Boeing On Target For 787 Deliveries, Though Costs Are A Concern

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Boeing Co has more than enough 787 Dreamliners in the production pipeline to meet its year-end delivery target of 110 aircraft, despite concerns a shortage of seats could cause the world’s biggest aircraft maker to miss its target, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of its factory. A Reuters survey of jets in […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Celebrates Five Years of Flying

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the skies over Washington 787 First Flight K64825-03for the very first time exactly five years ago today. Despite major delays that caused the first flight to occur two years behind schedule, December 15, 2009 was a dream come true for Boeing. The maiden flight departed Snohomish County Airport in […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Tied to company’s long-term Climb

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Seven years’ worth of production backlog and tremendous growth projected for emerging world markets has Boeing chief operating officer Dennis Muilenburg seeing plenty of lift and little or no drag on the company’s financial future. Chicago-based Boeing Co. has about 5,500 aircraft orders worth $430 billion in the pipeline, Muilenburg said during a Credit Suisse […]

Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel

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First green diesel flight of the ‘ecoDemonstrator’ 787. (Boeing) Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it completed the first test flight using green diesel, a fuel blend of oils and fats already used in trucks and other ground transportation. Boeing officials have said the use of green diesel for jets is a “major breakthrough” in the industry’s […]

FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Wednesday requiring a fix for Boeing Co’s 787-8 Dreamliner, following “numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors” on the high-tech plane’s wings. A sensor failure could cause the plane to go off the runway while landing on a short runway or in adverse weather, the FAA said in […]

Next-gen Airliners: Who’s Flying A380s and 787s, and Where

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 It shouldn’t just be planespotters who get excited about new airliners – agents and operators should too, because they are good selling points. New additions to an airline’s fleet generally mean state-of-the-art entertainment systems, more comfortable seating, bar and lounge areas for the lucky few in the premium cabins and, in some cases, Wi-Fi […]

Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 tests green aviation technologies

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The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation’s environmental performance through every phase of flight. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program accelerates the testing, refinement and use of new technologies and methods that can improve efficiency and reduce noise. This new round of testing, using 787 Dreamliner ZA004, […]

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

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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% […]

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

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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 […]