Archive | December, 2011

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Boeing looks set for record 21-hour 787 flight to Bangladesh

Boeing is taking the 787 to Bangladesh today, typically a brief 12h 40min polar flight, the GEnx-1B-powered ZA006 is taking a decidedly longer route across the North Atlantic and through Europe and Asia. The flight will take the 787 from Boeing Field in Seattle to Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, the nation’s capital city. Dhaka […]

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Alenia parent believed 787 costs would force program’s cancellation

Flight International’s Italy Special Report is out this week and business editor Dan Thisdell, takes a close look at Finmeccanica, the troubled Italian aerospace company. The impact of rising development costs and workmanship issues from Alenia Aeronautica, the unit of Finmeccanica responsible for supplying the Boeing 787′s Section 44 and 46 fuselage barrels and horizontal stabilizer, […]

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Movie Monday – December 5 – A Phenom’s Journey

Long-range delivery flights are standard practice in an industry without any borders and the product itself is its own delivery system. Today’s Movie Monday, produced and filmed by Anna Lucchese, takes us inside an aircraft’s extended journey to its customer. In May, an Embraer Phenom 100, the Brazilian airframer’s very light jet, or entry-level jet depending […]

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