Archive | May, 2008


A Closer Look at 787 Wing Flex

Q: How much wing could wing flex flex, if wing flex could flex wings? A quick look at any artist’s rendering of the 787 in flight, the eye is immediately drawn to the wings which look, by many accounts, ready to flap like a bird. One common question that has frequently been posed is whether […]

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A stroll through the A380 Final Assembly Line

This post was intended to be my final post from France, however battery life and flight departure times got the best of me. After the A380 Production Update I posted two weeks ago, I wanted to provide an inside look at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) of the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft. Approaching the […]

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FlightBlogger Office Hours – with video!

I figure I might as well do some good old fashion airplane spotting up at Everett this afternoon. The craziness of the last few days finally allows me a min to breathe, so I’ll be spending the midday hours at the grassy knoll outside the Future of Flight Museum and the Hilton. If you’re in […]

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Boeing: We’re ready for a 787 Freighter

EVERETT — Amid celebration for the official debut of the 777 Freighter, Boeing said it would be prepared to offer a 787 Freighter if the market demanded it. Tom Crabtree, regional director of business strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, discussed the potential of the composite jetliner to become a freighter aircraft in the future. “Long […]

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Happy Anniversary

Final Assembly Begins on First Boeing 787 Dreamliner EVERETT, Wash., May 21, 2007 — Final assembly of the all-new Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787 Dreamliner began today with a ceremony in Everett, Wash. “Todaywe begin assembling the first airplane of a new generation,” said ScottStrode, 787 vice president of Airplane Definition and Production. “The787 not only […]

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Podcast: 787 Media Day

I sat down with Addison Schonland at IAG amid yesterday’s very busy 787 Media Day to discuss the goings-on of the Dreamliner Final Assembly & Delivery Line. Keep an ear out for a first flight timeline. Take a listen. Other great coverage of the day: Seattle TimesBoeing provides first look inside 787By Dominic Gates Seattle […]

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Confirmed: Boeing gets second 747-8i customer

BREAKING Flight has confirmed that Boeing has received a letter of intent to purchase its 747-8i from a second airline customer. UPDATE: The letter of intent was signed today by Nigeria’s Arik for three 747-8i and seven 737s. The variant of the 737s will be either -800 or -900, but has not yet been determined. […]

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Revealed: 787 Flight Deck

The business end of Dreamliner Three Up close with the throttle quadrant. Two more after the jump.

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Boeing outlines roles for 787 flight test aircraft

SEATTLE – Pat Shanahan, Vice President and General Manager of the 787 Program provided a wide ranging briefing in which he laid out the areas of responsibility for each of the six flight test 787 aircraft. The flight test program, according to program sources, is scheduled to begin in late October of this year, though […]

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Boeing: Wing destruction decision early next year

EVERETT — Boeing announced today it would make a decision on whether or not to break the wing of the static test aircraft in early 2009. 787 VP of Engineering and Technology Randy Harley said the decision will come early next year because, “we want to make sure you can learn as much as possible,” […]

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