Etihad Airways will bring greater capacity to its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK from June 1 by replacing an Airbus A340-500 on the route with a Wi-Fi-enabled Boeing 777-300ER. The three-class Boeing 777-300ER will offer a total of 328 seats daily, a 36.6 per cent increase in capacity compared with the A340-500.

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Airbus recorded a net-order total of 833 aircraft in 2012, comfortably exceeding its sales target of 650 aircraft for the year and adding $96 billion of business overall to its order backlog, going by list-price value. Additionally, Airbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers.

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The deal was completed in 2012 and follows an initial announcement from Airbus and Singapore Airlines about the new order last October. As part of the deal, Airbus has agreed to take back in part exchange five Airbus A340-500s now operated by SIA in all-business class configuration.

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SIA’s latest A380 order will be the third to be placed by the airline and its A350 XWB order the second. Singapore Airlines now operates 19 Airbus A380s and already had firm orders in place for 20 A350s, for delivery from 2015. SIA will transfer 20 Boeing 787s on order to low-cost arm Scoot and return its five A340-500s to Airbus.

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Etihad Airways plans to launch non-stop daily service between Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Washington, D.C.on March 31, 2013, subject to receiving regulatory approvals.

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Singapore Airlines’ flight SQ37, which the carrier operates non-stop from Los Angeles to Singapore using Airbus A340-500s, will employ enhanced air traffic management operational procedures gate-to-gate between Los Angeles International Airport and Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

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Etihad Airways is installing new advanced technology on its long-haul aircraft that can monitor the condition of passengers who display signs of illness that might require immediate medical attention.

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