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Boeing Posts Strong Q3 Results

Boeing Posts Strong Q3 Results

Boeing announced financial results for third quarter of 2014. The aerospace giant said that its earnings were bolstered by a strong demand for its jetliners.
Revenue for the quarter was up 7% to 23.8 billion. The company’s backlog of orders increased to a record $490 billion, representing over 5,500 commercial plane orders.
Core earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis rose 19% to $2.14, while non-GAAP core operating earnings were up 13% …

Boeing Delivers Virgin Atlantic’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing Delivers Virgin Atlantic’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The airline is the first in Europe to take delivery of the aircraft.
Virgin plans to initially use the plane on its route between London Heathrow and Boston.
The aircraft has been nicknamed “Birthday Girl” in honor of the airline’s 30th anniversary.  The plane is the first of 16 787-9s that the carrier has on order.
The Boeing 787-9 …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2014

The Old Botanical Gardens in Munich, as seen from the Charles Hotel

The original Palmer House hotel, the first of three, burned to the ground on October 9 during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, just 13 days after its opening. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1875, and again in 1925. Today, it operates as the Palmer House – a Hilton Hotel.
William E. Boeing was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.  He later went on to found the Boeing …

Boeing Delivers Air China’s First 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing Delivers Air China’s First 747-8 Intercontinental

Air China announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.  The plane is the first of seven that the aircraft has on order.
The airline said that the 747-8 Intercontinental will offer “double-digit improvements” in fuel consumption over the Boeing 747-400, the aircraft’s predecessor, as well as emit 30% less noise.  The interior of the plane also has more room for carry-ons, as well as significantly more personal …

Boeing Delivers China Eastern Airlines’ First 777-300ER

Boeing Delivers China Eastern Airlines’ First 777-300ER

China Eastern Airlines announced it took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on Wednesday.  The aircraft is the first of 20 777-300ERs that the carrier has on order.
China Eastern said it plans to use the plane on routes between North America and China.  The aircraft will enter service on China Eastern flights to Los Angeles and New York starting in November.
The airline’s 777-300ER is configured with three cabins.  The plane …

Ethiopian Airlines Orders 20 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Ethiopian Airlines Orders 20 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for 20 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.  The order is valued at over $2.1 billion at list prices, and includes options and purchase rights for an additional 15 Max 8s.
The Boeing 737 Max uses CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over other single-aisle aircraft.  The planes also feature the new Boeing Sky Interior, with modern-sculpted …

Lobby Bar – September 5: Inclined to Recline, Admiral Ackbar Visits France, A Six Ton Boxing Match, and What Would Hamlet Do?

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The Lobby Bar – A Deceptively Devious Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Can you top this?  The world’s oldest flight attendant, Robert Reardon, officially retired last week.  While it’s widely assumed that the man was using his job as an excuse for free trips, it’s more likely that Reardon was simply trying to obtain a new world record, which he did by a few months.  Months.  That’s like bidding …