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Gulfstream G500 and G600  highlight their high-speed performance with Tandem city-pair records

Aircraft Continue To Demonstrate Maturity, Reliability In Real-World Operations Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft continue to demonstrate their unmatched performance excellence, maturity and reliability with tandem city-pair records from Asia to North America. The sister aircraft flew together, each accomplishing the records in their respective weight classes. On April… Read More ›

JetBlue Grows International Presence with Expanded Service in Havana and Mexico City

JetBlue to Launch New England’s Only Nonstop Service to Havana and Offer Up to Three Daily Flights Between Havana and Fort Lauderdale JetBlue to Start New Nonstop Service to Mexico City from New York-JFK and Boston, Offering a Total of Six Daily Flights to Mexico’s Capital from Four JetBlue Focus Cities NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– JetBlue… Read More ›

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92 Helicopters

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters.   The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration… Read More ›

AAR Wins IDIQ Award from U.S. Army for Aircraft Maintenance And Supply Chain Management

10-year hybrid contract valued at up to $25.5 billion AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments, has been awarded a 10-year hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command for aircraft and support equipment maintenance, minor modification and supply chain management. The work… Read More ›

Virgin America takes delivery of first Leap-1A-powered A321Neo

CFM-powered A320neo family boosts fuel efficiency by at least 15 percent Significant reductions in emissions and noise Virgin America today took delivery of the Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines. The San Francisco-based airline is the first in the world to take delivery of this aircraft type “We have been with… Read More ›

American Airlines Introduces New Basic Economy Fare Download PDF (English)

American Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) today announced it will begin selling Basic Economy fares in addition to the wide range of Main Cabin fares currently offered. These no-frills tickets provide a simple and affordable way to experience American’s network, and provide customers the option to pay for the services they want. Basic Economy fares will go on… Read More ›

Delta tops industry with fewest November cancels

Top of the industry operational performance was again the theme of Delta’s results in the latest Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report covering the month of November. The report, published Tuesday, shows Delta out-performed the other 11 carriers tracked by the DOT in “completion factor” – the percentage of flights completed and not canceled…. Read More ›

Alaska Air Group Reports August Operational Results.

  Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE Alaska reported an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on a 7.4 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2011. This resulted… Read More ›

Aviation Entrepreneur Steve Fulton Receives Museum of Flight Pathfinder Award.

The Museum of Flight honors Pacific Northwest individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry with its annual Pathfinder Award. In 2011 the Museum honored Aviation professional Steve Fulton during an event at the Museum of Flight on October 1. “It is a tremendous privilege to share the honor of… Read More ›

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