Tag: Boeing

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Donates World’s 1st 777 to Aviation Museum

Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic airplane flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona on September 18. The jet will be […]

Boeing and Air Peace Announce Order for 10 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria today announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos. Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa. The airline, which recently added Boeing 777s to its fleet, is looking to soon launch its international flight […]

Boeing Rehires Retirees to Overcome Delays with Delivery of 737s

Boeing has taken on 600 employees and new hires to sort out delivery problems at its Renton, Washington plant which it blames on a shortage of engines and fuselages. The company is yet to confirm how many retirees it intends to take on. The move comes ahead of the plane giant’s release of August order […]

Boeing Awarded $2.9 Billion for Fourth KC-46A Tanker Production Lot

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers. Boeing received its first two production lots, for 7 and 12 aircraft, in August 2016. […]

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Completes FAA Certification

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refueling and mission avionics systems meet FAA requirements. The milestone marks completion of KC-46 FAA certification. To receive its STC, Boeing’s team completed a series of lab, ground and flight tests, which commenced in 2015. […]

Boeing, GOL Debut Airline’s First 737 MAX Airplane

Boeing and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes celebrated the unveiling of the carrier’s newly outfitted 737 MAX 8 during a celebration in Sao Paulo. The leading Brazilian carrier also announced plans to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range 737 airplane on international routes. Paulo Kakinoff, Chief Executive Officer of GOL said: “Today is an exciting day […]

Boeing Completes Autonomous Synchronised Flight Tests in Australia

Boeing has successfully completed the first suite of synchronised unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight tests using new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia. Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing’s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions as a […]

Philippine Airlines Boeing 777 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

A PAL Philippines Airlines Boeing 777-300 performing flight from Manila (Philippines) to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 387 people on board, was enroute at over the Philippine Sea when the crew observed a low oil pressure indication for the left hand engine (GE90), shut the engine down and drifted down. The aircraft diverted to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport […]

Boeing and Lockheed Martin Get Caught Up in USAF Competition

Mixed signals from the Trump administration’s “America First” initiative are creating a confusing economic environment for U.S. companies despite a booming U.S. economy, which could make the “America First” and “Made in America” initiatives unattainable for American business. President Trump says he wants more U.S. corporations to move production and supply chains back to the […]

Norwegian to Increase Number of Transatlantic Flights from Ireland

Norwegian today continues its growth in Ireland by announcing its new expanded 2019 summer schedule with 37% more weekly departures to the USA and Canada. Consumers can now book the airline’s lowest fares for travel to the US East Coast and Ontario next summer. Voted World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline 2018 by Skytrax, Norwegian currently […]