Boeing, Icelandair Finalize Order for 16 737 MAX Airplanes

jueves, 14 de febrero de 2013

  • Icelandic carrier to operate both 737 MAX 8s and 9s
  • Agreement includes purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAXs

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Icelandair announced a firm order today for 16 737 MAX airplanes, valued at more than $1.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has been increased to 16 airplanes and includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s, as well as purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAXs. Today's announcement brings the total number of 737 MAXs ordered to date to 1,180.

"The 737 MAX will complement our Boeing 757 operations seamlessly and allow us to continue our route expansion in the most fuel-efficient manner," said Bjorgolfur Johannsson, Icelandair Group president and CEO.

The 737 MAX builds on the strengths of the world's best-selling Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 13 percent fuel-use improvement over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes.

"The 737 MAX will be an excellent addition to Icelandair's all-Boeing fleet, enabling the carrier to expand its operations across Europe and North America with increased fuel efficiency, route flexibility and passenger comfort," said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Icelandair Group currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 23 Boeing 757 airplanes for both its passenger and cargo operations. The Icelandic carrier has used the geographical location of its Reykjavik-based hub mid-way between North America and Europe, as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of more than 35 international destinations.


Boeing partners with Elbit for aircraft defence solutions

Boeing partners with Elbit for aircraft defence solutions: Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Elbit Systems to jointly explore self-defence solutions for its military aircraft in international markets.


US Airways y AMR —propietaria de la aerolínea American Airlines— anunciarán hoy su fusión

US Airways y AMR —propietaria de la aerolínea American Airlines— anunciarán hoy su fusión, para dar lugar a la mayor línea aérea del mundo por número de pasajeros y flota de aviones. Su valor se aproximará a los 11.000 millones de dólares. La nueva empresa mantendría el nombre de American Airlines.


Iranian News Agency Fakes Pictures Of New Fighter In Flight

Iranian News Agency Fakes Pictures Of New Fighter In Flight: Image From Qahar F-313 Unveiling Dropped In To Aerial Photo Of Damavand Mountain In its ongoing effort to convince people the Qahar F-313 is actually an operational system, Iran's state news agency released photos of the airplane that seem to show it flying over Damavand mountain. But on closer examination, the image is a fake.


Russian airlines to be allowed to hire foreign pilots | ATWOnline

Russia's aviation authorities have
announced they will permit 200 foreign
captains and instructors to work for local
airlines over the next five years.


N. Korea nuke test may offer intelligence clues

North Korea ' s underground
nuclear test shows it is making big strides
toward becoming a true nuclear power .
But the test may also reveal key clues the
secretive nation might have hoped to
hide about how close, or how far away, it
is from fielding a nuclear weapon capable
of striking the United States or its allies.