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  • Setback for sales of cargo version of giant Airbus

    06/03/2006 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 32 replies · 818+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 2 June 2006 | Staff
    Dusseldorf, Germany - European plane-maker Airbus has suffered a setback in sales of the cargo version of its giant A380 plane, with the airline Emirates dropping two from its order, a German magazine said on Friday. In Paris, Airbus confirmed the Dubai-based airline had cancelled orders for two such A380F jets, but said Emirates had ordered two passenger versions of the huge double-deck aircraft instead. Airbus said this meant Emirates, the biggest customer for the huge jet, would still be buying 45 of the new planes. The magazine, Wirtschaftswoche, quoted the European manager of Emirates, Keith Longstaff, as saying...
  • Boeing's Intercontinental flies into the limelight (747-8 Sydney to DFW)

    05/25/2006 8:53:37 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 60 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 26, 2006 | Geoffrey Thomas
    The longer range and more fuel-efficient 747-8 may just be what airlines such as Qantas are looking for BOEING'S newest version of its 747 is turning heads at Qantas as the airline searches for solutions to reduce fuel costs while increasing the range capability of its fleet. Qantas had been examining the Boeing 777-200LR, which can fly from London to Sydney with a payload of 250 passengers, but the return journey requires a fuel stop in Singapore for at least half the year because of headwinds. According to Qantas sources, the 777 has been dropped from consideration. Also on...
  • Eyewitness account on United Flight 735

    04/23/2006 1:10:11 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 40 replies · 3,332+ views ^ | April 4th, 2006 | "Starwood Nut"
    I was in 3C on Flight 735 and saw everything that happend....and it was A LOT scarier to all of us in first than the news is reporting. Situation started after meal was served and "Chronicles of Narnia had been on for about an hour (never will watch that movie without thinking about this flight). An hispanic man walked up to first, kind of shuffling with a hanging head and a slack expression. I looked up when he walked by, thought he looked weird but not weird enough to worry about. I went back to the movie and the next...
  • Woman to build house out of 747

    04/21/2006 2:00:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 957+ views
    A California woman is going ahead with the construction of a house made of elements from a 747 Jumbo jet. Francie Rehwald wanted her house to look "feminine", have curves and be eco-friendly. Her architect's answer was: "Let's use a 747!" The wing of the Boeing jet will be used for the roof, its nose as a meditation temple while its trademark "bulge" will serve as a loft.
  • Boeing superfreighter takes shape in Taiwan

    04/15/2006 12:54:35 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies · 3,156+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 12:00 AM | Dominic Gates (Seattle Times aerospace reporter)
    The first of the superfreighters that will ferry pieces of the 787 across the globe is now nearing completion in Taiwan. These previously unpublished company photos convey the magnitude of the modification work involved in transforming the used 747s into oversized delivery vehicles. Evergreen Aviation Technologies is modifying the planes in a 3-acre maintenance hangar at Taipei's Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport. .......... That spurred Adam Pilarski, an analyst with Avitas, to quip that Boeing's new superfreighter fleet is "designed in Russia and built in China."
  • 747-8 model turning heads (Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines showing keen interest in plane)

    04/14/2006 8:30:55 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies · 1,582+ views
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Although The Boeing Co. has yet to announce a customer for the passenger version of its planned 747-8, two key airlines in Europe and Asia are seriously considering the plane. Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines both operate older 747-400s, and the newer model would make a good fit in their respective long-haul fleets, executives of both airlines said in interviews. The two airlines also are considering Boeing's 787, although the chief executive of Lufthansa said he is most interested in the 787-10, a stretch version that Boeing only recently said it will develop. Chew Choon Seng, chief...
  • Boeing lets fly with a jumbo sales pitch (Qantas ... 747-8 efficiency statistics)

    03/27/2006 1:48:04 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 75 replies · 4,042+ views
    The Australian ^ | 24 March 2006 | Steve Creedy
    BOEING is pitching the new version of its legendary jumbo jet to Qantas, arguing it will beat Airbus's double decker A380 on costs per seat as well as for a total trip. The passenger version of the Boeing 747-8 will be stretched by 3.6m and will be able to carry 34 more seats in a three-class configuration with 21 per cent more revenue cargo space than the existing 747-400. Due to enter service in 2010, it will boost range by 1850km, give a 16 per cent lower fuel burn and 8 per cent lower costs per seat. More importantly,...
  • Boeing 747-8 vs A380: A titanic tussle

    02/15/2006 3:43:53 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 85 replies · 8,333+ views ^ | 14/02/06 | Staff
    What is the better option – the Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8? We consider the two giants’ pros and cons as the airframers square up at Asian Aerospace © Flight International The Boeing 747-8 (back) and the Airbus A380 (front). Which is the better option for airlines? With Asia set to be a key driver of ultra-large-aircraft demand, Airbus and Boeing will be using next week’s Asian Aerospace as the ideal showcase for their offerings. Until the emergence of Boeing’s 747-8 as a firm programme last year, Airbus had the 400-plus-seat market all to itself with its 550-seat A380,...
  • Iran to Buy Jumbo Souvenir from Air France

    01/29/2006 6:13:05 AM PST · by nuconvert · 34 replies · 959+ views ^ | Sunday, January 29, 2006
    Iran to buy jumbo souvenir from Air France Sunday, January 29, 2006 LONDON, January 29 (IranMania) - Iran is set to buy the Air France Boeing 747 jumbo that flew revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini back to Tehran from exile in 1979, a government newspaper said Sunday, according to AFP. Sanctions imposed by the United States prevent Iran from buying Western aircraft, but the Iran newspaper said the plane was no longer fit to be used for commercial purposes and that the clerical regime only wanted it as a souvenir. "After contacts with France, Iran is set to buy the...
  • Iraq Official: Saddam Moved WMD to Syria

    01/26/2006 11:56:46 AM PST · by French_for_Bush · 138 replies · 9,408+ views
    <p>The former number two official in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force claims the former Iraqi dictator moved weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the months preceding the current Iraq war.</p>
  • A Timely Stretch (Boeing 747-8)

    12/31/2005 10:38:19 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 26 replies · 2,472+ views
    Air Transport World, December 2005, p.44 ^ | December 2005 | Geoffrey Thomas
    When the father of the 747, Joe Sutter, was asked by ATW about the longevity of the model on the 30th anniversary of its entry into service, he said without so much as a second's hesitation that the "Queen of the Skies" would be around for another 30 years. A bold statement indeed when made against a backdrop of the launch of the A380 and the many failed attempts by Boeing to commit to significant upgrades since the dash 400 version rolled out in January 1988. Perhaps when Sutter made the prediction he had in mind a dramatic engine breakthrough...
  • CORRECTED - RPT-Boeing close to clinching Singapore deal-WSJ

    12/23/2005 7:45:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 291+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 23, 2005
    NEW YORK, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) might be close to beating French rival Airbus for a deal, worth more than $10 billion, with Singapore Airlines, a newspaper reported on Friday.
  • On This Date 17 Years Ago - Pan Am Flight 103

    12/21/2005 6:57:27 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 730+ views ^ | n/a | n/a
    Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up as it flew over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988, when 1216 oz of plastic explosive was detonated in its forward cargo hold, triggering a sequence of events that led to the rapid destruction of the aircraft. Winds of 100 knots scattered passengers and debris along an 88-mile corridor over an area of 845 square miles. Two hundred and seventy people from 21 countries died, including 11 people on the ground. Known as the Lockerbie bombing and the Lockerbie air disaster in Britain, it became the subject of that country's largest criminal inquiry,...
  • 737 as popular as ever (Spirit workers to celebrate 5,000th fuselage)

    12/12/2005 9:57:19 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 53 replies · 949+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Posted on Sun, Dec. 11, 2005 | Reach Molly McMillin
    In 1965, when Boeing launched its new short-range 4737 twinjet, some Wichita workers didn't think there would be a large market for the plane. They figured the much bigger 747 would be the hotter seller. After all, airlines were using hubs more than they were offering point-to-point service -- direct routes between cities that bypassed hubs. At the time, Wichita workers built the tooling for the 737 fuselage as if they would manufacture only about 100 planes in all. Time has proven them wrong. The 737 is the most popular jetliner in commercial aircraft history. It has provided jobs...
  • Airborne Laser Completes Laser Ground Tests (Missile Defense)

    12/12/2005 9:35:15 AM PST · by Righty_McRight · 31 replies · 1,015+ views
    Boeing ^ | Dec. 12, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2005 -- The Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] Airborne Laser team announced today the successful completion of a series of tests involving its high energy laser at the Systems Integration Lab at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. During this test series, lasing duration and power were demonstrated at levels suitable for the destruction of multiple classes of ballistic missiles. This is the second of two program significant knowledge points planned for 2005. Airborne Laser's (ABL) megawatt-class Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL) is designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). Lasing tests included more than 70 separate...
  • Boeing stock at five-year high, near all-time high

    12/08/2005 11:52:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 306+ views
    AP ^ | December 8, 2005
    CHICAGO -- Boeing Co.'s stock price topped $70 a share for the first time in five years Thursday and neared its all-time high amid continuing momentum in its military contracting and commercial aircraft businesses.
  • Flightdeck, wing and engines key to design (Boeing 747-8)

    11/29/2005 10:38:08 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 16 replies · 3,760+ views ^ | 22/11/2005 | Staff
    The Boeing 747-8 will introduce an upgraded cockpit that borrows technology from the 777 and recently launched 787 programmes, but still shares a common pilot type-rating with the existing 747-400. Boeing vice-president 747 programmes Jeff Peace says two to four days of differences training will be necessary for 747-400 pilots to use the new aircraft’s electronic checklists, cursor controls and upgraded flight management computer. Peace says the -8’s “essentially new wing” will feature a simpler flap system with fewer parts, which should improve reliability. Double-slotted inboard and single-slotted outboard trailing-edge devices replace the 747’s current triple-slotted flaps, and raked wingtips...
  • Aerospace Notebook: 800 orders set Boeing record

    11/24/2005 6:32:58 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 22 replies · 1,135+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 | JAMES WALLACE
    It's official. The men and women who sell commercial jetliners for The Boeing Co. have set a record for most orders ever won in any year by Boeing, Airbus or the late McDonnell Douglas. With the 42-plane firm order announced Sunday by Emirates Airlines at the Dubai Air Show, Boeing now has 800 gross orders for 2005, or 775 net orders, which includes cancellations. That shatters the previous jetliner order record set by Boeing in 1996, when it won gross orders for 668 jetliners. Some recent media reports have said Boeing's best year came in 1986, when it won orders...
  • Boeing Is Coming Up Sevens

    11/21/2005 2:30:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1,830+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | November 21, 2005 | W.D. Crotty
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) shareholders, rejoice! The company is rolling lucky sevens -- as in 777s, 787s, and 737s. The lifeblood of aircraft manufacturing is the order book, and Boeing has a fat one now. And for a company recently overwhelmed by questions regarding its corporate governance practices and ongoing competition due to forthcoming Airbus product releases, that has to be a nice thing to hear.
  • Boeing Launches New 747-8 Family-- Cargolux and Nippon Cargo to buy up to 34 aircraft

    11/14/2005 11:28:55 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 57 replies · 7,872+ views ^ | Nov. 14, 2005 | Staff
    -- 787 technologies to increase passenger and freighter capabilities, improve fuel efficiency, reduce noise and emissions, provide unmatched operating economics SEATTLE, Nov. 14, 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today officially launched the new Boeing 747-8 program, which includes the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airplane and the 747-8 Freighter airplane. Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, has ordered 10 747-8 Freighters and will take delivery of the first 747-8F in third-quarter 2009. It also holds purchase rights for 10 additional airplanes. Cargolux currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 13 747-400 freighters. Nippon Cargo Airlines, based in Japan, has ordered eight 747-8...
  • Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group Orders Two Boeing 747-400ER Freighters

