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Next-Generation 737

Apr 16, 2012 Boeing executives and more than 500 employees, suppliers, union representatives and government officials joined China Southern Airlines to celebrate the 4,000th Next-Generation 737 at a special event today at Seattle's Boeing Field. The 4,000th Next-Generation 737 jetliner off the 737 production line in Renton, ... Read more


Apr 11, 2012 Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 11 more A330-300 widebody aircraft. The contract was signed today in Jakarta by Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia and Tom Williams, Executive Vice President, Programmes, ... Read more

B737 Max

Apr 11, 2012 Boeing has made a series of design updates to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new-engine variant's performance. "The 737 MAX is on-track to deliver substantial fuel-savings to customers starting in 2017," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program. "We've made several design decisions that support the performance targets for the MAX and evolve the Next-Generation 737's design within the scope of the 737 MAX program." Those design decisions include: Aft body aerodynamic improvements: The ... Read more

747-8 Intercontinental

Apr 03, 2012 The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service. To date, 63 airports around the world are supporting revenue flights from 14 in-service 747-8 Freighters operated by five carriers. The approval shows the newest member ... Read more

Appraisers Panel Speak at ISTAT Americas 2012

Mar 26, 2012 With 2012 global commercial-aircraft deliveries forecasted to approach a record nearly $100 billion, the business of buying, selling and financing airplanes continues on an upward climb, powered by a healthy appetite for investment opportunities in what has been a very high-performing asset class. ... Read more

787 Test Aircraft with GEnx Engines

Mar 13, 2012 Boeing has completed all flight tests expected to be required for type certification of the 787-8 Dreamliner with General Electric GEnx engines. This marks the end of all certification flight testing associated with the baseline model of the 787. Testing on engine and airframe improvements will continue as needed,... Read more

A380 “Flying-Test-Bed” aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB

Mar 01, 2012 Promising start to engine flight-test campaign one year ahead of A350 first flight - Flight tests to ensure high level of maturity from day one. The A350 XWB’s new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB – has successfully made its maiden flight aboard Airbus’... Read more

787 Dreamliner

Mar 01, 2012 EVERETT, Washington - Jonathan Gaffney, president and CEO of the National Aeronautic Association, presented Boeing with two certificates confirming the official status of the two world records earned by the 787 Dreamliner in late 2011.     The airplane earned records for ... Read more

CRJ1000 NextGen

Feb 13, 2012 Bombardier Aerospace announced that an airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a firm order for six CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on another 18. Update February 15, 2012 - Garuda Indonesia Confirmed as Previously Unidentified Bombardier ... Read more

President and CEO Tom Enders

Jan 19, 2012 A320neo outperforms as “fastest selling airliner ever” Airbus delivered 534 commercial aircraft to 88 customers (10 new) and booked 1,419 net orders in 2011, making it the most successful year in the company’s history, and the 10th in a row with a production increase. ... Read more

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