Archive | November, 2011

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Boeing picks 68in fan, nose gear extension, fly-by-wire for 737 MAX (Update2)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh has announced that the company will fit a 68in CFM Leap-1B engine on its 737 MAX family. In addition, the design will add fly-by-wire “one control surface” and the larger fan will prompt a 6-8in extension of the nose landing gear. Albaugh also says that the company now holds […]

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Video: LOT 767-300ER makes gear up landing at Warsaw

It ain’t a miracle, it’s engineering. LOT Polish Airlines flight 16 from Newark made a gear-up landing at Warsaw airport around 1:42 PM local time with 230 aboard. The 1997 Boeing 767-300ER (SP-LPC) sustained heavy damage upon landing, none of the 230 aboard were injured. UPDATE: The video has been pulled from YouTube, though the […]

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