Boeing and United Airlines have finalized an order for 25 787-8 jetliners. The agreement includes the opportunity to purchase another 50 Dreamliners.
“Boeing and United Airlines share an 80-year partnership,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “United, which launched the Boeing 777, now begins a new chapter with the 787 Dreamliner, … Continued
Iberia today posted its results in 2009, one of the most difficult years in the airline’s history, when the world economic crisis and stiff competition led to a steep decline in operating income. After 13 consecutive profitable years, Iberia reported a net loss of 273 million euros in 2009.
Throughout the year Iberia adapted its supply … Continued
Etihad Airways will install new state-of-the-art technology on its long and ultra long haul aircraft which can monitor the condition of passengers who display signs of sickness that might require immediate medical attention.
The “Tempus IC” system allows cabin crew to gather vital information about a passenger’s health quickly and efficiently. The data covers a wide … Continued
The 80th International Geneva Motor Show sees Lotus Engineering unveil the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept, a high performance technology demonstrator with a plug-in series hybrid drive system and new technologies for enhanced driver involvement.
0-60 mph/97 kph in under 4 seconds
Total hybrid range of over 300 miles/483 kilometres
Eco mode or Sports mode … Continued
Continental Airlines today announced the expansion of its mobile boarding pass service to London’s Heathrow Airport, becoming the first carrier to offer paperless boarding passes on nonstop flights from the United Kingdom to the U.S.
The service allows customers to receive boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs) and eliminates the … Continued
A third aircraft has joined the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight-test program. ZA004, the fourth flight-test airplane to be built, took off at 11:43 a.m. local time from Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The program plan called for ZA004 to fly before ZA003 because the data ZA004 is collecting is needed more quickly both for certification … Continued
Development of the groundbreaking McLaren MP4-12C is entering its final phase. The bespoke high-performance sports car is due to launch in 2011, and right now the latest Experimental Prototype (XP) 12Cs are undergoing intensive appraisal at a number of test locations around the world.
One such site is Spain’s Applus IDIADA facility, the most comprehensive independent … Continued
Cessna Aircraft Company have announced today it has completed its acquisition of CitationAir, a business aviation solutions company originally called CitationShares.
The original company was started in 2000 as a joint venture between Cessna and TAG Aviation Holding SA with each holding a 50-percent share. Cessna had gradually acquired a greater share through the past decade … Continued
The second prototype aircraft in the S-76D™ helicopter program has entered the test flight program, with a third soon to follow, as the program that is producing the next generation model of the popular S-76® helicopter nears completion of its first fuselage for a production aircraft.
Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) and Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), … Continued