Archive | February, 2011

Live Updates: Boeing’s future product developments

Details are quickly emerging regarding a meeting held between Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh and company employees about the future of company product development, according to those present at the meeting. The meetings, which are held periodically are known inside the company as an “Excellence Hour” connects senior leadership with employees in a large […]

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Did Qatar Airways clear an unspoken hurdle for ordering CSeries?

Consider this article tagged under “speculative”, but news from Qatar Airways that the carrier plans to start service to Montreal in June raised an eyebrow.  June will also feature the biennial Paris Air Show, where airline CEO Akbar Al Baker says of a possible order for the Bombardier CSeries: “I will leave that question to […]

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Photo of Note: 747-8I heads to the paint hangar

First 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) At Dusk In The Rain, originally uploaded by moonm. The first Boeing 747-8I left the Everett fuel dock and was towed inside the paint hangar Tuesday morning to receive its Boeing livery in preparation for its official debut on February 13. The aircraft, designated RC001, did not run its Pratt & […]

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Embraer charts hybrid course for fly-by-wire philosophy

Listen to an Embraer technical briefing on the Legacy 500/450 fly-by-wire system with Fabrício Caldeira, flight control laws manager (first speaker), and chief project pilot Eduardo Camelier: For as long as there has been fly-by-wire on aircraft, there’s been a debate about how to best utilize the electronic flight control system and where to draw […]

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