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Boeing to cut the 747-8 production rate to only one aircraft per month

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has announced it will cut the 747-8 Intercontinental production rate by 23 percent from 1.3 aircraft to only one aircraft starting in March 2016 according to Reuters quoting Boeing sources. The company is currently building 1.5 aircraft per month and this was planned to be reduced to 1.3 in September despite a recent order by the Volga-Dnepr Group.

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Copyright Photo: Royal S. King/AirlinersGallery.com. Lufthansa has always been a keen supporter of the 747 and pushed Boeing for the updated 747-8 model. Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-830 D-ABYT (msn 37844) in the 1968 retro scheme lands at Paine Field near Everett.

Boeing 747 slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

 

Airberlin downsizes its tourist hub at Nuremberg

Airberlin 737-800 WL D-ABBF (08)(Grd) NUE (GM)(LRW)

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) is working to trim its unprofitable routes. The carrier has announced it is downsizing  its mainly tourist hub at Nuremberg for the coming winter schedule. The carrier will retain some holiday routes to southern destinations.

Read the full report (in German) by Bayerischer Rundfunk: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 737-86J D-ABBF (msn 32917) taxies to the gate at NUE.

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Airberlin loses $72.3 million in the second quarter

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin-Tegel) reported a net loss in the second quarter of $72.3 million.

In other news the company is in discussions with its new Oneworld partner about code sharing which is expected to start in November.

Read the full report from the WSJ:

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Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 737-86J D-ABBF (msn 32917) arrives at Nuremberg.

Airberlin’s pilots vote for a three hour strike

Airberlin’s (Berlin-Tegel) pilots have voted to strike for three hours according to this published report in the New York Times.

News link:

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/air-berlin-pilots-vote-to-strike/