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Air Canada Debuts 787 Dreamliner on Toronto-Tokyo Haneda Route

Air Canada Debuts 787 Dreamliner on Toronto-Tokyo Haneda Route

Air Canada announced that it has begun using Boeing 787 Dreamliners to operate flights between Toronto and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, marking the first time that the carrier has deployed the aircraft on a scheduled route.  The airline launched its Toronto-Tokyo Haneda service on July 1, and had previously been using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route before transitioning to 787-8 Dreamliners.
The planes are equipped with 20 pod-like seats in business …

Boeing Announces Dreamliner-Like Passenger Experience for 777X Jets

Boeing Announces Dreamliner-Like Passenger Experience for 777X Jets

At the Farnborough International Airshow, Boeing revealed key details about its new wide-body 777X jet.
Similar to the high-tech 787 Dreamliner, the 777X will have a 6,000-foot cabin altitude and larger windows. The windows will be 15% larger than those found in competitive aircraft, and will be located higher on the fuselage, putting them at eye level for more passengers and adding increased ambient light.
Boeing will also offer completely new cabin …

Boeing Books Orders for Dreamliners, 777s, and 737 Max Jets

Boeing Books Orders for Dreamliners, 777s, and 737 Max Jets

Boeing announced orders for wide-body and narrow-body aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday.
CIT Aerospace ordered ten 787-9 Dreamliners, bringing the company’s total 787 orders to 20.  The deal is valued at $2.5 billion at current list prices.
Air Lease Corporation said it would order 26 planes, six 777-300ER (extended range) wide-body jets and 20 737 Max 8 planes.  The total value of the order at list prices is $3.9 …

Boeing to Use Robots to Assemble 777 Aircraft

Boeing to Use Robots to Assemble 777 Aircraft

Boeing announced a major change in how it assembles its largest, twin-engine aircraft.
Utilizing what the Chicago-based plane maker calls Fuselage Automated Upright Build, Boeing will use guided robots to fasten the panels of a plane’s fuselage together.  The robots will drill and fill over 60,000 fasteners.  Currently, that work is done by hand.
The new robot technology has been in development by Boeing since 2012, and the company says it is …

U.S. Accuses Chinese Businessman of Stealing Confidential Boeing Data

U.S. Accuses Chinese Businessman of Stealing Confidential Boeing Data

The Justice Department charged a Chinese citizen living in Canada with breaking into Boeing’s computer systems and stealing reams of data from U.S. defense contractors about proprietary American technology including military aircraft and weapons.
The charges against Su Bin, the owner of a Chinese aviation technology company, were announced Friday.
In court filings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that Mr. Bin, who owned a Chinese aviation company called Lode Tech, spent …

Boeing Raises 20-Year Passenger Jet Market Forecast to $5.2 Trillion

Boeing Raises 20-Year Passenger Jet Market Forecast to $5.2 Trillion

Boeing says that the current high demand for new planes will not only continue but will also increase.
The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer released an updated forecast for growth over the next 20 years on Thursday, predicting that the market for new aircraft will reach nearly 37,000 planes with a total value of $5.2 trillion. This is a 4.2% increase over last year’s forecast. The Asia-Pacific market, said Boeing, will continue to …

Emirates Finalizes $56 Billion Order for 150 Boeing 777X Planes

Emirates Finalizes $56 Billion Order for 150 Boeing 777X Planes

Dubai-based Emirates said it has finalized an order with Boeing for 150 777x aircraft.
The order was first announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow last November, where the plane was launched.  At the time, Boeing CEO Jim McNealy said that the $100 billion in orders for the 777X made this “the largest aviation product launch” in history.
Emirates is the largest 777 operator in the world.
The deal includes 115 777-9Xs and 35 …