Boeing plans 787 'surge', selects Charleston for second line - FlightGlobal
Boeing will surge 787 production early to meet customer demand as part of the establishment of the newly announced Charleston 787 second line.
United Airlines retires its last 737 - USA Today
Bombardier and Embraer say Trans States MRJ order was no-bid - FlightGlobal
Embraer and Bombardier senior executives say US regional carrier Trans States Holdings (TSH) did not hold a formal competition between airframers before placing an order earlier this month for up to 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets.
Boeing completes detailed design of 787 wing fix - FlightGlobal
Boeing engineers have completed detailed design and computer validation of the final aspects of the 787 wing fix, the company says. The the final parts are currently being
fabricated for the side of body modification that has kept the 787
World Airliners Special - Gigantic problems - ultra large airliners - FlightGlobal
When Boeing's 747-100 entered service in 1970, operators around the globe realised unprecedented efficiencies in seat-km costs, reducing the cost of world travel and bolstering the financial bottom line for airlines and later for air freight operators.
NBAA 09: Livemercial shows off airliner-turned-luxuryliner - Flight Evening News
Livemercial aims to deliver business jet comfort at an airline operator's cost by converting small airliners to VIP configurations.
NBAA 09: EAA underscores importance of young people to the future of aviation - Flight Evening News
As EAA celebrated flying more than 1.5 million young people over the past 17 years as part of the Young Eagles program, the organization looks to the future of the aerospace industry.
NBAA 09: Cautious Gulfstream sees reason to be optimistic - Flight Evening News
The business aviation industry is not out of the woods just yet, but General Dynamics executive vice-president Joe Lombardo is cautiously optimistic about the prospect for the future.
NBAA 09: Airbus Corporate Jet Centre launches VIP Pass - Flight Evening News
The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has launched a "VIP Pass" program for its jetliner-derived business aircraft, offering a tailored package of services to executive, private and government operators for its ACJ family of aircraft.
NBAA 09: Hawker Beechcraft's Boisture sees 'protracted conflict' - Flight Evening News
In a military style press conference, Hawker Beechcraft leadership struck a confident note amid a tumultuous year that has taken its toll on the airframer
NBAA 09: Wichita woes - FlightGlobal
The Wichita aerospace cluster is the story of a city transformed by a global economic downturn that saw near-collapse in the credit market, slowing corporate profits and a headwind of public opinion that branded business aircraft as luxury jets and foolish expenditures for the dalliances of the ultra-wealthy.
NBAA 09: Hitting back at the critics - FlightGlobal
On 19 November 2008, just days after the US Presidential election, auto executives from Chrysler, Ford and General Motors flew to Washington DC aboard their company business aircraft to ask a lame-duck session of Congress for $25 billion in bailout funding to stave off a complete collapse US car industry.
Dreamliner troubles return to haunt 747-8F - FlightGlobal
The diversion of engineering resources to Boeing's troubled Dreamliner has forced the airframer to give up on its plan to fly the first 747-8 Freighter on 9 December and deliver an aircraft to Cargolux in the third quarter of next year.
New Photos, Videos & Podcasts
I've added 209 new photos to my Flickr feed in the last month, including 190 from NBAA and 29 shots from flying around Seattle in a Cessna 172 last May with pilot/photographer Charles Conklin. I've also uploaded six new videos to YouTube as well, covering the Airbus tray table, the interior models of the 747-8I and 787 VIP, the unveiling of the Embraer Legacy 650 and the Panasonic Fusion IFE seat design. I also managed to squeeze in two podcast. One discussing business aviation with the Airplane Geeks and another about the selection of Charleston for the second 787 line with IAG. Phew, what a month.