Archive | February, 2012

Movie Monday – February 13 – Harrier, A Love Story

With tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day holiday, I felt it important to find an aircraft we could all fawn over. Today’s Movie Monday takes you inside the development of the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) Harrier, from its earliest concept as the Hawker Siddeley P.1127 to the Harrier GR.1 and US Marine Corps AV-8A, the type’s engagement in […]

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Boeing brands the sky with 787 test flight (Update1)

UPDATE 2/10 9:46 AM ET: Thirteen hours later, Airplane 35 is still flying. The aircraft is heading back for Seattle and, when complete, will likely mark the longest 787 flight to date, exceeding 19h.  SEA J12 EPH GEG 4733N 11706W 4236N 11831W 4450N 11752W 4414N 11230W 4710N 11126W 4714N 11125W 4730N 11443W 4214N 11629W 4140N 11325W […]

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Photos of Note: Lufthansa’s first 747-8 takes flight

EVERETT — Sometimes running late pays off.  I was zipping out the door this morning for the last day of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference in Lynnwood and running a few minutes late (as those who know me I am sometimes prone to be) when Lufthansa’s first 747-8 taxied into position on Runway 16R […]

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Movie Tuesday – February 7 – Three Approaches, Three Perspectives

SEATTLE — Movie Monday comes a day later than usual today and gives a unique look at some of the worlds most interesting approaches. The first video puts you in the flight deck of an A320 on approach to Paro, Bhutan’s capital city and widely believed to be the most difficult approach in the world. […]

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Airbus looks to offer 20in aisle seats for A320 family

SEATTLE — There was a collective “why didn’t I think of that?” realization that dawned on the crowd at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference in Lynnwood, Washington this afternoon when Airbus said it was offering a 20in aisle seat to airlines for the A320 family. The goal is to use the 20in-wide seat as […]

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Boeing inspects 787s after aft fuselage composite delamination

Prepared for Flightglobal Pro Delamination prompts Boeing to inspect 787 fleet Jon Ostrower/Washington, D.C. Boeing again faces a manufacturing quality issue, requiring inspections and repairs of its 787 fleet. Structural stiffeners were found to be improperly joined to the composite skin in the aft sections of the aircraft, causing parts of the aircraft’s carbon fibre […]

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A touch of truth and humor for Everett’s most famous residents

Submitted without comment. Levity courtesy of reader WingBender: Meet the Boeing family of wide body jetliners787: She is drop-dead gorgeous, she has all the “right” friends, and all the boys want to date her. She loves spending time at the spa, and she is addicted to social media. Predictably, she is a drama queen. Every […]

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ANA’s 787 faces bumpy service entry on Haneda-Frankfurt

ANA’s first 787 flights with JA801A and JA802A on domestic flights within Japan have been nearly flawless, with a 96.3% on time reliability during its first months of service. For JA805A, the first 158-seat 787 in long-haul international configuration, the introduction on the Tokyo-Haneda to Frankfurt route, the first long-haul service, has been anything but smooth. […]

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