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Images: Boeing 787 Dreamliner and a Thai bird hit

The fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test airplane test registration N787FT has been painted in a special Boeing livery which is very different from the traditional blue-and-white Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery seen on the first 787 flight test airplane. The simplified paint scheme will be applied to the three remaining unpainted flight test airplanes (Nos. 3, 4 and 6). Airplane …

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Boeing to acquire Vought operations in South Carolina

It is official now. Boeing announced today that it has agreed to acquire the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its South Carolina facility, where Vought builds a key structure for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner airplane. The transaction is expected to close by the third quarter of this year. The Vought facility, located in North Charleston, performs fabrication …

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Two airlines not regretting the Boeing 787 Dreamliner delays

The delays of the much awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner is leaving the business plans of many airlines in tatters. Major Asia Pacific carriers like launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA), Qantas, and Air New Zealand are scrambling to make alternate arrangements with stop-gap aircraft like the Boeing 767. At the recently concluded Paris air show, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar …

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First flight of Boeing 787 Dreamliner delayed

Boeing has just announced a bombshell; that the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will be postponed due to a need to reinforce an area within the side-of-body section of the aircraft. The delay appears to be quite long. Boeing announced First flight and first delivery will be rescheduled following the final determination of the required modification and testing plan. …

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Boeing and Airbus: 40 years of rivalry and one-upmanship – Part two

Continuing the story on the forty year old rivalry between Airbus and Boeing from yesterday, we pick up the rivalry from the mid 1980s till date. Following the success of the A320, Airbus next introduced the four engined A340 and twin-engine A330 mid-sized aircraft in 1987. While the A340 was designed to compete in the long distance over-water intercontinental routes, …

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Jet Airways and Air India may defer Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries

As the annual meeting of the airline body International Air Transport Association (IATA) commenced in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the news for Boeing India chief Dinesh Keskar is not good. Both Jet Airways and Air India, his two major customers in India, are considering deferring the deliveries of their Boeing 787 Dreamliner orders. Jet Airway’s chairman and founder, Naresh Goyal, …

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Video: Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner rolls out to the flight line

Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner ZA001 N787BA rolled out on to the flight line at Everett yesterday and Liz Matzelle captured it on video. Hope you enjoy the video. Do visit Liz’s Vimeo page. There are other great Boeing related videos. Thanks Liz. Two other blogs I recommend visiting are Randy’s Journal and FlightBlogger. Randy Tinseth who is vice president marketing …

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Sixth Boeing 787 Dreamliner for flight test enters final assembly

The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner designated for flight test is now undergoing final assembly in Everett, Wash. The airplane, designated ZA006, will be powered with General Electric GEnx engines. Boeing photo Progress continues on the fleet. The first flight test airplane, ZA001, is getting its paint touched up this week before finishing factory testing. Power was brought onto …

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US FAA to loosen policy to help Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The role of the US Federal Aviation Administration in that it is both the promoter and protector of aviation in the United States, has always produced contradictory situations. Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times is reporting that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner cannot meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s current stringent standards for preventing sparks inside the fuel tank during a lightning …

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All Nippon Airways slashes capacity, gears-up for 2010 ‘big-bang’

All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, is planning strategies similar to their world-wide airline counterparts in these times of global recession. Suspending operations, reducing flights and switching to smaller aircraft, essentially slashing capacity to keep passenger load factors high, in an effort to keep the business going this year. India is one of the more badly affected countries by ANA’s …

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787 production resumes with Dreamliner Five ZA005 loaded in to position

Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliners resumed yesterday with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test. This airplane, designated ZA005, is the first to be powered with General Electric GEnx engines. The major assemblies were loaded in final body join over the past several days. The fuselage and wing joins occur simultaneously. Five of the six airplanes designated …

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Boeing 787-9 delayed till 2013 says launch customer

Air New Zealand, the launch customer, of the much awaited, and much delayed, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, in a statement announced “Boeing confirmed yesterday a further 12 month delay could be expected with the first 787-9 aircraft to be delivered to Air New Zealand in the first quarter of 2013,” Air New Zealand has eight 787-9 on order. Originally deliveries were …

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner – first flight 2Q2009, first delivery 1Q2010

Just received a release from Boeing. Boeing announced today an updated schedule for its all-new 787 Dreamliner program that moves the commercial jet’s first flight into the second quarter of 2009 and first delivery into the first quarter of 2010. The new schedule reflects the impact of disruption caused by the recent Machinists’ strike along with the requirement to replace …

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787 Dreamliner further delayed: Wall Steet Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports Boeing Co. may further delay first deliveries of its flagship 787 Dreamliner by at least six months to account for the recent strike by union machinists and other snags. According to people familiar with the situation, Boeing officials are expected to announce later this month that first deliveries of the fuel-efficient jet might not occur …

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