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Boeing Scores Orders for 17 New 747-8 Intercontinental Jets

Posted June 20, 2011 by Nate Strong

Boeing today announced that they had secured 17 more orders for the 747-8 Intercontinental, the latest version of the iconic jumbo Jet made by the Chicago-based company.

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PHOTOS: First Airbus A380 for China Southern Emerges from the Paint Shop

Posted June 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Airbus has released photos of the first A380 super jumbo jet destined for China Southern Airlines. The Guangzhou-based carrier will become the world’s seventh operator of the A380 when this aircraft is delivered in the second half of this year.

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Boeing Forecasts $4 Trillion Airliner Market by 2030

Posted June 16, 2011 by Nate Strong

In a conference call this morning, Boeing gave it’s current market outlook for this year and the future for commercial airplanes, forecasting growth in the market as a whole to the tune of around 5% a year.

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PHOTOS: Classic Coast Guard Chopper Finds New Home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Posted June 16, 2011 by Tad Carlson

Nearly three decades after its final flight, a United States Coast Guard Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard is once again airborne, hung from the rafters of the Museum of Flight.

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Boeing to Increase 737 Production Rate to 42 Planes Per Month in 2014

Posted June 15, 2011 by BNO News

Boeing on Wednesday announced that it will increase the production rate for its Next-Generation 737 aircraft to 42 airplanes per month in 2014, nearly a dozen more than its current production rate.

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TAAG Angola Airlines's first Boeing 777-300ER (D2-TEG). (Photo by Boeing)
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TAAG Angola Receives First Boeing 777-300ER

Posted June 14, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing today delivered the first of two 777-300ER widebody jets to TAAG Angola Airlines, the first of the type to be purchased by an African carrier.

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Boeing to Show Off All its Toys at Paris Air Show

Posted June 10, 2011 by Brandon Farris

With less than two weeks until the 2011 Paris Air Show, Boeing announced this week that it will be displaying five aircraft to show off to potential customers and fans: the 787 Dreamliner, the 747-8 Freighter, the 747-8 Intercontinental, a 737-800 with the new Sky Interior, and a 777-200LR.

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BAE Systems and Dassault Form Joint Venture to Build Drones

Posted June 8, 2011 by BNO News

BAE Systems, along with Dassault Aviation, on Wednesday announced a joint program to develop a next generation unmanned aircraft system called Telemos.

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Video: Inside Trump’s 757: Okay, It’s Not a Campaign Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

After capturing the first video of Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 in action and speculating that it was the perfect size to move Donald and an entourage around the country for a presidential run, the New York Post one-upped us and actually got onboard the jet. But about that $100 million price tag…

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India Buys 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Military Transports for $4.1 Billion

Posted June 6, 2011 by BNO News

The government of India on Monday announced the purchase of 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III’s for approximately $4.1 billion.

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Mercedes-Benz Helicopter Makes Public Debut

Posted May 21, 2011 by BNO News

Eurocopter will soon deliver its first twin-engine EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter, after it made its world debut at the 2011 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva this week.

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VistaJet Orders 18 New Business Jets from Bombardier

Posted May 17, 2011 by NYCA Admin

VistaJet on Monday announced an order for 18 new Bombardier business jets reportedly worth a total list price of $583 million.

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Dassault Introduces New Falcon 2000S Business Jet

Posted May 17, 2011 by BNO News

Dassault on Monday launched the Falcon 2000S, the French manufacturer’s latest entry into the mid-sized business jet market.

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Boeing Ups 777 Production Rate to Seven Planes Per Month

Posted May 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing has for the fourth time begun producing their 777 widebody jets from five planes to seven planes per month, the company announced Monday.

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Boeing Wins U.S. Army Contract to Upgrade Chinook Helicopters

Posted May 12, 2011 by BNO News

The Boeing Company on Thursday announced that the U.S. Army awarded it a $23.7 million contract for modifications of many Chinook helicopters.

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Photos: Lufthansa Launches A380 Service to San Francisco

Posted May 11, 2011 by Brandon Farris

San Francisco crowds welcomed Lufthansa’s first A380 service from Frankfurt on Tuesday.

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Video: Boeing 747-8 Extreme Braking Test

Posted May 5, 2011 by NYCA Admin

How does Boeing test the braking limits on the largest aircraft they’ve ever built? File the brake pads down to the rivets, load up the plane to nearly a million pounds, gun the engines to 200 mph, then mash the brakes as hard as possible and watch them burst into flames.

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Korean Air Orders Five Airbus A330s and Two Boeing 777s

Posted May 5, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Korean Air has announced an order for five new Airbus A330-200s along with two additional Boeing 777-300ERs, with a total value of $1.58 billion at list prices.

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Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Completes First Test Flight

Posted April 27, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The second Boeing 747-8I took to the skies on Tuesday for its first test flight. This will be the first 747-8I to be delivered to Lufthansa by the end of this year.

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Sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon Takes Flight

Posted April 24, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The fifth Boeing P-8A Poseidon made its first flight this week, the first Poseidon to fly since Boeing and the US Navy announced a new $1.6 billion contract for six of the heavily modified 737’s that are to replace the Navy’s fleet of aging Lockheed P-3 Orions.

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