United Airlines to return all Boeing 787s to... →
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Monday it expects to have its entire fleet of Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners back in service this week, as the airline’s first flight with the new jetliner in four months landed safely in Chicago. “Every new airplane has issues,” United CEO Jeff Smisek said after the flight landed ahead of schedule. “We’ve worked with Boeing...
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BBC News - Dreamliner: Boeing 'may never find... →
Boeing has admitted that it may never know what caused the battery malfunctions that resulted in all its 787 Dreamliner aircraft being grounded. The admission came from Boeing’s Larry Loftis, the general manager of the company’s 787 division. Replacement battery systems are now being fitted to all 50 Dreamliners that had been in operation with airlines around the world. Boeing expects...
NTSB probes safety testing of Boeing 787 batteries... →
WASHINGTON (AP) — As airlines prepare to begin flying Boeing’s beleaguered 787 Dreamliners again, federal investigators are looking at how regulators and the company tested and approved the plane’s cutting-edge battery system, and whether the government cedes too much authority to aircraft makers for safety testing. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing officials were scheduled to...
International Day of Human Space Flight, 12 April →
The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as...
Some Like It Cold: Where Jet Engines Must Endure... →
Spring may have sprung, but the forecast for Winnipeg, Canada, still calls for more ice, and that’s just how Kevin Kanter likes it. Kanter tests GE jet engines and runs them through icy gales, hail and other extremes of winter weather, as required by aviation regulators. “It’s frigid here,” Kanter says. “We get two extra months of winter testing.” GE opened the $50 million engine testing site in...
A New Season for Jet Engine Testing - AMD –... →
The 122,000ft² facility was initially designed to handle jet engine cold weather and ice-testing, but the site has expanded to include all-weather development and test cycles for engines. The facility is owned by GE, but operated by StandardAero. In 2012, both companies were honored for their collaboration with the prestigious Canadian American Business Council (CABC) Achievement Award. This past...
Boeing postpones 787 flight intended to test power... →
Boeing postponed a planned test flight of the 787 Saturday that was intended to test newly engineered power panels. The reason is not known at this time. The company declines as a matter of policy to discuss the timing of flight tests before they happen. Boeing is separately conducting ground tests on its 787 battery fix, and a single demonstration flight for certification of that fix is expected...
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Business - Boeing secures Air China 747-8 order →
NEW YORK - Air China, the nation’s biggest carrier by market value, agreed to buy two Boeing 747-8 aircraft in the planemaker’s first sale of the models this year. The airline also will purchase one wide-body 777-300 plane, 20 single-aisle 737-800 jets and eight 777 freighters, according to a statement. The planes have a combined catalogue value of $4.8 billion and Boeing granted “significant...
New boeing site Batteries and Advanced Airplanes -... →
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