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CABO ROJO FLY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

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Aerial photo taken this weekend at the border Fly In Aereoclub Quisqueya conducted between Santiago and Aeroclub of SantoDomingo Naco, where about 26 aircraft participated in track Cabo Rojo, Pedernales, to promote the area touristically delas bay Eagles and promote private tourism and sport aviation in the Dominican Republic in order to attract a percentage of 60, 000 private milaviones United States and Canada who visit the Caribbean each year, especially now that they have increased Bahamas the costs of services at airports and tourism private aircraft that caused seeking other destinations.

Jim Parker Fly Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, the private aviation promoter known to attract more tourism private jets to the Caribbean, who is bringing different groups avionesa different tourist spots in the country, organized by the Civil Aviation FAA InstitutoDominicano , the Airports Department and the Ministry of Tourism, stated that tourism and airports and Dominican airfield, now have a unique opportunity to increase their air tourism private jets for what to do offensive depromoción with the hotel sector, for achieve massive success of tourism promotion in this enviable paradise island, especially after the decree of facilitating private laaviación issued by the Dominican government and the excellent facilities of a new center of radar and air traffic control recently inaugurated by the Dominican Institute of Aviation civil.

Jean Piert ouch, one of the leaders of the Aero Club Quisqueya Hotels.com guest, noted that the border event was a success and thanked members of the Aero Club Naco pilots for its partition, which was also attended by aviation authorities. It also said the Aeroclub Quisqueya, by the Cibao International Airport has been and continues to promote tourism in the country air and will attend again this year to air fairs to promote tourism in Lakeland Floridad and Oshkosh in Wiscosin.

The pilots of Santiago and Santo Domingo were received sor authorities of the City of Pedernales, moved on buses and boats to Bahia de las Aguilas and attended a lunch in the restaurant of beachfront Caves Bay.

Meanwhile the pilot Richard Polanco, member of the Aero Club of SantoDomingo Naco, thanked the treatment received by pilots and announced a new flight -Fly In- tourist promotion next February 14 the new airfield Constance with an asphalt runway 7,000 feet built to promote mountain tourism and attract foreign private planes, this unique mountain tourism region with only airport at 4,000 feet sea level sobe Caribbean, the main attraction for the drivers, with excellent parking facilities, tower control, radio, internet and visitor service supported by the Tourism Clusters Constance.

Japan Airlines delivers Boeing 777-300ER for Sydney-Tokyo

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Japan Airlines has delivered Boeings 777-300ER instead of the awaited Boeing 787

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However, it’s not all bad news for Tokyo-bound Aussies.

The airline’s latest schedule update shows that from December 1, 2014 through until at least March 28, 2015, JAL’s daily Sydney-Tokyo flight will be upgraded from the current Boeing 777-200 to the newer Boeing 777-300ER.

That long-range jet comes with JAL’s latest first class suites plus lie-flat beds in SkySuite business class (below).

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Boeing 787 in Las Americas Airport Dominican Republic (Video)

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Footage of Boeing 787 to LAs Americas Airports, Video and Photos by Richard Polanco while landing at Las Americas in a Weekend Flying trip.

About Las Americas Airport

Las Américas International Airport (SpanishAeropuerto Internacional Las Américas, or AILA) (IATASDQICAO:MDSD) is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The airport is run by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a private corporation based in the Dominican Republic under a 25-year concession to build, operate, and transfer (BOT) six airports of the country’s airports. Las Américas usually receives Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777; Airbus A319, A320, A330, A340; and many long-, mid-, short-haul aircraft.

About Boeing 787

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-bodytwin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 210 to 335 passengers. It is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe. The 787 has been designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767 it is to replace. The 787 Dreamliner’s distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour. It shares a common type rating with the larger Boeing 777, allowing qualified pilots to operate both models, due to related design features.[4]

Malaysia Airlines 777 Boeing Shot Down near Ukraine-Russian Border

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Plane shot down by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials say.

HRABOVO, Ukraine (KXAN/AP) – A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board has crashed in the Ukraine after being shot out of the air. The jetliner was shot down as it flew over the conflict-riddled eastern portion of Ukraine near the Russian border, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists deny they shot at the airliner.

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The flight, known as MH17, was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it went down. There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members onboard.

In the Social Networks already the hashtags #RIPMIH17 NBC News reports senior U.S. Officials confirmed MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

A reporter for the Associated Press counted at least 22 bodies among the wreckage at the crash site. It is unclear if these casualties were on the plane or killed while on the ground.

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Malaysia Airlines announced it lost contact with the flight via Twitter: #MalaysiaAirlines #RIPMH17

Popular flight-tracking website Flightaware.com showed the plane was last over Ukraine, when it disappeared from tracking. The aircraft was flying at a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet when it last reported in to Flightaware.

Twitter exploded with the news in various languages, including pictures and videos of plumes of smoke. NBC News aired this video, saying they were unable to independently confirm the smoke plume is from MH17.

