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  • Thai Airways orders additional 787-9s

    Thai Airways orders additional 787-9s

    Boeing and Thai Airways have announced that the flagship carrier has placed an order for additional 45 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The move comes as Thai Airways seeks to modernize and expand its widebody fleet and international network. Opting for the 787-9 variant aligns with the airline’s long-term strategy to rejuvenate its fleet with more fuel-efficient…

  • Boeing 777-300ER – Mastering the Skies

    Boeing 777-300ER – Mastering the Skies

    In the world of commercial aviation, few aircraft command as much respect and admiration as the Boeing 777-300ER. With its impressive size, range, and performance capabilities, the 777-300ER has become a cornerstone of long-haul travel for airlines around the globe. We delve into the remarkable features and enduring legacy of this iconic wide-body jetliner. The…

  • Boeing Terminates Joint Ventures with Embraer

    Boeing Terminates Joint Ventures with Embraer

    Boeing announced today that it has terminated its Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer, under which the two companies sought to establish a new strategic partnership. The parties had planned to create a joint venture comprising Embraer’s commercial aviation business and a second joint venture to develop new markets for the Embraer C-390 Millennium medium…

  • Video – Boeing 777X First Flight incl. Wing Fold

    Video – Boeing 777X First Flight incl. Wing Fold

    The new Boeing 777X took off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field. Capt. Chaney and Boeing Chief Pilot Craig Bomben worked through a detailed test plan to exercise the airplane’s systems and structures while the test team in Seattle…

  • Pilots Anonymously Report Problems with 737 MAX8

    Pilots Anonymously Report Problems with 737 MAX8

    NASA is providing its Aviation Safety Report System since many years to offer a safe, confidential way for pilots and avation personnel to report safety related incidents anonymously. Lately the database shows various reports of incidents from concerned pilots about issues with MCAS and handling of the Boeing 737 MAX8. This questions the assessment of…

  • Boeing announces Partnership with Embraer

    Boeing announces Partnership with Embraer

    Just five days after the Airbus-Bombardier C-Series partnership came into effect, rival Boaing has announced that they are taking over 100% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft operations. In October 2017 Airbus purchased a 50.01% majority stake in the Bombardier CSeries program. As part of the deal, Bombardier retained a 31% stake in the aircraft and Investissement…

  • History and Retirement of Boeing 747

    History and Retirement of Boeing 747

    After 48 years of service one of the most popular passenger jets, the Boeing 747, is being retired. Here’s a look back at the jumbo jet’s history. It’s time to say goodbye to one of the world’s most iconic aircrafts, the Boeing 747. United and Delta, the last two airlines to fly 747s, have announced…

  • First Boeing 737 MAX 8 – What is new?

    First Boeing 737 MAX 8 – What is new?

    This week Boeing celebrated the completion of the first 737 MAX 8. The freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, will undergo pre-flight preparation in the factory before departing for Renton Field to continue flight test readiness. The airplane is on track for first flight in early 2016. With the second and…

  • KLM Unboxing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    The latest trend in online videos is the so-called unboxing videos. In these videos people show how they unpack their newest, sexiest gadgets. Smart phones, smart watches, tablets, game consoles, you name it. The whole world watches how someone unpacks his or her latest purchase. To introduce the newest member of the KLM fleet, DDB…

  • Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III leaves Long Beach

    Today, the final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III has departed the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar Emiri Air Force…

  • 10 Reasons – Why not to fly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    10 Reasons – Why not to fly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Over the past 30 years I’ve been flying all across the globe with almost all passenger aircraft you can imagine and with a huge number of different airlines – on long-haul, short-haul, charter, low-cost – for both business and pleasure. Of course in recent times I was also flying with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.…

  • Pics – Lufthansa 747-8 Retro Livery

    To celebrate their 60th birthday, the German flag carrier Lufthansa has painted one of its new Boeing 747-8i in 1970 retro livery. Since 45 years the “Jumbo” is an integral part and work horse of the Lufthansa long-haul fleet. Back in 1970 the carrier was the first European airline to introduce the 747. The new…

  • Pics – Scoot’s First 787 Dreamliner

    The Singapore-based low-cost airline “Scoot” received its first 787 Dreamliner. Scoot is a parent company of Singapore Airlines and will take delivery of additional 19 787 Dreamliners. The airplanes were originally ordered by Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten 787-8s.

  • Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737 Crash Landing

    Ghana Airports Company is reporting, that an Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737 (ET-AQV) has crash-landed at Accra (Ghana). The plane bound from Lome (Togo) has skidded off the runway on landing. All 3 crew on board have been taken to the hospital. As you can see in the photos below, the plane was heavily damaged. The…

  • Boeing Deliveries Fourth-Quarter 2014

    Boeing Deliveries Fourth-Quarter 2014

    Boeing deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the fourth quarter of 2014 as well as total deliveries for 2014. The list includes delivery under operating lease (which is identified by parentheses). 4th Quarter 2014 737 Next Generation 126 747 7 (1) 767 3 777 24 787 35 Apache (New Builds) 15 Chinook (New…

  • Etihad Airways – First 787-9 Dreamliner Delivered

    Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier 2014. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the 71 Dreamliners…

  • Shaheen Air – Landing Gear Collapse on Landing

    Pakistani airline Shaheen Air, a Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJN), was damaged in a runway excursion at Lahore-Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE), Pakistan. Flight NL147 bound from Karachi (KHI), after landing went to the right off the side of the runway and came to rest in the grass with a collapsed left main landing gear. Pilots reported…

  • Videos of Virgin Atlantic Emergency Landing at London Gatwick

    A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VROM, flight VS43, carried out an emergency landing at London Gatwick airport due to landing gear failure. The flight was bound from London Gatwick to Las Vegas. Part 1 – Emergency Landing incl. ATC audio Part 2 – Emergency Vehicles with Radio Emergency Landing from different perspective Video from inside…

  • Photos of Gorgeous Azerbaijan’s Boeing 787

    Azerbaijan Airlines has received the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the Dreamliner. … And look at this absolutely gorgeous livery! Simply stunning! Photos (c) Boeing

  • Southwest and American Airlines Clip Wings in New York (Video)

    Southwest Airlines flight 449 that was just about to depart from New York LaGuardia to Denver clipped its left winglet with the back of American Airlines flight 1104 that was taxiing to its gate. The aircraft involved have been taken out of service for inspection and repairs. Video:

  • Eastern is back!

    Eastern is back!

    Eastern Air Lines is really back! First images of their first Boeing 737 “Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker” emerged on the internet today! After an absence of over two decades, the newly re-launched Eastern Air Lines will shortly start operations out of Miami International Airport (“MIA”). Their first B737 previously served with Kenya Airways as…