Biggest Airbus Operator In Southern Hemisphere Adds To Its
Brazil's largest airline has finalized a purchase agreement for
32 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising of 22 A320neo and
10 A320 Family aircraft. The order from TAM Airline follows a
Memorandum of Understanding signed last February. Engine selection
will be announced by the airline at a later date.
Two Aircraft To Support Carrier's Fleet Renewal And Business
Aircastle Limited and Southern Air Holdings have entered into
long-term leases under which Southern Air will utilize two
747-400SF aircraft owned by Aircastle. The aircraft are expected to
enter commercial service during the first quarter of 2012,
advancing Southern Air's fleet renewal and business expansion
Steven Slater became something of an Internet celebrity after he
swore over a JetBlue airplane intercom, grabbed a couple of beers,
popped an emergency chute, and slid from the jet to the ranks of
the unemployed in August of last year. At the time, Slater said he
was "fed up" with his job ... which he obviously no longer has.
Bureau Sees New Issues In Redelivery, Repossession,
Earlier this month, International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) met
with leading Japanese banks, investors, aircraft lessors, airlines
and financiers for a series of structured meetings designed to
identify the forthcoming challenges to the aviation finance sector
and pinpoint particular exposures or strategic opportunities.New
equipment and technology, new financing opportunities, engine
investment and an aggressive leasing environment appear to be the
main areas of future interest.
One Of Two Airplanes To Be Converted Into Passenger/Cargo
Precision Conversions' 757-200PCC Combi program is progressing
with the delivery of the conformity aircraft from Cargo Aircraft
Management. The 1994 Pratt & Whitney powered 757-200 has been
inducted at Flightstar Aircraft Services facility in Jacksonville,
FL, and is currently undergoing modification.
Passengers Flew 10 Hours, Then Sat For Another Nine After
Diversion For Fog
USA Today reports police were called onto a diverted Air India
777 which had flown for 10 hours on its route from Mumbai to London
Heathrow, only to be diverted to London Gatwick because of fog.
After another nine hours on the sitting plane, passengers started
getting very frustrated, and police were called to the airport.
Was Blown From Staircase During Preflight Inspection
A pilot for Virgin Australia was blown from an aluminum ladder
while conducting the preflight inspection of his 737 at Brisbane
International Airport by the jet blast from a Qantas flight taxiing
out for a departure to Sydney.