Archive | October, 2011

BBJ Boeing 747-8I N6067E RC001

Boeing completes 747-8I certification flight testing (Update3)

Boeing has completed certification flight testing on its 747-8 Intercontinental test fleet, the company confirms, setting the jumbo on a path to US Federal Aviation Administration approval later this quarter. After flying from Barbados to Houston today, the aircraft marked the completion of its systems functionality and reliability (F&R) flight testing, the final phase of […]

Continue Reading

Video Blog: To Hong Kong with All Nippon’s first 787 service

I’m back stateside recovering from jetlag after last week’s five day tour of Asia, and I’ve decided to start Movie Monday a bit earlier than usual. Typically I post Movie Monday around 6:30 AM ET, but as it’s just a few hours into Monday in Tokyo and Hong Kong, it was only right to post […]

Continue Reading

Travel Day: NRT-JFK

Travel Day: NRT-JFK, originally uploaded by flightblogger. TOKYO — What a whirlwind week. This 777-300ER, JA787A (also my inbound aircraft) will be my home for the next 13 hours as I cross the International Date Line and have one very, very long Friday. Needless to say, there’s a significant contrast going from a 787 back […]

Continue Reading

Photos of Note: ANA brings Boeing’s 787 into service

HONG KONG — Safe to say my body clock has no clue which way is up at the moment, but before I retire for the night, I wanted to make sure the photos from today’s flight were shared. The video blog will follow tomorrow (most likely) but this set of 144 should give you a […]

Continue Reading

787 accounting block tops 1,100, Boeing drops 2011 delivery forecast

HONG KONG – Quick take: Boeing third quarter earnings are just out now and a quick glance puts deliveries of 747-8s and 787s between 15 and 20 down from 25 to 30, which was lowered in July from 25 to 40. Notably absent from today’s 787 service entry events was an explicit message by Boeing […]

Continue Reading

Travel Day: NRT-HKG – World’s First 787 Flight

Travel Day: NRT-HKG – World’s First 787 Flight, originally uploaded by flightblogger. TOKYO — I’ve done what feels like dozens of these travel day posts over the last four years, but needless to say, this one is different. This is JA801A, Airplane Eight, ZA101, and today by a different name: All Nippon Flight 7871. It […]

Continue Reading

Video Blog: Getting to Tokyo with ANA for its first 787 flight

TOKYO — It’s quite early in the morning (late at night) here in Japan and jetlag is right on time. With checkout from the hotel literally hours away to go back to the airport, I felt rather than tossing and turning, it was better to publish part one of the video journal from this week’s […]

Continue Reading

Travel Day (and Night): JFK-NRT

Travel Day (and Night): JFK-NRT, originally uploaded by flightblogger. NEW YORK — The Boeing 787 is less than two days away from entering service with All Nippon Airways. I’m bound for Japan to cover the first journey – flight 7871 – from Tokyo to Hong Kong. Before that flight gets underway, I first have to […]

Continue Reading

Inside the pages of Flightglobal’s 787 Special Report

NEW YORK — I’m waiting for my flight to Tokyo at John F. Kennedy International Airport and I wanted to share Flightglobal’s 787 service entry special report. The package, but together by Flight journalists John Croft, Siva Govindasamy, Michael Gubisch, Max Kingsley-Jones, Mary Kirby, Steve Trimble, Niall O’Keeffe and myself, covers many elements of the […]

Continue Reading

First A350 parts from Spirit to head for St. Nazaire today (Update1)

Video 1 Spirit AeroSystems St. Nazaire site vice president and general manager Dan Wheeler. Video 2 Spirit AeroSystems senior manager Jeff Russell An Antonov An-124 landed at Kinston Regional Airport in North Carolina yesterday, preparing for a special delivery from Spirit AeroSystems. The massive Russian cargo jet will transport composite panels that will make up […]

Continue Reading