Monthly Archive: November 2012

Delta Air Lines Flies New Route To Profits: Older Jets – WSJ.com

One of the MD-90's acquired from China Southern Airlines on the ramp in Atlanta. Photo: Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor

ATLANTA—A jetliner parked in a cavernous hangar here boasts a gleaming paint job, 160 pristine blue leather seats and a new-airplane smell. But this latest addition to the Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL -0.73% fleet isn’t new.  Not by a long shot. The twin-engine MD-90, acquired from China Southern Airlines Co., 600029.SH -0.59% is more …

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Embraer Prepares For Fourth-Quarter Surge In BizJet Deliveries – Aviation Week

An Embraer Legacy landing at Cleveland in March 2009.  Photo:  Angelo Ballachino - OPShots Contributor //

  Embraer is ramping up for another busy fourth quarter, when the company expects to nearly match the number of executive jets deliveries and revenues brought in through the first three quarters combined. During the third quarter, Embraer delivered 13 business jets, including 11 Phenoms and two of its large business jets – slightly fewer …

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Cessna Bringing Upgraded Sovereign To Market – Aviation Week

A nice Citation Sovereign spending the night at Akron Canton Airport in 2009.  Photo:  Gary Starcher - OPShots Contributor //

Cessna Aircraft hopes to bring a new Citation Sovereign to market next year that incorporates many of the same upgrades found on the Citation Ten, now called the X, along with improved range and performance. The Sovereign will be equipped with new Pratt & Whitney Canada 306D engines that, when combined with new winglets, will …

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Dreamliner Savings Meet Cabin Cool as United’s 787 Debuts – Businessweek

United's first 787 Dreamliner sits at the gate in Houston during it's proving runs last month.  Photo:  Doug McElroy - OPShots Contributor

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) is counting on Boeing Co. (BA)’s 787 Dreamliner to deliver fuel savings and in-flight cool as the world’s largest carrier becomes the first in the U.S. to fly the composite-plastic jet. “If you want to be the world’s leading airline, then you need the world’s leading airplane, and we have …

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