Aircraft News - North America.Mar 5, 2007
Experienced pilots fare well in simulator tests. A simulator study of pilot performance over three years found that older pilots improved more than younger pilots throughout the experiment. The study suggests that people who remain active in their careers do not necessarily lose their skills as they age. Airlines, hotels improve access for disabled travelers. Feb 27, 2007
Boeing is listing 10 unidentified orders - six 767s and four 787s - in its latest sales update, which adds 15 total orders for the week ending 27 February. The manufacturer will not discuss the derivatives of either the 767 or 787s, although a spokesman notes that official announcements are expected soon. Of the latest additions, five are from the previous announced order by Azerbaijan Airlines Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yolları) is the national airline of Azerbaijan based in Baku. It is the state-owned airline operating scheduled passenger and cargo services from Baku to the CIS, Europe, China and the Middle East, as well as for three 787-8 aircraft and two 737-900ERs. The new sales bring the manufacturer's year-to-date order book to 64 units. A single order by UPS for 27 767 freighters dominate. Boeing's latest order book update also includes four 777s for Brazilian carrier TAM that were previously listed as unidentified. The manufacturer as of February 27 had sold three 737s, 36 767s, nine 777s and 16 787s in 2007. Mar 2, 2007
Boeing is remaining tight-lipped tight·lipped also tight-lipped
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2. Loath to speak; close-mouthed. See Synonyms at silent. about possible plans for new freighter models of the 767-200/-300 based on its entry in the USAF KC-X tanker competition in order to counter the A330-200F, which has bolted out of the starting gate starting gate
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2. with 32 orders. While Boeing still is garnering orders for its 767-300F, it is looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. a foil to truly match the A330-200F's 69 ton payload over 3,200 nm. The current 767-300F can carry 55 tons on a similar distance. It appears that the manufacturer may make two offerings, a 767-200LRF LRF
luteinizing hormone releasing factor. and a -300LRF, with the former carrying less payload over much greater distances while building on the nonstop appeal of the 777-200F. It said its entry in the USAF competition will be "an advanced derivative of the future 767-200 Long Range Freighter and will be produced at Boeing's facilities in Everett, Wash." It is keeping mum on the developments for competitive reasons, but insiders have revealed some details to AirGuideOnline. According to according to
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3. sources, the flightdeck will be based on the 777 rather than the 767-400ER and the aircraft will feature heavier undercarriage and flaps and possibly the increased (by 14.3 ft.) wingspan and raked wingtips of the 767-400ER. Mar 2, 2007
Boeing also sold four 777s and 12 of its 787s, the new carbon and titanium mid-sized jet scheduled to enter service next year. It sold only two 737s, the single-aisle workhorse of many domestic and regional airlines. Mar 1, 2007
Boeing has orders for 64 aircraft so far this year, according to its web site, while Airbus -- owned by European aerospace company EADS EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V.
EADS Expeditionary Air Defense System (USMC)
EADS Extended Air Defense Systems
EADS Environmental Assessment Data System
EADS Echelons Above Division Study -- took in orders for 90 planes in January alone. It has not reported figures for February. Most of Boeing's 51 new orders in February were widebodies. It sold 33 of the 767 models, most of them freighters for UPS, which is still undecided about whether to go ahead with its order for the freighter version of Airbus's A380 superjumbo. The value of its February orders was about USD USD
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. $8 billion, up strongly from January's figure of about USD$2.2 billion. In February last year, Boeing took orders for 25 planes, worth about USD$2 billion. Boeing's order value for January was roughly the same as a year earlier, but it was dwarfed by orders in December, when the company sold USD$22 billion worth of commercial aircraft. Mar 1, 2007
Boeing Orders Rise In February. Boeing won orders for 51 commercial jets in February, worth about USD$8 billion at list prices, doubling its tally from the same month last year and making up for a relatively small number in January. Boeing, which won back the title of biggest-selling planemaker from Airbus last year, got a huge boost in the month from a large freighter order from United Parcel Service United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), commonly referred to as UPS, is the world's largest package delivery company, delivering more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in over 200 countries and territories around the world. and more sales of its popular 787 Dreamliner. The Chicago-based company continues to dominate the lucrative market for widebody aircraft, but is trailing its European rival in terms of overall orders so far this year. Mar 1, 2007
Boeing 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. gets jetmaker back on track. In his first 20 months on the job, Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney has stressed the importance of ethics at the company and has overseen soaring sales. Boeing's share price has risen 43%. McNerney also has helped the company land important DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. and DHS DHS Department of Homeland Security (USA)
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DHS Demographic and Health Surveys
DHS Dirhams (Morocco national currency) contracts in recent months. Feb 26, 2007
Bombardier 2006 deliveries marked by increased demand for DHC-8-Q400s. Bombardier delivered 326 aircraft in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, down from 337 deliveries in the previous year. Company officials said the 3% drop was related to reduced regional jet deliveries in the US and fewer deliveries of Learjets because of a three-week work stoppage in October. But deliveries of Q Series aircraft increased to 48 from 28. Of those, 31 were 70-seat Q400s. "On the regional side, our Q Series aircraft. . .are well positioned for the continued resurgence of turboprops," President and CEO Pierre Beaudoin said. "In the past few months we have made inroads inroads
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inroads npl to make inroads into [+ in the US market with the sale of our Q400 turboprops to Frontier Airlines This article is about Frontier Airlines that was founded in 1994. For the company known as Frontier Airlines from 1950 to 1986, see Frontier Airlines (1950-1986).
