Aircraft News - North America.Edited by Aram Gesar, edit@AirGuideOnline.com For more global news, data, analysis and features, please go to: http://www.AirGuideOnline.com/professional.htm Sep 18, 2006
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RegionsAir reached agreement to purchase 12 J32s that had been on lease from BAe Systems. Formerly known as Corporate Airlines, the Tennessee-based Regional operates 10 J32s as American Connection and four Saab 340s for Continental Connection. Sep 12, 2006
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Hainan Airlines (Chinese: 海南航空公司; Pinyin: Hǎinán Hángkōng Gōngsī ordered 15 additional 737-800s, completing the distribution of the 150-aircraft order placed by China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group, Boeing announced yesterday. The 150 737-700s/-800s are worth approximately $10 billion at list prices and will delivered to Air China (25), China Eastern Airlines China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (Simplified Chinese: 中国东方航空股份有限公司) (SSE: B>600115 (20), China Southern Airlines China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空公司) (SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China. (30), Shandong Airlines Shandong Airlines (山东航空) is an airline based in Jinan, Shandong, China. It is a provincial carrier operating mainly domestic trunk routes and secondary schedules from Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai to major cities in China. (12), Shanghai Airlines Shanghai Airlines (上海航空) is an airline based in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It operates domestic and international services. Its main bases are Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport . (13), Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Airlines (深圳航空) is a domestic budget airline based in Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. History
The airline was established in October 1992 and started operations on 13 September 1993. (10), Xiamen Airlines Xiamen Airlines (simplified Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng) is the first airline company in People's Republic of China run by private individuals, established on July 25, 1984, and based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. (15) and Hainan (25) between this year and 2010. Sep 15, 2006
Boeing maintained its bullish air cargo outlook, projecting 6.1% annual average worldwide airfreight air·freight
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air growth over the next 20 years in its World Air Cargo Forecast 2006/07 released this week. While long-term growth potential is strong, traffic growth last year and in 2006 has been slow. After an explosive 12% surge in 2004, world air cargo traffic expanded only 2% in 2005 and 3.1% in the first half of this year. "Much of this recent deceleration deceleration /de·cel·er·a·tion/ (de-sel?er-a´shun) decrease in rate or speed.
early deceleration can be attributed to the rise in jet fuel prices since late 2004," Boeing wrote in the forecast, adding that "positive yet hesitant growth characterizes the market for 2006." Rising fuel prices "diverted some traffic that otherwise would have moved by air cargo channels to less expensive maritime trade lanes." Sep 15, 2006
Boeing finalizes Chinese orders. Boeing has finalized orders for 150 airliners from eight Chinese carriers. The orders are worth a total of $10 billion, based on list prices. Sep 15, 2006
A Boeing official said yesterday that the manufacturer has had "serious" talks with Emirates and "11 or 12 other" airlines regarding the 787-10, the not-yet-launched stretch version of its next-generation aircraft that would seat more than 300 passengers. Sep 14, 2006
Alan Mulally's departure as president 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. of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a unit of The Boeing Company, based in Renton, Washington consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas will have minimal impact on operations. Successor Scott Carson is "not quite as rambunctious" as the energetic Mulally but has been with the company for 34 years and brings "continuity" to BCA BCA Business Case Analysis
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Boeing said that world air cargo growth is expected to expand at an average annual rate of 6.1 percent during the next two decades, with a three-fold increase in worldwide air freight. The information is included in Boeing's World Air Cargo Forecast 2006/2007, released today at the International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition 2006. Boeing has published the World Air Cargo Forecast, widely acknowledged as the definitive industry forecast of worldwide air cargo traffic growth and freighter aircraft demand, as an individual report since 1986. The new forecast is available here Sep 13, 2006
Boeing expects that the growth of Asian air cargo markets will exceed the expectations of the forecast from two years ago, with the domestic Chinese and intra-Asian markets expanding 10.8 percent and 8.6 percent per year, respectively. In addition, Asia- North America will average 7.1 percent and Europe-Asia will average 6.9 percent. More mature markets, such as North America and intra-Europe, will grow more slowly than the world average, as will routes involving Latin America and the Middle East. Europe-Southwest Asia will experience slightly higher than average growth, at 6.2 percent. Sep 13, 2006
Boeing predicts the world freighter fleet will increase to 3,563 airplanes from 1,789 during the 20-year forecast period, with the greatest growth in wide body freighters such as the Boeing 747, 777 and 767. This category ultimately will represent 64 percent of the fleet, compared to 50 percent today, eventually constituting more than 90 percent of total freighter capacity. Of the 2,983 freighters predicted to join the fleet, 1,209 would be replacements for retired aircraft and 1,774 for growth. More than 75 percent, 2,217 airplanes, will come from passenger/combi-to-freighter modifications, while 766 will be new production freighters. Sep 13, 2006
Boeing provides the most comprehensive freighter solutions to meet varying market demands. Boeing is the only manufacturer to offer a complete line of new freighters to cover the entire market such as the wide body 747, 777 and 767. Boeing freighters offer the lowest trip and ton-mile cost in every freighter size. For example, the new 777 freighter will allow operators to carry 229,000 lbs of payload with the lowest trip cost of any large freighter. In addition, Boeing also offers a wide range of passenger-to-freighter and combi-to-freighter conversions for Douglas and Boeing airplane models, teaming with industry leaders to provide innovative conversion solutions to match virtually any air cargo requirement. Sep 13, 2006
Boeing said yesterday it has sold 30 747-8Fs, including the Atlas order. That total does not include a yet-to-be-finalized order from Emirates announced at the Farnborough Air Show The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biennially in England. The airshow is organised by Farnborough International Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of British aerospace industry's body the Society . Sep 13, 2006
