Archive | September, 2009


787 News Round-up – September 30, 2009

Albaugh Visits CharlestonNewly minted President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Jim Albaugh, made his first visit to Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica today as news spreads of the recently filed permits for the second 787 assembly line. Though there appears to be no direct connection to Albaugh’s visit to Charleston and the selection of […]

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Video Blog: G650 on the move

Now Gulfstream’s version: See more photos from the G650 roll-out

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Photos of Note: Gulfstream unveils the G650

Here’s the full set of photos from yesterday’s G650 rollout, including the flights to and from Savannah. Seven thousand people attended yesterday’s ceremonies that saw the new large-cabin business jet taxi in under its own power. I suspect a power roll-in could be a first for an aerospace industry. The first thing you notice when […]

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G650 Roll-out!

G650 Rollout!, originally uploaded by flightblogger. On location at Gulfstream’s G650 manufacturing site. N650GA (6001) taxied in under her own power. The aircraft will fly by the end of the year.

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Revealed: Gulfstream’s new G650

Off to Savannah momentarily aboard a G550 for the rollout ceremonies to see N650GA (Fmr. N601GD) in the flesh. Will be tweeting all day from the event. Special thanks to The Enterprise Report for the first photo.

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Gulfstream’s been busy with the G650

Thanks to a cached version of the G650 wikipedia page, it appears Gulfstream has been making some impressive strides with its new business jet. One item that has since been removed from the current entry reads: The G650 was first spotted taxing under its own power at the Gulfstream Savannah Georgia production facility on Sept […]

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September 28 – The Week Ahead Open Thread

Air France A380 Flies…AgainLast Friday in Hamburg, Air France’s first freshly painted A380(MSN033) took to the skies for a five-hour cabin test flight. Theaircraft lifted off without the new Premium Voyageur economy classaboard which will be first introduced in October aboard the airline’s 777 fleet.The Wall Street Journal detailed the spat between Airbus and Air […]

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Inside the South Hangar: Spirit’s road to ten a month – Part Two

Second of two parts detailing the 787 operations of Spirit AeroSystems-MORE PHOTOS To hear Harold Leslie talk about the work ahead on 787, it becomes clear that his confidence in the ramp comes from the fact that tasks that would previously take days have been designed to take just hours on 787. On previous programs, […]

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Inside the South Hangar: Spirit’s road to ten a month – Part One

First of two parts detailing the 787 operations of Spirit AeroSystems – MORE PHOTOS At Spirit AeroSystems Wichita, Kansas facility, 31 737 Next Generation aircraft speed out of the factory on railcars bound for Boeing’s final assembly line in Renton, WA. It’s a noisy atmosphere amid the industrial symphony of highly coordinated operations. A quick […]

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FedEx takes delivery of first 777F, but what’s under the hood?

Boeing handed over the keys of the first of at least 30 brand new 777 Freighters to FedEx yesterday. The delivery marks the first long range twin in the company’s fleet. Guy Norris made an interesting point about the what the 777F will provide to FedEx for the first time: Secondly, the 777F – which […]

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