Boeing gets 82-plane order from BOC Aviation - Manufacturing News - Crain's Chicago Business -
(Bloomberg) — Boeing Co. won an order for 82 jets from BOC Aviation as Asian aircraft leasing companies boost their fleet amid a surge in travel demand across the continent.
BOC Aviation ordered 50 737 Max 8 and 30 Next Generation 737-800 aircraft from Boeing, the lessor, a unit of Bank of China Ltd., said in an e-mailed statement today. The Singapore-based company also agreed to buy two 777 wide-body aircraft. The single-aisle planes are for delivery between 2016 and 2021, BOC said in the statement.
All Nippon Airways Begins Revenue Flights with the Boeing 787-9
Several weeks ago, Air New Zealand became the first airline to take delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 — the stretched Dreamliner. With much pomp & circumstance, they took ownership of their “All Blacks” livery aircraft and flew it away back to New Zealand.
Then, just before the end of July, the second 787-9 was delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) (JA830A), and it quietly slipped away into the night off to Japan. At the time, it was unknown who might commence 787-9 flights first.
(via All Nippon Airways Begins Revenue Flights with the Boeing 787-9 - AirlineReporter.com)
Malaysia Airlines passenger jet reportedly shot down in Ukraine
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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Two -
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Restoring the Museum of Flight’s 747 — City of Everett
Forty-five years ago, she made history, ushering in the era of the jumbo jet and changing the face of commercial flight. A giant of the skies, it made our world smaller and mesmerized the people of the Pacific Northwest, us included.
When the 747 dubbed The City of Everett (RA001) took her inaugural flight on February 9, 1969, it was an enormous day for both of us. And just as we are tremendously proud to be a part of the Boeing 747’s legacy—as chief engineer and co-pilot on the first flight—we’re equally proud to be a part of her renewal at The Museum of Flight.
Since accessioning the first 747, the Museum and its dedicated team have been faithfully caring for the aircraft, but Seattle’s damp climate takes a toll, and The City of Everett is showing signs of wear. That’s why, this summer, the Museum will embark on an ambitious project—a complete external restoration to return her to first flight conditions.
(via Restoring the Museum of Flight’s 747 — City of Everett | The Museum of Flight)