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  • Boeing counting on lift from 787 Dreamliner (End of June)

    05/03/2009 1:16:26 PM PDT · by decimon · 32 replies · 1,224+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 3, 2009 | Karen West
    After two years of costly and embarrassing delays, the first flight of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner is on track for the end of June. When the 787 does lift off, Boeing officials hope it takes the company's stock with it. > “They've still got credibility issues, and there's an awful lot of people with a wait-and-see attitude,” Aboulafia said, adding that key airline customers remain dubious about the 787s weight and performance on the first six airplanes under production. “There are good reasons to be cautious about the 787,'' Aboulafia said. “The problem was they've been overly optimistic in their...
  • Crane Co. reopens 787 brake software questions

    03/02/2009 4:54:35 AM PST · by ml/nj · 2 replies · 353+ views
    FlightBlogger ^ | Feb 18, 2009 | Jon Ostrower
    As far back as May of last year, Boeing publicly discussed that the brake control system was a key pacing item for the 787 program. Tracing the evolution of this issue, which Crane and Boeing have stated is resolved, today we find Crane announcing they need to develop a new version of the software, potentially for the 787-9, later blockpoint 787-8s, or even an additional evolution for initial certification. The recipient of the new software is unclear at this point, but it certainly something to be aware of moving forward. ... Crane Co. CEO Eric Fast - February 18, 2009:...
  • Boeing 787 undergoes its pre-flight "high-blow" test

    10/05/2008 12:28:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies · 814+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 03, 2008 | Geoffrey Thomas
    BOEING is inching closer to the long-overdue first flight of its 787....with the successful completion of the "high blow" high-pressure test on the static test airframe... The high blow test is one of three static tests that must be cleared before the first flight.... During the high blow test, air pressure in the airframe was increased to an internal pressure of 150 per cent of the maximum level expected in service: 14.9lb per square inch (1.05kg/cm) gauge. /cut/ "Still, it's very rewarding to see a whole airplane being tested and having the results we expected," he said. /cut/ The static...
  • Boeing Dreamliner's front end gets finishing touches at Spirit AeroSystems

    06/13/2008 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 9 replies · 79+ views
    Seattle-Times ^ | 06/13/2008 | Dominic Gates
    WICHITA, Kan. — Almost a year ago in Everett, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner No. 1 rolled out with an impressive exterior but completely empty inside. At the sprawling Spirit AeroSystems plant here Thursday, the cockpit door inside the 42-foot-long front section of Dreamliner No. 4 opened to reveal a finished flight deck. Though it's only the front of the plane, it seemed almost ready for takeoff.
  • Younger Fleets Boost Non-U.S. Airlines

    06/03/2008 2:38:18 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 12 replies · 190+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | June 2, 2008 | Carol Matlack
    The aging planes of United, American, and Delta guzzle more gas and make the U.S. carriers more vulnerable to soaring oil prices—and to their global competitors For a look at one of the biggest headaches facing U.S. airlines, head out to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport any day and watch the big jets taking off for the U.S. There goes United Airlines to Chicago, American Airlines to Boston, Delta Air Lines to Atlanta, and Air France to New York's John F. Kennedy airport. What's the big deal? Many of the U.S. carriers' planes are Boeing 767s, a model that dates...
  • Some buyers will get 787s 2˝ years late Delays could cost Boeing $4 billion in fines

    05/09/2008 6:47:51 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 17 replies · 67+ views ^ | May 8, 2008 9:00 p.m. PT | JAMES WALLACE
    Although The Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner may be only 15 months or so behind schedule, delivery delays will be as much as twice that long for some customers that bought the fuel-efficient composite jet. The extent of the delivery delays, which likely will cost Boeing several billion dollars in penalty payments, became more apparent Thursday when two important 787 customers disclosed just how late their planes will be. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the parent of International Lease Financial Corp., the biggest customer for the 787 with 74 on order, disclosed that its planes will be...
  • Boeing delays delivery of 787s to Air Canada

    05/08/2008 8:48:21 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Financial Post ^ | May 08, 2008 | Scott Deveau
    Air Canada will have to wait at least two years longer than originally expected to take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner, the airline revealed on Thursday. The Boeing Co. has told Air Canada that it will deliver the first of the 37 aircraft it has on order at least 24 to 30 months later than the carrier had previously expected, at the earliest in January 2012. Air Canada will be seeking compensation from Boeing for the delays, Montie Brewer, Air Canada chief executive, told a conference call on Thursday. In April, Boeing announced that the first deliveries of the...
  • Boeing to face further delays in Dreamliner delivery - report

