Archive | December, 2010

Movie Monday – December 27 – Aviation Weather in focus

BOSTON — I could not think of a better time to post a Movie Monday that focuses on aviation weather as I sit at my familial home in Massachusetts buried under at least a foot of fresh snow. This program from Seattle’s King 5 explores the intersection of civil aviation and Mother Nature. In this […]

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ZA004 to lead return to flight test operations today (Update1)

Boeing confirms ZA004 is slated to reactivate 787 flight test operations today, with a flight from Paine Field in Everett. Here’s my complete story on the resumption of 787 flight testing.  Boeing Resumes 787 Flight Testing – Interim solution verified through extensive testing  – Schedule assessment expected to conclude in January EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 23, […]

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A quick comment about comments

More often than I’d like, I receive emails from readers concerned that their comment on a post did not appear on the site. Allow me to shed some light on this. This blog is hit with dozens and dozens of spam messages per hour and in order to ensure that comments, which come directly to […]

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The price of Boeing’s 787 sales success

Inside: – How the 787 backlog was built- Predicable costs at 787′s foundation- Scott Carson’s ascent- Can the 787-9 undo the damage?- Looking at 17 787′s per month- The revival of the 787-10- Redrawing the supply chain lines Read this article later: Complete PDF version Data obtained by FlightBlogger show Boeing’s historic order backlog for […]

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787 woes, 777 grows, 737 shows, and other stuff that doesn’t rhyme

My apologies for the lack of posting today, a lot has been going on and I’ve had my head down for the past several days wrapping up a piece for publication here sometime tomorrow. Now, a quick rundown of all the goings on in this Boeing heavy news day: The Seattle Times lead its Sunday […]

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At The Speed of Light: Flydubai, Boeing and its new Lumexis IFE

DUBAI & BEIRUT — The Brazilian captain is introduced by our Australian first officer, along with the cabin crew from Egypt, Russia, Khazakstan and India. You can converse with them in nine different languages: Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu, Pashto, Arabic and English. It sounds like it could be a United Nations charter for […]

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Happy 107th Birthday human flight! Now let’s put it all in context

Today is December 17, 2010, 107 years after Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight at the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Needless to say, a lot has happened since then. Just 65 years after that first flight, which saw Orville at the controls of the 1903 Wright Flyer, the maiden sortie could have […]

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Photo of Note: Superjumbo, Dreamjumbo, Superjumbo

This photo hit my inbox this morning and it was just too good not to share. This photo, believed to have been taken around November 28, shows the 747-400 LCF Dreamlifter (N780BA) sitting between Lufthansa’s first A380 (D-AIMA) and Qantas’s second A380 (VH-OQB) inside Lufthansa Technik’s Hamburg Frankfurt, Germany hangar.  To my knowledge, the last […]

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December 15, 2010: Dreamliner at One

The weather in Seattle today isn’t much different from that of a year agowhen Mike Carriker and Randy Neville took ZA001 on its maiden flight.It’s a far more somber of an anniversary than Boeing would like it tobe with the test fleet grounded after the November 9 fire. ZA002 isback home in Seattle and the […]

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Travel Night: DXB-IAD

Travel Night: DXB-IAD, originally uploaded by flightblogger. DUBAI — Quick note from 777-200ER N787UA. Fitting registration for a 12/15 arrival. Long 14h 5min flight back to DC on UA977 and lots to write when I return. Full Flydubai write-up is coming along with other big items. Looking forward to coming home for a bit. Catch […]

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