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A look inside JAL JA825J

Japan Airlines has developed a virtual tour of its JA825J Boeing 787, offering 360-degree views of the widebody from several different vantage points around and in the aircraft – including the forward lav. Enjoy.  

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Divining 777 deliveries for American Airlines

Note: This post was written by our new airline reporter, Edward Russell, who doesn’t yet have an account on our blog site. Stay tuned for more from Ed…   When American Airlines announced its schedule for the Boeing 777-300ER earlier today, it also gave away its delivery schedule for the type.   It will receive […]

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The missing 747-8I story – An explanation

After some middle-of-the-night self reflection, punctuated by the largely negative comments on my 18 May posting regarding Lufthansa’s 747-8I and its slight delivery slip, I decided to delete the posting early Saturday morning. I know that doesn’t erase the fact that the posting did exist for several days and was probably read far and wide.  […]

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Video: Will Sugar Volt kill the Turboprop?

Boeing’s Sugar Volt research programme, if it progresses from paper to structure, looks like a perfect candidate to one day replace today’s turboprop configurations like the Q400 and ATR 42/72 in 20 years or so. With a 70% cut in fuel burn compared to today’s aircraft in that size category, and no externally whirling machinery like […]

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Mitsubishi’s mysterious wire cutter returns?

  Japanese newspaper the Mainichi is reporting that police in Nagoya are investigating a severed electrical wire found in a Boeing 787 centre wing box (pictured above) made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The wire, which the paper said powers a light that is used to illuminate the fuelling port on the main wing, was apparently cut on 4 […]

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GE: Turning Big Bang computers to the Turbofan

A supercomputer called “Sierra” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories that previously cranked numbers to support Big Bang Theory and carbon research will soon helo GE better understand fuel injectors for turbofan engines. In a new GE Report, the company describes how a computational combustion engineer from GE Global Research and a team of researchers from […]

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