Archive | November, 2010

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Boeing entertains a 737 flight deck makeover (Update1)

ZHUHAI — With six 737s with Boeing’s new Sky Interior now handed over to airlines, the airframer is looking ahead to what’s next and may be turning its attention to updating the narrowbody’s front office. With a re-engining decision pushed out following a tepid response from its customer base, Boeing is examining a host of […]

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Rolls-Royce cancels Zhuhai press conference

ZHUHAI — Rolls-Royce, beset by criticism over its public handling of the uncontained failures of its Trent 900 and 1000 engines, has canceled its planned Airshow China show briefing. The engine-maker offered no explanation for the cancellation, leaving media attending the show only to speculate on its sudden change of plans.

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Fire investigation continues, ZA001 and ZA005 returning to BFI

ZHUHAI — It’s very late here in China at the moment. Wanted to do a very quick post on ZA001 and ZA005 heading home to Boeing Field from Rapid City, South Dakota and Victorville, California, respectively. Following the ferry flights to BFI, the fleet will remain grounded. Flightglobal has the latest details on the ZA002 […]

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Comac plans six C919 models targeting Airbus and Boeing

ZHUHAI — At a briefing and announcement at Air Show China Tuesday morning, Comac announced an order for 100 narrowbody C919 aircraft to Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Hainan Airlines, CBD Leasing and GECAS. While foreign journalists were banned from the event hosted by state-owned aircraft maker Comac, a side door was left ajar […]

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Photos of Note: Air India’s first 787

Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner, registered VT-ANA, has been moved from the paint hangar to the Everett flight line. Airplane 25 is slated for a second quarter 2011 delivery to the Indian flag carrier. Photos Credit Moonm

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Breaking: Comac’s C919 to launch with six customers #Zhuhai10

ZHUHAI — Comac’s C919 narrowbody is set for its mega debut here at Air Show China with orders from six launch customers, including GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). While the total size of the order has not yet been disclosed, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Chinese lessor CLC and GECAS are lined […]

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Travel Night and Day: FlightBlogger goes to China – IAD-SFO-HKG

Travel Night and Day: FlightBlogger goes to China – IAD-SFO-HKG, originally uploaded by flightblogger. SAN FRANCISCO — I’m heading West…to go East. After a 5hr hop this afternoon to San Francisco, I’m picking up this Singapore Airlines 777-300ER (Flight 1) for a 14hr 30m flight to Hong Kong for Air Show China in Zhuhai. This […]

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FAA pilot was flying 787 at the time of in-flight fire

ShareApture™ by Jon Ostrower An FAA pilot was flying ZA002 at the time of the aircraft’s emergency landing in Laredo, Texas, confirm those with direct knowledge of the incident. The FAA pilot, whose identity has not been disclosed, was sitting in the left seat of the 787 during its final descent into Laredo. A Boeing […]

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Photos of Note: Dreamliner Two in Laredo

Photos have surfaced of ZA002 being worked on in Laredo, Texas after a fire in the aircraft’s aft electrical equipment (EE) bay Tuesday crippled the 787 following an emergency landing. The photos, taken by flickr user Stevie.Eliz, were apparently taken yesterday. While the damage to ZA002 was entirely internal, the photos show the deployed ram […]

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A Closer Look: 787 fire investigation points to P100 power panel (Update1)

View Enlarged Graphic Two days after a fire forced the grounding of the 787 test fleet, a power control panel, responsible for distributing electrical power generated by the aircraft’s left engine, is at the center of the investigation. Program and supplier sources confirm the panel, known as P100, caught fire as ZA002 was passing through […]

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