on 13th July 2010 | 2 Comments »
Members of the public will be able to see the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the first time at next week’s Farnborough Air Show, the firm has announced.
The new Dreamliner, set to go into service later this year, will be presented alongside its rival Airbus’s A380 superjumbo at the show, which runs July 19 – 25.
It will be the official debut of the Boeing 787 with scheduled tours offered by Boeing to trade visitors on July 19 and 20.
on 7th July 2010 | 2 Comments »
An experimental solar-powered aircraft took off Wednesday from a Swiss airbase in a bid to make history by flying round the clock and through the night.
Solar Impulse whirred along the runway at Payerne in western Switzerland, reaching 35 kilometres per hour (22 mph) as lone pilot Andre Borschberg gently lifted into clear skies at 6.51 am (0451 GMT) on a scheduled 25 hour flight.
“This should be a great day of all goes well,” said team chief Bertrand Piccard, who made the first non-stop round-the-world flight in a balloon ten years ago.
on 17th June 2010 | 1 Comment »
Virgin Atlantic airways celebrated their 10th anniversary of non-stop flights to Las Vegas from London at McCarran International Airport yesterday.
Dita Von Teese and President Sir Richard Branson posed for photos with the image of Von Teese emblazoned on the aircraft behind them.
She wore red Christian Louboutin heels, fishnet stockings and a red corset bodysuit with a Union Jack flag cape.
on 16th June 2010 | 26 Comments »
The UK flag-carrier is launching an exclusive private jet service for British Airways passengers flying within North America and the Caribbean.
The airline is establishing the service, designated PrivateConnect, in partnership with Cessna division CitationAir.
Unlike some other private jet services, BA will not force customers into signing a long-term contract and will not ask for fees upfront.
on 14th June 2010 | 2 Comments »
US carrier Delta is to buck the airline trend of shrinking premium cabins by increasing first class capacity on its domestic flights, perhaps hinting that a recovery in luxury travel may be on the cards.
The airline announced last week that from this fall it is to offer first class on all internal US flights longer than two and a half hours, an increase of some 50 routes from the current first class availability.
on 9th June 2010 | No Comments »
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is to fly a total of 90 Airbus A380 “superjumbos” by the end of 2017 after a shock announcement that it is to buy a further 32, the largest single order in commercial aviation history.
The airline stunned its rivals with the $11.5 billion purchase on the first day of the ILA Berlin Air Show, with one aviation leader stating that “one must assume that this is not an investment for the UAE, but it is an investment for the world.”