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EL AL Airlines Voted Best Airline Security by Global Traveler Magazine


EL AL, the national airline of Israel, was selected by more than 25,000 readers of Global Traveler (GT) Magazine as the airline with the world’s best security.

This honor has been given to EL AL for three consecutive years (which is how long the category has been recognized).

In response to a survey conducted by Global Traveler readers, the best in business and luxury travel for 2009 were selected. The GT annual awards are one of the most sought-after in the industry. GT Publisher/CEO Fran Gallagher stated, “Our award winners continue to set the bench mark for service in the industry and our readers know quality.

EL AL Airlines Voted Best Airline Security

Year after year, the winners they vote for emulate those high standards. EL AL’s dedication to security keeps it tops in the Best Airline for Security category.”

“We are proud to be recognized as the airline industry leader in security,” commented Offer Gat, CEO, EL AL Israel Airlines, North/Central America. “Security and safety remain a top priority for EL AL and we are proud to provide an uncompromised level at all times.” Read the full story

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Etihad Airways Confirms Huge Aircraft Engine Order


Etihad Airways has selected GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Engine Alliance and International Aero Engines (IAE) to power the new Airbus and Boeing aircraft that it ordered at last year’s Farnborough International Airshow.

The Farnborough deal included 100 firm orders and options and purchase rights for a further 105 aircraft, which will be delivered between 2011 and 2020.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline confirmed firm orders at this week’s Paris Air Show for:

– 78 GEnx engines, to power its 35 new Boeing 787 aircraft

– 45 Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, to power its 10 new Airbus A380 aircraft

– 44 IAE V2500 engines, to power its 20 new narrow-body Airbus A320 aircraft

Rolls-Royce and GE Aviation will supply engines for the airline’s new Airbus A350 fleet and future Boeing 777 aircraft deliveries, respectively, as previously announced at Farnborough: Read the full story

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