Category Archives: 787

Airbus and Boeing Deliver More than 1,000 Planes in 2011

Airbus extended its winning streak to nine years over rival Boeing by delivering more commercial planes than its American counterpart again in 2011 according to Reuters. Airbus delivered 534 planes in 2011 while Boeing delivered 477. Both companies have received … Continue reading

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Airbus Orders Frenzy Continues as NEO hits 1,000

It seems almost silly to compare orders numbers between both Boeing and Airbus as though the two are in the same class. Airbus beat Boeing to the punch by announcing its plans for its narrow body fleet, the A320, several … Continue reading

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Report: 787 Will Turn a Profit…In 2034

Much has been made about the struggles that Boeing faced in getting the 787 Dreamliner delivered to customers as the new plane experienced numerous delays and a work stoppage, putting it more than three years behind schedule. But with the … Continue reading

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787 Commercial Flights Set to Begin

Although there is some debate over what constitutes an official “commercial flight”, All Nippon Airways, the launch customer of the much-anticipated boeing 787, is set to begin flying passengers this week the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports. This week’s flight, which … Continue reading

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Boeing Delivers First 787 After Three Years of Delays

Finally. It took three years longer then scheduled but Boeing has delivered its first 787 to launch customer All Nippon Airways with the first plane landing in Japan early Sunday morning according to Reuters. Boeing held a ceremony over the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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