Saturday, February 23, 2013

United Airlines decides to keep Boeing 787 in land until May

United Airlines said on Thursday that it will keep its six Boeing 787 on the ground until May 12 due to problems with batteries that suspended  flights worldwide.
United Airlines, the only airline in the United States with Boeing´s 787 in its fleet, had recently announced the decision to keep the planes on the ground until March 30.

The U.S. authorities continue to investigate the problem detected in the batteries of  the 787.

Monday, January 21, 2013

48,000 passengers affected by the Boeing 787 shutdown

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Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) revealed that the forced shutdown of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has forced the airline to cancel 335 flights until next Sunday, a move that will affect about 48,000 passengers.

The company explained that on domestic flights since January 16, the day that one of the devices made ​​an emergency landing launching a worldwide alert - until January 27, will be canceled 292 flights affecting 44,074 passengers.

Moreover, adds the carrier, will be canceled 43 international flights which will impact 3778 passengers.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner worldwide are stopped until they are resolved apparent problems of overheating batteries of the airplanes that could cause fires.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New fuel leak in a Boeing 787

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An airplane 'Boeing 787'  from Japan Airlines had a fuel leak today, a situation that occurred for the second time in only a week, said the Japanese news agency Jiji Press.

The Boeing was at Narita Airport in Tokyo, where it was being inspected after a first fuel leak, on Tuesday in Boston (Massachusetts).

On Friday, the U.S. authorities for civil aviation (FAA) opened an inquiry in relation to 'Boeing 787' after a series of technical incidents, although the authorities and the builder have reaffirmed confidence in the airplane.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Boeing 787 found with electrical problems

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A new Boeing 787 Dreamliner from United Airlines with 184 people on board was forced to divert its route to New Orleans on Tuesday after registering a mechanical problem during a flight from Houston to Newark.
"The Boeing 787 landed safely and without incident."

The United said the flight was carrying 174 passengers and 10 crew

Boeing said it "is aware of deviation of the 787 United flight to New Orleans. We are working with our client, at his request, to better understand the event."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Qatar Airways

Boeing has just delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to Qatar Airways, the first in a series of 30 more  Boeing 787s and the first to be delivered to an airline in the Middle East.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of making long routes and allow companies like Qatar Airways to open new direct routes. The carrier said it will use the Dreamliner on services like Dubai, London Heathrow, Delhi and Zurich.

The 787 provides companies with a fuel economy and reduced operating costs, and new technologies that will improve the experience for passengers. The Boeing 787 are configured to offer 22 seats in Business Class and 232 in Economy Class.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Boeing 787: the most modern aircraft ever made

The attacks on the Twin Towers occurred in 2001 brought profound changes to the entire world economy, especially in the value of oil. Virtually all industry sectors felt the high fuel prices, but there are few activities that are so sensitive to this difficulty as commercial aviation.

It was not long until the consumption of 15,000 liters of fuel for every hour of flight of the majestic Boeing 747-400 started to be too costly for airlines, considering the slump in demand for tickets.

Adding financial problems to the new wave of concern about the environment that began to emerge, the need for a modern and economical aircraft was evident. After almost ten years of development, research and delays, Boeing answer came with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Once Boeing announced to be open for orders of new aircraft in 2007, the 787 has already set a record, the largest number of preorders for a commercial jet. More than 50 different customers ordered 677 units, with deliveries beginning dated to 2008.

However, the first Dreamliner only  fly in late September 2011, three years later than promised. Furthermore, develop and build the "dream aircraft"  also proved to be more difficult and expensive than expected, considering that the total cost of the project has already reached $ 32 billion.

The first and most important innovation to be noticed is the fuel economy. Adding the high efficiency of the new engines to lighter materials and improved aerodynamics, the Boeing 787 can be up to 20% more efficient than any other plane of the same size.

Furthermore, the Dreamliner can operate both with Rolls-Royce as with General Electric, giving companies greater flexibility when required maintenance. Another important aspect (especially for those who live close to airports) is the reduced noise that the engines produce.

The wings, fuselage and many other parts of the aircraft were built with reinforced carbon fiber instead of the traditional iron and steel, causing the aircraft to be much lighter without losing its strength.

One of the features that drew the most attention of the first passengers who might experience a trip on the 787 windows were large and modern. In place of the old plastic curtain, the Dreamliner uses an electronic system that makes the window become lighter or darker, something like the lens of the glasses that darken in the sun.

