Boeing plans to raise its production rate for the 777 program to 8.3 airplanes per month, or 100 airplanes a year, starting in the first quarter of 2013, the company announced this morning. In March the company said it would increase production from five to seven airplanes per month starting in mid-2011.
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While Boeing continues its investigation into last week’s in-flight fire aboard the second 787 flight test airplane, the company has established a plan to fly two other aircraft, ZA001 and ZA005, back to Seattle from Rapid City, S.D., and Victorville, Calif. Boeing grounded all six of its flight-test articles immediately after the November 9 incident involving ZA002.
Boeing’s entire fleet of six 787 flight-test aircraft remains grounded as the company investigates the cause of an electrical fire that broke out in the second airplane, ZA002, during a November 9 test flight. The company has determined that a failure in a power control panel, known as the P100 panel, led to a fire involving an insulation blanket and a loss of the airplane’s primary electrical system as it approached Laredo, Texas.
Boeing grounded its entire fleet of 787 flight-test airplanes after crewmembers reported smoke in the main cabin of the second airplane, ZA002, during a test flight from Yuma, Ariz., to Laredo, Texas, yesterday afternoon. The 42 Boeing crewmembers and support personnel on board used emergency slides to evacuate after the airplane landed safely in Laredo.
The recovery in the business jet market was mixed again last month, according to JPMorgan North American Equity Research’s latest monthly business jet report, released on Friday. Indicators for pre-owned business jets deteriorated a bit further last month, the firm said, while manufacturers saw increased order activity for new aircraft.
Global air cargo traffic will expand at an annual rate of 5.9 percent over the next two decades, according to Boeing’s World Air Cargo Forecast for 2010/2011. Consequently, Boeing expects worldwide air freight traffic to triple through 2029.
Boeing released the biennial forecast today at the November 2 to 4 International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in Amsterdam.
According to JPMorgan’s latest business jet monthly report, improvement in the pre-owned market has stalled. However, it expects the trend toward lower inventories to restart and continue. The nearly 3-percent decline in pre-owned inventories in
Pentagon 2000 software users can now get easy, real-time access to Aviall’s (Booth No. 4516) two million catalog items. A new paperless system provides Pentagon users with a direct link to Aviall’s parts network, prices, availability and delivery and also streamlines processes for ordering parts and maintaining and repairing aircraft.
When NBAA's Annual Meeting and Convention last made its appearance in Atlanta in 2007, the association inaugurated a new community benefit program that aimed to foster a bond with the local area and the host airport by building playgrounds for needy organizations.
According to JPMorgan’s latest business jet monthly report, released on Friday, improvement in the pre-owned market has stalled. However, it expects the trend toward lower inventories to restart and continue. The nearly 3-percent decline in pre-owned inventories in the 12 months following the July 2009 peak has “lost some steam” as levels have increased slightly (up 0.1 percent) for the second consecutive month in September.