    11/04/2005 8:57:56 AM PST · by Righty_McRight · 8 replies · 394+ views
    Boeing ^ | Nov. 3, 2005
    SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today that Russia's AirBridge Cargo airline, a part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has ordered two Boeing 747-400ER freighters. The airplanes, with a list price value of $450 million, are scheduled for delivery in October 2007 and February 2008 and will be powered by General Electric CF6-80C2B5F engines. "We are thrilled that Volga-Dnepr is moving up to the 747-400ER Freighter," said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales for Europe, Russia and Central Asia - Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 747 freighter family revolutionized the air cargo industry and it will remain...
  • Boeing Roars Ahead

    11/01/2005 1:32:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 717+ views
    Business Week Magazine ^ | November 7, 2005 (issue)
    As plane deals go, this could well be the biggest prize in recent memory. In December three major Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to place orders for more than 100 widebody jets worth an estimated $16.8 billion. And by the looks of things, Boeing Co. (BA ) looks poised to supply most of the planes.
  • Boeing expects to defeat Airbus

    10/28/2005 7:23:11 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 25 replies · 1,510+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:00 AM | Dominic Gates
    Boeing is expecting a record number of commercial-jet sales this year that would put it ahead of Airbus for the first time in five years. The star prize that could seal the victory is an extraordinary order with a list-price value of at least $16 billion from Australian carrier Qantas. During the next two months, Boeing and Airbus will wrestle fiercely to finalize several massive orders, including key contests over Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Dubai-based Emirates. With the Qantas order, which may be awarded in stages that stretch into next year, the stakes go beyond the big price...
  • Boeing, Jade Cargo Announce 747-400ER Freighter Order

    09/16/2005 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 19 replies · 829+ views
    Boeing ^ | Sept. 15, 2005
    SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Jade Cargo International, the first cargo airline in China with foreign ownership, have completed a firm order for the carrier's purchase of six Boeing 747-400ER (Extended Range) Freighters. The airplanes, with a list price value of $1.3 billion, are scheduled for delivery beginning in 2006 through January 2008. Jade Cargo, based in Shenzhen, China, plans to begin operations in 2006. The airplanes were recently included on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries Web site, attributed to an unidentified customer. "China is a key manufacturing center for the world, producing a...
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Returns to NASA Spaceport

    08/21/2005 9:03:47 AM PDT · by FReepaholic · 23 replies · 614+ views ^ | 8/21/05 | Tariq Malik
    The space shuttle Discovery returned to its home spaceport Sunday, landing at NASAs Kennedy Space Center (KSC) after a weekend flight across the country. A modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet ferried Discovery to KSCs Shuttle Landing Facility at the orbiters Cape Canaveral, Florida home, touching down at about 9:58 a.m. EDT (1358 GMT) after a 2.5-hour flight from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
  • UPS Orders Eight Boeing 747-400 Freighters

    08/17/2005 8:09:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies · 1,006+ views
    Business Wire ^ | August 17, 2005
    LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2005--As part of its on-going effort to accommodate strong international volume growth, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a firm order for eight new Boeing 747-400 freighters from Boeing Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Deliveries of the 747-400's will begin in June 2007 and run through 2008. UPS has selected General Electric to provide engines for the new aircraft. "These Boeing 747-400 freighters will allow UPS to smoothly increase capacity on its most important international 'trunk' routes connecting Asia, Europe and North America," said Bob Lekites, UPS vice president of airline and international operations. UPS...
  • Boeing makes 'quiet' advances (Noise-reduction efforts pay off at remote airfield in Montana)

