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Boeing 787-10: The Dream Gets Bigger

Posted July 31, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

The aircraft’s latest model, the 787-10, will be assembled in North Charleston, South Carolina, as opposed to the state of Washington,

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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Three

Posted July 16, 2014 by Ben Granucci

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow continued on Tuesday morning with more orders from leasing companies and airlines.

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BREAKING: Boeing 787-9 Earns FAA, EASA Certification

Posted June 16, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

Boeing’s newest offering in the 787 family received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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The CS-100 aircraft involved in the incident, FTV1. Image courtesy Alexandre Gouger via Wikimedia Commons.
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Developing: C-Series Flight Tests on Hold After Engine Failure

Posted May 30, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Bombardier has halted the C-Series flight test program after one of the test aircraft experienced an uncontained engine failure while undergoing maintenance tests.

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Cathay Pacific Becomes First Asian Airline to order 777X

Posted December 23, 2013 by Adam Sheinhaus

On Friday, Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced an order for 21 of the manufacturers new 777-9X aircraft. With the order, Cathay Pacific becomes the first airline in Asia to order the new type.

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Boeing Dreamlifter Lands at Wrong Airport; Can It Leave?

Posted November 21, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Overnight, a boeing 747-400LCK (AKA, the Dreamlifter), landed at tiny Jabara Airport instead of its intended destination at McConnell Air Force Base. In the aftermath many questions have been raised, including whether or not there is enough runway for it to take off.

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UPDATED x2: 2013 Dubai Airshow Order Roundup

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Within hours of opening, the 2013 Dubai Airshow had already seen multiple aircraft order records broken. But just who ordered all of those planes and what did they get for their billions?

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Record-Breaking Launch for Boeing’s New 777X

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Boeing launched the 777X series on Sunday morning with a total of 259 orders and commitments from 4 airlines. The new airplane will build upon the success of the current 777 series by using new, more efficient engines and wings in addition to other improvements.

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JetBlue Airways Announces Earnings, Fleet Plans

Posted October 29, 2013 by Ben Granucci

JetBlue Airways on Tuesday announced its 3rd quarter earnings and some major changes to its fleet plans for the coming years.

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A Night at the Museum With a Bombardier Learjet 85

Posted October 10, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

50 years in the making, Bombardier previews the Learjet 85 at an event as luxurious as the guest of honor itself.

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Boeing Prepares For First 787-9 Flight

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Are you ready for another first flight? Wasting no time after the successful first flight of the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time tomorrow at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. As always, that time and date may change due to weather or other factors, but we […]

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Bombardier CSeries Takes Off For The First Time

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Monday morning in Mirabel, just outside of Montreal, the Bombardier CSeries CS100 FTV-1 took to the skies for the first time. Just before 10am local time, the clean-sheet narrowbody started its roll down runway 06, taking off in an incredibly quiet manner. After five years of design and a few minor delays, the first […]

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Bombardier Prepares For First CS100 Flight This Morning

Posted September 15, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Today is the long awaited day for Bombardier, as the CS100 Flight Test Vehicle FTV1 is scheduled for its first flight at about 10am EST.  The CS100 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, and currently has only 63 firm orders, along with 114 orders for the larger CS300. You can watch the […]

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Delta Orders 10 Airbus A330s, 30 American Made A321s

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, Delta announced an order for a total of 40 new Airbus aircraft, comprising of 10 A330-300s and 30 A321s. Delta currently operates 32 A330s, which previously belonged to Northwest, whereas the A321 will be a new aircraft for Delta, who operates 136 A319s and A320s. This is Delta’s first Airbus order since […]

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Airbus Successfully Completes First A350 Flight

Posted June 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

In the early morning hours of Friday, Airbus A350 “MSN1″ climbed into the skies over Toulouse for the very first time. The first flight, just days before the 50th Paris Air Show, is a huge milestone in the A350 program, which is the latest widebody aircraft in the Airbus family. Much like the Boeing 787, […]

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UPDATED: Airbus Prepares For First A350-900 XWB Flight Tomorrow Morning

Posted June 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Tomorrow is a big day for Airbus, as the A350-900 XWB is scheduled for its first flight at 10:00am Paris time. The current plan, which is subject to weather conditions, calls for a four hour test flight out of and back to Toulouse. The A350-900 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, […]

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Lufthansa D-ABYI 747-8I at Everett Delivery Center. Credit: Boeing
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Boeing Delivers 50th 747-8

Posted May 29, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Boeing on Wednesday announced the delivery of the 50th 747-8, a milestone in the latest generation of the so called “queen of the skies.” The 747-8 Intercontinental was delivered to Lufthansa, almost one year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental, and is the airline’s seventh 747-8 and its 82nd overall 747. “Lufthansa […]

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Southwest Launches 737 MAX 7, Converts 30 737 NG Orders

Posted May 15, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Southwest Airlines and Boeing announced on Wednesday the launch of the 737 MAX 7, as the airline converted 30 737 NG orders into 737 MAX orders. Southwest also exercised options to add five more Next-Generation 737-800s to its fleet. The 737 MAX, which is the next generation of Boeing’s extremely popular narrowbody aircraft, is expected […]

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787 Line Number 83 for ANA being prepped for delivery earlier this week. Photo by Patrick Rodwell.
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Boeing Resumes Deliveries Of 787 Dreamliner

Posted May 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Tuesday afternoon, Boeing announced that they have delivered a 787 Dreamliner for the first time in four months, following the worldwide grounding due to faulty battery systems. 787 Line Number 83 was prepared earlier this week, and was delivered to Japan’s All Nippon Airways on Tuesday. Paine Field in Everett has been bursting with 787s since […]

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Another angle of are the burnt Boeing 787 battery that caught fire in Boston. (Photo by NTSB)
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NTSB Reveals Details of Boeing 787 Battery Investigative Hearing

Posted April 19, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Friday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed the agenda for a two-day investigative hearing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s battery malfunctions. The Boeing Company, GS-Yuasa and Thales will testify and answer questions from NTSB Board members and technical staff about the design, testing, certification and operation of the lithium-ion battery on the Boeing […]

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