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More than 100 Boeing Business Jets sold since product launch

Boeing Business Jets today has sold a program total of 102 BBJs so far, surpassing its goal to reach 100 orders before the end of the year. Since the launch of the BBJ Program in 1996, 69 customers have ordered 89 BBJs and 13 BBJ 2s. Private individuals comprise 40 percent of the BBJ customer base. About 36 percent are government heads of state, 14 percent are corporate operators and the remaining 10 percent are charter operators.

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Lufthansa load factor down

Lufthansa fell short of the record levels in the same month in the previous year. During the month, 4.6 million (- 2.1%) passengers flew with Lufthansa. Only part (+0.6 %) of the marginal increase (+1.6 per cent) in capacity was sold in the market, so that the passenger load factor fell by 0.8 percentage points to 74.7 per cent. In the Americas, reduced capacity led to improved utilisation despite a decline(- 2.5 %) in passenger numbers. In Asia/Pacific, the occupancy rate was down on the year-earlier level to 81 per cent (- 2.2 pp), the passenger count was down by Read more

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Independence Air reaches tentative agreement with aircraft mechanics and flight attendants

FLYi, Inc., parent of Independence Air, which had previously filed for chapter 11, has reached a tentative agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) that would enact new wage rates and work rules for Independence Air mechanics. The company and AMFA have been negotiating, under supervision of the National Mediation Board, since June 2002. The agreement is subject to membership ratification, as part of a process that will begin shortly. The company also reached agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers of America (AFA-CWA) to changes in pay rates and work rules, subject to membership ratification. The agreement Read more

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Air Canada signed contract for up to 96 Boeing 777s and 787 Dreamliners

Air Canadasigned a contract with Boeing to upgrade the airline’s fleet with up to 36 Boeing 777s and 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The conclusion of the order comes six months after the airline announced a widebody fleet renewal plan, subject to a number of conditions. As with the previous agreement, announced in April, the new contract with Air Canada includes firm orders for 18 777s, plus purchase rights for 18 more, in a yet-to-be-determined mix of the 777 family’s newest models: the 777-300ER, the 777-200LR Worldliner and the newly announced 777 Freighter. Air Canada ‘s new 777 deliveries will begin Read more

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ST Aerospace awarded contract by China United Airlines

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), the aerospace arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ST Aerospace Supplies, was awarded a contract by Chinese airline, China United Airlines. The agreement, worth US$9 million (about S$15 million), involves components management and maintenance support for China United Airlines’ fleet of 3 Boeing 737 aircraft over five years. To date, ST Aerospace has been awarded component support programmes by four of China’s emerging airlines.

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