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  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner to debut - on tarmac

    07/06/2007 7:08:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 1,244+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | July 6, 2007 | Laura Mandaro
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- It won't have passenger seats, it won't fly -- in fact, it won't even motor itself down the runway. Still, when the 787 Dreamliner is unveiled at its Seattle-area factory on July 8, it will culminate an intense push by Boeing & Co. to stamp out fears its star aircraft is running into delays. The roll-out of the 787 on 07-08-07 -- billed a "premiere" by Boeing and to be hosted by former NBC journalist Tom Brokaw -- will show off the lightweight, long-range passenger aircraft with all the main parts snapped together, from carbon-fiber nose...
  • Boeing to score big 787 order in Paris

    06/12/2007 11:08:59 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 9 replies · 962+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | June 12, 2007 10:47 p.m. PT | JAMES WALLACE
    In what will be seen by many in the industry as a stinging rebuke for Airbus and its planned A350 jetliner, its biggest customer is expected to place an order for as many as 50 of The Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliners at next week's Paris Air Show, an industry source confirmed Tuesday night. ...SNIP.... ....Steve Udvar-Hazy, its founder and chief executive, told the P-I last week at an industry conference in Vancouver, B.C., that he has not been given enough details about the A350 to decide whether he wants the plane. Instead, Hazy will order additional 787s, the industry source...
  • Boeing faces challenges in dash to assemble Dreamliner

    05/16/2007 10:00:43 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 21 replies · 1,247+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | May 16, 2007 | Skip ads and navigation
    Systems not installed. Workmanship issues with the horizontal stabilizer. Temporary fasteners that will have to be replaced. That's only some of what 787 workers at The Boeing Co.'s Everett plant face as the mad dash begins to get the first Dreamliner assembled and out the factory door by July 8. Judging by what one source described -- and has personally seen -- it's a good thing Boeing is prepared for the extra work that it will take to get that first plane finished on time. Boeing executives have stressed that the company has contingency plans to deal with any number...
  • Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines Finalize Order for One Additional 787 Dreamliner

    02/19/2007 11:01:25 AM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | February 19, 2007
    Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines Finalize Order for One Additional 787 Dreamliner Monday February 19, 12:13 pm ET SEATTLE, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) and LOT Polish Airlines announced today that the airline has increased its 787 Dreamliner order by one additional aircraft, bringing its total 787 order to eight airplanes. In 2005, LOT placed an order for seven 787s, with delivery positions beginning in 2008. Today's order, valued at $153 million at list prices, was booked previously on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer. "We are delighted with the steady progress...
  • Boeing reveals source of 787 supply problems

    02/01/2007 7:34:02 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 15 replies · 777+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 1 Feb 2007 | Mary Kirby
    Boeing is sending engineering and manufacturing assistance to 787 partners Fuji Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan as well as to Italy’s Alenia Aeronautica to aid their structural work for the aircraft. During an earnings conference call yesterday to discuss the company’s 2006 results, Boeing chief executive Jim McNerney said Boeing is putting resources at all four manufacturers to mitigate scheduling and technical risk. “I think we’ve made good progress on them [the four companies], and obviously there are flare-ups in the others [suppliers] from time to time that we address quickly,” says McNerney. He...
  • Zeal is real over 787's virtual rollout

    12/07/2006 11:45:03 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 13 replies · 792+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 7, 2006 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing completed assembly of its first 787 Wednesday, and all the pieces fit together marvelously — on computers. In a display of the powerful software tools it uses on the new jet program, Boeing showed digitally generated snippets of the production process to about 3,000 employees and more than 100 visiting airline representatives. The simulation incorporates accurate digital versions of the plane's myriad pieces, testing whether the major sections built by partners around the world will fit when they arrive in the Everett final-assembly plant. "We really don't have time for them not to fit," Mark Jenks, who leads the...
  • Boeing 787 gives investors a sudden fright

    10/27/2006 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 38 replies · 1,621+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | October 26, 2006 | JAMES WALLACE
    Shares fall as company tries to avoid problems that could threaten jet By JAMES WALLACE P-I AEROSPACE REPORTER The Boeing Co. threw a scare into Wall Street on Wednesday when it announced it was pouring hundreds of millions of dollars more into the development of its hot-selling 787 jetliner to head off problems that could otherwise threaten the project. With the first flight less than a year away, the Dreamliner is still too heavy. And some suppliers are falling behind schedule. Boeing said it has funded a contingency plan to hire more machinists to help with 787 final assembly at...
  • For the Super-Rich, It’s Time to Upgrade the Old Jumbo Jet

