September 30, 2022
Industry
Industry Manufacturer

Bombardier’s First CSeries Delivered to SWISS

MONTREAL — Bombardier has marked today a major milestone in the CSeries family aircraft program, with the handover to launch operator SWISS of the first of 30 airliners on order. The historic delivery took place in the premises of the manufacturer in Montreal, Canada, where both SWISS and Bombardier employees gathered with government representatives, suppliers […]

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Industry Interview

High Flyer Interview: Bridget Blaise-Shamai, Managing Director, Customer Insights and Loyalty, American Airlines

DALLAS / FT. WORTH — As American Airlines Managing Director of Customer Insights and Loyalty, Bridget oversees the customer relationship management and analytics, digital marketing and contract negotiations of American Airlines’ (AA) AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program. Before moving into this role in February 2012, Bridget was Managing Director, Distribution and Merchandising Strategies based at American Airlines Headquarters […]

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Innovation

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-based Biofuel

MIAMI — Alaska Airlines made aviation history yesterday, when two flights departed Seattle partially fueled by the first biofuel made from sustainable U.S. corn. The fuel blend used in the flights contained isobutanol, which is fermented from corn and converted into jet fuel at Gevo’s plant in Luverne, Minnesota. The airline is currently using a […]

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Industry Manufacturer

How Airbus’ New Technologies Reinvent Aircraft Manufacturing

HAMBURG — The manufacturing of a jetliner is the product of an intimate and efficient cooperation across global supply and manufacturing chains and production lines, as well as decades of research and development. During the recent Airbus Innovation Days in Hamburg, the company gave some details on novel technologies intended to improve and optimize the […]

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Industry Manufacturer

Airbus Innovation Days 2016: A320neo and A350 Production Take Center Stage

HAMBURG — Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus, kicked off the company’s Innovation Days 2016 with several program updates. During his presentation, Williams remarked that aircraft deliveries have doubled in the last decade, and that Airbus is currently experiencing a 6% growth year over year. The COO also highlighted that the company is enjoying a sound […]

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Industry Interview

High Flyer Interview: Matthias Schmid‎, Vice President Sales USA, Emirates

MIAMI — As Emirates Vice President Sales for the USA, Matthias oversees the commercial activities of Emirates in the USA, one of Emirates strategic growth markets. Before moving into this role in September 2012, Matthias was Vice President Network Passenger Sales Development based at Emirates Headquarters in Dubai, where he was responsible for Global Commercial […]

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Airlines

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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Industry Manufacturer

Airbus Delivers Its First U.S. Ever Built Airliner

MOBILE, AL — Just after three years after the groundbreaking of the Airbus In Alabama Brookley Aeroplex Final Assembly Line, the company reached a major milestone today with the delivery of its first ever U.S. built airliner. The aircraft, an Airbus A321ceo (BluesMobile / N965JT / MSN 6512) was delivered at 10:00 CDT in front […]

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Industry Interview

High Flyer Interview: Ben Baldanza, Former Spirit Airlines CEO

MIAMI — Ben Baldanza is an industry pioneer. Until last January, he was the CEO of Spirit Airlines, the U.S. largest ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), and the most profitable carrier by operating margins. Ben has given Airways, an exclusive first interview after his sudden departure. Airways (AW): Ben, we appreciate you taking the time to speak […]

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Industry Manufacturer

The Boeing 737 MAX Makes First Flight

SEATTLE — Boeing has successfully conducted today the maiden flight of its 737 MAX in Seattle, taking the program a step closer to its Entry Into Service (EIS). The fourth generation of this family aircraft comes to compete directly against the Airbus A320neo family aircraft, in an ongoing battle to dominate the global narrow-body market […]

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