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Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of 777 in SkyTeam livery

Garuda Indonesia "SkyTeam livery" Boeing 777-300ER PK-GII.

Indonesian flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia has taken delivery of a Boeing 777 in a special SkyTeam livery. The aircraft is a Boeing 777-300ER bearing the registration PK-GII and like all 300ER’s is powered by two massive General Electric GE-90-115B engines. In August 2014, Garuda became the 20th airline to become a member of SkyTeam. The airline operates a fleet of …

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Oman Air receives it’s first Dreamliner

Oman Air's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at the Everett delivery center. Boeing Image.

Muscat based, Oman Air took delivery of it’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today. The aircraft bearing the registration A4O-SA is a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner powered by two General Electric GEnx engines. It is the first 787 out of an order for six 787-8’s placed by the airline in November 2011. Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air “We are delighted …

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India orders 22 Apache and 15 Chinook Helicopters

The Indian Ministry of Defence has finalized an order with Boeing for 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The order includes production, training and support of both the helicopters. The order which is worth around 2.5 billion US dollars, was cleared by the cabinet committee on security on the 22nd of this month just before …

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Final assembly begins on first 737MAX

1st 737 Max on line. Boeing Image.

American airframer Boeing has started final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8, in Renton, Washington. Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes “We continue to meet our plan on the 737 MAX program thanks to the dedication of our employee team and our suppliers, We have a lot more work still ahead of …

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Emirates celebrates it’s 150th 777 delivery

American airframer Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the airlines 150th Boeing 777 delivery. The airline took simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter which marked the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates’ fleet. The two 777-300ER’s are registered A6-EPA and A6-EPB while the 777F is A6-EFS. The delivery marks the first time in …

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Boeing completes firm configuration of the 777X

American airframer Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration for the 777-9, the first of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The firm configuration marks the completion of configuration trade studies required …

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Dennis Muilenburg is new Boeing CEO. McNerney remains Chairman.

Boeing 787-9 ZB001 N789EX at Farnborough air show 2014. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

In a widely expected move, US aerospace giant Boeing announced that Dennis A. Muilenburg will succeed W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr. when the latter steps down on July 1, as Boeing’s chief executive officer, after serving ten years. McNerney will continue to remain Chairman till February 2016. Muilenburg, 51, an aeronautical engineer, was elevated to Boeing’s president and chief operating …

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Video: Preview of 787-9 display at Paris 2015

American airframer Boeing, has produced a video of one of it’s new 787-9 Dreamliners destined for Vietnam airlines performing a rehearsal of the aircraft’s display for the Pair Airshow which begins next week. The video is filmed above Moses Lake, Washington, and spotlights technical maneuvers that showcase some of the airplane’s capabilities.

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Boeing begins assembling the first 737 MAX

American airframer Boeing has tarted building the first 737 MAX. Last week, the company started to assemble the wings, which are the first 737 components to be assembled in the Renton production process for the first 737 MAX flight test airplane. Machine operators loaded 737 MAX wing skin panels and stringers into the new panel assembly line that uses automation …

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LEAP-1B for the Boeing 737 MAX begins flight test program

The First Flight of the LEAP-1B on a modified Boeing 747 testbed. Boeing Image.

American airframer Boeing and engine manufacturer CFM International have successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California. The LEAP-1B engine is the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX family. The testing is the next major milestone in a two-year program that will culminate in …

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ANA to operate all variants of the 787

All Nippon Airways' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at current list prices. With this order ANA will become the first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners. ANA is the launch customer of the 787 and is currently the largest 787 operator in the world …

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Boeing 747-8i receives 330 minute ETOPS approval

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYH at Frankfurt airport

American airframer Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) has been a requirement for twin-engine airplanes since the 1980s, the regulations have recently been applied to the …

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Boeing delivers first Charleston built 787-9 dreamliner

American airframer Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at its North Charleston, South Carolina, facility to United Airlines. The airplane also marks a milestone for the 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered. The aircraft is the fourth 787-9 for United Airlines. The airline has a total of 16 787’s in service including 12 787-8s. Beverly …

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Scoot takes delivery of it’s first Dreamliner

Singapore based low cost carrier Scoot has taken delivery of it’s first 787 dreamliner. The aircraft is a Boeing 787-9 which bears the registration 9V-OJA and is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The airline will take delivery of an additional 19 787 Dreamliners. The airplanes were originally ordered by it’s parent company Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and …

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Royal Air Maroc recieves it’s first 787 Dreamliner

American air-framer Boeing has delivered Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc’s first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787. The airplane bearing the registration CN-RGB is powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B engines, was delivered to the airline on Dec. 31, 2014 from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center. The aircraft then …

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Kuwait Airways orders 10 Boeing 777-300ERs

A CGI of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER. Boeing Image.

Kuwait Airways has finalized an order for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at current list prices. These aircraft will join the airlines existing 777 fleet of two 777-200ER. The airline originally announced its intent to order the 777-300ER in November. Rasha Al Roumi, CEO, Kuwait Airways “Kuwait Airways has plans to renew its fleet as well …

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