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Atlas Air Places Billion Dollar Boeing 747 Order

Atlas Air Places Billion Dollar Boeing 747 Order

Atlas Air announced that it ordered four new Boeing 747-8F Freighters the order is valued at approximately $1.5 billion at current list prices.
Cathay had previously placed an order with Boeing for three 747-8 Freighters last March.  That order, which included options for five additional 777 Freighters, was valued at approximately $1 billion as well.
“The 747-8F is the best and most versatile wide-body freighter in the market,” said John Dietrich, Atlas’ …

Boeing 737 Max Resumes Commercial Flights After 2-Year Hiatus

Boeing 737 Max Resumes Commercial Flights After 2-Year Hiatus

American Airlines Tuesday operated the first passenger flight of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max in almost two years.
The return to the skies for the Max came on an appropriately numbered flight from Miami International Airport to New York’s LaGuardia Airport.  The flight number was 718, the telephone area code of the part of New York City in which the airport is located.
The worldwide fleet of 737 Max jets had been …

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 to Become U.S. Troop Carrier

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 to Become U.S. Troop Carrier

Virgin Atlantic Airways’ last remaining Boeing 747 will become a U.S. troop carrier in its retirement, the company said.
The jet, nicknamed “Pretty Woman,” now belongs to Atlas Air, a cargo airline,
Founded in 1984, Virgin’s first flight was with a Boeing 747. This marks the end of an era for the company. The aircraft type will be replaced by newer planes including the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 Airliner.
With the …

Alaska Airlines Orders More Boeing 737 Max Jets

Alaska Airlines Orders More Boeing 737 Max Jets

Longtime Boeing 737 operator Alaska Airlines said it would increase the number of Boeing 737 Max jets on order by 23 for a total of 120.
The deal for the new 737-9s, to be acquired on lease, was hammered out last month.
“We believe in this airplane, we believe in our strong partnership with Boeing, and we believe in the future of Alaska Airlines and the incredible opportunities ahead as we climb …

Ryanair to Purchase 75 More Boeing 737 Max Jets

Ryanair to Purchase 75 More Boeing 737 Max Jets

Ryanair said Thursday that it would buy 75 additional Boeing 737 Max jets.
The action is by far the largest order for the beleaguered aircraft since it was grounded after two hull losses almost two years ago.
The order is valued at $7 billion at list price although the actual estimated value of the order is approximately $3 billion.
The low-cost carrier and Boeing announced the purchase within weeks of getting a green …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2020

December was the tenth month of the Roman calendar, and derives its name from decem, “ten” in Latin.  It is now the 12th and final month of the year, and in the Northern Hemisphere is associated with winter, multiple holidays, and New Year’s Eve. It
The Anglo-Saxons called both December and January – the entire winter solstice period – “Ġēolamōnaþ,” the Yule month. Indeed, many Yuletide customs observed by the historical Germanic …

European Regulators Give Boeing 737 Max a Green Light to Return to Service

European Regulators Give Boeing 737 Max a Green Light to Return to Service

The   European Union Aviation Safety Agency, the European regulator that is responsible for certification, regulation, and standardization of aviation for all EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, said it intends to allow the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to return to the skies.
The agency said it was “its intention to approve the aircraft to return to Europe’s skies within a matter of weeks.”
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration …