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Aug 6, 2007

While six-month load factor remained strong at 75.7%, IATA IATA

International Air Transport Association, which sets the rules for air transport, including those concerning air transport of animals.
 DG and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Giovanni Bisignani Giovanni Bisignani is the Director General of the International Air Transport Association, appointed in 2002.

Bisignani is the former chairman of Italy's flagship airline Alitalia.
 warned that the industry will take delivery of 1,800 new aircraft in the next 18 months, including the A380, which represents a 10% growth in the installed fleet. Jul 31, 2007

IATA said Asia/Pacific airlines will receive 35% of the new aircraft, mainly in China and India. European carriers will take delivery of 26% and North American airlines North American Airlines is an American airline based in New York City, USA. It operates scheduled international services from the USA to Africa and Guyana, as well as domestic and international charter services and wet lease services. Its main base is John F.  25%. Jul 31, 2007

AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, Boeing

AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines is ordering up to 14 Boeing 737-800 airplanes. The Kiev-based carrier signed an order for seven 737s valued at $523 million at list prices, and secured purchase rights for another seven. AeroSvit will equip the 737-800s with fuel-saving Blended Winglets. This order marks AeroSvit's first direct purchase from Boeing since the carrier was founded in 1994. All-Boeing operator AeroSvit will gradually replace its fleet of 13 737 Classic airplanes with the Next-Generation 737s. AeroSvit operates three Boeing 767s on its long-haul services to destinations including Delhi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto and New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
. Aug 3, 2007

Air France Air France
 in full Compagnie Internationale Air France

French passenger and cargo airline with more than 200 destinations in some 80 countries. It introduced supersonic Concorde service in 1976, but financial loss led the company to cease its Concorde
 KLM KLM Kaiserliche Marine (Enigma: Rising Tide game)
KLM Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Airlines)
KLM Klub Langer Menschen (German: Tall Person Club) 
 , Bombardier, Embraer

Air France KLM is to order around forty regional jets 'in the near future', representing an investment of over 1 bln usd, French daily Les Echos reported without indicating its sources. The paper claimed that airline has asked Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier to submit offers for 70-100 seater aircraft, and intends to place 'at least twenty firm orders with the same amount of purchase options.' The order could be announced before the end of the month, and deliveries could start as of 2008, Les Echos said. Aug 2, 2007

Airbus

Airbus A380 received EASA EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
EASA European Advertising Standards Alliance (Brussels, Belgium)
EASA European Association of Social Anthropologists
EASA European Architecture Students Assembly
EASA European Academic Software Award
 and US FAA approval to operate on runways with a width of 45 m. or more, which is the standard at most airports around the world, Airbus said. The aircraft already has visited 45 airports and the manufacturer claimed that more than 70 will be ready for the A380 by 2011. Aug 2, 2007

Airbus, Boeing

Sue Payton, head of U.S. Air Force acquisitions, delivered bad news for Airbus this weekend, when she said the Air Force will not split its initial $40 billion order of 80 refueling tankers in a contract to be issued later this year. Aug 5, 2007

Atran. Antonov

An-12 freighter belonging to cargo carrier Atran crashed shortly after takeoff from Moscow Domodedovo early Sunday, killing all seven crew onboard. Flight 9655 was on its way to Omsk with nine tons of cargo but crashed and burned in a forest about 4 km. from the end of Runway 32C. The Ivchenko AI-20M-6-powered turboprop turboprop: see turbine.
turboprop

Hybrid engine that provides jet thrust and also drives a propeller. It is similar to the turbojet except that an added turbine, behind the combustion chamber, works through a shaft and speed-reducing gears to turn a
 first flew in 1964, according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 the Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network. It was Atran's first hull loss accident. Itar Tass news agency reported that weather conditions were "normal" at DME (Distributed Management Environment) A network monitoring and control protocol defined by the Open Software Foundation (now The Open Group). DME was not widely used.