The distinct shape of the wings, combined with an intelligent system that regulates the wing surface also makes the Dreamliner pass smoothly through turbulent wind currents. Boeing ensures that passengers will feel the 787 eight times less queasy during turbulence, and less frightened.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Singapore Airlines buy 45 Boeing

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The "Singapore Airlines" and "Scoot", the airline's low-cost group, announced today  an order for 45 aircraft, "Airbus" and "Boeing", in a multimillion dollar expansion that defies the trend of global aviation downturn.

Singapore Airlines, a leading airline carriers worldwide, said in a statement it would order five superjumbo "Airbus A380" and 20 aircraft "A350", in a deal estimated to have a value of 7.5 billion dollars.

Singapore Airlines was the first airline company in the world to operate the A380, the largest commercial aircraft in the world, with 19 of those aircraft already flying as part of a fleet of over a hundred aircraft "Boeing" and "Airbus"

Monday, October 22, 2012

EU wants to fine United States because of Boeing

The European Union wants to fine United States because of Boeing.

9300 million is the fine that the European Union wants to be passed to the United States not to withdraw their aids to Boeing. The EU yesterday requested the World Trade Organization that pass the ticket. The case is a classic.

After years, Washington was able to recognize that ensured competitive advantages for Boeing 737 and 787 jets. The affected models were A320, A320 and A350 from European rival, Airbus. The competent organ of the WTO had determined last year that the American manufacturer has received illegal state aid, the EU supports these claims have not yet been withdrawn.

But the WTO also dictated, in 2010, a few million euros of EU support for Airbus were illegal. The two blocks are fighting over how to comply with WTO rulings. After all, it is unlikely that the fine be converted into cash.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boeing plans to accelerate production of 787

Boeing said on Wednesday that put its global supply chain of parts under control for the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and plans to increase the number of airplanes assembled.

The company has equipped at least four 747s with larger airframes, nicknamed "Dreamlifters" to gather pieces from around the world for its jets 787, assembled in Washington and North Carolina, USA.

Boeing is trying to compensate for delays caused in part by difficulties in the management of the 325 suppliers that produce parts for the 787 in 5000 factories around the world.

Boeing produces three and a half units of carbon composite jet per month. The company plans to increase production to five per month by the end of the year and raise that number to 10 per month by the end of 2013.

"We had some mistakes along the way. We are currently on track to achieve 10 per month," Said Luckey in a presentation in Nagoya, Japan

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Boeing doubles deliveries of 787 jet

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Boeing said on Thursday that doubled deliveries of its 787 jets, lower fuel consumption in the third quarter to 12 units, compared with six in the second quarter.

Boeing is years behind their initial schedule of delivery of the aircraft 787, made of carbon composite, after extended delays in the development.

Altogether, the company delivered 149 aircraft in the third quarter, down from 150 in the second quarter, but up from 137 in the first quarter. Deliveries increased 17 percent from a year earlier.

Purchase orders grew strongly in the last quarter to 404 units, compared with the 36 recorded in the second quarter.

Among the big buyers, United Airlines asked for 100 Boeing 737 MAX, while Air Lease and GE Capital Aviation Services had 75 purchase orders each. The Virgin Australia Airlines ordered 23 units.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Qatar Airways refuses to receive Boeing 787 before engine repair

Qatar Airways will not receive the Boeing 787 Dreamliner until Boeing repair a defect in the engine, said on Tuesday Chief Executive of the airline.

"The Boeing 787 has an engine with new technology. However, there has been a defect in it which now requires inspection and replacement," said Akbar Al Baker.

"We inform  Boeing that will be no not delivery until the 787 have the engine repaired," he added.

Monday, September 24, 2012

United receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing delivered today in the United States, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for United Airlines - the first company in North America to receive the new aircraft..

United Airlines announced that it will initially use the 787 on international routes to Africa, Asia and Europe. And before starting these routes, the new jet will serve domestic flights.

This was the first of 50 jets of the same model that United bought from Boeing. The configuration is as follows: 36 seats in business class, 72 in premium economy, and 111 in economy class.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Boeing wants to release cellphone use during their flights

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Boeing announced that it has begun to upgrade their equipment to allow the aircrafts model 747, 777 and 787 to have some form of connectivity on board, which means that passengers could access some features of their phones without fear.

The forecast is that in 2013, you can receive and make calls on the heights, and connect to Wi-Fi networks and monitor TV broadcasts without putting everyone's safety at risk.

Boeing will need to go through some bureaucracies. The main barrier is proving to government security agencies, as the FAA, that there are no problems in using the device during the takeoff and landing of the aircrafts.