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Boeing gets ready again for the 2015 NFL football season in support of the Seattle Seahawks

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) is getting ready for the upcoming 2015-2016 National Football League (NFL) season and in particular the hometown Seattle Seahawks team. The company has painted a different 747 in the “12th Fan” livery with “In it to win it!” titles.

The 747 will perform at the annual Boeing Seafair Air Show at Lake Washington in Seattle on August 2.

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Photo: Katie Lomax/Boeing. Boeing 747-83QF N841BA (msn 60119) is the Jumbo that now wears the special Seattle Seahawks markings. Boeing 747-87UF N770BA (msn 37564) previously wore a similar livery during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII victory in 2014.

Aeroflot to transfer 13 Boeing 737-800s to Pobeda

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) on June 22 received permission at its annual general meeting of its shareholders to transfer 13 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Pobeda (Moscow) on a long-term sublease.

Top Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Aeroflot Russian Airlines’ Boeing 737-8LJ WL VP-BZB (msn 41199) departs from London (Heathrow) colors.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Aeroflot subsidiary Pobeda’s new Boeing 737-8LJ VQ-BWH (msn 41206) arrives back at Boeing Field in Seattle after a test flight.

ANA drops Tokyo Narita – Paris CDG, up-gauges Tokyo Haneda

ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) will drop the daily Tokyo (Narita) – Paris (CDG) route on October 25. Instead the carrier will up-gauge the current Boeing 787-8 Tokyo (Haneda) – Paris (CDG) route to the larger 787-9 according to ZipanguFlyer.

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Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 N1792B (msn 34502) became JA830A on delivery.

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WestJet’s flight attendants approve the new contract, today launches flights to Scotland

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WestJet (Calgary) announced its flight attendants have voted in favor of a new work agreement with 81.7 percent of eligible flight attendants voting.

The airline continued;

A tentative agreement was negotiated between WestJet and the WestJet Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB), the association representing its flight attendants, and was agreed to on April 21, 2015. Voting began on May 22, 2015, and ended May 28, 2015, at 9 a.m. MDT. Items in the ratified five-year agreement include compensation, work rules, standardized processes and a formal framework for discussion between WestJet flight attendants and the airline.

FAAB is a subgroup of WestJet’s Proactive Communication Team (PACT), the wholly-elected employee association representing close to 9,000 WestJetters. This is the first ratified agreement between WestJet and its flight attendants.

In other news, WestJet today (May 29) launches nonstop daily service between Halifax and Glasgow, Scotland, with same-aircraft service beginning in Toronto. The inaugural flight on WestJet’s #TartanTail leaves Toronto Pearson tonight at 6:10 p.m. EDT (1810) with a brief stop at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, before departing for Glasgow at 10:45 p.m. ADT.

“Today’s launch of service to the U.K. marks the start of another exciting chapter in the history of WestJet,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “As Canada’s low-fare leader for nearly 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to liberating Canadians from the high cost of air travel. With our service to Ireland and the U.K., we are making it more affordable than ever before to travel overseas, whether for business or leisure. As we prepare to take delivery of our first Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in July, this overseas experience continues to position us to be a truly global carrier in the years to come.”

Copyright Photo below: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8CT C-FUMF (msn 60128) at Boeing Field was handed over on January 29, 2015.

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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of its 125th Boeing airplane

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) yesterday (May 11) celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 125th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900 ER (TC-JYO, msn 42013) – and one of 12 airplanes the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of this year.

Boeing and Turkish Airlines’ relationship stretches back to 1968 when the airline first purchased one McDonnell Douglas DC-9. In 1974, it began operating the first of the Boeing 7 Series, taking delivery of two 727-200s. Since then, Turkish has grown to become one of the world’s leading carriers and currently operates a mix of Boeing 777-300 ERs and 737 Next-Generation airplanes.

Copyright Photo below: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister ship Boeing 737-9F2 ER TC-JYM (msn 42011) taxies at Boeing Field (King County) in Seattle.

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Alaska Airlines contract ramp employee falls asleep in the cargo hold, spends 14 minutes in the air

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) late yesterday (April 13) issued these three statements concerning the contract Menzies Aviation employee who fell asleep in the pressurized cargo hold of a Boeing 737-900 which was operating flight AS 448 from Seattle/Tacoma to Los Angeles. Alaska previously replaced their own ramp employees with the contract company. The flight returned to SEA after the flight crew heard noises from the cargo hold after takeoff. The flight later arrived in Los Angeles, minus the wayward employee. Here are the three statements with the last one at the top:

Update 7 p.m.

A ramp employee who fell asleep in the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines aircraft has been discharged from the hospital. The employee, who works for Alaska contractor Menzies Aviation, passed a drug test this afternoon.

The agent had been on a four-person team loading baggage onto Flight 448, which departed for Los Angeles at 2:39 p.m. The aircraft returned to Seattle after 14 minutes in flight when the captain heard banging beneath the aircraft.

After the landing, the employee, who was in a pressurized, temperature-controlled portion of the cargo hold, walked off the aircraft. He told authorities he had fallen asleep.

The employee started work at 5 a.m. and was scheduled to end his shift at 2:30 p.m. During a pre-departure huddle, the team lead noticed the employee was missing. The team lead called into the cargo hold for the employee and called and texted the employee’s cell phone, but did not receive an answer. His co-workers believed he finished his shift and went home.

All ramp employees have security badges. They undergo full criminal background checks and drug screening prior to being hired. They are also subjected to random drug tests throughout their employment.

There were 170 passengers and six crew members on Flight 448. The aircraft landed in Los Angeles at 6:17 p.m.

Update 4:05 p.m.

Flight 448, bound for Los Angeles, returned to Seattle shortly after departure today after it was discovered that a ramp agent was still in the cargo hold. The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes.

After landing, the agent, an employee of Menzies Aviation, walked off the aircraft from the front cargo hold, which is pressurized and temperature controlled. Upon exiting, he told authorities he had fallen asleep. The agent was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. We are actively investigating this matter.

Update 3:30 p.m.

Immediately after takeoff, the pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448, bound for Los Angeles, reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft. The captain immediately returned to Seattle, declaring an emergency for priority landing. The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes. After landing, a ramp agent was found inside the front cargo hold, which is pressurized and temperature controlled. The ramp agent appeared OK, and was transported to the hospital as a precaution. We are actively investigating the matter.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-990 N303AS (msn 30017) taxies to the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Transaero Airlines to introduce a new livery

Transaero Airlines (Moscow) will soon introduce a new look with the delivery of this newly built Boeing 737-800.

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Boeing 737-8MC N1782B (msn 44435) first flew on March 25. The new airliner will be delivered as EI-RUR.

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