Novo Boeing 777F da Lufthansa Cargo vai ser batizado de “Olá Brazil”

Cortesia: Lufthansa Cargo.

Cortesia: Lufthansa Cargo.

O próximo Boeing 777F (D-ALFD) da Lufthansa Cargo vai ser batizado de “Olá Brazil” e deverá entrar em operação a partir do meio do ano. A companhia aérea cargueira que é parte do Grupo Lufthansa está modernizando a frota e encomendou cinco B777F, três já estão em operação.  Em um evento realizado há duas semanas em São Paulo, com a presença dos principais clientes da América Latina, o vice presidente para as Américas, Achim Martinka, falou do sucesso da nova aeronave na frota, com o ganho de capacidade e a redução das emissões.

Martinka destacou ainda que a Lufthansa Cargo vive um momento especial, ao completar 80 anos de história e 44 anos do primeiro voo cargueiro para a América Latina. A modernização da frota é um dos projetos da empresa para chegar a 2020 com 25% de redução nas emissões. O preço de lista de cada um dos B777F é de US$ 270 milhões cada. Este novo cargueiro possui uma capacidade de carga de 105 toneladas, um ganho médio de 10 toneladas de capacidade por voo, se comparado com o MD11F. Os novos cargueiros serão inicialmente usados para substituir as aeronaves mais antigas da frota.

Em 2013, a Lufthansa Cargo transportou 19,5 mil toneladas, um aumento de 3% em relação ao mesmo período do ano anterior. O fator de aproveitamento (load factor) foi de 71%. Atualmente no Brasil, a Lufthansa Cargo tem oito frequências cargueiras semanais entre Campinas – Frankfurt, sendo três voos via Dakar e destes um dos três via Curitiba, mais dois via Montevideo e Buenos Aires, e três via Quito, no Equador (um destes voos tem origem preferencial em Curitiba e um em Manaus). Duas operações da Lufthansa Cargo passam por Lima no Peru. Mais informações em www.lufthansacargo.com.

Fonte: Lufthansa Cargo.

Boeing Delivers 8,000th 737

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Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing today delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines, marking another important milestone for the world’s best-selling airplane. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features a special logo.

The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order, including 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX.

“The 737 program continues to innovate with new features and technology, meeting the needs of our customers now and into the future,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Boeing has a long and treasured history with United Airlines, and we’re proud they’re taking delivery of this milestone airplane.”

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Courtesy: Boeing.

United was the first airline to order and take delivery of the 737-200. Since 1965, United has taken delivery of more than 550 737s and operated nearly every model.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this huge achievement with Boeing,” said Ron Baur, vice president of fleet, United Airlines. “The 737 has been an integral part of our narrowbody fleet and we are pleased to continue this tradition by being the North American launch customer for the new 737 MAX 9.”

Baur said United’s 737-900ER delivered today, along with 737 MAX airplanes the airline has on order, will replace older, less fuel efficient aircraft while providing a superior passenger experience.

Source: Boeing.

Lufthansa: Early seat reservation for an extra charge with selected Economy fares

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Early seat reservation for passengers booked in selected booking classes (designated W, S, T, L, K) will incur a €25 per seat charge on long-haul flights in the future. The optional service will be introduced as of 28 April 2014. This change brings the additional advance seat reservation service fees in line with those incurred on domestic and European routes, which have been offered at a price of €10 since November 2013. As in the past, all guests may choose their preferred seat at no extra charge when checking in up to 23 hours before departure.

Advanced seat reservation in the selected booking classes becomes an optional service at time of booking. For the remaining booking classes, Economy Class advanced seat reservation remains free of charge. This service in the upcoming Premium Economy Class, Business and First Class also remains free of charge. For HON Circle members and Senators, advanced seat reservation is free of charge in all booking classes.

Seats can also be reserved during or after the booking process with travel agents, online via LH.com, or at Lufthansa ticketing locations.

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Airbus lança nova versão do jato corporativo ACJ319

 “Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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A Airbus lançou uma nova versão de seu jato corporativo, o ACJ319, oferecendo aos clientes a simplicidade, rapidez e economia na cabine. Chamado ACJ319 Elegance, a aeronave complementa a atual versão personalizável do ACJ319.

Combinando a elegância de hoje com a fuselagem do ACJ319, a nova cabine permite aos clientes escolherem entre uma ampla gama de ambientes, tais como, escritório, sala de estar, jantar e conferência, complementado assim com um banheiro e cozinha na parte da frente e um quarto com banheiro na parte traseira.

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Esta disposição simplifica o layout da cabine, permitindo aos clientes uma forma rápida e fácil de personalizá-la de uma forma que atenda às suas necessidades e gostos, ajudando-os a obter o que querem, sem ter que investir muito tempo e esforço. Também torna mais fácil para os clientes atualizarem sua cabine posteriormente, simplesmente substituindo um ou mais ambientes com os outros.

O Airbus ACJ319 é a versão mais popular da família de jatos corporativos da empresa, bem como a introdução da elegância significa que os clientes terão a liberdade de escolher entre ele e o layout totalmente personalizável de hoje.

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Na parte da montagem da cabine, a empresa subsidiária da Airbus e que desenvolveu o conceito, a Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) em Toulouse, ficará responsável por isto. Os clientes do atual ACJ319 personalizável continuarão tendo a liberdade de escolher entre uma vasta gama de empresas especializadas na instalação de cabines, incluindo uma rede de oito empresas aprovadas pela Airbus em todo o mundo.

