Delta Air Lines, the major American airline headquartered at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, has recently come to an agreement with Airbus, the civil aircraft manufacturer based in France, in order to purchase 37 additional A321ceo aircrafts. These newly ordered aircrafts will be utilized in efforts to renew and revitalize Delta Air Lines’ narrow body fleet. The A321 aircrafts are very fuel efficient and will be replacing older-generation jets such as the MD-88.
Airbus is working hard to meet a target of 50 deliveries by this year’s end and has delivered its 24th A350-900 twin-aisle twinjet, the first to Cathay Pacific Airways, which is scheduled to enter service on June 1st. Airbus Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams has labeled the effort as one of two principal challenges for this year, the other being Airbus’s plans to accelerate the production of the A320 single-aisle twinjets. With over 40 widebody machines in the final stages of assembly in Toulouse, France, Executive Vice President Didier Evrard has placed a mandate to protect the A350 ramp-up project. Didier Evrard succeeded Williams last year as overseer of the programs and has said that the first 350-1000 variant, the 59th A350, is proceeding exactly on schedule.
The Chief Executive Officer and founding president of Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., Michimasa Fujino, has personally guided the company’s new HondaJet aircraft from initial conception all the way through to a fully developed model and certified aircraft. The company fought through at least five years of delays in the certification process. This new HondaJet appears to be one of the most unconventional designs ever found in a production aircraft. This aircraft is the culmination of Fujino’s 30-year old dream of creating the most advanced light jet in the world. Fujino’s outstanding attention to detail is evident in his contributions to the aircraft.
Frank Pompa released an article on USA Today discussed about how there has been a new solar plane that is setting records. This solar powered plane is called the Solar Impulse 2. To get an idea of this plane, the Solar Impulse 2 is considered a plane that not run on any fuel. The only source of energy it uses it solar, or the sun. This Solar Impulse 2 has made almost 22,000 miles in the air around the world.
Brad Cohen wrote an article on the Special section for USA Today on May 6th 2016 giving the top eight reasons why one should take advantage of Delta SkyMiles and collect them.
Boeing has delivered the 50th Boeing 777 as part of an order placed in 2006 when Qatar Airways’ network was just barely over 50 destinations. Over a decade later with the delivery of the 50th 777, the total fleet number of aircraft currently in service for the Doha-based carrier has risen to over 180 and the Boeing 777 has become a mainstay of the long-haul fleet and remains an essential part of the route expansion strategy by Qatar Airways. Per Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Qatar and Boeing have developed and enjoyed an enduring/mutually beneficial relationship since the beginning of the first 777 order. Currently the airline is a major 777X customer having ordered 60 aircrafts and operates the 777-300ER as well as the Long-Range (LR) variant of the 777-200.
Delta Air Lines, the major American airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, has recently added their Delta Shuttle product onto their main routes which run from its Seattle hub to Los Angeles and San Francisco. This move will raise the stakes in two markets which will inevitably become more competitive as Alaska Airlines has recently acquired Virgin America. The Delta Shuttle will include various different upgrades over the standard Delta economy offering, and will also be featured on routes between the Northeast triangle of New York LaGuardia, Washington Reason, as well as Boston, in addition to the competitive Los Angeles – San Francisco sector.
China Eastern Airlines has just announced their signing for 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s as they embark on their long-haul fleet modernization program. The airline stated in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange that they are expecting delivery of the A350s in batches starting from 2018 to 2022.Exclusively powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, 2 A350 aircrafts will be delivered in 2018, three in 2019, and two more in 2020. The remaining 13 are to be introduced in 2021-2022. Concurrently, China Eastern will be taking delivery of the 787-9s over the entire period of 2018-2021 and was not given an option in regards to engine selection for the Boeing jets.
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