Tagged With "Boeing"

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$240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost carrier that has begun flying trans-Atlantic from Oslo now plans to offer service by this summer to NYC and LA from London Gatwick. The announced fares are $240 each way to NY and $320 to LA--less than half the cost...
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Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
Seattle is a great city — a world-class travel destination!  Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it has much appeal as a several day (or even week-long) stop especially when part of a circuit through other great sites in...
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WiFi on the way for international flights

PHeymont ·
GoGo Internet, the company that supplies the inflight WiFi on most U.S. domestic flights has gotten the OK to begin installin on Boeing 747-400s for international service, and will soon extend to other models as well. Details
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Gulf-based airlines order $150 BILLION in new planes

PHeymont ·
The growing airlines based in the Persian Gulf, especially Emirates, Qatar and Etihad, have gone on a spending spree to build up their fleets and routes. Boeing got the most orders, for their new "mini-jumbo" versions of the 777, but Airbus sold at...
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United Feels Mideast Heat, May Buy 777x

PHeymont ·
United has said it's thinking about the Boeing 777x, a 400+ seat version of Boeing's biggest 2-engine plane to compete with Mideast-based airlines that just ordered 225 of them. United's Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa, is also buying some. ...
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AA starts to roll out its new Airbus fleet

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, which has been pretty much a Boeing shop except for legacy MD80s is getting the first of its Airbus 321 transcontinental models in the air, starting with flights between NY and LA. American put out a huge aircraft order, split...
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FAA Says: A little less droid, a little more pilot

PHeymont ·
The Federal Aviation Administration is mandating a safety update already recommended by Boeing for 737s; it's designed to give pilots more warning when airspeed drops too low, especially in landings and approaches. Too much reliance on auto-throttle...
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AT&T aims to compete with GoGo for inflight

PHeymont ·
GoGo has sewn up most of the installed inflight WiFi in the U.S. and has aims on the rest of the world, but AT&T Wireless has now announced it will go into the market next year with a different technology. GoGo uses plane-based antennas to communicate with satellites for WiFi service; AT&T, which owns a dense ground-based cellphone network, plans to use ground-based antennas and to use 4G LTE rather than WiFi. DETAILS from Bloomberg News. TG note : AT&T...
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FAA Orders Safety Fix for 767

PHeymont ·
The FAA has given Boeing and airlines 6 years to fix a possible problem with tail elevators on 767 that could jam and cause loss of control. The problem's been known for several years; frequent safety inspections have been done to identify any...
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Coming soon: Adjustable-width airline seats?

PHeymont ·
Boeing has been granted a patent on what's possibly the answer to several questions: It's an airline seat with movable armrests that could turn 3 economy seats into 2 business-class, or could allow a thin person and a fat person to make a better...
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A350 to make U.S. debut in Philly, Jan. 1st

PHeymont ·
For those airbugs among us, to whom a ride on a new model plane is like spotting a favorite old car on the road, here's the word: Your first chance to sit on an A350 flight in the U.S. will come on New Years, when Qatar puts one of its new planes on a...
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Boeing's next seat squeeze...in the lavatory!

PHeymont ·
    Say goodbye to this much space as Boeing plans to squeeze the toilet to install more seats.    Photo: Kristoferb / Wikimedia   If you thought seating in economy is getting too tight, get ready for this one: Boeing has...
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The squeeze goes on: more plans for more seats

PHeymont ·
When the New York Times printed this cartoon a few years ago, the trend was just beginning. Squeeze in more has become the order of the day, with extra space to be had only at a premium price.   And the squeeze goes in both directions. Not only...
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Qatar to get world's first A350 next month

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways will be taking delivery in mid-December as the "launch customer" for Airbus's newest plan, the A350, designed to be a rival for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Like the 787, its fuselage is largely made of carbon-composite fibers and is aimed...
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Delta joins the mixed fleets with big Airbus order

PHeymont ·
The days of all-Boeing domestic fleets seem over as Delta joins American and United in mixing Airbus into its fleet. In Delta's case, this is reflected in a new nearly $15 billion order for 50 A350 and A330neo widebody planes. The A350 is Airbus's...
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Is the SuperJumbo era nearing its end?

