Boeing 747-8

June 14, 2010 - 7:14am

Boeing has begun assembling the fuselage of the first 747-8 Intercontinental at its factory in Everett, Wash., the company announced today. Mechanics loaded panels for the 31-foot, 8-inch long front section of the new airplane into the assembly tool.

March 11, 2010 - 4:46am

Boeing has finished initial airworthiness testing on the 747-8 Freighter, the company announced today. The milestone allows test engineers to fly aboard future flights and the remaining pair of test airplanes to begin flight test.

January 27, 2010 - 10:29am

Given Asia’s affinity for big airplanes and the fact that the region is emerging from the global recession as one of the few in the world that has experienced growth in airline traffic, it should come as little surprise that some of Boeing’s brightest prospects for the 747-8 reside there.

December 9, 2009 - 4:33am

Boeing announced this morning that it completed the first engine runs for the 747-8 Freighter as the program inches closer to first flight, expected next month. “We are very pleased with the engines’ performance during this test,” said Mo Yahyavi, vice president and general manager of the 747 program. “The engines and all the systems performed as expected."

November 15, 2009 - 6:19am

MagEagle UAV To Track Subs
Boeing’s Phantom Works is developing a version of its ScanEagle Compressed Carriage (SECC) unmanned air system that can track submarines using magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) equipment. Known as MagEagle Compressed Carriage (MECC), the UAS is envisioned to operate in conjunction with the company’s P-8 Poseidon maritime patroller.

October 22, 2009 - 9:26am

Greenpoint Technologies (Booth No. 2096) is wrapping up the year with “all programs delivering on time or ahead of schedule,” said executive v-p Sloan Benson here at NBAA. Most recently, the Kirkland, Wash.-based completions and refurbishment company delivered it’s sixteenth Boeing Business Jet “months ahead of the contractual delivery date.” The interior was the creation of

October 19, 2009 - 2:46pm

While the sales of narrow- and wide-body VIP aircraft may not be enjoying the numbers the industry has seen in recent years, Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 2621) is still finding plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of this business segment.

October 19, 2009 - 11:12am

While the sales of narrow- and wide-body VIP aircraft may not be enjoying the numbers the industry has seen in recent years, Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 2621) is still finding plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of this business segment.

September 2, 2009 - 5:30am
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Boeing mechanics last Friday completed the installation of the new General Electric GEnx-2B engines on the first 747-8 Freighter in final assembly at the factory in Everett, Wash., the company announced today.

August 31, 2009 - 8:54am
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Boeing has identified, approved and started the process of implementing a weight-reduction effort that will shave some 3,500 pounds from the 747-8, program head Mohammad “Mo” Yahyavi told AIN last week. “This is like any development program; your first article airplanes are slightly heavier than you want them to be,” conceded Yahyavi. “At this point we are working with our suppliers.

 
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