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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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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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Boeing to increase 737 production rate in 2017

By BA Staff Courtesy of Wikipedia Boeing announced that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50 percent since 2010. Beverly Wyse, vice …

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Video highlights of Airbus A350 AWB maiden flight vs. Boeing 787 first flight

In case you missed the first flight of Airbus’ newest aircraft the A350 XWB on June 14th, below are the video highlights. Compare with the first flight video highlights of the Boeing 787 3.5 years earlier, on December 15, 2009. Both flights picture perfect. The US airframer was gallant in congratulating its main competitor for its achievement. We congratulate @Airbus …

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Lufthansa to commence Boeing 747-8i service to Bangalore from September 13

As Bangalore Aviation had predicted about three weeks ago, German carrier, and Boeing 747-8i launch customer, Deutsche Lufthansa will upgrade its daily Frankfurt Bangalore service, LH754/LH755, from September 13 ex-Frankfurt and September 14 ex-Bangalore, from the current Boeing 747-400, to the brand new Boeing 747-8i aircraft featuring the carrier’s newest business class, and the upgraded economy class cabin products. (See …

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Ethiopian Airlines beats Air India to become first non-Japanese Boeing 787 Dreamliner operator

National carrier Ethiopian Airlines beat out a dithering Air India to become the third overall, and first non-Japanese carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. After taking delivery, Ethiopian flew its first Dreamliner ET-AOQ, to Washington D.C. Dulles airport, where the aircraft was displayed to VIP guests and media. It then made its inaugural trip to Africa and …

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Ethiopian Airlines orders additional Boeing 777-200LR

Boeing announced that Ethiopian Airlines has ordered an additional Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, in addition to the airline’s fleet of five 777-200LRs. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said “The 777-200LR has been a fantastic airplane for Ethiopian Airlines,” “The performance and range of the airplane allowed us to open direct routes from Washington D.C to Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa to …

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Emirates Launches Dubai-Washington DC

Earlier this week, Middle Eastern giant Emirates announced that it had plans to add service to 3 or 4 destinations in the US from its Dubai hub over the “next few years.” As an interesting start to this latest round of US expansion, the carrier has announced new service to Washington-Dulles International Airport effective September 12th. The route will be …

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Lufthansa to use biosynthetic fuel on long-haul transatlantic flight

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa announced that it will operate the first scheduled transatlantic flight using biosynthetic fuel from 12 January 2012 under its PureSky program. Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 D-ABVX at Mumbai CSI airport. A modified Boeing 747-400, carrying about 40 tonnes of a biosynthetic fuel mix, will fly from Frankfurt to Washington. With this flight alone, Lufthansa expects to reduce …

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