Dessa forma, a Airbus oferece uma ampla gama de jatos executivos, todos derivados da família de aeronaves mais modernas do mundo, acomodando desde 19 até mais de 100 passageiros confortavelmente e com espaço inigualável. Mais de 170 jatos corporativos da Airbus já foram vendidos até o momento, e eles estão voando em todos os continentes, incluindo a Antártica.

Fonte: Airbus.

Tradução: Aviation News.

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Airbus launches new version of ACJ319 corporate jet

Courtesy: Airbus.

Courtesy: Airbus.

Airbus has launched a new version of its popular corporate jet, the ACJ319, offering customers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin. Called ACJ319 Elegance, the new version complements today’s fully customisable version.

Elegance combines today’s ACJ319 airframe with a new cabin that allows customers to choose from a wide range of lounge, office, dining and conference modules, complemented by a bathroom and galley at the front and a bedroom with ensuite bathroom at the rear.

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Courtesy: Airbus.

This arrangement simplifies cabin layout by allowing customers to quickly and easily create an arrangement that suits their needs and tastes, helping them to get what they want without having to invest a lot of time and effort. It also makes it easier for customers to upgrade their cabin later, simply by replacing one or more modules with others.

Airbus’ ACJ319 is the most popular version of the company’s corporate jet family, and the introduction of Elegance means that customers will have the freedom to choose between it and today’s fully customisable layout.

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Courtesy: Airbus.

Cabin outfitting of the Airbus ACJ319 Elegance will be carried out by the company’s Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) subsidiary in Toulouse, which developed the concept, as a turnkey project for customer peace of mind. Customers for today’s fully customisable Airbus ACJ319 will continue to have the freedom to choose from a wide range of cabin-outfitters, including a network of eight Airbus-approved cabin outfitters around the world.

Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of business jets, all derived from the world’s most modern aircraft family, seating from 19 to more than 100 passengers in unequalled comfort and space, with unrivalled freedom of movement. More than 170 Airbus corporate jets have been sold to date, and they are flying on every continent, including Antarctica.

Source: Airbus.

Lufthansa introduces baggage tags that passengers can print out themselves

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Lufthansa is launching a new technology for baggage tags. Passengers on flights between Frankfurt and Tokyo-Narita can now print out their own baggage tags for checked-in luggage at home. The HomeTag allows passengers to prepare for their trip from the comfort of their own home and then check in their baggage directly at the counter or the self-service machines at the airport.

And this is how it works: when customers check in online at home or in the office, they receive a HomeTag for their outward and return flight together with their boarding card. The HomeTag contains all the necessary information, such as flight route, passenger name and, of course, the baggage item number, which is also printed clearly as a barcode. Special HomeTag holders are available at the airport, which passengers can fix to their baggage and insert the HomeTag into. After that, they simply have to check in their baggage at the baggage counter or one of the self-service machines. The machines are able to automatically identify the baggage items using the tags, making baggage check-in even faster.

The only difference between HomeTags and conventional baggage tags is an additional QR code. This code means that travel details can be reconstructed, even if the tag has been damaged. The Lufthansa HomeTag holder also has an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip that enables express check-in at the Lufthansa baggage machines. As well as saving time at the airport, customers who use the HomeTag benefit from an even more reliable baggage service, since the HomeTag is more stable and weather-resistant than conventional baggage tags, and the RFID chip contains an extra copy of all the baggage details.

This innovative technology is expected to be available soon on other routes from Frankfurt and Munich to Asia and the USA.

Further information and a video about using the HomeTag can be found at LH.com/hometag.

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Airbus A350 XWB makes first touchdown in UK

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The new Airbus A350 XWB has made its first ever landing on British soil, visiting Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire as part of routine certification tests.

The aircraft, MSN3, was flown by London-born experimental test pilot, Frank Chapman, and is one of the four A350 test aircraft currently flying and undergoing rigorous testing in preparation for the A350’s certification and entry into service later this year. In total the A350 XWB flight test campaign will accumulate around 2,500 flight hours with the fleet of five aircraft.

Captain Chapman said: “The A350 XWB has significant UK input, as the wings and fuel systems are designed at the Airbus facilities in Filton, Bristol and assembled at the company’s Broughton plant in North Wales while the engines are made by Rolls-Royce in Derby and the landing gear by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in Gloucestershire.”

Courtesy: Airbus.

Courtesy: Airbus.

“This visit is part of the aircraft’s certification.  Experts from the nearby Airbus Filton facility are playing a key role in supporting the fuel system tests.

“I’m immensely proud to be flying the first A350 XWB to land in the UK and look forward to this aircraft being a regular feature in British skies over the coming years.”

The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions. The new family whose fuselage cross-section is optimized for full long-range passenger comfort in all classes, brings a 25% step change in efficiency compared with existing aircraft in this size category. At the end of March 2014, the A350 XWB totalled 812 orders from 39 customers.

Source: Airbus.

Boeing unveils more images of the 787-9 Dreamliner in Air New Zealand’s colors

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In accordance with the announced in this article last Sunday (click here to read), Boeing unveiled more images of the new 787-9 Dreamliner in Air New Zealand’s colors.

Click here to visit the official site.

All photos are copyrighted to Boeing.