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Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

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The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

Air Canada Receives First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada Receives First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The carrier plans to use the aircraft on non-stop routes from Toronto to Delhi, set to begin on November 1, and from Toronto to Dubai, which will begin November 3.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar to the 787-8, the stretch jet uses 20% less fuel and produces …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, the …

Boeing Appoints Muilenburg as New CEO

Boeing Appoints Muilenburg as New CEO

Boeing announced the appointment of Dennis Muilenburg to the position of chief executive officer.  Muilenburg, who has served as the airplane manufacturer’s chief operating officer and president since 2013, is a three-decade veteran of the company.  The appointment is effective July 1.
McNerney will continue as chairman of the board and as a Boeing employee until he retires at the end of February 2016.  He has served as CEO since 2005.
“Dennis …

Paris Air Show Day 3: A320neos and 747-8s Abound

Paris Air Show Day 3: A320neos and 747-8s Abound

Orders from airlines across the globe continued to be announced at the Paris Air Show on its third day.  The event, which opened Monday, serves as a trade show for the first four days and opens up to the general public on Friday.
Boeing’s 747-8 program got a significant boost after the plane maker received an order from cargo operator Volga-Dnepr Group for 20 additional 747-8 Freighters.   The Chicago-based company also …

Paris Air Show Day 2 Sees Orders for Boeing 737 Maxs and Airbus A321s

Paris Air Show Day 2 Sees Orders for Boeing 737 Maxs and Airbus A321s

After a busy first day that saw hundreds of orders for new aircraft placed, the Paris Air Show continued Tuesday.
Boeing received an order for 100 737 Max 8 jets from aircraft lessor AerCap.  Valued at $10.7 billion at current list prices, the deal is the single biggest contract by volume at the show.
Korean Air will purchase 30 737 Max and two additional 737-300ER jetliners from Boeing in a deal valued …

Paris Air Show Starts with Flurry of Orders at Airbus and Boeing

Paris Air Show Starts with Flurry of Orders at Airbus and Boeing

The Paris Air Show opened its doors Monday and Airbus and Boeing announced over 200 orders for new aircraft within the first few hours. Airbus also announced a new aircraft, the A330-300 Regional, a wide-body passenger jet optimized for shorter routes, with an order for 20 by launch customer Saudi Arabian Airlines.
The A330-300 Regional can be configured to hold as many as 400 passengers on flights up to 3,000 nautical …