Archive | October, 2010

Boeing appears set to woo Air France/KLM with 787 visit

Next week from November 4-6, Boeing will dispatch a 787 on a marketing trip through western Europe with stops in Paris and Amsterdam. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported Friday that Schiphol Airport officials had confirmed that the twin jet was slated to visit the Netherlands on November 5. At stake is an order for up […]

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A Closer Look: Inside the 787 delivery hold and horizontal stabilizer rework (Update1)

Boeing’s two week hold in 787 shipments has overshadowed an even longer period of non-movement in the final assembly line, as the company works to address lingering horizontal stabilizers issues. Driving the latest hold, the third this year, is a shifted delivery schedule of the Alenia Aeronautica-built 787 horizontal stabilizer and the need to deliver […]

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Photo of Note: Artist Nick Knapp takes a crack at the Southwest Airlines 717

Here’s the latest from Southwest Airlines media day in Dallas today: Photo Credit Nick Knapp

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The bridge to a 737 replacement – 737NG Plus – makes a quiet debut

When it was mentioned internally in a Boeing company webcast last month, the 737 Next Generation Plus entered into the aerospace lexicon, with few specifics attached. This week, the 737NG+ became a reality as Boeing unveiled its first 737 Sky Interior and discussed the possibilities for what a 737NG+ might become. The Seattle Post Intelligencer […]

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Mary and I wrap up NBAA 2010, next stop Paris air show 2011

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Movie Monday – October 25 – KIRO7 looks at Boeing and Beyond

This week will mark two years since Boeing and its largest union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) agreed to end the strike that crippled jetliner production for nearly two months. The four year contract is now at the half way point and a year from now negotiations will be getting underway […]

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Video: You know what’s missing from the 747-8I? An Elevator!

ATLANTA — After three days shuttling back and forth between our Flightglobal office and the press rooms 300ft away at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, I finally got a chance on Thursday to wander through the exhibit halls at NBAA. I snapped and posted a bunch of photos on my phone as I […]

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Flightglobal’s third and final iFlight from NBAA 2010

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787 goes cross-country to check the gas gauge

Well, it’s not quite tapping the dashboard to see how much gas you’ve got left, but 787 ZA004 is spending the day crossing the United States, overflying major cities like Boston, Norfolk, Raleigh-Durham, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City or San Francisco to test the 787′s fuel quantity indication system (FQIS), say program sources.  The FQIS […]

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NBAA day two wrap on board Comlux’s A318 Elite

ATLANTA — It’s hard to keep up with what day it is when you’re at an air show. Eventually it all blurs together and you just lose count. Technically we’re discussing the official day one of NBAA, though Mary and I had been there for two days already with press day on Monday. Whatever the […]

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