Archive | February, 2009


Boeing 777F receives FAA certification, EASA validation

European Aviation Safety Agency Validates FAA Certification of Boeing 777 Freighter EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 06, 2009 — The newest member of the Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777 family,the 777 Freighter, today received its formal stamp of approval from theEuropean Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA validated the U.S. FederalAviation Administration’s (FAA) Feb. 3 type certification of the […]

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Does Ryanair want the Geared Turbofan for its mega order?

UPDATE 7:37 PM: BIDDING WAR: FAILFeb. 5 (Bloomberg) — Airbus SAS Chief Commercial Officer John Leahysaid the aircraft maker is not in discussions to sell Ryanair HoldingsPlc hundreds of short-haul planes, quashing an attempt by theDublin-based airline to provoke a bidding war between the Europeanmanufacturer and Boeing Co., the Financial Times reported. Ryanair, which operates […]

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Airbus crosses 200 order mark for A380

Airbus today crossed the 200 order mark for the A380 with an order for two more of the type by Korean Air. The aircraft, which will operate in a three-class layout will link Seoul to destinations like Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Today’s announcement brings Korean Air’s total A380 order to 10 aircraft, with […]

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February 2 – The Week Ahead Open Thread (Groundhog Edition)

Happy Groundhog day! It looks as though we’ll have six more weeks of winter. I don’t think London could/would disagree with this assessment today. GTF Update & CSeriesPratt & Whitney is hosting a media day on Tuesday recapping the initial results of ground and flight testing and looking ahead to 2009 for the PW1000G engine. […]

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Movie Monday – February 2 – XB-70 Valkyrie

Just like last week, I’ve got another episode of Wings for you. This week’s Movie Monday details the development of the lightning-fast XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber. I’ll let the video speak for itself. Enjoy! Part II after the jump.

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