Posts Tagged “747-8”

747-8i Receives Chinese Order – Is it a Bellwether?

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Boeing finally found another customer for the beleaguered 747-8i program. This new variant of the 747, using new technology engines also used on the 787, plus a new wing and new systems, provides economic improvements over the existing 747-400 to better compete with the A380. The key question is whether this is a bellwether order…

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Boeing’s 2011 Production

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In today’s earnings call, Boeing said they anticipate to deliver between 20 and 40 747-8s and 787s this year.  That is quite a broad range and we wonder what our readers think. [polldaddy poll=4452309] [polldaddy poll=4452293]

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FAA and Separation

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This week saw an interesting reversal by the FAA.  Take a look at this story by the WSJ.  Within a week the FAA went from posting new rules about wake turbulence on the 787 and 747-8 to removing them because they were “premature”. Well, that’s interesting.

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747-8 delay illustrative of program problems

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The news that the head of the troubled Boeing 747-8 program, Mohammad “Mo” Yahyavi, was removed August 27 is long overdue and only endemic of the slow pace at Boeing to address and correct program difficulties. Inexplicably, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney—who inherited a growing mess from former CEO Harry Stonecipher (and his interim successor and…

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