Monthly Archive: January 2012

Alaska’s “Salmon-30-Salmon” is no more –

One of the coolest fish to ever grace the skies, N792AS has been repainted.  Photo: Mark Plumley -

One of the coolest planes you could ever hope to see on a day of spotting has sadly disappeared from our skies.  Since 2005, Alaska Airlines’ 737-400 N792AS has worn a one-off livery promoting “Wild Alaska Seafood” accompanied by  gigantic images of a king salmon on either side.   A favorite among spotters and passengers …

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Delta Weighing in on American or US Air Deal –

Merger mania continues with Delta eyeballing the US Airways Group.  Photo: Stephen Mosley Sr. - OPShots Contributor

Delta is studying possible deals with US Airways or American Airlines. Delta is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as one of its financial advisers, along with Blackstone Group, the people said. Delta sees itself as a consolidator in the airline industry and is studying several options, the people added. AMR entered bankruptcy-court protection in …

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Lufthansa, NetJets To Expand Private Jet To U.S. – AVIATION WEEK

A NetJets Citation X lands at Columbus International.  Photo:  Dave Reed - OPShots Contributor

Lufthansa and NetJets on Monday will unveil an expansion of their Private Jet offering into North America less than a year after reviving their partnership in Europe, Aviation Week has learned. The two operators launched Private Jet in 2005, but dissolved the relationship at the end of 2007, when the German airline decided to buy …

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Saudi Arabian Airlines orders eight additional 777s – ATWOnline

A Saudi 777-268 lands at Hopkins in April 2010.  Photo:  John English - OPShots Contributor

Saudi Arabian Airlines has ordered eight additional Boeing 777-300ERs in an order valued at $2.4 billion at list prices.The order was announced as the carrier took delivery of its first two of the type from a previous deal for 12 aircraft, plus 10 options (ATW Daily News, Nov. 9, 2010). Boeing said this order was …

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