Residents Wake Up to find a Boeing 707 Fuesalage Parked in the Middle of their Street.
SubmittedResidents in Amman found a Boeing 707 parked in the middle of their street, and baffled police patrolling around the plane. The fuselage of the plane, said to have been owned by the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, was being towed when the driver got lost and got stuck in a narrow residential street. The plane was apparently sold to a Lebanese investor, who was intending to turn the fueslage into a restaurant. (www.albawaba.com) More...
Discovery Channel Crashes a Boeing 727 to Create a Documentary
SubmittedThe Discovery channel crashed a Boeing 727 into the Sonoran Desert in Mexico as part of their new documentary series titled "Curiosity". They are looking to "re-create a serious, but survivable, passenger jet crash landing with a real aircraft," Discovery said in a statement. The plane was loaded with crash test dummies and cameras to examine impact.This groundbreaking project features an actual crash of a passenger jet and explores the big questions about how to make plane… (latimesblogs.latimes.com) More...
Boeing patents a possible design for an A380 Competitor.
SubmittedA new patent by Boeing shows a possible double decker aircraft featuring two very large engines and a monolithic wing through the center of the fuselage. What are the chances? (dvice.com) More...
Midair Collision narrowly avoided by 12 seconds at KDCA.
SubmittedPoor coordination of a change in the active runway led to a plane approaching the airport for landing while 2 planes were taking off and heading towards the landing plane. By the time the controller figured it out, the planes were hurtling at each other at more than 400 knots and were 12 seconds away from a major disaster. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...
Airbus Sees Yet Another Wave of A350-1000 Cancelations from Ethiad Airways.
SubmittedEthiad Airways, the flag airline for the UAE, has canceled 7 more A350-1000 orders, in it's second wave of cancellations. This brings Ethiad's order to 12 A350s, down 50% from it's original order of 25. The 7 A350-1000's, valued $2.3 Billion at list price, were EADS subsidiary Airbus SAS's answer to Boeing's popular 777 Series. Built out of Composite materials, the A350-1000 was expected to have a 25% fuel burn savings over Boeing's 777-300ER, but delays and… (www.reuters.com) More...
Poorly Made Gearboxes Grounds Some Rolls Royce Engined 787s.
SubmittedPoorly Made Gearboxes are now creating a headache for ANA, as it moves to ground 5 of it's 787 Aircraft, after fixing 3 787s already. The issue arises from Gearboxes in the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines, which during testing, showed signs of corrosion. Rolls Royce is now working to replace the gearboxes in affected engines. (www.reuters.com) More...
Goodrich Delivers 1000th 777 Landing Gear to Boeing
SubmittedGoodrich Corporation has deliver the 1000th landing gear to Boeing. It is anticipated that Boeing's 1000th 777 will go to Emirates in March. This is a significant milestone in the 777 Program, and the partnership between Boeing and Goodrich. (www.sacbee.com) More...
Boeing Releases concept video of its new Hybrid Electric SUGAR Volt Aircraft.
SubmittedBoeing has released a video of its new concept hybrid-electric aircraft, called SUGAR Volt. The Subsonic Ultra-Green Research Aircraft (SUGAR) is a twin engine aircraft that features engines capable of using electrical power and gasoline combustion to reduce emissions up to 70%. Additionally, the aircraft features a large folding highly efficient wing, mounted to the top of the aircraft, which is braced from the bottom of the fuselage. (www.youtube.com) More...
Boeing Brings Nines Decades of Innovation to an iPad near you, with it's first official App.
SubmittedBoeing has released it's first official application to Apple's App Store. Called "Milestones in Innovation", this free application brings nine decades of aviation innovation to iPad through beautiful imagery and an interactive timeline. Starting with Bill Boeing founding the company in 1916 and culminating with first delivery of the 787 Dreamliner, the app depicts advances that have transformed the world and made Boeing one of the most respected companies in the world. (www.marketwatch.com) More...
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