For the similarly named Frontier Flying Service see Frontier Flying Service. , while other airlines are also currently examining the benefits this aircraft can bring to their operations". Bombardier's current fiscal year got off to a good start when Pinnacle Airlines 9e redirects here. For the arrondissement in Paris, see IXe arrondissement.
Pinnacle Airlines (NASDAQ: PNCL) (formerly Express Airlines I) is an American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, operating all of its flights under the name announced the purchase of 15 Q400s for newly acquired subsidiary Colgan Airways. Feb 27, 2007
Bombardier, Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines finalized an agreement for 30 Bombardier CRJ CRJ redirects here. For other meanings of CRJ see CRJ (disambiguation)
The Bombardier CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) is a family of regional airliners manufactured by Bombardier, and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. 900s plus 30 options and the manufacturer launched its 100-seat CRJ CRJ Canadair Regional Jet
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CRJ Cylinder Reduction Jumper 1000 derivative with 38 firm orders valued at $1.2 billion, plus options, from three customers. Feb 27, 2007
Dallas Fort Worth, American Airlines American Airlines
Major U.S. airline. American was created through a merger of several smaller U.S. airlines and incorporated in 1934. It continued to buy the routes of other airlines, becoming an international carrier in the 1970s; its routes include South America, the
Air traffic controllers at Dallas Fort Worth retrained after denying emergency landing runway request to August American Airlines flight with low fuel. American Broadcasting news channel KVUE Austin has broadcast an in-depth report on the retraining re·train
tr. & intr.v. re·trained, re·train·ing, re·trains
To train or undergo training again.
re·train of air traffic controllers at Dallas Fort Worth after an incident in August last year when an American Airlines pilot declared an emergency but was held from landing on his requested runway. The crew on the flight on 312 August between Tulsa and Dallas declared low-fuel and asked to land against the flow of traffic. Transcripts of the cockpit, show the pilot saying: "We're not sure if it's a fuel leak or what, but we need to get on the ground right away, please." But air traffic controllers retort that this could delay other aircraft, suggesting an alternate of Dallas Love Field This article is about the airport. For the neighborhood, see Love Field, Dallas, Texas (Neighborhood).
Dallas Love Field (IATA: DAL, ICAO: KDAL, FAA LID: DAL . As a result, air traffic controllers have been put on to retraining courses to reinforce the idea that an emergency landing always takes priority. Feb 26, 2007
Delta Air Lines
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. business has the ability to integrate Airlines are scaling back their in-house maintenance capabilities, writes Ray Valeikia, an aviation adviser and retired senior vice president of technical operations at Delta Air Lines. He says the MRO business remains fragmented and that non-airline companies have not yet taken advantage of the opportunity "awaiting the first-to-market independent maintenance integrator." Mar 1, 2007
Delta Air Lines, ExpressJet Airlines, Embraers
ExpressJet to operate 10 Embraers for Delta. ExpressJet Airlines has reached an agreement to operate 10 Embraer 145XRs for Delta Air Lines. Continental cut the planes from its service agreement with ExpressJet last year. The aircraft will start service with Delta in June. Mar 2, 2007
General Electric, Boeing
General Electric conducted the first test of the GEnx-1B on its 747 flying testbed last week in California. The aircraft flew for 3 hr. and climbed to more than 43,000 ft. in order to establish a performance baseline for future testing. "The engine performed extremely well. . .Today's flight puts us another step closer to certification later this year. . .for the Boeing 787," GEnx GM Tom Brisken said. The 747 testbed was modified last month to manage the electrical load from the engine's two starter-generators and to provide power required for both electrical ground and air starts. Approximately three flights per week are scheduled over the next three months. Certification is slated for September. Feb 27, 2007
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. , Boeing
North American Airlines took delivery of a 767-300ER, bringing its fleet to 10 aircraft. It operates scheduled and charter service for the US military and commercial customers. Feb 26, 2007
UPS delays A380F deliveries, may cancel order cancel order
A customer order to a broker that cancels an earlier, unfilled order given by the customer. later this year. UPS and Airbus signed an agreement last week that delays delivery dates for 10 A380Fs the cargo carrier has on order and gives both companies the option of terminating the order later this year. UPS is the last remaining customer for the freighter version of the aircraft. The original delivery schedule ran from 2009 through 2012. The revised delivery schedule was not disclosed and UPS indicated it may follow rival FedEx and cancel its order. Feb 26, 2007
UPS pushes back delivery date for A380F. United Parcel Service has pushed back the delivery date for 10 A380 superjumbo jet freighters from Airbus. The cargo carrier also has kept open the option of canceling the order. The planes were originally supposed to be delivered between 2009 and 2012, but the new date was not disclosed. Feb 26, 2007
US Airways, Air Canada, ACE Aviation
US Airways is in talks to buy or lease planes from Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. TSX: ACE.B is a Canadian holding company that provides commercial airline service and technical support and is the parent company of Air Canada. , a move that could lead to providing US Airways with jets able to fly nonstop to China. Mar 2, 2007
WestJet, Boeing, Singapore Aircraft Leasing
WestJet finalized a term sheet with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise for one 737-700 and one 737-800, both to be delivered in 2009. The Calgary-based LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier, Leaded Chip Carrier) See leadless chip carrier, CLCC and PLCC.
1. LCC - Language for Conversational Computing. Written at CMU in the 1960's. plans to operate a fleet of 85 737NGs by the end of 2009 and has said it will operate 92-95 of the type by 2011. Mar 1, 2007 03/05/2007
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