PHeymont ·
With newer, more efficient planes crowding the market, demand for super-jumbos appears to be ending, and with it production of the A380 and 747.
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Boeing predicts: More planes, more crew jobs

PHeymont ·
Boeing updates its predictions for future needs for jetliners and the crews to fly and maintain them. For the first time, flight attendants make the list.
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Delta upgrades West Coast shuttle with more seats, amenities

PHeymont ·
Delta's West Coast shuttle that links Los Angeles to San Francisco—Silicon Beach to Silicon Valley—is getting an upgrade with larger planes on most of its flights. Eight of the daily 15 flights will now be on Boeing 717s, with more seats,...
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Watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of us still have not flow on the Dreamliner, including me (my first flight is scheduled for Feb 2016).  I'm really looking forward to the experience.   Boeing has released a YouTube video that shows a Dreamliner going through it's...
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Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

PHeymont ·
Two of Canada's airlines are spreading out to new destinations. WestJet, a large budget carrier, has added Boeing 767s that allow it to make a big splash in the trans-Atlantic trade, and Porter, a much smaller carrier, will add flights from Toronto to...
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Boeing Factory Plans in China Submitted, Say Chinese Media

Travel Rob ·
            Photo by JonathanL   According to Chinese State media, plans for a Boeing factory in China have been submitted to the government in Beijing. This would be a departure from what...
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Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
Canada yesterday got its first non-stop connection to India, with the launch of Air Canada's four-times-a-week flight AC70. The flight uses one of Air Canada's brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.   The Toronto-to-Delhi flight will increase to a...
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Air Canada in Expansion mode

DrFumblefinger ·
    Air Canada, Canada's flag carrier, is on the move.  It announced that it would start 12 new routes to the United States from the larger airports in Canada in 2016, including routes from Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and...
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United: Dreamliner flights to 6 continents

PHeymont ·
No complaints received yet from Antarctica, but its now the only continent with no Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from United. United, which has been the fastest U.S. airline at getting the 787 into the fleet, is adding flights this week from Houston...
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World's largest plane visits Ireland

PHeymont ·
No, it's not the Airbus Beluga we've shown here or its Boeing equivalent; Russia's Antonov 225 Mirya, a 6-engined monster originally designed to move a space station to its launch site, recently visited Shannon in Ireland on a tour. Next stop, France....
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Boeing squeezes 50% more bags in overhead

PHeymont ·
This week is the big aircraft interiors show in Hamburg, so you can expect all sorts of news about new seats and more...but this one looks like a no-brainer. In a world of narrower seats, reduced legroom, here's MORE something!   Boeing's...
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Budget airlines pushing seat squeeze on new planes

PHeymont ·
Think your airline seat is tight now? Wait for the next generation of planes being bought by  Ryanair and other budget/short-haul carriers. They're adding seats, and the space for them has to come from somewhere...   And, for the Airbus...
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Airbus breaks even on A380; what's it's future?

PHeymont ·
Airbus's super-jumbo A380, which has now been flying for 8 years, has finally broken even...but there have been no new orders for several years. That's led to reports that Airbus would close down the line once it finishes the last of the 317 orders,...
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Early retirement: Boeing's flight test 787 to Pima Air Museum

PHeymont ·
Seems like only yesterday the 787 Dreamliner was a newborn...and now one of them is already retired. Boeing has presented ZA002, the second ever built, to Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum as a permanent exhibit.   The plane is one of 6 that...
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Air Europa buys 22 new 787s

DrFumblefinger ·
Air Europa, a private Spanish air carrier, has submitted a purchase order to Boeing for a total of 22 of its popular 787 aircraft, replacements for its aging Airbus 330 fleet.  The rollout of the aircraft will occur over the next several...
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My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
I'd been following the development and troubled roll-out of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" for more than a decade, but only recently had my first chance to fly this aircraft on a trip to India. One of the appealing things about the Dreamliner is that its size and fuel efficiency open new travel routes, partially bypassing the usual "hub-and-spoke" model. I was among the first to fly the newly established Toronto to Delhi route (nonstop), a more than 14 hour journey. That's a long time to spend...
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The first 727 comes home to stay

