Tag: Boeing

Boeing Shuts Down Washington State Factories for Two Weeks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Considering the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak in Washington and taking additional precautionary measures, Boeing has halted production operations at its Puget Sound area facilities for 14 days starting from 25 March, 2020. The Boeing’s Puget Sound area facilities include the biggest planemaker’s commercial aviation production factories in the Seattle area, one in Renton […]

Air France Grounds Airbus A380s and KLM Boeing 747s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Adapting to the quickly changing situation on the air travel market due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Air France-KLM Group has announced implementing major flight reductions, FlightGlobal reports. Home countries of both KLM and Air France have not imposed border controls and air traffic is still allowed to and out of both the Netherlands […]

Boeing Sees More Cancellations Than Orders in February

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has reported its February results which are not much positive. The US planemaker noted more cancellations than new orders for its commercial aircraft: 18 gross orders vs 46 cancellations. In the result, this year Boeing’s order book has declined by 28 planes in total. Nevertheless, Boeing has succeeded in securing at least some gross […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX Crash Caused by Design Flaws Only?

Reading Time: 2 minutes One year has already passed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight 302 killing 157 people on board on 10 March, 2019. On 9 March, 2020, the interim report into the crash was released by the Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. The interim report is not the final conclusion on the matter […]

Boeing to Face $19.68 Million Fine for Unapproved Sensors

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has recommended to fine the Boeing company a $19.68 million for equipping some of its 737 aircraft with sensors which were not tested and approved. According to the FAA statement, during the period June, 2015, and April, 2019, Boeing installed Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems containing these […]

ANA Places Order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese airline group ANA HOLDINGS has committed up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s. With the recent order worth over $5 billion at list prices, the group’s total order for the type exceeds 100 aircraft. “These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as […]

Bamboo Airways Considers Ordering Boeing 777X Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the African proverb says, however long the night, the dawn will break. However long the Boeing crisis, something positive will finally break, for example, for the 777X program. Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways confirmed being in talks with Boeing on 12 of its newest widebody twinjets 777X, FlightGlobal reports. This is one of the most […]

Painfully Slow Start to 2020: Boeing Logs Zero Orders in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute New year, fresh start, ZERO ORDERS, same problems. This is the beginning of 2020 at the Boeing Company. This is the report on the month of January which brought the US planemaker zero orders for new planes. For the first time in decades Boeing ended the year of 2019 with a negative order rate. For […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

First Flight of Boeing 727: History of Risks and Benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutes On this day, on 9 February in 1963, the second successful Boeing’s commercial passenger jet – Boeing 727 – took off for its maiden flight into history. In the very beginning, the new aircraft did not promise to reach towering heights. Risky launch, weak order volume and gloomy future predicted more troubles than rewards. Originally, […]