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Ryanair orders 100 Boeing 737 MAXs – USA Today

One of 300 737s in Ryanair's fleet lifts off from 08R at Gatwick. Photo – OPShots Contributor: Mark Thomas

Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair announced a firm order for 100 Boeing 737 jets in New York on Monday. The airline also added options for an additional 100 jets. The firm deal would be worth $11 billion at list prices, though carriers typically receive significant discounts. “Ryanair is proud and honored to become the lead operator of …

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A “Giant” Job…moving The Lion King to Honolulu by Air – OPShots.net

These two Atlas Air (callsign "Giant") 747's moved the Lion King from Cleveland to Honolulu in 2007.  Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net

How do you move Walt Disney’s larger than life stage production of The Lion King to Hawaii?  With a couple of “Giants” of course!  After a successful five and a half week run in 2007 at the State Theatre in downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square district, the colorful stage production of the Walt Disney movie closed …

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Dive team finds part of Air France Flight 447 recorder; data missing | ATWOnline

An Air France A330 of the same type involved in the mysterious crash is pictured at Detroit in this file photo from April, 2009.  Photo: Chris Jacobs - OPShots.net

French Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) on Wednesday confirmed that investigators searching for wreckage of the Air France A330-200 that crashed in the South Atlantic June 1, 2009 located the aircraft’s flight data recorder. However, BEA subsequently told Bloomberg that the FDR is missing “the memory module that stores its crucial information,” the news agency …

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COMPANY NEWS – COMPANY NEWS – American Airlines to Buy 3 T.W.A. Routes to London – NYTimes.com

A TWA 747 at St. Louis

May 3, 1991.  American Airlines said last night that it had reached an agreement to buy three Trans World Airlines routes to London for $445 million, a move that would complete a changing of the guard in trans-Atlantic aviation. American ended up paying Carl C. Icahn, T.W.A.’s chairman, the entire price it had originally agreed …

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