Flight Plans: 3rd Edition

This blog is authored in Boston, Massachusetts. When this post was first imagined, the weather was miserable. A high of 48 degrees with a mix of sleet and rain. This went on for far too long for April weather. Spring has finally arrived here in Boston, yet during the foul weather of last week, I […]

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Phenomenally Well Put

This article at Salon grabbed my attention. If you find you’re self going: that’s me, oh and that’s me too, you’re in good company. I love this stuff. “Airliner enthusiast” is a phrase that pops up frequently in this column, occasionally alternating with “airliner nut.” The meaning is probably lost on most people. Airliner enthusiasts […]

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Fast and Furious

Photo Courtesy Seattle Times

Things are really starting to come together rapidly here:You can see where the previous post fits into this picture. Dreamliner here we come.

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Next stop, Kansas.

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Flight Plans: 2nd Edition

Boeing went through an interesting phase in its corporate life in the late 1990s and early part of this decade. In short, it was a manufacturer of derivative aircraft. Aircraft like the 717, 737-600/700/800/900, 747-400ER, the 757-300, the 777-200LR/300ER rolled off the production line. Aircraft like these stretched the capabilities of the existing Boeing (or […]

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Boeing 787 Tails

A new feature here at Flightblogger is a graphic I’ve put together of all the Boeing 787 customer tails. I was inspired by the Boeing 777-200 prototype which featured the tails of the 19 customers on the side of the nose. When the 787 rolls out, Boeing is going to need some serious space to […]

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500 (and 14), Part 2

Randy’s Blog captured it nicely on this graph.One of the comments to his post really hit the nail on the head: Gary Glover (Sydney Australia):If you think the 787 has sold well just wait ’til you see the 737 replacementPosted on April 5, 2007 01:42 Here in lies the next REAL challenge for the commercial […]

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Boeing 1Q Deliveries

CHICAGO, April 05, 2007 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2007. Major program deliveries during the first quarter were as follows: Major Programs 1st Quarter 2007 Commercial Airplanes Programs 737 Next Generation 83 747 3 767 3 777 17 Total 106 […]

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500 (and 14)

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner broke the half millennium mark yesterday with an add on order by JAL: From Boeing: The JAL order for five 787-8 airplanes, in addition to several orders from unidentified customers, brings the 787′s order total to 514 airplanes from 43 customers since its launch on April 26, 2004, making it the […]

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Window in the Skies

Flight International Blog featured this great story from the first A380 visit to the US. This also explains why the JFK flight arrived 19 minutes earlier than the LAX flight. The rivalry is real. Boeing has never knowingly oversold the rival A340′s slowness in its own marketing presentations for the 747 and 777. The slowness […]

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