial Aviation Services business. Royal Jordanian has received flight and maintenance training and will be using Airplane Health Management, a diagnostic and predictive capability that evaluates airplane operations data while airplanes are in flight and notifies ground crews of potential maintenance issues; a Rotable Exchange Program that provides a dedicated pool of high-value, mission-critical parts and manages inventory at a reduced cost; and Maintenance Performance Toolbox, a digital real-time-information tool that enables quick resolution of airplane maintenance issues.

Royal Jordanian currently flies a network of over 50 global destinations and plans to deploy the Dreamliner on services to North American destinations as well as to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
To date, more than 180 Dreamliners have been delivered to 20 customers worldwide.



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terça-feira, 26 de Agosto de 2014


Dennis Yidan Wu - Dunhuang  - China

Air New Zealand Plans 2 Boeing 787-9 Sydney Service on 30AUG14

Air New Zealand as of 26AUG14 has extended Boeing 787-9 operations on Auckland – Sydney route until 30AUG14 inclusive. On 30AUG14, the Star Alliance member plans to operate 2 daily flights with the 787, instead of 1 daily.

NZ101 AKL0700 – 0830SYD 789
NZ105 AKL1600 – 1730SYD 789

NZ102 SYD0945 – 1445AKL 789
NZ108 SYD1845 – 2345AKL 789

Photo:Jonathan Rankin - Auckland -New Zealand




Air Lituanica to wet-lease an ERJ-145

Air Lituanica will wet-lease an ERJ-145 over the period August 31 to October 24.
The Embraer twinjet will be used on flights from Vilnius to Berlin Tegel, Prague, Munich, Brussels National and Billund

Boeing, BOC Aviation Announce Order for 82 Airplanes

Order includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s, two 777-300ERs
Largest airplane order in BOC Aviation's history

SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2014 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation’s 20-year history and part of the Singapore-based leasing company’s effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes. Pictured here is a 777-300ER, a 737 MAX and a Next-Generation 737 in BOC Aviation's livery.


Bolivia Issues Type Certificate for MA60

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Bolivia issued type certificate for the MA60 aircraft made by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (XAC) on Aug. 20, paving the way for the China-made aircraft to enter service in Bolivia.

XAC delivered two MA60s to Bolivia in Feb. 2008, opening a new chapter for the MA60 aircraft's soaring in the skies of South America.

AVIC International enhanced its sales and marketing efforts in Bolivia starting 2010. The two parties inked an order for 4 more MA60s on May 13, 2014.

As of now, the MA60 aircraft has been granted type certificate by the civil aviation authorities of nine countries. Twenty seven customers around the world have ordered more than 270 MA60s, and nearly 100 aircraft have been delivered.

 The MA60 aircraft are operated on more than 260 routes in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and South Pacific, with flight movements and flight hours both exceeding 270,000.

China Southern Airlines' Fleet Hits 600

China Southern took delivery of the fourth Boeing 777-300ER.
A new Boeing 777-300ER was officially added to the aircraft fleet of China Southern Airlines n Saturday, making it the first Chinese airline to have a fleet of 600.
The Guangzhou-based carrier is the now largest in Asia and the fifth largest worldwide, after Delta Airlines, United Airlines, FedEx and American Airlines.

The Boeing 777-300ER will be flying the Guangzhou-New York route. It is one of ten 777-300ERs ordered by CZ to be delivered between 2014 and 2016.

domingo, 24 de Agosto de 2014

CHINA AIRLINES - A330-300 - B-18355

Kobayashi - Taoyuan -Taiwan International -Taiwan

Air India plane now bears Star Alliance logo

Air India crew in uniform, Air India and Star Alliance management and CEOs and staff in uniform from other member airlines pose in front of an Air India aircraft in the Star Alliance livery. The group right shows Air India CMD Rohit Nandan (left), Air India alliances executive Pankaj Srivastava and Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab. The CEOs of Austrian, EGYPTAIR, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines Ted Fahn

sexta-feira, 22 de Agosto de 2014

Urumqi Airlines Welcomes Its First Aircraft

Urumqi Airlines took delivery of its first aircraft, with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft painted in the airline's livery landing smoothly at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport. Image by HNA Group
 On Aug. 20, China's start-up Urumqi Airlines Co., Ltd. (UQ) took delivery of its very first aircraft with a Boeing 737-800 painted in the airline's livery landing smoothly at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC).
The Boeing 737-800, registration B-2157, is the airline's first aircraft introduced from its parent company Hainan Airlines (HU), which will operate the airline's inaugural flight on Aug. 29.
With the introduction of first aircraft, Urumqi Airlines unveiled its logo and aircraft livery as well. The logo integrates the three-color Adlai silk and flying dove, which highlights the geographical reputation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, symbolizing peace and friendship. The carrier employs


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China Eastern Receives First A319 Equipped with Head-up Display

China Eastern Airlines received its very first Airbus A319 aircraft equipped with head-up display (HUD) system.
Recently, China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its very first Airbus A320 Family aircraft equipped with head-up display (HUD) system, with an A319 with traditional livery landing smoothly at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). The newly-introduced aircraft, registration number B-6459, marking MU the first Chinese airline to operate A319 equipped with the HUD.
As one of the three major airlines in China, the Shanghai-based carrier operates a fleet of up to 240 aircraft, including more than 200 A320 Family aircraft. With the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) targeting near-universal use of HUDs by 2025, MU plans to install HUDs on its newly introduced A320s. By 2015, the CAAC wants HUDs in 10% of aircraft that can be fitted with them.
Following the installation of HUDs for the present batch of 12 A319s, the follow-up 16 A320s to be delivered will also be installed the devices. With the introduction of new aircraft, MU's fleet size grows subsequently.

Asiana Airlines Launches A380 Service to Los Angeles

Asiana Airlines began operating its A380 superjumbo on Incheon-Los Angeles route from Aug. 20, 2014

Asiana Airlines  Wednesday began operating its A380 superjumbo on Incheon-Los Angeles route.
According to the airline, Flight OZ202 is scheduled to depart Incheon International Airport (ICN) at 2:50 p.m. and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 10:20 a.m., with the return flight OZ201 departing Los Angeles at 12:50 p.m. and landing at Incheon at 5: 20 p.m. the next day.

The airline has specified a premium three class layout for its A380 superjumbo, seating a total of 495 passengers, with 12 private suites in First Suite, 66 fully flat seats in Business Smartium and 417 seats in Travel Class.

Xiamen Airlines Sets First 787 Commercial Flight on Sep. 6

Xiamen Airlines first Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to operate Fuzhou-Beijing route on Sep. 6, which is not only the airline's first wide-body aircraft, but also the first 787 Dreamliner settled in Fujian Province.

Boeing will deliver Xiamen Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner, registration number B-278, in Seattle on Aug. 30, when the carrier will become the third 787 operator in China following China Southern Airlines (CZ) and Hainan Airlines (HU). The Xiamen-based carrier confirmed Tuesday that the 787 Dreamliner will arrive at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) on Aug. 31 and will make its maiden flight between Fuzhou and Beijing on Sep. 6, without giving a specific timetable.

 It is learnt that Xiamen Airlines' 787 Dreamliner was scheduled to make its first commercial flight from Fuzhou to Beijing on Aug. 1, which was postponed to Aug. 18 due to late delivery. Starting from Sep. 6, the Xiamen-based carrier will initially operate the Dreamliner on domestic flights before flying the aircraft on international services to Europe and North America.