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Re: The search for the right-sized airplane

DrFumblefinger ·
I believe that's the best summary of modern jet development I've ever read. Interesting and fun, thanks!
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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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Re: Boeing ramps up 737, cuts back 747, 777

DrFumblefinger ·
I presume the reduced 777 and 747 production at the Everett plant will be taken up with new 787 production.
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United "right-sizes" its fleet; who's next?

PHeymont ·
United Airlines has just announced a whole bunch of swaps and changes in its fleet, based on changed priorities and preferences. Among the key changes: more wide-body domestic service, swapping some 787 orders for 777s, and phasing out the 50-seaters...
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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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Las Vegas 777 fire still a mystery; pilot retires

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The dramatic engine fire on a British Airways 777 that was about to take off from Las Vegas Tuesday is likely the last flight of pilot Chris Henkey, who has been lauded for a "textbook example" of how to safely evacuate a plane.   Henkey, who is...
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Coming soon: 777s so big their wings fold

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Computer rendering of the 777-9x   Boeing's biggest 777s are on the way, with wings so long they have to partly fold after landing to avoid hitting other planes and buildings. Production is just starting on the final design for the X series,...
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The search for the right-sized airplane

PHeymont ·
The plane that never was: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser concept helped pave the way for 777/787   Photo: Boeing   Will there be a 797 in our future? Is there a future for the A380 or the 747? And what’s happening with the rest of the ranges...
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Boeing: 38,000 new planes needed in next 20 years

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Boeing's 7500th 737 leaves the assembly plant. Boeing expects many more. Boeing Corp. photo   Boeing predicts the world's airliner fleet will double over the next 20 years, from about 21,600 now to 43,560—and between growth and...
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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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Gulf-based airlines order $150 BILLION in new planes

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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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A380 champ Emirates adds 2 more

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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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Boeing ramps up 737, cuts back 747, 777

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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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