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Tag: Fixed-wing aircraft

Boeing Forecasts Increased Demand for Airline Pilots in Middle East.

40,000 new pilots needed to support projected airplane deliveries. Demand for maintenance technicians in the region also strong. Boeing [NYSE: BA] projects that airlines in the Middle East will need nearly 100,000 new pilots and technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. At the Dubai Air Show this week,… Read More ›

Boeing to Increase 737 Production Rate in 2017.

Company to produce 47 single-aisle airplanes per month, more than 560 per year New single-aisle airplane global market demand remains strong Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history. Once implemented, the 737 program… Read More ›

Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 to Russia’s Rostec.

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first Next-Generation 737-800 to Aviation Capital Services LLC, a subsidiary of the State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec). Aviation Capital Services has leased the airplane to Russia’s flag carrier, Aeroflot. This delivery is the first of 50 Next-Generation 737s Aviation Capital Services has on order, including 737-800s and 737-900ERs. “Russian… Read More ›

FAA Extends NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption for Members.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently agreed to continue allowing small aircraft operators that are Members of the Association to take advantage offlexibility usually available only to operators of larger, turbine-powered airplanes. The agency issued a two-year renewal for Exemption 7897, more commonly known as “NBAA’s Small… Read More ›

Boeing Rolls Out First 777 at Increased Production Rate.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out the first 777 to be built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 airplanes per year. The airplane is a 777 Freighter that will be delivered in February to Korean Air. The production increase began in October when the first airplane parts entered the Everett factory…. Read More ›

Boeing Completes 2012 with Record-Setting Performance.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) booked 1,203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in company history. The company also delivered 601 airplanes, the most since 1999. Boeing’s unfilled commercial airplane orders at the end of the year stood at 4,373, the most in company history. “Our employees rose to the challenge of executing several… Read More ›

Boeing’s 50th 747-400BCF Delivers to Evergreen International Airlines.

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering (TAECO) celebrate the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled commitments to customer airlines. “This… Read More ›

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives in Singapore.

Boeing’s (NYSE:BA) new mid-size passenger airplane, the 787 Dreamliner, touched down here today for the Singapore Airshow. The airplane will be on static display Feb. 14 -17. The Dreamliner demonstrated its long-range capabilities a few days ago, flying nonstop from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Bangkok‘s Suvarnabhumi International Airport — a distance of7,679 miles (12,358 km). The… Read More ›

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