    08/13/2005 2:43:03 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 52 replies · 8,548+ views
    GLASGOW, Mont. -- At a remote airfield in northeastern Montana, where the quiet is usually broken only by the singing of Western meadowlarks, a Boeing 777-300ER jetliner made some symbolic noise of its own Wednesday. But it was the lack of noise from the big plane that will help advance aviation. The Boeing Co. and some of its partners, including NASA, are testing new methods and technology that can make commercial jetliners quieter when landing and taking off -- a growing concern at airports from Sea-Tac to Singapore and Paris. Passengers also will benefit from the ongoing efforts as cabin...
  • US politicians demand equipment of the A380 with anti-missile defense

    08/07/2005 4:29:08 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 22 replies · 843+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 2005, 12:45 | Staff
    In the US house of representatives on a law one works, which prescribes an anti-missile defense system for all "jets with more than 800 seats". World-wide gives exactly one airplane, which fulfills this criterion: the A380. Meanwhile Singapore criticized airlines that the distribution of the new superairbus retards. Hamburg - in the competition with the European airplane manufacturer airbus can rely the US competitor Boeing after a report MIRRORS on support from the American parliament. The chairman in the aviation committee of the house of representatives, John Mica, started a legislative initiative, which aims alone at the airbus A380, which...
  • Ballistic Missile Defense: Airborne laser passes tests

    08/05/2005 8:04:22 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 12 replies · 718+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | August 4, 2005 | Martin Sieff
    WASHINGTON -- Boeing has completed passive flight testing of its missile-killing Airborne Laser, or ABL, the company announced Wednesday. Now the program to install a missile-killing laser into a Boeing 747 will move back to Wichita, Kan., after the latest round of tests, which were conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Boeing Integrated Defense System Wichita originally modified a 747 for the Airborne Laser program that is designed to detect, track and destroy ballistic missiles. The system utilizes a megawatt-class Chemical Oxygen Iodine laser. The recently completed flight tests measured the aircraft's ability to identify and track targets,...
  • Cargolux to negociate with Boeing for the procurement of next generation aircraft. (747 Advanced)

    07/21/2005 3:54:05 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 20 replies · 492+ views ^ | July 20, 2005 | Staff
    Luxembourg, 20th July 2005. - The Board of Directors of Cargolux has authorized Management to enter into negotiations with Boeing for the procurement of a minimum of 10 Boeing B747 Advanced Freighters (ADV F) for delivery beginning as of 2009. The Board decision is the culmination of a thorough and lengthy selection process. For some time, Cargolux had encouraged aircraft and engine manufacturers to build a new generation aircraft offering better economics and environmental protection. More recently, Cargolux had launched an in-depth analysis of all factors relevant to the decision, leading to the selection of a successor aircraft to...
  • Boeing, Guggenheim Aviation Partners Sign for Six 747-400ER Freighters

    07/05/2005 3:13:13 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 3 replies · 255+ views
    Boeing ^ | July 5, 2005
    SEATTLE, July 5, 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today confirmed that Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GPR), the U.S.-based aviation investment firm acting on behalf of the Guggenheim Aviation Investment Fund LP (GAIF), has placed an order for six 747-400ER Freighters valued at approximately US$1.37 billion at list prices. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2006 and continue through the first half of 2008. These airplanes were added to the Boeing orders and deliveries Web site on June 30, attributed to an unidentified customer. "Guggenheim Aviation Partners recognizes the value of the Boeing 747-400 Freighter family as the standard for the...
  • Former Boeing President Malcolm Stamper dies

    06/16/2005 8:58:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 433+ views
    Associated Press via the Miami Herald ^ | Posted on Thu, Jun. 16, 2005 | ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE
    SEATTLE - Malcolm Stamper, a Georgia Tech graduate who became president of The Boeing Co. after spearheading the development of the 747 jumbo jet, has died at age 80. An active civic leader who started a children's book publishing company as soon as he retired, Stamper died in his sleep in his Seattle home Tuesday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, his family said Thursday. Born in Detroit, Stamper grew up poor. His father supported the family by painting cars on the factory floor for Ford Motor Co. A hardworking and gifted student, Stamper graduated high school at...
  • Rolls to power new Boeing 737

