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Boeing’s South Carolina Facility Begins Final Assembly of The First 787-9

Boeing’s South Carolina facility has begun final assembly of its 787-9 Dreamliner, the company said. The team there began joining the large fuselage sections of Boeing’s newest 787 on Saturday on schedule, it said. It’s a milestone for the team and another sign of stability for the program, Boeing said. Boeing also performs 787-9 final assembly at its Everett, Wash., plant. Production there began in the spring of 2013. Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita builds the 787’s forward sections and delivers them to North Charleston, S.C., and Everett. United Airlines will take delivery of the first South Carolina-built 787-9, Boeing said. “Our team is well prepared and eager to assemble the 787-9 Dreamliner,” Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s South Carolina … [Read More...]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner: When Can It Churn Profits and Generate Cash Flows?

Boeing’s clean-slate, ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner has clocked north of 490,000 hours in service with 21 airline operators since its service entry in November 2011. The company touts the plane as the first-ever aircraft with 50% structure made of composite material, making it extremely light and efficient. The long-range, midsized, wide-body jet consumes at least 20% […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Or Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Which One Will Fly Higher?

Remember the epic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed? That’s a clip that probably every American loves to watch. There’s a similar duel going on between European aircraft major Airbus and its American rival, Boeing . Airbus, the dominant player in narrow-body jets, wants to challenge Boeing in the wide-body segment that has […]

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Boeing 737s In High Demand

Boeing announced that it will increase production on the 737 programme to 52 planes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 programme is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world’s best-selling commercial aircraft. […]

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Watch a 55-Day Overhaul of the Largest Passenger Plane [VIDEO]

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Emirates’ very first mammoth Airbus A380 has racked up some crazy stats since first being delivered to the airline […]

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Delta Confirms it’s Going with Airbus in Big 50 Wide-Body Jet Order

Delta will go with Airbus in deal for 50 wide-body jets that would be worth more than $14 billion at list prices. The Wall Street Journal calls the order “a big victory for the European company in its battle with Boeing to sell long-range passenger aircraft.” Delta said it will buy 25 Airbus A350-900 jets […]

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Russia Plans Development of Aircraft Manufacturing Hub like Boeing, Airbus — PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev set a task to establish an aircraft-making center equal to world companies by 2025, head of the government wrote on his social network account. “Our goal in aircraft-making is to set up an aircraft-manufacturing center comparable to companies like Boeing and Airbus by 2025, but both in military and civilian […]

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Boeing Leads Airbus With 61 Aircraft Delivery in October

After the strongest September since anna.aero began collating delivery data, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this October. Besides the fact that the American manufacturer maintains its leading position over Airbus in terms of aircraft delivered in the 10th month of the year, Boeing continues to lead the 2014 delivery race by 96 units […]

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Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777s in Deal Worth $3.3 Billion

Kuwait Airways announced its intent to by 10 of Boeing’s Everett-made 777-300ERs Thursday. The deal is worth $3.3 billion at list prices. It is a pat on the back for Boeing after it was reported yesterday that the company lost one of the biggest airline deals of the year to Airbus. Delta has reportedly awarded […]

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Coming Soon on JetBlue: Bag Fees, More Seats (less leg room)

Wall Street is finally getting its way with JetBlue. The airline had been one of the last to hold out against charging fliers more for checked bag. But JetBlue announced Wednesday that customers will soon have to pay extra if they want to do so, leaving Southwest as the last big U.S. airline that doesn’t. […]

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Airbus to Deliver First A350 Jetliner Around December 12

European planemaker Airbus aims to deliver the first A350 jetliner to launch customer Qatar Airways by mid-December, the airline said on Tuesday. Gulf News quoted its chief executive Akbar Al Baker as saying the mid-sized jet would be delivered between Dec. 12 and 15‎ and appeared to rule out any last-minute hitches that might rattle […]

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Airbus A380 Could Replace Boeing 747 on Hajj Trips – Morocco

Morocco’s national carrier said the Airbus Group NV superjumbo is in the running to replace its sole Boeing Co. 747, opening up the possibility of the A380’s first order based around flights for the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. Royal Air Maroc will issue an invitation to tender for the deal in the next three months, with […]

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Gulf Based Airlines Closes Financing Deal For 16 Aircraft

Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, according to statements from the carriers and banks involved. The region’s airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what Boeing has forecast to be a need for 2,610 aircraft by 2033, valued at $550 billion. Dubai’s Emirates airline […]

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Five airline fees worth paying for the holidays

You pay more than enough for airfare, blowing it up with optional fees is crazy, right? Except during the holidays. Sometimes it pays to pay more, and here are five of the more useful fees plus one non-airline offering you should consider. 1. Early boarding If you are a typically disorganized family (or want to […]

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Air Lair’s Passenger Personal Cocoon – Concept Design

Air Lair is a personal cocoon for the passenger with a double-decker configuration allowing for 30% more passengers within the same space. Within this enclosed environment the passenger is able to control their own personal space without disturbing other passenger or, for that matter, being disturbed by other passengers. Strategically placed lighting is used to […]

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How Sneezes Travel In Airplanes

At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane. Then all of a sudden, one of the passengers seated in the middle “sneezes.” Hundreds of multicolored particles are jettisoned into the air, creating a rainbow-speckled cloud that lingers above everyone’s heads. The cloud dissolves, and the particles disperse, making their way […]

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Why falling fuel costs aren’t passed along to airline travelers

U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers? Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks. Planes are full. Investors want a payout. And new planes are on […]

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World’s Most Popular Aircraft: Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?

Boeing Co. launched its 737 family of jets in 1964, and since then the company has snagged 12,257 firm orders for the plane. Airbus launched its competitor single-aisle, narrow-body family, the A320, in March 1984 and claims 11,021 firm orders since the A320’s launch. Boeing’s 20-year longevity lead tips the scales in the company’s favor, […]

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Qantas bring in John Travolta to unveil new “retro” Boeing 737

QANTAS has named its “retro” Boeing 737 after former chief executive James Strong and celebrated its 94th birthday by bringing in film star John Travolta to officially unveil it in Seattle today. The 1970s livery marks the first time the famous winged kangaroo has been seen on an in-service Qantas plane since 1984. The airline […]