    10/17/2006 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 34 replies · 1,206+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/17/2006 | JOE SHARKEY
    The tremendously rich are different not only from you and me but also from the merely rich. For one thing, some of them have really nice airplanes. This is not about the presumed titans of the private jet universe like the mighty Gulfstream G5’s or Global Expresses, whose occupants can leap continents and oceans at high speed and in plush comfort, without all the inconveniences of commercial airports, airline schedules and, well, strangers. This is about big, long-haul airliners that are converted to private jets and can carry not only pampered passengers and their entourages, but also, in some cases,...
  • Singapore Airlines Inks Deal for Boeing 787 Order

    10/02/2006 6:50:08 AM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 23 replies · 848+ views
    Today Online ^ | October 2, 2006
    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has said it has signed a purchase agreement to buy 20 Boeing 787-9 jets with options for another 20 of the planes. The agreement confirms plans announced in June, when the carrier said it had signed a letter of intent with US manufacturer Boeing, the company said in a statement. SIA said the purchase agreement was signed last week and the planes, the latest variant of the 787 series known as the Dreamliner, should be delivered between early 2011 and mid-2013. Based on Boeing's catalogue prices, the 20 firm orders are worth 4.52 billion US dollars. SIA...
  • Boeing 787 special - the fullest description yet of the Dreamliner

    09/26/2006 9:17:12 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 13 replies · 1,693+ views
    Flight International Online ^ | 26 September 2006 | Flight Int'l
    With more pre-flight orders than any widebody in history, the 787 has transformed Boeing’s fortunes. But the twinjet is a game-changer in other ways, from its technology to its design and engineering process, with the US giant integrating systems of systems from dozens of global partners. In this 30-page special, Guy Norris delivers the inside track on the programme as the 787 races to first flight next year.
  • Boeing studies idea of two planes to replace 737

    09/13/2006 4:08:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies · 3,225+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2006 | John Crawley
    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is weighing options for replacing its best-selling 737 and one scenario might include separate aircraft for two markets, the company's senior marketing official said on Wednesday. The 737 family covers the 110- to 200-seat range and is the most popular commercial plane ever with more than 5,000 produced in nearly four decades. There have been several 737 upgrades, including a major overhaul in the early 1990s. With airlines seeking variety in seating capacity and more fuel and operating efficiency, Boeing is studying how to meet expectations and continue to...
  • Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter Completes First Flight

    09/09/2006 12:54:57 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 66 replies · 2,227+ views
    The Boeing Company ^ | Sept. 9, 2006 | The Boeing Company
    TAIPEI, Sept. 09, 2006 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter took to the skies for the first time at 10:38 a.m. (UTC/GMT +8 hours) today, initiating the flight test program that will culminate in U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. The two-hour, four-minute flight was the first of 250 expected flight test hours for the unique freighter, a specially modified 747-400 that will transport major composite structures of the all-new 787 Dreamliner. The enormous jet -- with its enlarged upper fuselage that can accommodate three times the cargo by volume of a standard 747-400 freighter -- gracefully...
  • 420 Dreamliners are on the books

    09/09/2006 12:00:53 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 17 replies · 659+ views
    Seattle Pos-Intelligencer ^ | September 9, 2006 | JAMES GUNSALUS
    The Boeing Co., the world's second-largest maker of commercial jets, now has 420 commitments from airlines to buy its new 787 Dreamliner. The 787 program remains on schedule, and engine testing is ahead of schedule, Craig Saddler, the chief financial officer on the project, said Friday at a conference in New York. Boeing is continuing to invest to bring down the plane's weight, he said. With 377 firm orders through August, initial production of the aircraft has started. The first flight in the third quarter of next year will mark the next major milestone before Chief Executive Jim McNerney begins...
  • Boeing scrambles to get 787 lighter, on time

    09/08/2006 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 6 replies · 542+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept 8, 2006
    NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is working hard to make sure its hot-selling 787 Dreamliner enters service on schedule in 2008 and close to its target weight, a senior executive on the program said on Friday. The revolutionary carbon composite and titanium plane, which has helped turn Boeing's fortunes around, is on schedule, but there have been delays in certain areas and Boeing is working around them, the executive said. "We laid out the original plan four years ago, and guess what? That plan has changes in it," said Craig Saddler, the chief...
  • Airbus eyes 3 new planes to battle Boeing -sources

