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Old February 6th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #141
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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 and 777 Freighters to Korean Air
  • Korean Air becomes first airline in the world to operate both freighter types

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EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Korean Air today celebrated delivery of the airline's first 747-8 and 777 Freighters. With the milestone delivery, Korean Air becomes the first airline in the world to operate both the 747-8 and 777 Freighters.

"We are very proud to become the first airline in the world to have the combined strengths of these two freighters in its fleet," said Yang Ho Cho, chairman of Korean Air. "Our cargo fleet is being improved by these fuel-saving planes. They can help reduce carbon emissions by 17 percent and this supports our goal to be a responsible citizen of the world."

Korea's flagship carrier is the first Boeing customer to order both variations of the new 747-8 airplane and is also a key supplier partner on this new airplane program.

"Boeing is honored to celebrate this historic delivery with YH Cho and the Korean Air family," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "It is hard to imagine reaching this day without the leadership of YH and his vision to transform Korean Air into one of the best global airlines in the world."

The 747-8 Freighter offers a range of 4,390 nautical miles (8,130 km) and a maximum structural payload capacity of 154 tons (140 tonnes), while offering an additional 4,221 cubic feet (120 m3) and 16 percent more revenue cargo volume than the 747-400 Freighter.

The twin-engine Boeing 777 Freighter is the most fuel-efficient airplane with leading economic and environmental performance in its category. It has a cargo capacity of 103 metric tons (113 tons) with a range of 9,038 kilometers (4,880 nautical miles).

Korean Air plans to operate the 747-8 Freighter on its transpacific route, with stops in Osaka and Narita, Japan, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The 777 Freighter is Korean Air's first twin-engine freighter and will allow the airline to open into new markets in Europe, including Vienna, Frankfurt and London.

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Korean Air, with a fleet of 142 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 flights per day to 119 cities in 40 countries. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, which together with its 14 members, offers its 487 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 14,000 daily flights covering 926 destinations in 173 countries.

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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #142
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #143
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Boeing Delivers Uzbekistan Airways 767-300ER as Airline Marks 20th Anniversary

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EVERETT, Wash. February 8, 2012 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered a new 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger airplane to Uzbekistan Airways, coinciding with the airline’s 20th anniversary.

This is the first of the four 767-300ERs ordered by the airline in 2008. Uzbekistan Airways, headquartered in Tashkent, also has two 787-8s on order.

“Air travel in and out of our region is increasing and the 767-300ER, with its excellent fuel efficiency and operational flexibility, will enable us to successfully meet the growing demand,” said Valeriy Tian, director-general, Uzbekistan Airways. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary and implement our growth plans, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Boeing.”

The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of clean, quiet, fuel-efficient airplanes that provide maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. Boeing has delivered more than 1,000 767s that are flown by over 120 operators around the world.

“We congratulate Uzbekistan Airways on their 20th year of successful operations and Boeing is proud to be a partner with this technically advanced and extremely well managed airline,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the new, even more passenger-pleasing cabin interior, low operating costs and technological innovations, Boeing is confident that the 767-300ERs will play an important role as Uzbekistan Airways continues with its expansion plans.”

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Boeing to Begin Final Phase of 737 MAX Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Major design milestone sees 737 MAX on track for 2017 entry into service

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that the final phase of wind tunnel testing, a major milestone in airplane development, will begin on the 737 MAX program next week.

"Wind tunnel testing is on the critical design path of the program," said Michael Teal, chief project engineer and deputy program manager, 737 MAX program. "Based on previous work in the wind tunnel, we are confident this final phase of testing will substantiate our predictions of the aerodynamic performance of the airplane."

Testing will begin at QinetiQ's test facility in Farnborough, U.K., where engineers will substantiate the forecasted low-speed performance of the 737 MAX on takeoff and landing. A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical advice to customers in the global aerospace, defense and security markets.

Testing also will be completed at the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle to substantiate the forecast of the high-speed performance of the airplane.

The models used for Next-Generation 737 wind tunnel testing, with modifications made to the aft fuselage, struts and nacelles, in addition to the new engine, will be used for the tests. Test completion in mid-2012 is a major step toward firm configuration of the 737 MAX.

"This final phase of wind tunnel testing confirms that we are on track to complete our design goals and deliver the 737 MAX to customers beginning in 2017," said Teal.

The 737 MAX is a new engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger appeal.

Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 10-12 percent fuel burn improvement over today's most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes and a 7 percent operating cost per-seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.

To date, the 737 MAX has received more than 1,000 orders and commitments from 15 customers.

More information: http://www.boeing.com/newairplane//737/737Max/

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Boeing, Lion Air Finalize Historic Order for up to 380 737s
  • - Airline orders 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs worth $22.4 billion
  • - Largest ever commercial airplane order for Boeing
  • - Lion Air is launch customer for 737 MAX 9

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Jakarta-based Lion Air today finalized a firm order for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs (extended range). The agreement, first announced last November in Indonesia, also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.

