Archive | January, 2008


Leaked Detailed BA 777 Accident Investigation Update

Allegedly leaked information and photos on the forum. Very interesting stuff here if it’s confirmed. At about 700 ft AGL, the auto throttle commanded engine acceleration. One engine started to rollback during and the other engine started to accelerate then 8-10 seconds later began to roll back. Once the flight crew noticed, they pushed […]

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Where Productivity Goes to Die

Make sure you don’t have a lot to do for the rest of the day. This may take some time. Airbus A380 – High-Resolution Interactive Cockpit

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ANA Goes Discount Shopping

This item just hit Reuters: ANA to buy 60 Boeing planes for $5.7 bln – paper TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – All Nippon Airways (9202.T: Quote, Profile, Research), Japan’s second-largest airline, will spend about 600 billion yen ($5.7 billion) to buy about 60 new fuel-efficient planes from Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the Nikkei business […]

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Partial Thoughts and Goings On

Boeing Earnings Call Boeing was unsurprisingly guarded about the 787 in its 2007 earnings calls. We won’t hear specifics until the end of this quarter about where things stand on production and delivery specifics. First flight is still targeted for the end of June, so at least the weather could be nice. Side note, a […]

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777F Assembly Begins

Before you read the release, make sure you take a look at what Steve Trimble dug up on the 777F. Boeing Begins Major Assembly of First New 777 Freighter SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2008 –Boeing [NYSE: BA] mechanics began major assembly of the new 777 Freighter at the company’s Everett, Wash., facility today. The 777 Freighter […]

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100 Greatest, Part One of Five

To celebrate 100 years of Flight International, we want to discover the "100 Greatest" in aviation; by determining the top twenty civil aircraft, military aircraft, engine, people & moments. Here the best civil aircraft is put forward! In honor of Flight’s 100th year, which kicks off in 2009, the Airspace forums have opened up a […]

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San Antonio Rising: Is Boeing Laying the Groundwork for a Second 787 Line?

The interconnectedness of the aviation industry has often been likened to a massive global chess game. A skilled player makes a move of one piece with deliberate consideration for all the moves to follow, always mindful of the larger picture at hand.Boeing’s latest move across the global chess board lands in the heart of Texas […]

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A380 MSN014 Flies!

The first QANTAS A380 took to the skies this morning over Toulouse. MSN014 with temporary registration F-WWSK will be delivered in her final form as VH-OQA in October 2008. Image Courtesy Yvan Panas UPDATE 10:21 AM: In other QANTAS news, a French blogger Katener photographed A380 structures for MSN029 being delivered to in a convoy […]

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A380 Production Updates – January 2008

I’ve added the following updates to the main A380 production post. The next delivery of parts for an A380 is expected to take place in a complete convoy over four days from January 21-24, 2008. The convoy will contain both the left and right wings, the horizontal tail plane and forward, middle and aft fuselages. […]

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Live from Everett, it’s Dreamliner One

Photos are courtesy of Matt Cawby

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