Archive | September, 2011

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Aerolia, once Airbus, delivers nose section for first A350 (Update1)

Yesterday, Aerolia loaded the nose section of MSN1, the first A350 XWB, at its Méaulte, France facility onto a heavily modified A300-600ST Beluga. The structure is the “face” of the new long-range jetliner from Airbus, which is slated to enter final assembly before the end of the year. The construction of the nose section, which is a […]

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Flyaway: All Nippon’s first 787 sets course for Japan

EVERETT – All Nippon Flight 9397 rotated off of runway 16R at 7:17 AM PT. No Boeing test pilots were at the controls, no FAA observers on the flight deck, just the airline’s personnel, handling the jet with the white-glove treatment. The event was captured from a myriad of angles, just as the first flight of the […]

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Looking Back

Photo of Note: A final night in Everett

EVERETT — Airplane Eight, as it was once known, now JA801A, is spending its final night here in Washington before departing at 6:35 AM PT from Paine Field on early Tuesday morning. The photo, which was actually taken last night (when it wasn’t raining), captures a lot of Boeing history in the viewfinder. The 747, […]

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A Dreamliner’s march, fifty-one months later

EVERETT — To watch the more than 500 Boeing employees who designed, built and tested the 787 walk together ahead of Airplane 24′s roll to the gathered crowd of thousands for the first delivery to All Nippon Airways, I could not help but see a fitting bookend for this part of The Boeing Company’s history. […]

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A Moment in Time: The Boeing 787 is delivered

A Moment in Time: The Boeing 787 is delivered

Everett, Washington - September 26, 2011

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Video: The Dreamliner’s revolutionary hands-free toilet seat

EVERETT — I’ve been following the 787 for almost five years now and surprises came at every turn, yesterday was no different. Boeing invited the media to come on-board Airplane 24 (JA802A) yesterday, the second 787 for delivery to All Nippon Airways, and we went hands-on – or in this case “hands-off” – with one […]

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With second ANA 787, Trent 1000 Package B takes flight (Update1)

EVERETT – With Saturday’s first flight of Airplane 24, ZA103, registered JA802A, Rolls-Royce marked an important milestone, the first flight of the Package B Trent 1000 engine on a production aircraft, confirms program vice president and general manager Scott Fancher. – UPDATE: Boeing and Rolls-Royce clarified earlier inaccurate remarks that said the Package B engines had […]

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The world’s first 787 is delivered to All Nippon Airways

EVERETT — The money is in the bank, the aircraft is delivered. All Nippon Airways has taken contractual delivery of its first 787. One down, eight hundred and twenty to go.

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Project Gemini documents provide look into 787 line selection

READ THE FULL PACKAGE OF BOEING DOCUMENTS (3.8 MB PDF) SEATTLE — In a hotel function room in downtown Seattle on Friday, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers released never-before-seen documents that provide a glimpse into Boeing manufacturing strategy and its analysis of Project Gemini, the plan to bring the second 787 final […]

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All Nippon’s first 787 receives Certificate of Airworthiness

SEATTLE — With the official delivery transaction between Boeing and 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways a day away, the first aircraft to be handed over to the Japanese carrier has received its Certificate of Airworthiness, the company confirms. The CoA for JA801A, which was received September 23, is the final regulatory step for each […]

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