    06/13/2005 7:40:31 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 13 replies · 703+ views
    This is LONDON (Business section) ^ | 13/06/05 | Tom McGhie, Mail on Sunday,
    AEROSPACE engineering group Rolls-Royce is on course to clinch a huge deal to provide engines for the next generation of Boeing's best-selling 737 jet. At present, the plane's engines are made exclusively by CFM, a joint venture between America's General Electric and Snecma of France. But it is understood that Boeing engineers planning a new-generation 737, which could come into service between 2012 and 2014, believe airlines prefer a choice of two engine types. Boeing believes there is a market for more than 15,000 jets the size of the 737, which can carry up to 180 passengers. The favoured...
  • Boeing sees stretch 747 deliveries starting in 2008

    06/12/2005 10:33:43 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 10 replies · 737+ views
    Reuters. ^ | Sun Jun 12, 2005 02:55 PM ET | Christian Plumb
    PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) could start delivering a stretch version of its jumbo 747 in 2008, the planemaker's head of commercial aircraft said on Sunday in the latest sign the company will approve the new plane model. "We're getting very good interest in the Advanced (7)47," Alan Mulally said at an upbeat press briefing a day before the opening of the Paris Air Show, the aerospace industry's top showcase. The 747 Advanced would be Boeing's closest competitor to archrival Airbus's (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) flagship double-decker A380 plane -- a star debutante at...
  • Two Boeing cargo jets for Eastern (747-400)

    06/07/2005 11:46:20 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 5 replies · 379+ views
    Weekend Standard ^ | June 8, 2005 | Danny Chung
    China Eastern Airlines, the mainland's third largest carrier, said its cargo unit will buy two Boeing 747-400 aircraft for total list price of US$428 million (HK$3.3 billion). China Cargo will deploy the planes when they are delivered in July 2006 and August 2007 to expand its operating capacity and enhance the number of routes it operates, said China Eastern in a stock exchange statement Tuesday. The subsidiary is 70 percent owned by China Eastern with the remainder held by mainland shipping giant China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company. Last year China Eastern recorded a 39 percent increase in revenues from carrying...
  • Will Airbus delay mean much? (A380's postponement might aid Boeing, might not)

    06/06/2005 10:41:11 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 65 replies · 1,223+ views
    Associated Press via the Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | Tuesday, June 7, 2005 | ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE
    SEATTLE -- In the neck-and-neck race for dominance in commercial aircraft, bad news for Airbus is usually good news for The Boeing Co. The question is how bad and how good. On Wednesday, when Airbus confirmed that deliveries of its new A380 superjumbo passenger jet will be two to six months late, some analysts called it a hiccup that probably won't hurt the company -- or help its U.S. rival -- that much. Others wondered if the delay might be a sign of big underlying problems that could threaten the future of the world's largest plane. "I think the...
  • Boeing to Highlight 787, 777-200LR and KC-767A at Paris Air Show 2005 (June 13-15)

    06/03/2005 11:54:22 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 34 replies · 1,791+ views
    Boeing ^ | June 3, 2005
    Boeing to Highlight 787 Dreamliner, 777-200LR Worldliner and KC-767A Tanker Transport Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2005 CHICAGO, June 3, 2005 The worlds longest-range passenger jet, the most advanced and capable tanker aircraft, and the aviation industrys best-selling new airplane will be among the products featured by The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] at this years Paris Air Show, beginning June 13 at Le Bourget airfield outside Paris. Boeing is entering the air show with tremendous momentum, said Tod Hullin, Boeing senior vice president, Communications. This is a company thats on the move. Our financial performance has been strong, and...
  • Boeing vs. Airbus-the war over subsidies

