Two months after a tornado shuttered a Kansas factory that builds many critical Boeing aircraft components, some of the airframer’s top brass visited Spirit AeroSystems to pay thanks to the men and women who quickly got the factory back up and running.
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner ever produced in South Carolina emerged from a Texas paint hangar on Thursday wearing the full colors of its soon-to-be owner, Air India.
Indonesia’s Lion Air has committed to buying an undisclosed number of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airframer announced on Friday. The new planes will be used by Batik Air, a new full-service carrier to be launched by Lion in 2013.
Three-hundred and sixty-two passengers, media and VIP guests received the ride of a lifetime Friday as Lufthansa and Boeing celebrated the first scheduled 747-8 Intercontinental flight in Washington DC.
Atlas will operate the new plane on behalf of Swiss freight company Panalpina, whose livery is painted on the new jet. A second 747-8F yet to be delivered will also wear the Panalpina livery.
Malaysia Airlines this week took delivery of their first Airbus A380, becoming the eighth airline to operate the superjumbo aircraft.
The Reunion-based carrier made headlines in 2009 when it ordered the aircraft, which they pledged to fill with 840 economy class seats, which would have given them the highest capacity of any commercial aircraft ever built.
The Boeing 787 Dream Tour plane must soon return to the Boeing test fleet, but not before one last leg of its worldwide roadshow takes it through Australia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan and Morocco in late May and early June.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 that crashed in Indonesia on Wednesday has been located by rescuers.
A Sukhoi Superjet 100 performing a demonstration flight for media, airline and aviation personnel with 46 people onboard crashed near a mountain in Indonesia on Wednesday. Their fate was not immediately known, as a rescue operation had to be called off due to bad weather.
Boeing’s 787 Dream Tour made its way to an improbable destination on Monday — Washington’s Reagan National Airport — a field that will almost certainly never see scheduled 787 service due to its size constraints.
Boeing has agreed to buy five Airbus A340 jets from China Eastern Airlines as part of a deal that will send 20 new Boeing 777s to China.
Canada’s WestJet announced this week that they had signed a letter of intent to buy up to 45 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft to launch a new regional airline.
Formally delivered late last week, the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental actually flew home to Frankfurt with its Lufthansa owners on Tuesday.
Boeing on Wednesday revealed a unique dual-feather design for the winglets on its upcoming 737 MAX series.
An Air India-bound Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rolled off of the airframer’s controversial South Carolina, assembly line on Friday to a celebration of the first aircraft completed at the new facility.
Lufthansa on Wednesday became the first airline to take the delivery of Boeing’s new 747-8 Intercontinental, a critical milestone for the largest passenger plane ever built by the airframer.