    07/14/2006 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 26 replies · 754+ views
    Reuters ^ | 14 July, 2006 | Jason Neely
    Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:42 AM ET By Jason Neely, European Aerospace & Airlines Correspondent LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Airbus will expand its offering of two new mid-sized planes to three in order to catch up with surging rival Boeing Co. , industry sources said on Friday. Worried that its pair of proposed A350 models aimed at competing with the Boeing 787 due in 2008 will do little to slow sales of Boeing's larger 777, France-based Airbus will add a third, larger model. "They are definitely looking at doing three," one industry source said, adding that the new planes...
  • Boeing plans plain grey natural laminar flow nacelles for 787s in bid to reduce fuel burn

    07/11/2006 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 11 July 06 | Guy Norris
    Picture: Boeing plans plain grey natural laminar flow nacelles for 787s in bid to reduce fuel burn By Guy Norris in London Boeing plans to reduce airframe drag on the 787 by standardising on a specific thickness of grey paint (pictured below) for the engine inlet which it says will preserve natural laminar flow over a larger area. The benefits of laminar flow over the nacelle include increased range, improved fuel economy, and even reduced aircraft weight. These benefits add up to improved operating economics as well as reduced emissions. By using a seamless paint layer applied according to tight...
  • New 787 plants a boon for economy (Part 3 of 3)

    06/29/2006 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 29 June 2006 | James Wallace
    Thursday, June 29, 2006New 787 plants a boon for economyBy JAMES WALLACEP-I AEROSPACE REPORTERCHARLESTON, S.C. -- U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo planes made by The Boeing Co. depart regularly from the airport here headed for Iraq.Starting next year, much bigger cargo planes, modified 747s known as Large Cargo Freighters, will fly out of the same airport and head for Everett. They will carry much of the composite fuselage of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner."The best job in Charleston is going to be the popcorn stand vendor when those LCFs start flying and all the school kids come out to watch," said C.P....
  • Boeing dream begins at the home of Airbus (Part 2 of 3)

    06/28/2006 2:19:23 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 4 replies · 711+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | June 28, 2006 | James Wallace
    Wednesday, June 28, 2006Boeing dream begins at the home of AirbusBy JAMES WALLACEP-I AEROSPACE REPORTERGROTTAGLIE, Italy -- Europe, the home of Airbus, is playing a key role in the development of The Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner. plantOn land near this city inside the heel of Italy's boot, on what only a year ago were groves of more than 1,000 olive trees, some 4 centuries old, a huge new factory has taken root. It is so big that 24 U.S. football fields could fit under its roof.The factory is owned and operated by Alenia Aeronautica, one of Europe's major aerospace companies,...
  • Boeing Dreamliner 'coming to life' (Part 1 of 3)

    06/27/2006 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 35 replies · 1,428+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 27 June 2006 | James Wallace
    Tuesday, June 27, 2006Boeing Dreamliner 'coming to life'First large pieces to be assembled in Japan starting this weekBy JAMES WALLACEP-I AEROSPACE REPORTERNAGOYA, Japan -- For Boeing's Everett engineers working on the company's first all-new commercial jetliner in more than a decade, the dream begins here.In this Japanese industrial city far from The Boeing Co.'s Puget Sound roots, in a factory built just for the 787 Dreamliner, Fuji Heavy Industries has completed the first large composite section that will go on the first 787 to fly next year.Measuring 17.4 feet long by 19 feet wide, the composite structure is the lower...
  • Boeing Dreamliner 'coming to life'

    06/27/2006 9:15:38 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 66 replies · 1,673+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Tuesday, June 27, 2006 | JAMES WALLACE
    NAGOYA, Japan -- For Boeing's Everett engineers working on the company's first all-new commercial jetliner in more than a decade, the dream begins here.s In this Japanese industrial city far from The Boeing Co.'s Puget Sound roots, in a factory built just for the 787 Dreamliner, Fuji Heavy Industries has completed the first large composite section that will go on the first 787 to fly next year. Measuring 17.4 feet long by 19 feet wide, the composite structure is the lower skin of the center wing box, a critical section of the jet where the 787 wings will be attached....