Monthly Archives: August 2011

Boeing 787 Cleared to Fly By FAA

More than eight years after the program was conceived, the FAA and Boeing announced on Friday that the FAA has approved production of the 787, meaning that airlines can begin receiving deliveries of the plane. The program has seen numerous … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Forces Over 8,000 Airline Cancellations

This time yesterday it was reported that nearly two thousand flights had been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. That number has quadrupled over the last 24 hours to over 8,000 CBS News reports. The cancellations are the result of Hurricane … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Forces Thousands of Cancellations, More Expected

With Hurricane Irene threatening tens of millions of people along the Eastern Seaboard, airlines have begun preemptively canceling flights, particularly in the Northeast. According to The Wall Street Journal, 2,400 flights have already been cancelled through Monday with thousands more … Continue reading

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New 747 Gains FAA Approval

Boeing announced on Monday that the cargo version of its newest 747, the 747-8, has been approved by both the FAA and European equivalent, the EASA, meaning the plane can now be delivered to launch customer Cargolux in the next … Continue reading

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Delta Planning to Place $8 Billion 737 Order

In what would be a dose of good news after a series of disappointing orders for Boeing, Delta appears to be leaning toward buying up to 100 737s to replace aging narrowbody planes in its fleet The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Qantas Shakeup Includes Job Losses, New Airline

As apart of a plan to restructure and return to profitability, the AP reports that Qantas Airways has announced that it will launch a new airline that will focus primarily on the Asian market. As apart of the announcement, Qantas … Continue reading

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Boeing: New 737 Site to be Determined in 6-8 Months

According to The Seattle Times, Boeing commercial airplanes chief Jim Albaugh told workers at the company’s assembly line in Renton that Boeing will not announce the site of the re-engined 737 until early next year. “We will go through the process … Continue reading

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Boeing Shows off Launch 787

Boeing rolled out the first 787 destined for launch customer All Nippon Airways today at a ceremony in Everett Reuters reports. “The plane is being certified to the highest FAA standards,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager, 787 program. … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 Delays to Continue?

Business Insider reports that Boeing may be facing an uphill battle over the coming months to get the 787 assembly line up to speed after noticing parts deliveries from around the world have slowed significantly. UBS gauged production volume by tracking … Continue reading

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