Archive | June, 2008

Twitter is go!

Just a quick note from here in Charleston. I’m Twittering like a madman now. A very special thanks to Boeing, Vought and Global Aeronautica for giving web 2.0 a chance to find its way into the aviation industry. You can follow my twittering here.

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Dreamlifter One

Dreamlifter One, originally uploaded by flightblogger. Getting ready for departure to Everett.

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Dreamliners 12, 13, 14

Dreamliners 12, 13, 14, originally uploaded by flightblogger. Inside Vought. Aft fuselage sections 47 and 48 for Dreamliner 12, 13and 14.

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Third LCF gets green light from FAA

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The third of four heavily modified Boeing 747-400s was certified June 6, 2008 by the Federal Aviation Administration for use on the 787 Program. The Large Cargo Freighter, or Dreamlifter, transports major 787 structural components from global supplier partners to Charleston, S.C. and Everett, WA for integration and final assembly respectively. The […]

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June 9 – The Week Ahead Open Thread

I’m writing from Charleston, South Carolina this afternoon and it looks as though it’s going to be a very busy week. I’ll be reporting over the next several days from Global Aeronautica and Vought here in Charleston covering the progress for the 787 program on location. On Wednesday, I’ll be transitioning west to Spirit Aerosystems […]

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A Very Humbled FlightBlogger

I found out this afternoon that this blogger was shortlisted for a 2008 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award by the World Leadership Forum. I was selected in the Breaking News category for my coverage of the 787 Dreamliner program over the past year. I’m truly blown away by this and I wanted to once […]

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The Oil Drumbeat and B.A.B.E.

Is the airline crisis of 2008 worse than the economic aftermath of September 11, 2001? Yes, absolutely. 9/11 was a crisis of confidence in the safety of air travel. Airlines simply couldn’t fill their planes. The 2008 crisis is far more serious. The psychological injury of 9/11 has since healed and empty planes and cheap […]

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The Path to Power-On

In mid-May, Boeing 787 Vice President and General Manager Pat Shanahan expected the crucial power-on milestone to be a “photo finish” for Dreamliner One, but affirmed the milestone was “on track” for the end of June. With the end of June just three and a half weeks away, the final path to 787 power-on is […]

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Boeing Cracks 900 with Saudi 787 Order

Boeing has broken the 900 order mark for its hot-selling 787 Dreamiliner, according to a report from Flight’s Air Transport Intelligence. The firm order for 12 787s, was announced in Istanbul by Saudi Arabian Airlines. The order also includes 8 Airbus A330 aircraft. Saudi Arabian Airlines General Director Khalid Al Molhem said no engine selection […]

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