    06/01/2005 7:17:58 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 255+ views ^ | june, 1 2005 |
    In the battle for commercial air supremacy, Airbus recently debuted their new A380, a gigantic plane designed specifically to kick the Boeing 747 off the jumbo jet throne where it has sat for four decades. Funding for the design and manufacture of the A380, like all the planes from Airbus comes from the EU member nations, and thus the issue. There had been ongoing talks between the US and Airbus to resolve the issue, but the Bush administration decided to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization and send the matter into a legal snafu that is likely to...
  • Lawsuit claims Boeing planes had defective parts

    05/27/2005 2:44:08 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 27 replies · 823+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 27, 2005
    WICHITA, Kan. - Three senior Boeing Co. employees have filed a lawsuit against the aircraft manufacturer claiming the company ignored numerous defective parts used to build airplanes. The three employees of Boeing's commercial aircraft division in Wichita brought the lawsuit in March on behalf of the U.S. government, alleging that Boeing was aware of nearly 2,000 defective parts from Ducommun Inc. of California used in 32 of the company's airplanes. The lawsuit became public Thursday after the U.S. Justice Department completed its investigation. A federal court filing said the parts ended up on $1.5 billion worth of planes delivered to...
  • Boeing Optimistic on keeping 747, 767 production lines open for the near furture.

    05/25/2005 12:50:26 AM PDT · by Prophet in the wilderness · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/25/05 | Posted by Prophet in the wilderness
    Business Wednesday May 25, 04:28 AM Boeing optimistic on keeping 747, 767 production lines NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co. is optimistic that it will get enough orders for its aging 767 and 747 jets to continue production past this year, the chief executive of its commercial aircraft unit said on Tuesday. "We're very pleasantly surprised," Alan Mulally said when asked at a company conference for analysts and investors about ongoing demand for the two aircraft which are both expected to be replaced by newer models in coming years. Boeing is marketing the so-called 747 Advanced as a successor plane...
  • Boeing and Air France Announce 747-400 Special Freighter Order

    05/20/2005 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 9 replies · 764+ views
    Boeing ^ | May 20, 2005
    SEATTLE , May 20, 2005 Boeing [NYSE-BA] and Air France today announced an agreement to turn three 747-400 airplanes into full freighter configuration as part of the Boeing 747-400 Special Freighter program. The value of the agreement isn't being released. Air France is one of seven 747-400 Special Freighter customers, and the first to announce plans to convert its former Combi airplanes, which are currently in all-passenger configuration. Air France will receive its first modified airplane in June, 2007. "These converted airplanes will accelerate the phasing out of the 747-200 Freighters in preparation of the entry in service of...
  • 100m Gatwick project opens gates

    05/17/2005 12:53:35 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 15 replies · 529+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 16 May, 2005, 10:25 GMT 11:25 UK | Staff
    Gatwick Airport passengers are to be served by 11 extra boarding gates. Transport secretary Alistair Darling opened the Pier 6 development on Monday, describing it as "a terrific new facility". It is connected to Gatwick's North Terminal by a 32m high footbridge and will be in use by the end of the week. Work on the 100m building began in 2003 and it offers 11 new pier-served aircraft stands so travellers need not go outside to reach their plane. It is estimated that 92% of North Terminal passengers will have access to this pier stand boarding, saving around 55,000...
  • A380: Airbus eyes private buyers

    05/02/2005 6:48:03 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 48 replies · 1,185+ views
    DH News Service, New Delhi via the Deccan Herald ^ | Tuesday, May 3, 2005 | B S Arun
    According to sources in the company, an Indian airline has asked for a plane with an all-economy configuration, which means a carrying capacity of 850. Airbus Industries may have lost to its American rival Boeing in the race to sell its aircraft to Air-India, but the European company is seriously pursuing private airlines in India, pitching the biggest passenger aircraft ever built, the A380. Senior officials in Airbus Industrie told Deccan Herald that the company is in serious talks with at least one such carrier which may buy the super-jumbo sometime next year. Refusing to disclose the name of...
  • Air India objects to Airbus "outbursts", mulls legal action against it.

