Category: A350 XWB

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Faces STEEP Challenges Returning to Sky

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a Flying Laptop? February 26, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Airlines around the world are pulling the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from their summer schedules, including Chicago based United Airlines, as it becomes clear the battery fix will take time. Boeing engineers met with the FAA last Friday to present technological solutions when […]

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A350 Ditches Lithium-Ion Batteries

Airbus Axes Plans for Lithium-Ion Batteries on A350 XWB February 15, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Airbus announced today they are scraping the usage of lithium-ion batteries for its A350 Extra Wide Body (XWB) Program at Entry into Service. Airbus is turning to “Plan B”, through the use of proven nickel cadmium (NiCD) batteries instead. This […]

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Weight of Two Checked Bags Keeps 787 Dreamliner on Ground

Is the Lithium-Ion Battery Safe for Aviation? January 31, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): The new 787 Dreamliner is starting to become a nightmare for Boeing in addition to 787 operators as the grounding of the aircraft continues into another week. Can it be true the mere weight of a couple checked bags is keeping the […]

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Hawaiian To Tap New Markets with Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Hawaiian Looks to the Future with long-range, single aisle Hawaiian Airlines, known for their all widebody flights between North America to Hawaii, will be adding 16 long-range, single aisle aircraft to their fleet starting in 2017. The new single aisle type is the Airbus A321neo and will allowHawaiian Airlinesto open up new routes from smaller […]

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US Airways Merger Can’t Fix American Airlines Problems

AMR Requests Bankruptcy Court Extension AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, remains in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection and has asked the court for an additional six weeks to finish their bankruptcy-restructuring plan. The best outcome for American Airlines, their employees, and consumers is to exit bankruptcy as a stand-alone airline. […]

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Qatar Airways to Launch Chicago O’Hare to Doha

Chicago O’Hare to Doha, Qatar – Nonstop Qatar Airways will begin non-stop flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Doha International (DOH) in Qatar on April 10, 2013. The new nonstop from Chicago will become the fourth US gateway cityQatar Airwaysoperates from including New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and […]

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United Orders 150 Boeing Aircraft – 757 Replacement

100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft and 50 Boeing 737-900ER As part of United’s continued investment in its fleet and product, United placed an order for 100 of the 737 MAX 9 aircraft and 50 Boeing 737-900ERs. The 737-900ER ordered by United is a single-aisle twin-jet with wing mounted CFM56-7B engines. The MAX 9 will […]

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Cathay Pacific Orders A350-1000 Aircraft

Cathay Pacific to Convert 16 A350-900 to Larger A350-1000 Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways currently has orders on the book for the new-build Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft. The carrier is now looking at converting 16 of these aircraft orders into the larger A350-1000 Airliners for additional lift capacity. Additionally, Cathay Pacific is also looking to […]

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Spirit AeroSystems Recovery Looks Good

Recovery Continues at Spirit AeroSystems The National Weather Service Issued a Tornado Emergency Warning for Wichita, Kansas, on April 14, 2012.  The EAS was activated and sirens wailed as a a large violent twister was confirmed on the ground. Spirit AeroSystems was hit with what the National Weather Service has determined to be an EF-3 […]

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Spirit AeroSystems Closed | Workers Told to Stay Home

Spirit AeroSystems Closure Update Spirit AeroSystems will be closed on April 16, Monday and April 17, Tuesday, and it is likely the facility will be closed longer as result of a direct Tornado Strike.  Per a company release, all operations are suspended.  Employees have been instructed to not report to work unless specifically requested. Spirit […]

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