Archive | April, 2010

Travel Day: TEB-YUL-AMS #pondcrossing

Travel Day: TEB-YUL-AMS #pondcrossing, originally uploaded by flightblogger. A very special travel day for this blogger. Several journalists fromFlight, AvWeek/Business & Commercial Aviation; AIN are heading across the pond today for the opening of a new Bombardier Service Center in Amsterdam before heading to Geneva for EBACE. Our ride today is a Bombardier Global 5000 […]

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A Closer Look: 787′s Extreme Weather Testing

VALPARAISO, FL — January 2014: A 787 spends the night at a remote parking stand at a Canadian airport following a 14-hour flight from Asia. The composite jetliner waited in the bitter cold for its return to the gate in preparation for its next trip across the planet. After soaking in the sub-zero temperatures during […]

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Breaking: Boeing halting 787 deliveries to Everett until June

Boeing will hold shipments of fuselage section for Airplane 23 at supplier partners to allow them to catch up, pushing the start assembly to early June, company sources confirm. The halt in deliveries to Everett will not cease production activities at Final Assembly, the aircraft currently on the line, numbers 19, 20, 21 and 22 […]

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Happy 5th Birthday A380!

  On April 27, 2005, the A380 (MSN001) make its first flight from Toulouse in the south of France. I’m terrible at remembering birthdays, so a big tip of the hat to NYC Aviation on this one.

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Podcast: Embraer pulls back the curtain on ideas for the future

IAG’s Addison Schonland sat down with Embraer’s Mauro Kern who just assumed the role of Embraer’s executive vice president for new programs for airline markets. The 30min conversation covers a lot of ground and really gets into the Brazilian airframer’s thinking on future aircraft projects. Embraer – more or less – has narrowed it down […]

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MRO Americas is a wrap, go inside the show with iFDN

While it wasn’t mentioned that much here last week due to our breakneck pace, MRO Americas was a terrific show. During the accelerated trip to Phoenix, Flightglobal journalists Lori Ranson, Brendan Sobie, Steve Trimble and I produced two issues of Interactive Flight Daily News. The team put together eight videos that give a good sense […]

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April 26 – The Week Ahead Open Thread

CO/UA? Will they…Won’t they? Will it be United and US Airways (NO) or United and Continental (maybe, maybe not)? This is exhausting. Someone poke me when they make up their minds. That being said, if these two do finally make a love connection, the state of United’s narrowbody fleet renewal becomes an even bigger open […]

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First 787 painted for Royal Air Maroc sees daylight

Airplane 17, the first 787 for Royal Air Maroc left the paint hangar early Friday morning, becoming the second customer with a painted Dreamliner on the flight line. Parts for ZA150 began arriving in Everett in late January and the aircraft moved to final assembly in early February. RAM’s 787 fleet will be powered by […]

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Kicking it Cold with ZA003

Good morning from Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida. The secret is out, I’m with ZA003, which is undergoing cold soak testing here at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory. More to follow.

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Boeing reports 1Q earnings, but what’s the difference between ‘first’ and ‘initial’?

PHOENIX — Boeing’s first quarter 2010 earnings are out this morning and something immediately caught my eye in the release: The 787 program continued flight testing during the quarter, as an additional two airplanes joined the two airplanes already in the flight test program.  The Dreamliner completed key flight test milestones such as flutter, stall […]

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