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Boeing 377 Stratocruiser - a double deck Boeing in 1949 !

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser - a double deck Boeing in 1949 ! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The Stratocruiser featured an extra-wide passenger cabin and a circular staircase that led to a lower-deck beverage lounge. The sleeper version of the Stratocruiser was equipped with 28 upper-and-lower bunk units.

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Long-delayed 787 wins FAA approval to enter service

Long-delayed 787 wins FAA approval to enter service | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday certified Boeing's 787 Dreamliner to carry passengers, ending more than 20 months of flight testing and analysis.
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Delta orders Boeing 737-900 jets for $8.5bn

Delta orders Boeing 737-900 jets for $8.5bn | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Delta Air Lines, the second-largest US carrier by revenues, on Thursday ordered 100 Boeing narrow-body jets worth more than $8.5bn at list prices, giving the US aerospace company a welcome boost after a series of setbacks.

Last month Boeing was forced to split a large order from American Airlines with its arch-rival Airbus, part of Europe’s EADS, and was hurried into announcing a plan to upgrade its best-selling 737 family of narrow-body aircraft rather than building an all new small jet.

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Boeing shuffles senior leaders

The Boeing Co. named a new commercial airplanes sales chief in a string of leadership changes announced on Friday. Ray Conner will lead Boeing's airplane sales effort, replacing Marlin Dailey. Dailey was named president of Boeing in northern Europe, Germany and Africa. The move comes after Boeing allowed rival Airbus to grab a larger piece of a lucrative order with American Airlines last month. American had been loyal to Boeing for decades until it placed an order for 260 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The U.S.-based carrier also ordered 200 Boeing jets.
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Boeing 314 Flying Boat in Detail

Boeing 314 Flying Boat in Detail | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Often regarded as the pinnacle of flying luxury, the Boeing 314 Clipper could whisk passengers off to such far off places as Hawaii and China in only a matter of a few days. The huge aircraft carried people around the globe during the 1930′s and early 1940′s and with an astonishing range of 3,500 miles it made reliable intercontinental air travel a reality.

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Airbus scores another win against Boeing's 737

Airbus scores another win against Boeing's 737 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Australian carrier Qantas announced a dramatic shakeup today in which it plans to shed up to 1,000 jobs while launching a premium carrier to be based in Asia.
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