Monthly Archives: July 2011

Boeing: 737 Won’t Necessarily be Built in Renton

Although it is home to the most popular commercial airplane in history, Boeing officials have refused to confirm that the newly re-engined 737 will be built in Renton, Washington. The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports¬†that Renton isn’t necessarily the only place … Continue reading

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American Places Largest Order in Aviation History, Boeing Decides to Re-Engine 737

The wait for American Airlines massive order has ended with the airline announcing on Wednesday that it plans to split and order for nearly 460 narrowbody planes between Boeing and Airbus, the world’s leading plane manufacturers. Deliveries of the A320 … Continue reading

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iPads in the Cockpit? Pilots Ditching Flight Manuals for Tablets

The Philadelphia Inquirer published an interesting piece about the increasing use of iPads by pilots in the cockpit, replacing several pounds worth of flight manuals and merging airplane navigation and the forefront of emerging technologies together. Last month, American Airlines … Continue reading

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Boeing Wooing American for Massive Jet Order

According to Reuters, Boeing doesn’t appear to be embracing the idea of a split order with Airbus for American Airlines massive order which could be announced sometime in the next few months. Instead, the world’s second largest plane manufacturer is … Continue reading

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Boeing pauses 787 Production Line as Mechanics Scramble to Keep Up

The Seattle Times reports that Boeing has frozen its assembly line, halting parts deliveries from its global suppliers, in order to do catch up work on the planes currently on the assembly line at its Everett factory. The pause in … Continue reading

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Dubai International Airport Looks to Increase Capacity to 90 Million by 2018

Dubai International Airport has received the go-ahead to begin an expansion project that, when completed, will allow the airport to handle over 90 million passengers per year according to The Economic Times. The plan is estimated to cost around $7.8 … Continue reading

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Air France-KLM to Split Widebody Order Between Airbus and Boeing

Speculation has grown for a while now that Air France-KLM was planning on divvying up a future widebody between Airbus and Boeing and CEO¬†Pierre Henri Gourgeon basically made it official today, telling French politicians that the airline was going to … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 Lands in Japan, Launch Around the Corner

The Associated Press reports that with only weeks until its official launch, the Boeing 787 landed at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport for final testing as it prepares to hand the plane over to All Nippon Airways before the end of the … Continue reading

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