    04/20/2008 12:32:55 PM PDT · by avid · 2 replies · 72+ views
    Forbes ^ | 04.20.08 | Thomson Financial News
    FRANKFURT (Thomson Financial) - Boeing Co. faces further delays in the delivery of its B787 Dreamliner because it is unlikely to get clearance from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on time, German weekly Focus reported, citing sources at the FAA. The so-called 'Type Certification' will not be granted before the end of 2009, possibly early 2010, and not in the third quarter of 2009 as initially projected, delaying delivery to the first customer All Nippon Airways. Boeing (nyse: BA - news - people ) plans to publish the new schedule next month, the magazine said in an excerpt of an...
  • Boeing aid will fund rival fleet at Qantas

    04/15/2008 8:26:45 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 7 replies · 161+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | April 16, 2008 | Geoff Easdown
    QANTAS directors will be asked today to sign off on a $200 million deal, paid for with compensation from Boeing, to lease a fleet of jetliners built by Airbus Jetstar, the Australian flag carrier's budget brand, will ask the Qantas board to sign off on a lease deal for up to six French-built A330 jetliners. [...] Yesterday Qantas sources said only that the amount will be well in excess of the $200 million Airbus paid after it pushed back by two years the delivery to Qantas and other airlines of its first A380 super jumbo because of wiring problems. [...]...
  • Boeing suggests 767-300ERs to help solve the 787 capacity gap

    04/14/2008 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 9 replies · 1,312+ views
    Flight International ^ | 14 April 2008 | Max Kingsley-Jones
    Boeing suggests 767-300ERs to help solve the 787 capacity gap Boeing has yet to tell 787 customers exactly how their delivery schedules will be impacted by the latest delay, but it has floated the idea of producing brand new 767-300ERs to help fill the capacity gap. Dreamliner deliveries will not now begin until the third quarter of next year - at least six months later than planned - and production ramp-up will then be much slower than previously expected with output not due to reach 10 a month until 2012. This will have a major impact on widebody capacity growth...
  • Airlines lining up for Boeing 787 compensation

    04/10/2008 5:52:58 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 21 replies · 91+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 10, 2008 | Adrian Bathgate and Aiko Hayashi
    WELLINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Airlines lined up on Thursday for compensation after Boeing Co announced a further six-month delay for its new 787 Dreamliner plane, with Air New Zealand, Air India and Japan's two big carriers eyeing redress. The U.S. plane maker announced the third major delay for the revolutionary plane on Wednesday, promising first delivery in the third quarter of 2009, more than a year after the original target of May this year -- with an indefinite delay for a short-range model favoured by the Japanese carriers. Air New Zealand and Air India AI.UL said they would seek compensation. All...
  • Boeing 787 Launch to Be Delayed Again

    04/09/2008 6:32:14 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 15 replies · 54+ views
    AP hosted by Google ^ | April 9, 2008 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Boeing Co. has announced another delay involving its 787 jetliner, pushing back its expected debut in commercial service to the third quarter of 2009. It's the fourth time Boeing has had to revise the schedule for the top-selling plane, which has been plagued by supply-chain problems. The latest setback had been expected by analysts as well as customers of the aircraft. It further undermines the company's credibility after failing to deliver on its previous three scheduled plans for the 787. Boeing says the plane's first flight now won't take place until the fourth quarter of this...
  • Wall St, buyers expect more delays on Boeing 787

    03/20/2008 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 37 replies · 555+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:07pm EDT | Bill Rigby
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Industry insiders and Wall Street analysts are expecting further delays on Boeing Co's (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) new 787 Dreamliner, as the U.S. plane maker grapples with last-minute design changes and production problems. Most now point to the second half of 2009 as the likely start of deliveries of the lightweight plane, at least six months later than Boeing's current target and about 15 months beyond the original schedule. The latest problem involves redesigning the plane's crucial center wing box, according to Steven Udvar-Hazy, chief executive of International Lease Finance Corp, which is the biggest...
  • Key 787 Customer: Wing Has Design Problems

