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The Airbus A350 starts its engines for the firs time
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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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Rending of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 7
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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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Airbus Breaks Ground in Alabama For A320 Family Final Assembly Line

Posted April 8, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Airbus on Monday held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of their future A320 family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, signaling the start of construction of their first production facility in the Americas. The facility, which will produce the Airbus A319, A320, A321, is slated to start production on the first aircraft in […]

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LOT's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (SP-LRA) takes off from Everett, Washington. (Photo by Boeing)
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Boeing Begins 787 Dreamliner Flight Testing

Posted March 25, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The 787 Dreamliner will take to the sky today for the first time in weeks, as Boeing begins flight testing their modifications to the battery system. The flight, Boeing 272, is scheduled to take off from Paine Field in Everett, conduct a one and a half hour flight test, and then return to Paine Field. […]

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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Sydney during the plane's Dream Tour. (Photo by Boeing)
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FAA OKs Boeing to Test Dreamliner Battery Fix

Posted March 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The FAA on Tuesday approved Boeing’s plan to get the 787 Dreamliner back into the air.

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A crispy 787 lithium-ion battery under investigation. (Photo by NTSB)
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NTSB Finds Source of Boeing 787 Battery Fire: Announces Review of Battery System

Posted February 7, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that they have pinpointed the origin of the January 7th battery fire on a JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston to single cell which short circuited and spread to other cells. The nations top safety regulators further announced that the investigation would turn toward scrutinizing the design, certification, […]

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737 wing mechanics Jon Powell, Jared Sanchez, Ron Doleman, Mike Graham and Ron McNabb lift a 737 wing spar part into the automated spar assembly tool. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
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Boeing to Boost 737 Production

Posted January 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Some much needed good news was delivered by Boeing, yesterday, as they announced that the rate of production of the 737 has been increased to 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, the Next-Generation 737 has seen its production increased by more than 20 percent, from just over 31 per month, to the […]

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Airbus A350 XWB MSN-001. (Photo by P. Masclet/Airbus)
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Airbus Fears A350 Delays Following Boeing Battery Issues

Posted January 23, 2013 by AFP

European aircraft maker Airbus is wary that problems which have grounded rival Boeing’s 787 could also delay the launch of the A350.

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First section for A350 XWB MSN1 arrives in the final assembly line in Toulouse. (Photo by Airbus/F. Lancelot)
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Airbus Concedes 2012 Sales Defeat To Boeing

Posted January 17, 2013 by AFP

Airbus lost the crown of the world’s biggest airliner maker to Boeing last year, but did better than expected, it said on Thursday.

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ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner emergency landing. (Screenshot from NHK)
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ANA and Japan Airlines To Ground All Boeing 787 Dreamliners After Latest Glitch [UPDATED]

Posted January 15, 2013 by NYCA Admin

All Nippon Airways will ground its entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners after one of their planes made an emergency landing in Japan Wednesday.

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Airbus A320 wearing BOC Aviation livery. (Rendering by Airbus/Fixion)
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China’s BOC Aviation Buys 50 Airbus A320 and A320neo Aircraft

Posted January 15, 2013 by AFP

Plane leasing company BOC Aviation has ordered 50 medium-haul Airbus A320 family jets, including 25 more fuel-efficient neo aircraft.

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These are the remains of the lithium-ion battery that burst into flames inside a Boeing 787 last week. (Photo by NTSB)
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NTSB Shows Off Crispy Boeing 787 Battery

Posted January 15, 2013 by NYCA Admin

NTSB investigators are making progress in their investigation of last week’s Boeing 787 fire in Boston and shared some photos to prove it.

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Mitsubishi Regional Jet
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SkyWest Firms Order For 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Posted December 16, 2012 by BNO News

Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft on Thursday announced it had signed a deal with SkyWest for 100 MRJ90 aircraft.

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The 377th Boeing 737 delivered this year: United Airlines 737-900ER (N39463). (Photo by Boeing)
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Boeing 737 Sets Annual Delivery and Order Records

Posted December 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing on Monday delivered its 377th 737 of the year, making 2012 the most productive in the history of the popular aircraft line.

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Airbus A350 XWB MSN-001. (Photo by P. Masclet/Airbus)
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Video: First Airbus A350 Rolls Out Of Assembly Hangar

Posted December 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Airbus’s first flyable A350 XWB test aircraft has rolled out of the main assembly building in Toulouse and into a testing hangar.

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VistaJet Bombardier Global 6000 (9H-VJA). (Photo by Bombardier)
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Bombardier Scores Largest Order Ever In $7.8 Billion Bizjet Deal With VistaJet

Posted November 28, 2012 by BNO News

VistaJet has placed a firm order for 56 aircraft from Bombardier marking the largest sale in the history of the Canadian manufacturer.

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The Boeing 737 MAX loses its nose bump in new renderings. (Rendering by Boeing)
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Boeing 737 MAX Reaches New Design Milestone

Posted November 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing has completed the initial phase of design work for its 737 MAX airliner, reaching a milestone the company calls “Firm Concept.”

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