Category: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing 787 Concerns Linger as 330 Minutes ETOPS Approved

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the Boeing 787-8 for 330 minute ETOPS, or extended operations. The 330 minute ETOPS will allow the twin engined 787 aircraft to fly 330 minutes from the nearest diversion airport. The new ETOPS certification is great news for Boeing and 787 operators alike, opening up new, direct routes the […]

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787 Dreamliner Tour Lands at Washington National

Small Airport – Large Plane History was broken today as Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landed at Ronald Reagan National Airport today.  The arrival into Washington National makes Washington, D.C. the latest destination on its global Dream tour. If your travel plans take you to or through Washington National the next four days (May 7, 2012 to […]

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Boeing Brings Nine Decades of Aviation to iPad

Milestones in Innovation iPad App Boeing’s first official app for the iPad, ‘Milestones in Innovation’, now available on the App Store. The app brings nine decades of aviation innovation to iPad through beautiful imagery and an interactive timeline. “This is the history of Boeing as a digital coffee table book,” said Fritz Johnston, Boeing’s vice president […]

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Advanced Winglets for 737 MAX

New Winglet to Provide 1.5% Fuel Burn Reduction Boeing has let the cat out of the bag today, announcing a new winglet design concept for the Boeing 737 MAX.   The new, advanced winglet will provide up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel burn savings, depending on flight range.  Keep in mind this is already on […]

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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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Boeing 737 MAX Design Decisions

New Engine Variant – Substantial Fuel Savings Boeing has made a number of design upgrades to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new engine variant’s performance. Those design decisions include: Aft body aerodynamic improvements: The tail cone will be extended and the section above the elevator thickened to improve steadiness of air flow. This […]

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Boeing Dream Tour Continues to UK and USA

Sixth Leg of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour The sixth leg of the Boeing Dream Tour, featuring the 787 Dreamliner, is ready to kick off to seven more cities later this month and into May.  Stops include cities in the United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, and the United States. Larry Loftis, Vice President and General Manager […]

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