Boeing's 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter, the specially modified 747-400 that will transport major assemblies for the 787, took to the air for the first time Saturday. The aircraft left from Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport for a 2-hr. flight, initiating a test program targeting FAA certification. It is designed to accommodate three times the cargo volume of a standard dash 400 freighter. Boeing decided against contracting out transport of major 787 components and instead will use its own fleet of three 747-400LCFs to ferry assemblies among Japan, Italy, Kansas and South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. before flying them to its Everett, Wash., factory. It said the operation will result in savings compared to ocean transport or using a third-party carrier and will allow for more efficient 787 production. Two freighters are slated to enter service in 2007. Evergreen Aviation Technologies is modifying the planes in Taiwan using aircraft Boeing repurchased last year. They are being equipped with extra-large fuselages and "swing tail" doors to allow for easier loading. The modified fuselage will be 18 in. wider than an A380 fuselage and will have a main deck cargo volume of 65,000 cu. ft. Sep 12, 2006
Boeing's Carson will not make big changes to commercial business. Scott Carson, the new president of Boeing's Commercial Airplanes unit, played a key role in making the 787 one of the most popular planes ever launched. He says he plans no major changes in how Boeing runs the business and that keeping the 787 program on schedule is his priority. Sep 11, 2006
In the first eight months of 2006, Boeing sold 561 aircraft, the largest single order coming from Southwest Airlines, which booked 79 737-700s in April. It sold 619 aircraft from January through August 2005. Sep 11, 2006
Boeing, Atlas Air Worldwide
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings today announced the carrier has ordered 12 747-8 Freighters, making Atlas the North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. launch customer for the airplane. At list prices, the order is valued at about $3.4 billion. Atlas will begin taking delivery of the airplanes in 2010 and expects all 12 aircraft to be in service by the end of 2011. "With this order, Atlas Air remains the leader in providing the capacity and operational flexibility required by our air cargo customers using the state-of-the art freighter platform," said William J. Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Atlas operates the world's largest fleet of Boeing 747 Freighters, with 20 747-400 and 15 747-200 Freighters in service with operators throughout the world. The 747-8F, which has a common pilot type rating and more than 70 percent parts commonality with the 747-400F, assures Atlas a seamless and low-cost introduction of the new airplane into its fleet. Sep 12, 2006
Boeing, China Cargo Airlines China Cargo Airlines is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It is China's first all-cargo airline operating dedicated freight services using China Eastern Airlines route structure.
Boeing delivered the first 747-400ERF n. 1. A garden plot, usually about half an acre. to China Cargo Airlines, the China Eastern Airlines/China Ocean Shipping Group joint venture. China Cargo's fleet is composed of six MD-11Fs and one leased 747 freighter, and it uses belly space on China Eastern passenger flights. The aircraft delivered to China Cargo will carry a maximum payload of 124 tons and has a maximum range of 4,970 nm. Sep 15, 2006
VP-Marketing-Commercial Airplanes Randy Baseler told reporters during a briefing in Washington that Boeing will launch the dash 10 when a carrier is ready to place an order, which could be forthcoming. "If an airline wants to buy one, we'll go down that path," he said. "It will be delivered no sooner than 2012. We don't have an order yet but have had serious conversations with airlines." Negotiations with Emirates were at an advanced stage as early as March. Baseler added that the company is hoping to secure an order for a passenger version of the 747-8 before year end. He claimed it would have 11% lower per-seat fuel consumption and 4% lower per-seat operating cost than the A380. Also on Boeing's radar is developing a replacement for the 737, which Baseler said will not come to market before "mid-next decade." No design has been determined yet, he said, noting that the manufacturer is conducting a wide-ranging study to determine what would appeal to carriers. Baseler said the more than 560 firm orders booked through the first eight months of 2006 "have exceeded our expectations." Sep 14, 2006
Goodrich gets C-17 maintenance pact. Goodrich Corp. will provide landing-gear maintenance for the Air Force's C-17 aircraft. The contract, awarded by Boeing, is expected to generate up to $38 million in revenue over three years. Sep 11, 2006
Boeing, Pemco Aviation
Pemco Aviation Group signed an agreement yesterday with ILFC ILFC International Lease Finance Corporation
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CommutAir signed a lease agreement with Horizon Air for 16 DHC-8-Q200s, with deliveries beginning in January. CommutAir will operate the 37-seat turboprops on behalf of Continental Connection at CO's Cleveland hub. Sep 13, 2006
Embraer, American Eagle
American Eagle Airlines American Eagle Airlines is a regional airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. It is a airline partner of American Airlines (both wholly owned by the AMR Corporation holding company), operating over 1,800 flights a day, serving 159 cities across the USA, launched ERJ-145 service from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro (twice-daily), Columbia (daily) and Jackson (daily). It also started daily Dallas/Fort Worth-Harrisburg flights aboard a CRJ CRJ Canadair Regional Jet
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Lockheed starts engine runs for Joint Strike Fighter. Lockheed Martin this week will start engine runs on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Company managers said the Oct. 31 target date for the plane's first flight could slip into early November. Design changes to lower the plane's weight created a three-month delay. Sep 11, 2006
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NASA, United study "throttles-only control". NASA, United Airlines and the Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
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Northrop to start taxi tests for upgraded UAV UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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UAV Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle (less common) . Northrop Grumman later this month will start the first taxi tests for its RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle. The UAV was officially unveiled in August. Sep 11, 2006