Monthly Archive: February 2014

Biman Bangledesh retires the DC-10 in favor of the 777 | Airchive

Biman Bangladesh B777-3E9(ER) S2-AHM taxis a few days prior to delivery as part of Biman Bangladesh's fleet modernization.  Photo: Andre Nordheim – OPShots Contributor

  BIRMINGHAM UK, February 20 Airchive – The final scheduled commercial DC-10 flight landed on Thursday February 20th, 2014, ending a forty plus year run of scheduled passenger service around the world. The first scheduled DC-10 flight took place on August 5, 1971, on an American Airlines round trip between Los Angeles and Chicago. The …

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End of an era as Qantas retires the 737 classic | Australian Aviation Magazine

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Qantas has operated its last 737-400 revenue flight, marking the end of scheduled Boeing 737-300/-400 ‘classic’ passenger services in Australia. Qantas 737-476 VH-TJS Jabiru operated the final service, QF819 from Canberra to Melbourne, on Sunday afternoon, the 48 minute flight departing at 17:23 and touching down 48 minutes later at 18:11. An Airservices ARFF monitor …

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United Seeks To Cut Fuel Costs Through Installation Of New Winglets – Forbes

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United Airlines announced in November last year that it aims to cut its fuel costs by $1 billion annually by 2017. Recently, the carrier announced that it took a key step towards achieving that objective. Earlier this week, United completed the installation of a newly designed wingtip curved extension, called split scimitar winglet, on one …

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Spirit Will Focus On Linking Existing Markets – Aviation Week

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Spirit’s aggressive near-term growth strategy will emphasize connecting existing markets with new nonstop service rather than adding new “dots” to its route map, the carrier’s top executive confirms. “We likely will still add a few [new cities] every year as we move forward,” CEO Ben Baldanza told analysts on a Feb. 19 earnings call, “but …

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