Monthly Archives: February 2016

Boeing, CDB Leasing mark delivery of Next-Generation 737

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.(CDB Leasing) have marked the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 from the lessor´s order book to China Eastern Airlines, the company said. The Next-Generation 737-800 delivered to China Eastern Airlines features the airlines´ refreshed interior and the signature elements of Boeing´s innovative Sky Interior with modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, larger pivoting overhead stowage bins and LED lighting… Read Article →

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Gatwick Airport flights grounded as oil ‘dumped by Boeing 747’ causes spillage

Airport officials say the runway has now been cleared, but a number of incoming flights were diverted and there are significant knock-on delays Dozens of flights have been delayed after the runway at London’s Gatwick Airport was closed due to an apparent oil spillage. A spokeswoman for the airport confirmed there was a “spillage” which has now been cleared, amid reports that a Virgin Boeing 747 had dumped fuel on the… Read Article →

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International Consolidated Airlines Group Reiterated As Overweight By Barclays Capital

In an analyst rating update on Monday shares of International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON:IAG) had their rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays Capital. The broker said it has now set a ‘Overweight’ rating on shares of International Consolidated Airlines Group with a price target of 750. The price target according to the broker shows a possible increase of 38.63% from the current stock price of 541. The companies 50 day… Read Article →

Shalyn McFaul as Gretchen, Jill McMillan as Berthe. Courtesy Scott Gorman.

Theatre review: Boeing Boeing

Hart House Theatre’s final production of the season is buckets of fun The latest show to grace the Hart House Theatre stage is Marc Camoletti’s hilarious Boeing Boeing, a French play directed by Cory Doran and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. The single-set farce takes place during the mid-20th century in the Paris apartment of womanizer Bernard (Brandon Gillespie), an American-born businessman who believes he’s discovered the secret… Read Article →

The first class area onboard an Airbus A380-800 aircraft, operated by Emirates.

Cabin crew secrets from world’s longest flight

Kiwi flight attendant Kaytlin Motion will be on Emirates’ inaugural direct service between Dubai and Auckland. She describes her job on the ultra long haul service.   Aucklander Kaytlin Motion says it’s an honour to be on Emirates’ maiden direct flight to Auckland, arriving on Wednesday. The return flight to the Dubai will take 17 hours and 15 minutes and be the longest flight in the world by time. “It’s… Read Article →

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Boeing eyes 3D printing objects levitating in space

Has Boeing been exploring the printing of 3D printing of levitating objects? Yes, Boeing has patented technology to 3D print objects while levitating in space. PatentYogi has presented a video that explains what Boeing had in mind in their patent application, first filed in 2014. Multiple 3d printers are used to simultaneously print various features, said PatentYogi. The printing material has diamagnetic properties, it said. Tyler Koslow in 3D Printing… Read Article →

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First ever Boeing 727 to take its final flight

The very first Boeing 727, which had its maiden voyage more than 50 years ago, will take its final flight on Tuesday, March 1. The 727 will fly from Paine Field to Boeing Field International, both in Washington state on its final journey. Following that, it will be placed on permanent display in the Museum of Flight, where it will help kick off Boeing’s centennial celebration. “There are a lot… Read Article →

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Boeing 727 cargo plane touches down on its NOSE without any functioning landing gear

The Asia Pacific Airlines plane landed at Guam International Airport  None of the three crew members on board were injured  The plane released fuel and flew an hour over schedule to become lighter  No smoke or fire was reported and airport operations continued normally  By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER– This is the incredible moment a Boeing 727 cargo plane safely touched down on its nose without any functioning landing gear.  The Asia Pacific… Read Article →

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, taken from the view of a plane window, smoke billows out from a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. Officials say flight-worthiness tests are being conducted in Las Vegas on a repaired British Airways jet that caught fire while passengers escaped an aborted takeoff in September. The damaged engine was removed and replaced, and officials said they planned to restore the rest of the big Boeing 777 to airworthiness so it could be flown from McCarran International Airport to repair facilities abroad. (Eric Hays via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Fire-damaged British Airways jet getting preflight tests

By KEN RITTER- LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flightworthiness tests have been conducted in Las Vegas on a British Airways jet that was damaged by an engine fire while passengers escaped an aborted takeoff almost six months ago, officials said Friday. An airline official wouldn’t say when the repaired Boeing 777 will be flown out of McCarran International Airport, or where it will go. But airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said it was… Read Article →

Business traveler begins “check your seat” campaign after getting an unpleasant surprise on American Airlines.

Flyer Urges ‘Check Your Seat’ After Urine Incident Aboard American Airlines

By JOE CORTEZ– A frequent business traveler is warning fellow flyers to “check your seat,” lest you end up in a puddle of someone else’s urine. Des Moines NBC affiliate WHO-TV reports flyer Mike Feinberg is issuing the warning to his fellow flyers after that exact situation happened to him while on an American Airlines flight. According to Feinberg, he was a passenger aboard an American flight on January 12 when the alleged incident… Read Article →