Archive for November 2014

Ryanair Approved For 200 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Order Worth $22bn

Ryanair 737 Max

Ryanair, the world’s biggest international scheduled airline, today (8th Sept) signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase up to 200 new Boeing 737 MAX 200 “gamechanger” aircraft (100 firm & 100 options). When finalised and all options exercised, this deal will be worth over $22bn at current list prices. Ryanair becomes the lead customer for…

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Next-gen Airliners: Who’s Flying A380s and 787s, and Where

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 It shouldn’t just be planespotters who get excited about new airliners – agents and operators should too, because they are good selling points. New additions to an airline’s fleet generally mean state-of-the-art entertainment systems, more comfortable seating, bar and lounge areas for the lucky few in the premium cabins and, in some cases, Wi-Fi…

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Boeing Eyes 2018 Launch for New Small Airplane

Aeromexico Boeing 737

On the face of it, it would be reminiscent of the August 2011 high-profile defection of the world’s largest carrier that precipitates the launch of the re-engined Boeing 737 MAX, if American Airlines (AA) places an order for the newly-launched 164-seat Airbus A321neoLR (long-range) aircraft. And unlike in the widebody segment where Chicago-based Boeing has…

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FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Wednesday requiring a fix for Boeing Co’s 787-8 Dreamliner, following “numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors” on the high-tech plane’s wings. A sensor failure could cause the plane to go off the runway while landing on a short runway or in adverse weather, the FAA said in…

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Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 tests green aviation technologies

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation’s environmental performance through every phase of flight. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program accelerates the testing, refinement and use of new technologies and methods that can improve efficiency and reduce noise. This new round of testing, using 787 Dreamliner ZA004,…

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Boeing’s South Carolina Facility Begins Final Assembly of The First 787-9

Boeing 787-9

Boeing’s South Carolina facility has begun final assembly of its 787-9 Dreamliner, the company said. The team there began joining the large fuselage sections of Boeing’s newest 787 on Saturday on schedule, it said. It’s a milestone for the team and another sign of stability for the program, Boeing said. Boeing also performs 787-9 final…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner: When Can It Churn Profits and Generate Cash Flows?

Aeromexico Boeing 787

Boeing’s clean-slate, ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner has clocked north of 490,000 hours in service with 21 airline operators since its service entry in November 2011. The company touts the plane as the first-ever aircraft with 50% structure made of composite material, making it extremely light and efficient. The long-range, midsized, wide-body jet consumes at least 20%…

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Airbus A350 XWB Or Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Which One Will Fly Higher?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Remember the epic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed? That’s a clip that probably every American loves to watch. There’s a similar duel going on between European aircraft major Airbus and its American rival, Boeing . Airbus, the dominant player in narrow-body jets, wants to challenge Boeing in the wide-body segment that has…

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Boeing 737s In High Demand

Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Boeing announced that it will increase production on the 737 programme to 52 planes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 programme is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world’s best-selling commercial aircraft.…

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