August 15, 2022
Industry
Industry

Raising The Roof: Boeing Reveals Progress on New 777X Composite Wing Center

MIAMI — The commencement of the first assembly of Boeing’s next generation of its eponymous 777X is set to begin in less than 2 years from now. The largest twin-engined aircraft and longest airliner ever produced, the 777-9X and its stable-mate, the 777-8X will be carried aloft by an all new carbon fiber reinforced polymer […]

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Airlines

A Boeing 747 Factory Tour & Program Update

MIAMI — During Boeing’s Media Days,  Airways had the opportunity to take a tour of the Boeing 747 Factory. The leader of the tour was Bruce Dickinson who is the Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747-8 program. Inside the huge factory, there were three aircraft in production; all three were 747 freighters. […]

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Industry

787 Program Update: Delivery and Dispatch Reliability Finally Catching Up with Demand

SEATTLE— While the Boeing 787-8 has been a market changer in the industry, its building and assembly process have been a clear example on how globalization and novel manufacturing processes were matched to bring together one of the most advanced production lines in the world. However, it has not been an easy task. From quality control […]

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Boeing

Minding the Gap: Boeing Readies the Transition into the 777X Program with an Enhanced 777-300ER

MIAMI— As Boeing celebrates 20 years since the 777 entered service, the Boeing 777 program has been one of the most successful in the history of the company. During the last ten years, it has been the best-selling widebody with over 1,866 orders, 1,296 aircraft in service —including 25 units sold this year—and almost 1300 […]

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Airlines

Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator: Inside An Airborne Laboratory

MIAMI — As part of the ecoDemonstrator program, Boeing has been conducting several months of test flights with a 757-200 (cn 24627/293) in order to assess new technologies intended to improve the efficiency of flight operations and reduce environmental footprints. In total, Boeing has completed 250 hours since this third generation of ecoDemonstrators testing started in March. The […]

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Airlines

The Wings of Man Unfolds its Wings: Eastern Airlines Returned Thursday with Flights To Cuba

MIAMI — With no announcement or fanfare, Eastern Airlines and HavanaAir quietly moved their inaugural revenue flights, MIA-HAV-MIA flight to today. Flight 3145, departed from Miami at 2:26pm EST according to FlightAware. Return flight 3146  arrived back in Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport at 5:05pm. There was very little hoopla or press presence […]

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Airlines

VivaAerobus Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A320

MIAMI — Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier VivaAerobus has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 from an order placed in October 2013 for 52 aircraft (12 A320ceo and 40 A320neo), which at the time was the biggest Airbus aircraft order by a single airline in Latin American history, recently surpassed by Avianca. Although the airline is […]

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Airlines

American’s 787 Dream Takes Flight With Passengers

CHICAGO, IL — At 9:23 AM local, American’s inaugural Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flight, AA 2320 operated by the second of five 787s delivered so far to AA, gracefully touched down at Chicago O’Hare to a large round of applause. Although short, the 1 hour and 52 minute  flight aboard N801AN was filled with lots of fun with many […]

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Industry Safety

Potential Impact on the Industry After Germanwings 9525

MIAMI — After the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States, the air industry and legislators called for actions intended to reinforce aviation safety. Cockpit doors were redesigned and reinforced, and stringent rules and practices were enforced to have these doors locked during flight, thus minimizing potential threats. Nevertheless, the technology and methods to make […]

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Industry

Boeing 747-8I Receives FAA Approval For ETOPS 330

MIAMI — Boeing has announced that the 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft has received the 330-minute Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), marking another significant operational milestone in the 747 program as it became the first four-engine aircraft ever in receiving this type of certification. ETOPS had been a requirement for twinjets since […]

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