Tagged With "Boeing"

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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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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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Farnborough show: air enthusiast's delight

PHeymont ·
Farnborough, Britain's big every-two-year aviation show and sales exhibition, opens next week with lots of displays and fly-overs.
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Virgin Atlantic shifts gears, buys A350 over A380

PHeymont ·
Virgin Atlantic shifts its mix of planes, going for a somewhat-less-jumbo big plane that will still hold over 400 passengers.
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Boeing lines up the jets for 100th birthday

PHeymont ·
For its birthday bash (100 years!) Boeing puts on a parade of all its commercial jets, from the 707 to the 787.
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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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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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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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Boeing's Dreamliner gets another stretch version

PHeymont ·
Boeing's ready to start production on its newest Dreamliner stretch
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Boeing's first 737 MAX hits the runway

PHeymont ·
Boeing rolled out its first 737 MAX this morning. It's the newest version of the 737, and the one the company is betting on to keep its grip on the single-aisle jetliner market. Next step: test flights and certification before the first airline flights in 2017. It's an important milestone for Boeing, which is facing stiff competition for that market from Airbus's A320. Both companies are offering new-generation versions of tried-and-true planes, and the A320neo, MAX's direct competition, has...
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Take your seat...while you still have one!

PHeymont ·
Aircraft designers are always busy trying to figure out the best way to get the most passengers in without actually provoking revolt or suffocation...and the past few days bring fearsome news on that front. Included in the roundup are dead-serious proposals to stack seats in the main cabin, to sell passenger space in the hold below the cabin, and even to squeeze business-class seats into a 12-across configuration. Not even the rich, it seems, are immune to the trend. The stacked-seat idea...
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Boeing cashes in on big China order for 737 MAX

PHeymont ·
Boeing, which is racing Airbus for shares of the huge Chinese market for new planes, got a significant boost yesterday with an order for 110 more 737s, 80 of them the new 737 MAX that is just entering production, for China Southern Airlines and a subsidiary. China's government aircraft manuracturer and Boeing signed a deal 3 months ago for Boeing to build a final assembly plant in China for 737s. Presumably that plant was a factor in the order and at least some of the planes will be...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Qatar's new Boeing order includes a slap at Airbus

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways orders 100 new Boeing airplanes, including 60 737s that are needed because of slow Airbus deliveries.
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Holy Space Rays, Batman! Boeing patents "force field"

PHeymont ·
Boeing has taken a leaf from science fiction and turned it into a patent for a force field that could protect airplanes (and other objects) from damaging explosions. The title of the patent is "method and system for shockwave attenuation via...
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Boeing in SC: First 787-9 delivered, union election set

PHeymont ·
Two milestones for Boeing's plant in North Charleston, SC. This week the plant, which has been building the original 787-8, delivered its first stretch 787-9 version, and the International Association of Machinists, the union representing most Boeing...
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Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

PHeymont ·
Airbus is celebrating this week; it delivered its 9000th plane since being formed from British, French, German companies in 1968 to compete with the Big 3 U.S. makers. The new plane, an A321, went to a fairly new Asian airline, VietJetAir.  ...
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Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

PHeymont ·
A new Boeing patent promises a better sleep situation for economy passengers.   For those who can't afford the lie-flat seats in business or first, sleep is often an issue. It's not easy finding a position in which you can lean or curl or contort...
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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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Gulf rivals show off new fleets

PHeymont ·
It's sort of Fleet Week in the air this week...Qatar Airways took possession of the first Airbus A350 delivered to anyone and plans to put it in service Jan 15 on a Doha-Frankfurt route, followed by Doha-NY as more planes are delivered.  MORE...
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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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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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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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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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The 747 flies on with Lufthansa's Newark route

PHeymont ·
The Boeing 747, the first true jumbo jet, has been in service since 1969, so many people are surprised that they are not only still in service, but still in production!   Lufthansa, one of the 747's biggest boosters took delivery of the 1500th...
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American and United thinking New Zealand

PHeymont ·
Air New Zealand may soon have some competition on its routes between the western U.S. and its home base. Both United (San Francisco) and American (Los Angeles) are considering new routes, using...guess what...the Boeing 787. For American, which is...
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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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Take Flight at The Museum of Flight in Tukwila, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha's husband shares pictures and a video from his wonderful visit to the Museum of Flight near Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
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Re: The Future of the Aircraft Cabin Interior, according to Boeing

Travel Rob ·
I think the best thing Boeing did was make the windows bigger in the 787.
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Re: Boeing's Dreamliner gets another stretch version

DrFumblefinger ·
Let's hope they stop stretching it after this model. Don't want the plane to lose some of the advantages it has.
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Re: Boeing's next seat squeeze...in the lavatory!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure a person with movement disabilities or who is very obese will be able to get around in that limited space anymore....
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