Archive | January, 2010

Travel Night, Day, Night: Leg 2 – LHR-SIN

Travel Night, Day, Night: Leg 2 – LHR-SIN, originally uploaded by flightblogger. I’ve found my way on board Singapore Airlines A380-800 (9V-SKA) for the second of my two flights to Asia. This particular airplane was the first production A380 (MSN003), which carried the maiden commercial superjumbo service in October 2007 between Singapore and Sydney. I’ll be airborne […]

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Pre-flight and Layup: A 747 and 787 Round Up

Good morning from London Heathrow! I’m here on the ground during my layover and I thought I’d take this quiet moment to provide a brief update and good round up of all that is going on for Boeing’s two primary development programs. Let’s start with 747-8F While Boeing says it’s not officially a re-run of […]

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Travel Night, Day, Night: Leg 1 – IAD-LHR

Travel Night, Day, Night: Leg 1 – IAD-LHR, originally uploaded by flightblogger. Sitting at seat 23J on 777-222ER (N216UA) I’m getting ready to departon my first leg to Singapore. This T7 will take me across the Atlanticon United 918 by way of North Atlantic Track X to Heathrow. I’ll be inLondon for about five hours […]

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Thanks for an amazing 2009!

I wanted to take this opportunity as we head into the first big show of the 2010 to say thank you to everyone for making 2009 an absolutely incredible and unprecedented year for and FlightBlogger. recorded more than 74 million page views during 2009 (up from 52.6 million in 2008) and posting more […]

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Boeing launches 787 Flight Test web site

Boeing has launched to track progress of the 787 flight test and certification program during this year.  The site will provide a resource for flight test milestones including video, aircraft profiles, flight test glossary, profiles on 787 team leaders. The site today features a piece on the recent ZA001 stall testing, including air-to-air video shot from […]

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Q: What do two pandas and I have in common?

A: We’re all flying from Dulles on a 777 headed for Asia. Washington, DC’s fifth most famous resident (the first four are named Obama) is leaving the US after spending his first four years at the National Zoo. Tai Shan was born in 2005 and we’ve watched him grow from an adorable little ball of […]

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Flash: Boeing to launch Advanced 737 & 777 Product Development programs

Here’s my story on the creation of the advanced development teams: Boeing forms advanced development teams for 737 and 777 A day after Boeing CEO Jim McNerney announced additional research and development allocated for 777 and 737 upgrades, the company has announced the establishment of advanced product development teams to study the future of both […]

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ZA002 returns to flight test

ANA Boeing 787 N787EX, originally uploaded by moonm. ZA002, Boeing’s second 787 flight test aircraft, concluded a two week visit to Everett for an aqueous wash of its fuel tanks and departed Paine Field at 11:32 AM PT for a test flight that should have the aircraft flying for about six hours. The aircraft departed […]

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Boeing books 141 commercial orders, delivers 481 in 2009

Boeing has reported its total orders and deliveries for 2008. This post added in March 2010 and was backdated for January 27, 2010 when the 2009 totals were reported. This post was created for reference and archive purposes.   Deliveries 4th Quarter Full Year 2009 Orders 737 Next Generation 92 372 174 747 2 8 […]

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Air New Zealand unveils economy lie-flat for 787-9, er, 777-300ER

When Boeing delivers its first 777-300ER to Air New Zealand in November, the first 11 window rows of its economy class cabin will feature a new “Skycouch” to provide a lie-flat experience. As launch customer for the 787-9, the innovative new seat was intended to be introduced starting with the first delivery originally set for […]

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