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Virgin Australia orders 23 737 MAX aircraft

Virgin Australia has finalized an order for 23 Boeing 737 MAXs, with options for four additional aircraft.

July 2012

Alaska Airlines, machinists reach tentative agreement

Alaska Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have reached tentative agreement on a new six-year contract covering the carrier's 587 ramp service and stores agents. The agreement includes wage increases of 10 percent over the life of the contract, long-term incentive bonuses, and job security and improved productivity provisions.

June 2012

Alaska Airlines ranks highest in satisfaction

Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers for the fifth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates in its 2012 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. The airline also ranked highest in J.D. Power and Associates' annual segment rankings in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

June 2012

Alaska Airlines inaugurates daily flights between Seattle, Philadelphia

Alaska Airlines began daily nonstop service today between Philadelphia and Seattle.

June 2012

Pierce County to host aerospace summit in July

There are more than 80 firms in the aerospace supply chain in Pierce County, and their industry is changing rapidly because of increased global demand for commercial air travel and a highly competitive marketplace.

June 2012

Boeing delivers Air Lease Corp.'s first Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing has made the first new airplane delivery to Air Lease Corp. from its order placed during the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The Los Angeles-based leasing company took delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800, which will be leased from ALC and operated by Korean Air.

May 2012

Boeing delivers 20th 747-8

Boeing today marked the 20th delivery of its new 747-8. The airplane, a 747-8 Freighter, was delivered to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

May 2012

Boeing delivers UPS's 50th 767 Freighter

EVERETT – Boeing and UPS today celebrated the delivery of the cargo operator's 50th 767-300 Freighter. The airplane joins the world's largest 767 Freighter fleet.

May 2012

FAA approves Blended Winglets for 767 Boeing Converted Freighter

Aviation Partners Boeing has received approval from the FAA demonstrating compatibility for installing Blended Winglets on the Boeing 767 Converted Freighter.  This development assures that Boeing 767-300ERs with Blended Winglets are viable candidate for future conversion to freighters by Boeing.

May 2012
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