PHeymont ·
The first Boeing 727 has made its final flight, landing at Seattle's Museum of Flight at Boeing Field
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Boeing files patent for a self-cleaning bathroom

Travel Rob ·
Boeing designs self- cleaning bathroom
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India holds great promise for Airbus and Boeing

DrFumblefinger ·
India's got one of the fastest growing airline industries in the world and Boeing and Airbus are hoping to take advantage of this growth.
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Boeing ramps up 737, cuts back 747, 777

PHeymont ·
In a move to even out production as new models come online, Boeing is adjusting its production rates on current versions.
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737MAX makes its maiden flight

PHeymont ·
Boieing's newest model, the 737MAX, makes its maiden flight. The updated 737 has new fuel-efficient engines and other new features.
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NonStop from Singapore to USA? Fly United

DrFumblefinger ·
United will begin offering nonstop service from San Francisco to Singapore starting in June, using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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Is there room in the sky for a niche airliner?

PHeymont ·
Is there a market for this Russian-designed medium-haul widebody with its unusual shape and three-aisle seating? Rosavia thinks so.
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Are falling oil prices postponing jetliner sales?

PHeymont ·
Airbus and Boeing announced $3 billion in sales at Singapore's airshow, only a tenth of last year's sales. Falling oil prices may be part of the reason.
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A380 champ Emirates adds 2 more

PHeymont ·
Emirates, which operates by far the world's largest fleet of A380s, has picked up two more that were originally ordered by a carrier who cancelledd.
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More Dreamliners for USA flights

PHeymont ·
KLM and British Airways are adding more 787 service to U.S. cities from Europe.
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Southwest Airlines thinks about big future

PHeymont ·
At 45 years in business, Southwest has become one of the world's largest airlines, and its CEO is dreaming of more.
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Boeing exceeds Aircraft Delivery Expectations in 2015

DrFumblefinger ·
2015 was a good year for Boeing, as delivery of aircraft slightly exceeded expectations.
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The Future of the Aircraft Cabin Interior, according to Boeing

DrFumblefinger ·
What does Boeing foresee in the aircraft cabin of the near future? Lighting and projection play a big role....
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United Gets 787-9, Plans L-o-o-n-g Flights

PHeymont ·
United just got the first of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and will use it to fly the world's longest Dreamline non-stop, from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. United has a fleet of 54 787s on order, including more -9s, some -10s and -8s. More on...
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Etihad Gets First 787-9s, celebrates with videos

PHeymont ·
Etihad Airways, with 100 787 Dreamliners on order, is one of Boeing's biggest customers for the program, and is taking delivery of its first 787-9s now, with new routes to come. As part of the promo, they've posted these two time-lapse videos showing...
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NASA tests ways for airliners to "bug off"

PHeymont ·
NASA's best known for its space missions, and bugs are best known for buzzing your barbecue and irritating hikers—but now we learn that bugs also slow down jetliners and increase fuel consumption. And NASA is doing something about it.  ...
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787 is a cargo shipper's Dreamliner, too

PHeymont ·
  With American Airlines just starting to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners in passenger service. it comes as a surprise that one of them is being dedicated to cargo service. Boeing is still considering when (or if) to create a 787 freight version as it...
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Why your airline chose your plane

PHeymont ·
  As you settle down into your seat, comfortably at the front of the plane (above) or squeezed into the last inches at the back (below), you must have sometimes wondered how the airline chose the plane you’re sitting in or why the schedule...
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Bombardier's new plane takes off into murky skies

PHeymont ·
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, which along with Brazil's Embraer, has dominated the market for 100-seat and under regional jets for years, has completed the first successful test flight of its CS300, a plane that can be configured for...
 
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