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Boeing F/A-18 Hornet crashes in San Diego

CNN is reporting a Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter attack jet crashed into a residential neighborhood in San Diego, California, on Monday as it tried to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The pilot ejected before the jet, an F/A-18, went down two miles from the airfield about 11:55 PT (19:55GMT), Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. Photo : …

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Etihad finalises major order on Airbus

Airbus reported completion of the largest civil aircraft deal of the year, a 51-plane order from Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways worth over $10 billion. The order includes 6 A380 superjumbo, 25 A350XWB and 20 single-aisle A320 aircraft. The order was first announced at the Farnborough air show in July. However, Etihad’s financial woes, and speculation of a merger with …

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Boeing Abandons Negotiations with SPEEA Engineers in Wichita, No Date to Resume

As per an SPEEA release, refusing to respond to union proposals, without notice The Boeing Company today (Dec. 5) unilaterally announced a “recess” to contract negotiations with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001. The union learned of the “recess” from a company email to employees. “The company has not responded to our proposals and …

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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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Airbus’ secret assessment of 787 Dreamliner

Jon Ostrower, of FlightBlogger, probably the best aviation blog around, has uncovered an internal Airbus competitive intelligence briefing on their arch rival Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner program. A briefing, filled with juicy details. Even if you are not interested in commercial aircraft development, I recommend reading both Jon’s article, as well as the Airbus presentation. It is a stunning eye opener …

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Spectre of ‘white tails’ haunt Airbus and Boeing

Airlines across the globe are grounding planes, cutting capacity and delaying or even canceling orders for new aircraft as the global economic crisis hits both passenger and cargo air traffic. Add to this airline mergers like those of Delta-Northwest, Air France-KLM, Lufthansa-BMI, the proposed British Airways-Qantas, leading to industry consolidation, and in the worst cases even going out of business, …

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Boeing engineers approve contract

Boeing Co. engineers ratified a four-year contract offer, which Boeing and SPEEA had reached in a tentative agreement in mid November. Boeing engineering and technical employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) IFPTE Local 2001 ratified four-year collective bargaining agreements covering nearly 21,000 employees in Washington, Oregon, California and Utah. SPEEA announced the result today …

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Nutplate issue driving Boeing nutty

Nutplates are small anchoring devices generally attached to the inner skin surface to hold wire and cable bundles in place. These small devices are driving aircraft major, Boeing, nutty. Boeing 737-900ERDuring the recent 57-day long machinists’ strike, which has already led to a 10-week delay on deliveries of all Boeing aircraft, and pushed back the 787 programme into 2009, Boeing …

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Boeing delays delivery of new 747-8 airplanes

Deliveries delayed 9 months; deliveries of 747-8 Freighter to begin third quarter of 2010; deliveries of 747-8 Intercontinental passenger model to begin second quarter of 2011. Company working with customers to minimize disruption. Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced an adjusted schedule for production and delivery of the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental airplanes. Source Boeing via Bloomberg The delays have been …

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Air New Zealand, Boeing to test sustainable bio-fuels in December flight

Photo courtesy WikipediaAir New Zealand and Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced Dec. 3 as the date for the airline’s sustainable biofuels flight from Auckland using a 747-400 jetliner. Conducted in partnership with Rolls-Royce and UOP, a Honeywell company, one of the airplane’s four Rolls-Royce RB211 engines will be powered in part using advanced generation biofuels derived from jatropha. Air New Zealand …

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Politics triumphs need and sense in US Air Force tanker tender

Pentagon hands tanker tangle to next presidentBy Andrea Shalal-Esa and Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Defence Department has ended for now a $35 billion (19.9 billion pound) transatlantic aerial-refuelling competition, handing a nagging seven-year headache to the next administration and boosting Boeing Co’s (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) hopes to keep Airbus planes out of the Air Force fleet. …

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