Archive | August, 2011

All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner JA801A ZA101

Source: Boeing receives Japanese certification for 787, Dreamliner can enter service

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A 1989 thought on fuel efficiency from McDonnell Douglas

Trolling the Flight Archive today, I came across a truly eye-opening gem of a quote from a June 24, 1989 article on McDonnell Douglas’ selection of a final assembly site for the MD-90. In the article, then program manager Walt Orlowski discussed the company’s decision to not offer the “technically ready” General Electric GE36 unducted […]

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Did Delta get a 51% discount on its 737-900ER deal?

Intrepid blogger Dan Webb detailed a few big additions to Delta Air Lines’ SEC filing today, noting the inclusion of aircraft purchasing commitments for the 100 Boeing 737-900ERs the airline firmed up last week. Delta now has “total aircraft purchase commitments of $6.8 billion, including $55 million for the six months ending December 31, 2011, […]

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Video: Boeing announces 737 MAX family

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Boeing rendering illustrates major changes to 737NE

Boeing’s unveiling of the 737-7, -8 and -9 New Engine Family confirms many of the changes the airframer must make to the narrowbody to support the integration of the CFM International LEAP-1B engine, including significant changes to the aircraft’s fuselage. The company’s released renderings illustrate the larger engine nacelle, which now includes noise-reducing chevrons that […]

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Breaking: Boeing launches 737-7, -8 and -9 New Engine Family

It’s official, Boeing has launched the 737-7, -8 and -9 under the banner of the 737 New Engine Family, with a planned 2017 entry into service. Along with the board approval, which came yesterday, Boeing has announced 496 commitments from five customers. Only American Airlines has announced its intention to purchase 100 of the CFM […]

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All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner JA801A ZA101

Heading for first delivery, Boeing’s 787 backlog visualized (Update1)

With US and European certifications in hand and 29 days to go before the first 787 officially delivered to All Nippon Airways on September 26, the 787′s backlog stands at 821*, the largest-ever starting orderbook for a widebody aircraft program. The final regulatory hurdle for the 787′s first delivery should be cleared Monday with receipt of […]

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At long last, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is certified

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Beat Round-Up: Delta firms 100 737s, 787 and 747-8F delivery timelines, ANA EIS routes, GEnx-1B PIP1 cert, Charleston activation

Delta 737 Buy Goes Live Delta Air Lines confirmed its order for 100 737-900ER aircraft this morning, the largest single order for the extended range stretch of the single-aisle jet. As the airframer thinks about the geographical balance of its narrowbody backlog growth, it’s worth noting that of Boeing’s net 737 orders for 2011 (274), wholly […]

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Delta to order 100 737-900ER to replace 757 fleet, delays order for next 100 aircraft (Update1)

Delta Air Lines is expected to announce Tuesday it has purchased 100 737-900ER aircraft to replace is aging 757 fleet, reports Bloomberg News and Air Insight. According to Air Insight, the carrier will take delivery of all 100 by the end of 2018. The order is a significant win for Boeing, which at one point was believed to not […]

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