August 15, 2022
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Farnborough: Germania Flips From Boeing to Airbus With Order For 25 A320neos

LONDON — Germania Group announced a firm order for 25 Airbus A320neos Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow, a deal worth $2.7 billion at list prices ($1.2-1.7 billion applying standard discounts off of list price). The Berlin based low cost carrier (LCC) will take delivery of the airplanes beginning in 2020, and all of the ordered […]

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Farnborough: Virgin Atlantic to Order 12 Airbus A350-1000

LONDON — Virgin Atlantic has placed a long rumored order for 12 Airbus A350-1000, becoming the 11th customer for Airbus’ largest A350XWB variant. The order, valued at $4.4 billion at list prices (and anywhere from $2.3-$2.6 billion applying standard discounts), includes eight new firm orders for the type and four new aircraft on long-term leases […]

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A Look into Spirit Airlines’ Frills-Free Corporate HQ and OCC

MIAMI — Airline corporate headquarters have often been highly visible, sprawling, and sometimes extravagant monuments to their occupier’s status and public perception. Just as crucial, they have embodied the airline’s brand and corporate culture. In the past, the iconic Pan Am Building at one time was a ruler of the New York City Skyline. Braniff’s […]

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Inside Spirit Airlines’ Very Unconventional Renovated Corporate Headquarters and OCC

MIAMI — Airline corporate headquarters have often been highly visible, sprawling, and sometimes extravagant monuments to their occupier’s status and public perception. Just as crucial, they have embodied the airline’s brand and corporate culture. In the past, The iconic Pan Am Building at one time was a ruler of the New York City Skyline. Braniff’s Corporate Campus, known as […]

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US1939: US Airways Flies Into History

MIAMI— Early in the morning of Saturday, October 17th at 05:51 EDT, the curtain finally came down for US Airways (US) as flight 1939, the airline’s last branded flight ever, landed at Philadelphia International Airport. From now and on, all future flights will be under the American Airlines banner. The last flight not only marks the disappearance […]

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Inside the World’s Largest Airline Owned Maintenance & Engineering Base: American Airlines Tulsa

MIAMI— It may not come as much of a surprise that the world’s largest airline operates the world’s largest commercial airplane maintenance facility – an enormous operation that encompasses 22 buildings on the main base, including 3.3 million square feet of hangar and shop space sprawled across 33 acres. What may be a surprise is […]

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A Boeing 747 Factory Tour & Program Update

MIAMI — During Boeing’s Media Days,  Airways had the opportunity to take a tour of the Boeing 747 Factory. The leader of the tour was Bruce Dickinson who is the Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747-8 program. Inside the huge factory, there were three aircraft in production; all three were 747 freighters. […]

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Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator: Inside An Airborne Laboratory

MIAMI — As part of the ecoDemonstrator program, Boeing has been conducting several months of test flights with a 757-200 (cn 24627/293) in order to assess new technologies intended to improve the efficiency of flight operations and reduce environmental footprints. In total, Boeing has completed 250 hours since this third generation of ecoDemonstrators testing started in March. The […]

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The Wings of Man Unfolds its Wings: Eastern Airlines Returned Thursday with Flights To Cuba

MIAMI — With no announcement or fanfare, Eastern Airlines and HavanaAir quietly moved their inaugural revenue flights, MIA-HAV-MIA flight to today. Flight 3145, departed from Miami at 2:26pm EST according to FlightAware. Return flight 3146  arrived back in Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport at 5:05pm. There was very little hoopla or press presence […]

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VivaAerobus Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A320

MIAMI — Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier VivaAerobus has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 from an order placed in October 2013 for 52 aircraft (12 A320ceo and 40 A320neo), which at the time was the biggest Airbus aircraft order by a single airline in Latin American history, recently surpassed by Avianca. Although the airline is […]

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