    05/01/2005 1:32:17 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 946+ views
    NDTV Profit / PTI / WebIndia123 ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005 (New Delhi) | NDTV Profit
    NEW DELHI: Air India(A-I) has taken strong exception to the "misinformation" campaign launched by Airbus Industry after the European consortium lost the over $6.5 billion contract to its arch rival Boeing Aircraft Company for supply of 50 medium and long range capacity jets to the airline. "A-I takes strong exception to the misinformation campaign" by Airbus on the bidding process followed by the airline Board of Directors and termed it as "mischievous and misleading" the public, Air India is understood to have stated in a letter to the Civil Aviation Ministry. The airline board had decided to go in for...
  • Taking off in Toulouse (and Seattle)

    04/28/2005 10:06:54 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 797+ views
    The Economist (print edition) ^ | Apr 28th 2005 | Staff
    The giant flies Just as Airbus's super-jumbo makes its maiden flight, Boeing bounces back WHEN the new A380 took off from Airbus's French production base in Toulouse on April 27th, it should have been the European aircraft manufacturer's big week. The successful first test-flight of a 555-seat super-jumbo was quite an event. Instead, Airbus's American rival Boeing almost stole the show. On April 25th, Boeing said that, if all the options are taken up in a new order for widebody jets from Air Canada, the value at list prices would be around $15 billion&#8212;making it one of the biggest aircraft...
  • Boeing President: 747 Decision Coming This Summer

    04/28/2005 8:50:15 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 2 replies · 511+ views
    KIRO TV ^ | April 28, 2005
    SEATTLE -- The future of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet will be decided by the end of the summer, The Boeing Co.'s interim president, James A. Bell, says. On Wednesday, hours after the first flight of the A380, the Airbus plane that eclipses the 747 as the biggest passenger jet, Bell told reporters the 747 will likely remain in production only if customers show interest in a larger, more efficient model. To keep the 747 going, the Boeing board must approve going ahead with the 747 Advanced, which would carry as many as 450 passengers, about 30 more than the...
  • Airbus A380 completes historic 1st flight

    04/27/2005 6:21:34 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 210 replies · 7,118+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal Online ^ | April 27, 2005 | By LAURENCE FROST
    BLAGNAC, France (AP) -- The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, completed a maiden flight Wednesday that took it over the Pyrenees mountains, a milestone for aviation and for the European aircraft-maker's battle with American rival Boeing Co.The double-decked, 308-ton plane landed successfully to applause at 2:22 p.m (8:22 a.m. EDT) after a flight of nearly four hours. About 30,000 spectators watched the white plane with blue tail take off and touch down, 101 years after the Wright brothers achieved the first controlled, sustained flight.Before it landed, its front lights shining, the A380 did a slow flyover above...
  • Air India to Order 50 Planes Worth $6.9 Billion From Boeing

    04/27/2005 3:34:57 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 28 replies · 1,272+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | SARITHA RAI
    BANGALORE, India, April 26 - Air India, India's flagship carrier, said Tuesday that it would order 50 aircraft from the Boeing Company in a deal worth $6.9 billion, a sale that had also been keenly pursued by its rival, Airbus Industrie. In a statement, the government-owned Air India said its order included 27 of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners, its fuel-efficient model in development, with seating for 200 to 300 passengers. The 787 competes with Airbus's A350, and is expected to come into service in 2008. Air India also ordered 15 of the 737 medium-range aircraft and 8 of the 777...
  • Boeing Picks GE Engine for Proposed 747 Advanced

    04/25/2005 4:57:26 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 23 replies · 1,238+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 25, 2005 03:08 PM ET | Staff
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) has selected General Electric Co.'s (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) next-generation jet engine to power the plane maker's proposed 747 Advanced airplane, GE said on Monday. The choice of General Electric's GEnx engine comes as Boeing mulls a 747 Advanced to strengthen its jumbo jet offerings to prevent Airbus' (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) A380 from taking control of the large end of the market. If Boeing chooses to launch the new plane, GE would be the exclusive engine supplier for the new 747, which promises to be slightly larger, fly further and...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...