    03/19/2008 2:02:08 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 9 replies · 1,298+ views
    Avation Week ^ | 19 March 2008 | Joseph C. Anselmo and Michael Mecham
    The largest customer for Boeing's 787 is predicting another six-month slip in deliveries and has for the first time raised the specter that the new passenger jet's troubles extend beyond production delays to design problems. International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy told a JPMorgan investor conference that structural design changes have to be made to the 787's center wing box, a move that would require retrofits of the first two flight-test airplanes that are being produced. Calling the state of the program "not pretty," Udvar-Hazy said he doesn't see the 787 making its first flight until this fall...
  • More delays to come on Boeing's 787 - analyst

    03/07/2008 8:17:40 AM PST · by wolf78 · 13 replies · 677+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Fri Mar 7, 2008 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) probably won't deliver its first 787 Dreamliner until July next year at the earliest, a Goldman Sachs analyst said on Friday, potentially adding another six-month delay onto the troubled program, which is already nine months behind schedule. Airlines are still enthusiastic about Boeing's new carbon-composite plane, which promises to cut fuel costs by 20 percent, but some are starting to show impatience with slow progress on the aircraft, which was originally set to enter service in May this year. "We now think deliveries will start in the third...
  • How to Hack Into a Boeing 787

    02/26/2008 3:35:45 PM PST · by Tank-FL · 66 replies · 1,448+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | Jackson Kuhl - Fox News
    Last month, technology news sites and blogs breathlessly reported on a Federal Aviation Administration document suggesting that Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet may be vulnerable to computer hackers. Boeing now says that the problem was fixed even before the FAA issued its warning. But there may be yet another way bad guys could get into the plane's control system, one that neither the company nor the FAA may have noticed. The FAA was specifically concerned that a passenger could use the on-board entertainment network, which personal laptops can plug into, to access the plane's navigation system and disable or...
  • Boeing to compensate Air India for Dreamliner delay

    02/13/2008 7:27:33 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 6 replies · 76+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | 13 Feb, 2008, 1939 hrs IST | The Economic Times
    MUMBAI: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing on Wednesday said it would compensate Air India for the delay in the delivery of Dreamliner 787 aircraft to the Indian carrier. "We will compensate Air India for the delay in the delivery of Dreamliners," Boeing Senior Vice-President Dinesh Keskar told reporters on the sidelines of an aviation summit. In 2005, the national carrier had placed orders with Boeing for 68 aircraft costing $11.6 billion. Of the 68 aircraft, 27 are Dreamliners. The first Dreamliner was scheduled to be delivered by end-this year, but the deliveries are now expected to be delayed. "There have been...
  • Sources: More 787 delays

    01/15/2008 8:01:15 PM PST · by skeptoid · 6 replies · 85+ views
    Seattle P. I. ^ | January 15, 2008 | JAMES WALLACE
    In another embarrassing setback for the 787 program and a blow to the company's credibility on Wall Street, Boeing will announce Wednesday morning another delay of up to three months, sources told the Seattle P-I. The first flight of the Dreamliner, originally set for late August 2007, might not happen until June at the earliest. Boeing declined comment Tuesday. But the sources confirmed that the latest delay, which comes on the heels of a six-month delay announced in October, means that no 787s will be delivered in 2008. Airline customers were originally supposed to start taking delivery of the 787...
  • Boeing 787 hit by security fears

    01/09/2008 5:17:30 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 13 replies · 77+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9 January 2008 | Staff
    Boeing has been ordered to ensure passengers on its new 787 Dreamliner jet cannot hack into the flight system and take control of the plane. The ruling has come from America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is concerned that the plane's computer system may be vulnerable. Boeing said it was in constant dialogue with the FAA to resolve the issue. The US giant will start to deliver the mid-sized planes from November. British Airways has ordered 24 Dreamliners. Rival UK carrier Virgin Atlantic has orders for 15.
  • Boeing's new Dreamliner has serious security vulnerability

    01/07/2008 1:29:55 PM PST · by TomServo · 28 replies · 251+ views
    HSDailyWire ^ | 1/7/08 | HSDailyWire
    Among the amenities Boeing's new Dreamliner offers its passengers is on-board Internet connection in flight; the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reveals that the computer network in the Dreamliner's passenger compartment is connected to the plane's control, navigation, and communication systems; this means that computer savvy passengers could access -- and take control of -- the plane's control systems; experts say a more secure design would physically separate the two computer networks It's always something: It it's not one thing, it's another. Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet may be among the most modern and technologically sophisticated crafts, but it may...