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The first Airbus A380 for Malaysia Airlines successfully completed its maiden flight on 20th October after completion of the final assembly and system tests in Toulouse, France.
To watch the more than 500 Boeing employees who designed, built and tested the 787 walk together ahead of Airplane 24's roll to the gathered crowd of thousands for the first delivery to All Nippon Airways, I could not help but see a fitting bookend for this part of The Boeing Company's history.
This is it folks. The big game. On Monday September 26, 2011 at 9am Pacific Time, Boeing will deliver its first 787 Dreaminer — to All Nippon Airways (ANA).
Boeing has named its re-engined variant of the Boeing 737 as the "737 Max."
Boeing received Federal Aviation Administration and EASA certifications Friday declaring the 787 Dreamliner safe and suitable for delivery to and use by commercial airplines.
Sorry folks, I have to be lazy and copy and paste directly from ANA’s press release:
When RC523 landed in the early morning Wednesday hours following a 17 hour maximum endurance flight, the arrival marked the completion of the aircraft's functionality and reliability (F&R) trials and more importantly the final test of the jumbo freighter's certification campaign.
The fifth 747-8F is flying its max endurance ETOPS/F&R (extended operations not extended twin-engine operations) mission today, and the crew of RC523 appears to have taken some creative liberties with its flight plan over the western half of the United States.
Jim Albaugh, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, made a comment last week on the sidelines at the American Airlines order announcement in Dallas that initially escaped my note, in response to a question about the industrial footprint for re-engining the 737 and Renton's role in building the updated narrowbody
Aircell, the company that provides Internet service on airlines under the Gogo brand, is changing its name to Gogo.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that one of its own, James Hoblyn, passed away on July 3. Hoblyn served as President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft.
Embraer (EMBR3.SA)(ERJ.N), the world's biggest regional aircraft maker, will take more than one year to decide whether to build a new family of jets, Chief Executive Officer Frederico Curado told newspaper Valor Economico on Wednesday.
Interesting post with video showing an impressive test of the Boeing 747-8 over on Randy's Journal, a blog by Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle.
Fifty years and a week after Yuri Gagarin first orbited the Earth in Vostok 1, a new Russian commercial jetliner was delivered by Sukhoi bearing his name. The first production Sukhoi Superjet 100 was delivered to Armenian carrier Armavia at Zvartnots International Airport in the nation's capital of Yerevan.
Boeing began flutter testing Friday to evaluate the aeroelastic stability of the first 747-8 Intercontinental, as the aircraft advances toward its type inspection authorization (TIA), which will formally kick off the Federal Aviation Administration's involvement in certification flight tests, the company confirms.
With all the discussion of the various Boeing 737 models going on now, I decided to prepare a handy guide to the various models. You can see when the "Classic" models, the -300s, -400s and -500s, were built and then stopped, and when the Next Generation models, the -600s, -700s, -800s, -900s and 900ERs, were launched.
Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren with NYC Aviation was at Boeing Field today, when the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental landed and blew one of its tires.
With eight days to go before it internal first flight target, Boeing is spending Saturday conducting the flight line gauntlet on the first 747-8I, RC001. The flight line gauntlet will see the aircraft running through a closed-loop simulation of its first flight.
Hot off the presses from our team at Asian Aerospace 2011 in Hong Kong. Air China has become the third airline operator of the 747-8 Intercontinental joining Lufthansa and Korean Air.