Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER with Fuel-Efficiency Enhancements to Air France

The Boeing Company has delivered to Air France the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane that includes enhancements that improve the overall fuel efficiency of the 777-300ER by 1.4 percent. This amount is in addition to the 2 percent fuel-burn improvement already proven in revenue service by the airlines that operate the 777-300ER. A 1.4 percent improvement in fuel efficiency on this airplane equates to an annual jet-fuel savings of approximately 200,000 gallons (757,000 liters).

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Singapore Airlines provides wireless high speed secure internet

From this month (November 2005), customers flying to New York via Frankfurt can access high speed internet. Connexion by Boeing, an inflight wireless broadband service that provides customers in all three classes with real-time, high-speed and secure internet connectivity was first offered by Singapore Airlines in March 2005, and by June was available on all services between Singapore and London. In that same month, Singapore Airlines became the first airline in the world to introduce live global TV on international flights using the same system. Through the Connexion by Boeing facility, customers of Singapore Airlines with wireless-enabled laptops can send Read more

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Focus Aviation appoints Sales Support Executives

Focus Aviation is pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Towns as Regional Sales Manager and Robert Asher as Sales Support Executive. Andrew is 33 years old and joins Focus from the Royal Navy, where he recently completed an eight year commission serving in destroyers. He has served in locations all across the world, his career encompassing a wide range of duties and management challenges and has extensive experience as a NATO grade A standard fighter controller, mainly with Sea Harriers. Robert is 22 years old and graduated from Cambridge University this year where he read for a masters degree Read more

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Horizon Air's 400 Mechanics and Fleet Services Agents Ratify 3-Year Contract

Horizon Air has been notified by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) that the airline’s mechanics and fleet services agents have ratified a new three-year contract. More than 400 of the company’s 3,900 employees are covered by this contract.

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The Mexmil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to license to Lufthansa Technik

The enhanced insulation system provides a dramatically improved environment and flying experience for passengers within the cabin of commercial and VIP aircraft. Interest in providing a quieter cabin has been fuelled by the significant investment of airlines, specifically in a premium cabin, in advance In-Flight Entertainment systems and

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Continental has not reached an agreeement with cabin staff

Talks between Continental Airlines and the IAM adjourned in Washington, D.C., with no flight attendant agreement being reached. The chairman of the National Mediation Board (NMB) joined the talks on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The issues have been narrowed to a few remaining items. A final bargaining session has been scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8 in the offices of the NMB in Washington, D.C. If no agreement is reached on those dates, the NMB has stated that it will consider releasing the parties from mediation into a 30-day cooling off period. At the end of that period, the company would Read more

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MTU Aero Engines signs expanded Cooperative Model contract

MTU Aero Engines is expanding its military engine maintenance activities. The company has signed a contract with the German Air Force on the expansion of the existing industry-military cooperative model of engine maintenance (“Cooperative Model”). The agreement widens the scope of maintenance, which had so far involved only the Eurofighter EJ200 engine, to include also the RB199 (Tornado), J79 (Phantom) and RR250-C20 (BO 105 helicopter) powerplants, all of which will be repaired under MTU’s industrial leadership. The ten-year contract is worth totally 370 million

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BAE SYSTEMS announces closure of Edinburgh facility

BAE Systems will close its facility at Lochside, Edinburgh, in 2006, with the potential loss of up to 260 jobs. The decision to close the engineering and product development facility is driven by a defence market environment that provides fewer opportunities for the large, customer-funded development projects that have historically sustained the business. Work currently performed at Lochside will transfer to the BAE Systems Avionic Systems headquarter site at Rochester, Kent.

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