Still, a Reuters correspondent is reportedly on the scene in Easter Ukraine and “sees burning wreckage of air plane, bodies on ground.”

The area where the aircraft reportedly crashed is has seen frequent rocket attacks in recent days as part of the ongoing conflict between the Ukraine and Russia. Ukrainian military officials said a military transport plane was shot at as it flew over the area earlier this week.

Malaysia Airlines 777

Malaysia Airlines made headlines in March when a Boeing 777 disappeared over the south Indian Ocean on flight MH370 to China and has not been found. All 241 aboard are presumed dead. Flight MH370 disappeared in an area with scattered radar coverage. Thursday’s flight, MH17, was in an area with heavy radar coverage when it crashed.

The airline flies 13 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The crashed aircraft, registration number 9M-MRD, was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on July 29, 1997. A typical cabin configuration for a Malaysia Airlines 777 allows for 35 business class seats and 247 economy seats for a total of 282 passenger seats, according to Seat Guru.com.

Associated Press reports contributed to this article.

Malaysian Airlines 777 Photo Gallery

 

Emirates and world’s first Pelé-ane to its fleet of Boeing 777s

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DUBAI, U.A.E., 11thJune 2014 – Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

The first Emirates Pelé-ane will be connecting football fans with the action this summer on the Dubai to São Paulo route. Identifiable from the ground or the air, the 350 seater aircraft now has a creative design, specific to the FIFA World Cup™, emblazoned on the fuselage along with the recognisable signature of the legendary Brazilian football great. Two further Boeing 777 Pelé-ane’s will be unveiled on the day of the opening match and one Airbus A380 will launch shortly afterwards. 115 Boeing 777 from the Emirates fleet, which will fly football fans to Brazil, will also carry a large 2014 FIFA World Cup™ logo.

 

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Those passengers lucky enough to be travelling to Brazil, or any of the other 142 destinations served by Emirates, can also experience different facets of the tournament in a number of ways:

At the airport: The world Cup buzz begins at the airport, especially at the airline’s hub in Dubai, where check-in desks now prominently feature the hero image from the Emirates #AllTimeGreats commercial featuring Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the award-winning lounges both in Dubai and the many other locations around the world, passengers can relax with a bite to eat in front of the live streamed games.

ice TV Live on 16 Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft: From 12th June to 13th July, passengers on board one of these 16 Emirates aircraft can watch all 64 matches ‘as live’ on the Sport 24 channel. This capability means not even a flight can get in the way of a football fan’s passions. Or if watching the whole match is too much, one of the seven rolling news channels can keep everyone up to date with the goals.

If the flight doesn’t have ice TV Live: Passengers can still get goal-by-goal text updates on the ice Airshow moving map channels. On ice Digital Widescreen, the scores are shown in the news headlines under a dedicated FIFA Update section.

Fun for young fliers: To keep the children on board entertained, Emirates will be providing colourful snack boxes with cardboard cut-outs and stylish wrist bands in support of participating teams.

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FIFA Boeing 737 Paint for Brazil’s World Cup Team

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You won’t miss this colourful big bird in the sky that’s for sure! Vibrant colours, from nose to tail and even the engine are painted on this 737 Boeing plane by Brazilian artist twins, Osgemeos. The pictures fittingly represents the colourful people of the Brazilian culture and are depicted in the twin artists’ styles with elongated faces, quirky outfits, colourful skin and animated expressions.

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Air India to sell three Boeing 777 aircraft

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Air India plans to sell three of its Boeing 777s for mopping up resources to stem its liabilities, according to sources, barely four months after selling five of these planes to Gulf carrier Etihad Airways.

The airline offered three Boeing 777-200 Long Range airplanes, powered with GE 90-110 engines, for outright sale through competitive global bidding, Air India sources said a day after a meeting of its board in New Delhi.

The long-haul global routes flown by these aircraft would now be gradually replaced by Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which Air India is inducting at a steady pace. 13 of the 27 Dreamliners the airline has ordered have already joined the fleet.

The sale of five B-777s to Etihad in December last year was estimated to fetch over $335 million (Rs. 2,070 crore at 1 dollar = 61.8 rupees), which Air India plans to use to pay off its outstanding debt.

The three B-777s being sold now have a seat capacity of 238, including eight First Class and 35 Business Class seats.

While the commercial bids for these three five-year-old planes would be opened on May 13, the technical bids would be opened at a later date, the sources said.

As part of its turnaround plan, Air India is inducting the Dreamliners and going for a sale and leaseback arrangement to affect major savings. Under such an arrangement, the seller of an asset leases it back from the purchaser for a long-term and continues to use it.

The airline estimates it could raise about $840 million by selling seven Dreamliners and leasing them back. The money earned through the leaseback arrangement would be used to pay off the bridge loans taken against these aircraft.