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2008-08-11 09:01:04

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore Airlines has launched new all-Business Class services from Los Angeles to Singapore with the departure of SQ37 from LAX at 9:15PM on Sunday, August 10th. This is the second all-Business Class route Singapore Airlines offers from North America, bringing the reinvented product to the West Coast after the strong performance of its initial launch in New York (Newark) on May 15, 2008. The newly reconfigured Airbus A340-500 replaces the two-class,...

2008-08-02 15:00:17

Emirates has again proved itself an aviation industry pioneer after becoming the first airline to introduce inflight mobile phone services on a Boeing aircraft. Dubai's award-winning airline recently installed the technology, which allows passengers to make calls and send SMS text messages via their mobile phones during flights, on a Boeing 777-300. Patrick Brannelly, Vice President, Passenger Communications & Visual Services, said the inflight mobile phone technology will offer...

2008-07-29 09:00:53

Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch non-stop daily services from its Abu Dhabi home-base in the United Arab Emirates to Melbourne, Australia, from March 2009. The airline will operate the new service with a three-cabin Airbus A340-600, which is configured to carry 286 passengers, with 12 in first class, 30 in business class and 244 in economy class. James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: "Since the successful launch of our services to Sydney and Brisbane, we have been...

2008-07-22 00:00:29

By Daniel Michaels As the airline industry grapples with record fuel prices, long intercontinental flights are taking a big hit. Several U.S. carriers are delaying the start of new flights to China and Russia, while overseas airlines are ditching even longer flights. The shift comes despite new airplanes from Airbus and Boeing Co. that can carry hundreds of people for more than 18 hours on routes that previously required at least one stop, such as between Singapore and New York or...

2008-07-17 03:00:27

Qatar Airways has signed a long-term TotalCare agreement to support its fleet of four Rolls-Royce Trent 500-powered Airbus A340-600s and one VIP-configured Airbus A340-500. Qatar Airways has announced an order for 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, all powered by the Trent XWB, in June 2007. The airline will take 20 A350-800s, 40 A350-900s and 20 of the largest family variant, the A350-1000. A single version of the Trent XWB, currently the only engine available for the A350XWB, will be capable...

2008-07-17 03:00:27

British Airways has selected CFM International's CFM56-5B engine to power two new Airbus A318 aircraft, in an engine order valued at more than $25 million at list price. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2009. CFM International, an aircraft engine manufacturer, is a 50-50 joint venture company between Snecma and General Electric. British Airways (BA) is a long-time CFM customer and currently operates a fleet of more than 80 CFM56 engines, powering classic Boeing 737 and Airbus...

2008-07-16 18:00:28

Derby-based Rolls-Royce Group yesterday said it had signed a long- term maintenance agreement with India's oldest privately-owned domestic airline, Jet Airways and Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways Rolls said Jet, which began international operations in 2004, had signed one of its Total Care agreements covering the airline's Trent 700-powered Airbus A330-200 aircraft. In a separate statement, Rolls said it had signed a similar deal to support Qatar Airways' fleet of four Trent...

2008-07-15 06:00:38

China Southern Airlines has selected CFM56-5B engines to power a new fleet of 20 Airbus A320 family aircraft, and has received a long-term material services agreement with the engine purchase. The CFM56-5B engines are a product of CFM International, an equal stake joint company between Snecma and General Electric. The aircraft, which will be delivered between March 2009 and mid-2011, will nearly double the airline's current CFM56-powered A320 fleet. China Southern also operates 27...

2008-07-14 12:00:42

Saudi Arabian Airlines today announced that it has again selected the CFM56-5B engine to power 22 new Airbus A320 family aircraft. The order is valued at approximately $300 million at list price. This is in addition to previously selecting 20 leased Airbus A320s, also powered by CFM56-5B engines The airline will begin taking delivery of new aircraft in 2009. CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric Company, is the world's leading...

2008-07-14 12:00:42

China Southern Airlines today announced that it has selected CFM56-5B engines to power a new fleet of 20 Airbus A320 family aircraft, and back the engine purchase with a long-term material services agreement. CFM56-5B engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric Company. China Southern, one of the largest airlines operating in The People's Republic of China, operates more than 600 domestic and international...


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