DME - Distributed Management Environment
 and that, according to Atran, the aircraft "underwent a serious technical examination in May." All three flight data recorders reportedly have been recovered. Founded in 1993, Atran is 25% owned by the Russian government and operates six An-12s, six IL-76Ts and three An-26s, Itar Tass reported. Jul 31, 2007

British Airways British Airways
 in full British Airways PLC

International passenger airline based in London. In 1936 British Airways Ltd. was founded through the merger of three smaller airlines.
, Swiss International

British Airways is continuing to investigate an incident in which two of its passenger jets collided on the ground. No-one was hurt when a Washington DC-bound Boeing 777 reversed into the path of a Swiss International Airbus A321 which had just arrived at Heathrow Airport from Zurich. But the damage to the aircraft could run to as much as UK[pounds sterling]1 / USD2 million and there has been speculation that cost-cutting by BA led to the accident. It is thought that a wing of the Washington-bound aircraft, which was moving off its stand at Heathrow's Terminal 4 at the weekend, clipped the tail fin of the A321, which had 100 passengers aboard. The A321 is believed to have been shunted about 10ft. Jul 31, 2007

MNG MNG Multiple-image Network Graphics (PNG-like image format supporting multiple images, animation and transparency)
MNG Mongolia (ISO Country code)
MNG Multinodular Goiter
MNG Meet 'n Greet
 Technic

MNG Technic signed agreements with Ukraine operator UM Air for a C check on a DC-9 and with British operator Flightline Flightline can refer to:
  • Flightline (UK), a UK based charter airline
  • Flightline Inc., a general aviation company based in Colorado, USA
 for an MD-83 C check. Jul 31, 2007

Montenegro Airlines Montenegro Airlines is the national carrier airline of Montenegro and it is based at Podgorica Airport. It operates scheduled services in Europe, as well as charter flights throughout Europe during the summer months. Its second base is at Tivat Airport. , Embraer

Montenegro Airlines signed an agreement to lease two Embraer E-195s from GECAS GECAS General Electric Commercial Aviation Services . Deliveries are scheduled for May 2008 and May 2009. Aircraft will be configured with 116 seats in two classes--the first business class-equipped E-195s in Europe--and used on routes to Russia, the UK and Scandinavia, Embraer said. Aug 3, 2007

Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Antonov

Seven Die In Russian Cargo Plane Crash. All seven crew members died when an An-12 Russian cargo plane crashed soon after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport early on Sunday, Itar-Tass news agency reported. It said the four-engine turboprop plane, bound for the Siberian city of Omsk, came down on open ground 4 km (2.5 miles) from the airport. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Tass said the plane, which belonged to cargo carrier Atran, was built in 1964 but had been fully serviced in May. Crashes of elderly planes are not unusual in Russia, which has made upgrading its passenger and cargo fleet a political priority. Jul 30, 2007

PowerJet, Sukhoi, Snecma

PowerJet, the 50/50 joint venture between Snecma and NPO Saturn developing the engine for the Sukhoi Superjet su·per·jet  
n.
A supersonic jet airplane.
, named Jean-Paul Ebanga chairman and CEO. He replaces Michel Dechelotte, who is moving to another position within Safran Group. Jul 30, 2007

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce's Civil Aerospace segment ended the first half of 2007 with an order book worth [pounds sterling]28.1 billion, up from [pounds sterling]20 billion at the end of 2006. The company delivered 421 engines during the semester compared to 412 in the first six months of 2006 and recorded sales worth [pounds sterling]2.01 billion compared to [pounds sterling]1.79 billion in the year-ago period. Jul 30, 2007

Ryanair

Ryanair, Europe's largest no-frills airline, reported a 20 percent increase in first-quarter profits Tuesday and raised its full-year forecast, citing plans to ground some aircraft in the slower winter months. Its shares rose over 10 percent. Jul 31, 2007

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