Category Archives: Boeing

Boeing studies BBJ Combi

Boeing is studying a possible BBJ Combi version allowing customers to have a split configuration of both passengers and cargo at the same time. The US aircraft manufacturer announced the study at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. The BBJ Combi would be a modified version of the current BBJ Convertible, […]

747-8I first 330min ETOPS quad

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental has received 330-minute "ETOPS" approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The 747 is the first four-engine aircraft receiving this type of certification. ETOPS has been a requirement for twinjets since the introduction of the regulation three decades ago, but since February 2015 it is also required for four-engine passenger […]

Air Austral leases two 777-300ERs

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has placed two new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with Air Austral on long term leases. Both aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Boeing and are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2016. Air Austral is a French airline headquartered at Roland Garros Airport in Sainte-Marie, Réunion, France, and operates scheduled […]

New technologies tested on ecoDemonstrator 757

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency and reduce noise and carbon emissions. The aircraft manufacturer is collaborating with TUI Group and NASA on the tests. On the left wing, Boeing will evaluate technologies to reduce environmental effects on natural laminar flow […]

Boeing delivers 250th Dreamliner

Boeing has delivered the 250th Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to United Airlines. It was also the first of the stretched 787-9 version assembled at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina, facility. The airplane rolled out to the flight line in January 2015 and completed its first flight last month. For United it is the fourth 787-9 in […]

Record 747 to Australian museum

Qantas has donated its first Boeing 747-400 ‘City of Canberra’ (VH-OJA) to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in March. It is the world’s first 747-400 to be preserved for public display and the biggest aircraft by far to be on show at the HARS facility at Illawarra Regional Airport, Shellharbour. VH-OJA conquered a place […]