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Walking Around Dreamlifter Three

Wanted to give a little tour of Dreamlifter Three during its visit to Oshkosh. I missed the 787 wingspan by 10 feet, but close enough. What’s three meters between friends? Enjoy. I’ve also posted a few shots of what the Dreamlifter looks like inside. The pictures aren’t from Oshkosh, but from my visit to Charleston […]

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Two more photos after the jump.

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Rumors and Innuendos – Farnborough Edition

LONDON — Good Morning America, Good Afternoon Europe! Before things really kick off in the next fews days I wanted to outline what may (or may not) happen at the show. As I peer into my magic eight-ball, here’s what I’ve come up with.  L to R: Asiana, British Airways, China Southern, Etihad, Emirates, Gulf […]

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The Farnborough Fattie

Our 179-page pre-Farnborough issue, affectionately known at Flight as the Farnborough Fattie, was released today and I wanted to point you to a few commercial aircraft features in there that are definitely worth a read. I penned two features, one on the 747-8 and the other on the 777. Also, Max Kingsley-Jones does an amazing […]

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Third LCF gets green light from FAA

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The third of four heavily modified Boeing 747-400s was certified June 6, 2008 by the Federal Aviation Administration for use on the 787 Program. The Large Cargo Freighter, or Dreamlifter, transports major 787 structural components from global supplier partners to Charleston, S.C. and Everett, WA for integration and final assembly respectively. The […]

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The Oil Drumbeat and B.A.B.E.

Is the airline crisis of 2008 worse than the economic aftermath of September 11, 2001? Yes, absolutely. 9/11 was a crisis of confidence in the safety of air travel. Airlines simply couldn’t fill their planes. The 2008 crisis is far more serious. The psychological injury of 9/11 has since healed and empty planes and cheap […]

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Confirmed: Boeing gets second 747-8i customer

BREAKING Flight has confirmed that Boeing has received a letter of intent to purchase its 747-8i from a second airline customer. UPDATE: The letter of intent was signed today by Nigeria’s Arik for three 747-8i and seven 737s. The variant of the 737s will be either -800 or -900, but has not yet been determined. […]

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Boeing Pushes Back 747-8F Rollout by Three Months to Close 747-400F Line

The Boeing 747-8 Freighter rollout and production launch have been pushed back three months according to those inside the program, as well as customers.

Boeing has decided to complete final assembly and delivery of all remaining 747-400 Freighters in 2008 to completely close the -400F production line to transition the production lines for the -8F and -8I.

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