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Boeing says 747-8 still on track for 2011

NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - Boeing Co , which isramping up production of its 747-8 airplane, denied a newsreport that it is freezing production for a month and delayingdelivery.
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Boeing 787 engine certified for extended operations

Boeing 787 engine certified for extended operations | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration granted ETOPS certification for jets with two Trent 1000 engines to fly 330 minutes from the nearest airport, allowing long-range ocean and polar routes.
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Boeing confirms 787 delivery in 3rd quarter 2011

Boeing will deliver its first 787 jet in third-quarter 2011 and roll out two of the long-delayed new planes each month after that.
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Boeing moots radical revamp of 737

Boeing is looking at a radical revamp of its venerable 737 aircraft, the world’s most widely-flown commercial jet, including a plan for an all-new aircraft with a main body made of the plastic composites used in its ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner.
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Boeing set to expand 787 mod operation

Boeing set to expand 787 mod operation | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing is advancing toward full-activation of what it sees as a second 787 factory at its Everett, Washington facility, one designed to incorporate the aircraft's final certified configuration into dozens of Dreamliners already built.
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Qatar eyes next March for first Boeing 787

Qatar Airways aims to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in March 2012...
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Royal Air Maroc Expects First 787 before end of 2011

Royal Air Maroc expects to receive the first of its delayed 787 aircraft from Boeing before the end of 2011, Moroccan's industry minister Ahmed Chami said.
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Boeing sends Z23 to customers with new 787 delivery dates

Boeing sends Z23 to customers with new 787 delivery dates | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing's 787 updated production schedule - also known as Z23 - is now out and being shared with customers, who in turn, are providing delivery guidance publicly on the arrival of their first Dreamliners, if they choose to do so.
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Dreamliner coming closer to reality for ANA pilots

Dreamliner coming closer to reality for ANA pilots | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Good things, they say, come to those who wait...and wait. After more than three years of delays, All Nippon Airways is now confident enough in Boeing's latest schedule that it has finally started training its pilots to fly the Dreamliner....
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Air Pacific cancels orders for 8 Boeing 787s

Boeing says that Fiji airline Air Pacific has canceled orders for eight 787s, a jetliner whose debut has been delayed by about three years.
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A 'prescient' warning to Boeing on 787 trouble

A 'prescient' warning to Boeing on 787 trouble | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
"We spent a lot more money in trying to recover than we ever would have spent if we'd tried to keep the key technologies closer to home"
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NLRB: Boeing Not Shut Out of S.C.

NLRB: Boeing Not Shut Out of S.C. | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Hysteria over an NLRB ruling on Boeing's South Carolina 787 plant obscures the ruling's limited scope.
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Southwest VP: 2020 is too long to wait for a new airplane

"We've got fleet of 200 airplanes out there at some point we're going to have to do something with and we can't wait until 2020," says Southwest Airlines vice president operations coordination center, Jeff Martin in regard to the carrier's aging block of 737-300s and -500s.
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Boeing holds up 747-8 line for a month as work backs up

Boeing holds up 747-8 line for a month as work backs up | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing will stop moving planes forward on its 747-8 jet production line in Everett for a month so mechanics can catch up on a backlog of thousands of unfinished jobs that are choking the line.
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Delivery date of Qantas 787s up in the air

Delivery date of Qantas 787s up in the air | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
QANTAS still does not have a definitive delivery date for its new aircraft type, the Boeing 787.
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Boeing’s Delays on 787 May End as Analysts See On-Time Entry

Boeing’s Delays on 787 May End as Analysts See On-Time Entry | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
The world’s first composite-plastic airliner probably will be delivered to its first customer, Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co., by September as promised, according to 10 of 11 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
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Boeing still struggling with 787

Boeing still struggling with 787 | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
While Boeing may meet its deadline to deliver the first 787 to All Nippon Airways of Japan before Sept. 30, the production pace projected for 2011 appears out of reach.
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Boeing Must Add 787 Line After Union Retaliation

Boeing Must Add 787 Line After Union Retaliation | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing Co. should be forced to open a Washington state assembly line after violating workers’ rights by building a 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, away from its Seattle-area union labor force.
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Korean Air converts 10 787-8s to -9s

Korean Air (KAL) has converted its entire order of 10 Boeing 787-8s to larger -9s, and will now begin taking delivery of them from 2016 instead of this year.
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Kenya settles with Boeing on 787 delivery delay

Kenya settles with Boeing on 787 delivery delay | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Kenya Airways said it reached a settlement with Boeing on a new delivery schedule for nine Boeing 787-8s, and finalized a purchase agreement signed in 2006 after previously threatening to cancel the order over the delays to the program.
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More delays seen in Boeing 787 deliveries to Air India

The Boeing Co said it would deliver the first 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Air India in the fourth quarter of 2011
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Boeing 787 historic pricing discounts put pressure on programme’s profitability

Boeing 787 historic pricing discounts put pressure on programme’s profitability | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Data obtained by Flight International shows Boeing's historic order backlog for the 787 was based partly on steep discounts driven by now-discarded design and manufacturing assumptions.
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