Boeing 717

October 22, 2012 - 2:35pm

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 717, acquired during the merger with AirTran, was rammed by a catering truck on October 12 after the driver lost control of the vehicle on the ramp at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field. The driver said he was unable to stop when a soft-drink can became lodged between the truck’s brake pedal and the floor. Southwest said the aircraft fuselage was substantially damaged at the forward and mid-section joint. None of the 108 people on board was injured. Southwest mechanics are inspecting the aircraft.

August 6, 2012 - 1:30pm
Interjet SSJ100

Residual value guarantees, superior hot-and-high capabilities and “outstanding” launch customer incentives all contributed to a decision by Mexico’s second-largest airline to take a “calculated risk” on the Sukhoi Superjet 100, Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza told AIN during a visit to New York last week.

July 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Delta Connection CRJ900

Last week’s vote by Delta Air Lines pilots to accept a contract proposal forged between their Air Line Pilots Association unit and airline management could carry implications for a vital subset of the industry.

June 11, 2012 - 1:30pm
Delta Connection CRJ900

Scope clause revisions at Delta Air Lines and elsewhere in the U.S. could spell relief for regional jet manufacturers such as Bombardier and Embraer, both of whose commercial aircraft businesses have suffered through a long period of sluggish sales in North America and now face the likely prospect of an extended slump in recession-plagued Europe.

November 21, 2011 - 10:50am
Airbus A350XWB has been ordered by Kuwait's Alafco leasing group

Boeing and Airbus are in broad agreement over the impressive growth rate expected in the Middle East airliner fleet between now and 2030, according to new market forecasts released during the Dubai Air Show last week.

September 27, 2010 - 8:20am

The consolidation of the airline industry extended to the low-fare segment in dramatic fashion this morning, as Southwest Airlines announced that it has agreed to acquire all the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings for a combination of cash and Southwest Airlines common stock. 

September 18, 2010 - 11:22am

Boeing has revised its 10-year forecast for the Asia-Pacific air transport market, and its new figure reflects a 37-percent increase over the previous total. Boeing’s original figure of 670 aircraft has been upped to 920, with a corresponding increase in value to $120 billion.

July 19, 2010 - 6:48am

Qatar Airways will use Goodrich wheels and carbon brakes for its 30-strong Boeing 787 fleet, which is scheduled to begin delivery next year. Goodrich (Stand OE4) has been chosen for nearly 80 percent of 787 orders to date.

July 2, 2010 - 6:37am

Boeing has finalized an order with Air China, the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China, for 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners, the manufacturer announced today.

Air China operates international and domestic passenger and cargo services. The carrier plans to use the airplanes to expand its domestic routes.

February 2, 2010 (All day)

Aircraft spares specialist AAR is offering a cost-effective parts inventory management program to relieve airlines’ cash flow headaches. “There’s no question airlines in this region are looking for ways to streamline their inventory cost structure,” said AAR’s vice president of sales for the Aviation Supply Chain Group in the Asia-Pacific region, Paul Richardson.

 
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