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Latest and Largest Boeing Dreamliner, the 787-10, Makes First Flight

Latest and Largest Boeing Dreamliner, the 787-10, Makes First Flight

The latest and largest model of Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner made its maiden flight Friday morning from North Charleston, South Carolina.
The 787-10 Dreamliner, whose flight was webcast by Boeing, took off shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time. The aircraft is currently airborne as the test is slated to last four to five hours.
Unlike the two earlier Dreamliners, the 787-8 and 787-9, which are assembled in Everett, Washington, the 787-10 is …

Boeing 737 Max 8 Receives FAA Certification to Fly

Boeing 737 Max 8 Receives FAA Certification to Fly

Boeing announced on Thursday that the 737 Max 8 has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration for commercial service. The airplane manufacturer expects to deliver the first of the planes to customers in the coming months.
While Southwest Airlines is officially the aircraft’s launch customer, the first 737 Max 8 will go to Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air, which is slated to take delivery of the plane in May. Southwest …

Lobby Bar – March 3: Getting Noticed in Flight, Demons Love Airports, and the TSA Goes Rogue

Lobby Bar – A Silly Soliloquy of FBT News and Views
Loyal to the end. Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner aircraft has surpassed the 767 in total orders in a third of the time. This is thanks to Boeing’s popular Dreamliner Punch Rewards Card. Every time an airline buys a Dreamliner, it gets an airplane-shaped hole punch in the card, and after ten punches, the airline can head to Starbucks and get …

Boeing’s High-Tech 787 Dreamliner Surpasses 767 Sales in One-Third the Time

Boeing’s high-tech and somewhat notorious 787 Dreamliner aircraft surpassed the venerable Boeing 767 in total orders last week.
“The 787 Dreamliner booked order number 1,207 today – taking only 13 years to do so,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at the company’s commercial aircraft division, in his corporate blog, adding that it took the 767 almost 40 years to hit 1,204 orders including the current 767 Freighter and the …

Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

Workers at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston, South Carolina plant will soon have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to join a union.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Friday that it plans to file a petition for Boeing workers in North Charleston with the National Labor Relations Board to vote on union representation.
The news follows workers’ concerns in recent months over issues …

United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300, ‘New Spirit of United’

United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300, ‘New Spirit of United’

United Airlines announced that it took delivery of its very first Boeing 777-300ER.
The aircraft, which the carrier has named the “New Spirit of United,” will be the first to feature the new Polaris business-class cabin, with fully lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access as well as amenities such as Saks Fifth Avenue pillows and blankets and a brand-new Polaris menu.
The plane is scheduled to begin service next month. United expects have …

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Ink Deal for 75 737 Max 8s

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Ink Deal for 75 737 Max 8s

GE Capital Aviation Services announced that it placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. The order is valued at approximately $8.25 billion.
The deal increases the aircraft leasing company’s firm order for 737 Max planes to 170 of the aircraft.
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 …