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2014-04-15 16:21:03

Southwest Receives Multiple Awards for Domestic Carrier of the Year and Domestic Airline of the Year DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Cargo is leader of the pack when it comes to running a successful operation. The airline was recently named the Airforwarders Association's "Domestic Carrier of the Year" for the fifth year in a row. It also earned the Express Delivery & Logistics Association's (XLA) "Domestic Airline of the Year." This is the 14th year in...

2014-04-10 12:20:27

PHOENIX, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAE International Aero Engines AG has awarded Volaris, a low-cost airline based in Mexico, the Pure-V( )designation for V2500® engines currently powering its 46 A320ceo family aircraft. Volaris recently selected the V2500 engine to power its order for an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft. The order included engines, spares and aftermarket services. "Our V2500 engines help drive our high operational efficiency and maintain our lowest cost...

2014-04-10 12:20:25

PHOENIX, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAE International Aero Engines AG has awarded Avianca the Pure-V( )designation for its V2500® engines. Avianca (as a result of its merger with Taca El Salvador) currently has 33 V2500-powered A320ceo family aircraft in service. "We rely on our V2500 engines to provide the reliability our customers expect from a world-class airline," said Fabio Villegas, Avianca chief executive officer. "We are proud to have the Pure-V designation as it...

2014-04-10 12:20:23

PHOENIX, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAE International Aero Engines AG announced today that it has signed an exclusive, 10-year V-Services Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA) with Cathay Pacific Airways to manage 48 V2500® engines operated by its wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair. The agreement will cover installed engines on 15 A320ceos and seven A321ceos, in addition to four spare engines. "The V2500 engine has been a strong powerplant in our fleet and has contributed to helping us...

2014-04-09 12:20:53

Newest Dreamliner is longer, travels farther and carries more passengers CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' first 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of final assembly Tuesday evening at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. The rollout marks the first major milestone in the aircraft's production ahead of its expected delivery this summer. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second and newest member of the fuel-efficient 787 family. With the fuselage stretched 20 feet longer...

2014-04-08 08:21:28

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Spirit Airlines has chosen UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business to provide maintenance for the nozzles for the Airbus A320-family aircraft in its fleet that are powered by V2500 engines. The work will be performed at UTC Aerospace Systems' Alabama Service Center located in Foley, Ala. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Under the three-year agreement, the Alabama Service...

2014-04-08 08:21:24

TAM Reaps Benefits of V2500 Engine Reliability PHOENIX, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The V2500 engine program reached a new operational milestone when two first-run V2527-A5 engines powering TAM's A320ceo aircraft remained on wing without a shop visit for nearly 20,000 cycles and 30,000 flight hours. The engines - V12339 & V12341, rated at 27,000 pounds of thrust, are estimated to have each flown in excess of 9.5 million miles since installation. TAM Linhas Aereas took...

2014-04-08 08:21:04

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has signed an agreement with JetBlue Airways to provide nacelle maintenance for the airline's fleet of 130 Airbus A320 aircraft powered by V2500-A5 engines, as well as its 60 Embraer E190 aircraft powered by CF34-10 engines. Under the five-year agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will be the exclusive provider of maintenance for the thrust reversers and common nozzle assemblies for JetBlue's...

2014-04-04 08:21:54

Enhancements are part of $100 million project to add cabin comforts and technology access SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will offer a new, customizable inflight entertainment option, bringing movies, TV and other content directly to customers' personal electronic devices onboard its flights by the end of the year. The enhancement is part of a $100 million investment that Alaska Airlines is making to upgrade the cabins of its 737-800, -900 and -900ER aircraft...

2014-04-03 12:20:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair today celebrate a key milestone as US Airways joins the airlines' trans-Atlantic joint venture. As part of the joint business, established by American, British Airways and Iberia in October 2010, the airlines can cooperate commercially on trans-Atlantic flights. The joint venture also includes a revenue sharing agreement in which member airlines have permission to coordinate schedules and...