Aircraft News

2008-03-03

Boeing delivers 700th 777 aircraft  

Boeing delivered its 700th 777 aircraft on Friday (February 29). The aircraft, a 777-300ER (B-KPG msn 35300), was delivered to International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) and its customer Cath...

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2008-03-03

American 777 makes emergency landing in Scotland  

An American Airlines (Fort Worth) Boeing 777-200 flying from London to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Glasgow today after a warning light incorrectly indicated that there might be ...

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2008-03-03

Porter Airlines orders more Q400s  

Porter Airlines (Toronto-City Centre) has exercised options for an additional two (2) Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. The airline is currently operating six (6) Q400s and expects to take d...

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2008-03-03

Silverjet still going strong  

Despite the failure of competitor Maxjet Airways (Washington-Dulles), Business class-only airline Silverjet (London-Luton) is succeeding. Passenger and traffic statistics for 2007 to the en...

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2008-03-03

First flight for ARJ21-700 delayed  

The first flight of China Aviation Industry Corp. I’s (AVIC I) 90-seat ARJ21-700 is being delayed. The aircraft was rolled out this past December, and was due to have its first flight...

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2008-03-02

Video: Lufthansa A320 involved in wing strike  

A Lufthansa (Cologne) Airbus A320 was involved in a wing-tip strike at Hamburg International Airport on Saturday. The crew was attempting to land in high winds when the left wing-tip conta...

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2008-03-02

Emirates announces additional A380 routes  

Emirates Airline (Dubai) announced last December that it would launch scheduled Airbus A380 service from Dubai to New York starting October 1, 2008. Emirates has also recently confirmed th...

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2008-02-29

Northrop Grumman beats out Boeing for new tanker  

The U.S. Air Force announced late Friday afternoon that they had chosen Northrop Grumman over Boeing to replace its aging tanker fleet. The annoucement was a surpirse to many as it was expe...

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2008-02-29

American Airlines' incident mimics British Airways'  

American Airlines (Fort Worth) is investigating an incident yesterday with one of their Boeing 777s that is eerily similar to that of a British Airways 777 which crash landed in January. As...

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2008-02-29

Atlant-Soyuz ready for IL-96-400F  

Atlant-Soyuz (Moscow) is poised for global entry into the air freight market with the arrival of the Ilyushin IL-96-400F. The new aircraft is comparable in terms of capacity with the MD-11,...

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