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February 09, 2010

Flap Panel Separates From 747 Freighter In Florida

Airplane Was On Approach, Panel Fell Into Mall Parking Lot

A fairing that was part of the flap assembly on a 747 freighter broke off the aircraft while it was on approach to Miami International Airport Friday. The flap panel fell into a mall parking lot, but there were no injuries and no damage on the ground.

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Pratt & Whitney Offers PW4000 94 Advantage Performance Upgrade Package

Company Says Mods Reduce Fuel Burn And Operating Costs

Pratt & Whitney said at the Singapore Air Show last week it will offer an Advantage Performance Upgrade package for the PW4000 94" family of engines that will deliver 1% fuel burn reduction and improve engine durability.

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PACE, Airbus Sign 4-Year License And Services Agreement

European Aircraft Manufacturer Confirms Berlin Company As Preferred KBE Software Supplier

The software engineering company PACE announced late last week that it has concluded a four-year license and services agreement with Airbus. Under this agreement, PACE remains a preferred software supplier for Airbus companies worldwide.

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Dulles Opens New AeroTrain Underground Transport

Trains Supplement Iconic Mobile Lounges

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) recently announced the opening of AeroTrain, the new underground airport train system at IAD.

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Aero-TV: Boeing’s 747-8 First Flight – New Freighter Takes to the Skies

Chief Pilot Feuerstein and Captain Imrich Successfully Complete Flight Plan

On February 8th, 2010, almost two months after the Dreamliner’s historic first flight, Boeing made history once again as the new 747-8 Freighter took to the skies for the first time.  Over 5,000 Boeing employees, customers, suppliers, and community leaders gathered in Everett, Washington, as the 421,200lb aircraft (empty weight) lifted from the Paine Field runway.

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Successfully Completes First Flight

Newest Boeing Freighter Touches Down Safely After 3-Hour, 39-Minute Mission

Just a day shy of the 41st anniversary of the flight of the first B747 ... the latest variant, Boeing's 747-8 Freighter, successfully took to the sky for the first time Monday as more than 5,000 employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders looked on.

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UPS Starts Pilot Furlough Process

Pilot Furloughs Are Only One Cost-Saving Measure Undertaken By The Company

Things are looking down at Brown ... as UPS announced plans Monday to furlough at least 300 of its airline pilots, but at the same time continued its effort to find a solution with the pilots’ union that would avert or mitigate the layoffs before they take effect.

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Iberia Adds A 22nd New Airbus A-319 To Its Fleet

Acquisition Marks The 77th Airbus A-320 Family Aircraft For The Airline

Iberia took delivery of a new A-319 from the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France late last week. Christened the Vison Europeo ["European Mink"], it is the first aircraft to join the fleet since deliveries were suspended more than a year ago.

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