Archive | August, 2009

Flash: Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Carson to retire (Update4)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) president and CEO Scott Carson has announced he will retire from Boeing at the close of 2009, but will be succeeded as head of Boeing’s commercial unit effective tomorrow by current Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) president and CEO Jim Albaugh. DennisMuilenburg will succeed Albaugh as president and CEO of Boeing IntegratedDefense […]

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Movie Monday – August 31 – On (one) wing and a prayer

This Movie Monday just speaks for itself. Israeli F-15 pilot lands safely with one wing. As the old adage goes, “A good landing is the one you can walk away from.” Special thanks to @erripman for the find.

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Depends on what your definition of “flight test” is?

Author Peter Cohan has spent the last several weeks writing about the 787 at his blog at Dailyfinance.com. Cohan, for the sake of background, is the author of You Can’t Order Change: Lessons from Jim McNerney’s Turnaround at Boeing. He is both a professor at Babson College in Boston and Management Consultant. He caused quite […]

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Cliff Notes: Seven key items from today’s 787 announcement

1. First FlightBoeing says that ZA001 will fly by the end of 2009, an assessment that confirms previous reporting. Sources continue to maintain that a late November or early December time frame is targeted for the maiden sortie. ZA001 is currently prepped for the side-of-body reinforcement inside Paint Hangar 45-04. Vice president for airplane programs, […]

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Breaking: Boeing targets 787 first flight by end of 2009, first delivery in 4Q 2010

Boeing Announces New 787 Schedule and Third-Quarter Charge CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner is expected by the end of 2009 and first delivery is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2010. The new schedule reflects the previously announced […]

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A day at Delta Tech Ops

A day at Delta Tech Ops, originally uploaded by flightblogger. Delta 777-200LR ship 7107 at the Tech Ops ramp in Atlanta.

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Travel Day (Off): DCA-ATL

Travel Day (Off): DCA-ATL, originally uploaded by flightblogger. Having what some might call a day off of sorts. Flying this Delta757-200 (N630DL) down to Atlanta to visit Delta Tech Ops for the day.Should make for an interesting day. Update – My first time on Wi-fi in flight!

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Boeing to seek permits for potential 787 line in North Charleston

FlightBlogger working all sources for details. All signs point to a significant announcement out of South Carolina tomorrow. KING5 in Seattle reporting Boeing is set to file permits for an expansion of Boeing Charleston. Likely related. Update 12:13 AM: Boeing to seek permits for potential 787 line in North Charleston(via Boeing internal)Boeing will notify the […]

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Boeing flies CFM56-7B Evolution. Or did they? (Update1)

A new 737-900ER for Continental Airlines departed Boeing Field on August 15th with something new under its wing. If you look closely, you can spot the new CFM56-7B Evolution engine on the left wing of N37434. The nacelle is elongated and the nozzle plug shortened to accomodate the new engine that Boeing says will improve […]

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum, Bailey & Boeing

Boeing Big Top (787 Circus), originally uploaded by moonm. If you happen to be a frequent watcher of Boeing’s flight line in Everett, you’ll know that even subtle changes in the landscape tend to spur discussion. Though, this week you may have noticed a BIG new addition to the parking lot of the world’s largest […]

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