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

Boeing 787
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.