"The 737 MAX is the best choice for Lion Air and the best airplane to serve our passengers," said Rusdi Kirana, Lion Air Founder and President Director. "We're excited to be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and to be the global launch customer of the 737 MAX 9."

With orders for 230 airplanes valued at $22.4 billion at list prices, this deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing's history by both dollar value and total number of airplanes. Lion Air will also acquire purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.

"Lion Air has been a leader in Indonesia from the very beginning," said Dinesh Keskar, vice president of Asia-Pacific and India Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Today more people are flying in Asia at lower fares because of the 737 and this historic 737 MAX order will help connect more people in the future."

The 737 MAX is a new engine variant of the world's best selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 10-12 percent fuel burn improvement over today's most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes and a 7 percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.

To date, the 737 MAX has orders and commitments for more than 1,000 airplanes from 15 customers and the Next-Generation 737 family has won orders for more than 6,600 airplanes.

Lion Air, Indonesia's largest private airline, currently operates or has on order a total of 178 Next-Generation 737s.

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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #146
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Kangaroo-buster 777-8LX concept being studied by Boeing

By Jon Ostrower on February 13

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Anyone that has ever flown between the United Kingdom and Australia knows about the kangaroo bounce.

The "bounce", the stop in Asia, often Singapore, is part of the famous Kangaroo Route used to transit between the two nations separated by three continents and 9,188nm. Even with today's ultra long-range jetliners in service, the Airbus A340-500 and Boeing 777-200LR, the fierce headwinds on the westbound route robs airlines of carrying enough passengers and cargo to make money.

Connecting the London and Sydney has long been seen as a Holy Grail of aviation. As part of its next generation 777X studies, Boeing is exploring an ultra long-range 777-8LX, with nearly 9,500nm range.

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Likely to be the last of three members of a conceptual 777X family, the -8LX could potentially have a service entry in the 2020s, providing a mission range of 17,550km (9,480nm), industry sources tell Flightglobal, which is 85nm longer than the 17,395km (9,395nm) offered by the 777-200LR.

The 777-8LX's fuselage would match that of a proposed -8X, now seen as a three-class 353-seat 4.46m (14ft 7in) stretch of the 777-200ER.

With common structural elements, the -8LX and the larger -9X would share a 344t (760,000lb) maximum takeoff weight (MTOW), allowing the smaller jet to carry additional fuel for the extended missions, with a common fuel tank capacity across the conceptual family.

Both the 777-8X and -9X concepts currently aim for an 14,800km (8,000nm) design range.

With a common engine to the 777-9X, the -8LX is conceptually powered by the General Electric GE9X with a 99,500lb thrust rating, while the -8X is understood to be significantly derated off the engine's baseline design with its lower MTOW.
Boeing cautions no decisions have been made and that the company continues to explore a myriad of different options with respect to the future of the 777 family, ranging from a composite wing all the way up to a full clean-sheet replacement of the type, which first entered service in 1995.

The conceptual 777-8LX joins the 777-9X, 2.13m (7ft) longer than the 777-300ER, which would lead the conceptual family late in the decade, and 777-8X, which are both understood to have a baseline composite wing of 233ft 5in (71.1m).

The 233ft wing design, which features an 11ft raked tip, is being explored along with 213 ft 3in (65m) and 225ft (68.6m) spans wings with blended winglets. The massive 233ft 5in wing also is being studied with a folding 11ft outer tip, reviving a design originally envisaged for the 777-200.

The design of the conceptual 407-seat 777-9X in particular is expected to create significant improvements in per seat fuel burn, with internal estimates of the company's conceptual designs now pointing toward an approximately 20% improvement over today's 777-300ER, achieved through incremental technology updates to the 777 platform.

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Boeing, Pakistan International Airlines Finalize Order for Five 777-300ERs
  • - Pakistan order also includes purchase rights for five additional 777-300ERs
  • - Twin-engine jet order completes Pakistan's flag carrier's widebody fleet replacement program

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EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Pakistan International Airlines today announced a firm order for five 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. Valued at nearly $1.5 billion at list prices, the order also includes purchase rights to Pakistan International Airlines for five additional 777-300ERs.

Based in Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines has been renewing its long-haul fleet to accommodate increased demand for air travel as well as to introduce new routes.

"With passenger traffic in our region accelerating, the new 777-300ER airplanes will continue to deliver the highest standards of technology and passenger comfort to our customers," said Capt. Nadeem Yousufzai, Managing Director of Pakistan International Airlines. "The spacious 777-300ER has been an integral part of our long-range fleet renewal program and its excellent operating economics, long range capability and reliability will allow us to expand into new long-haul markets."

In 2002, Pakistan's flag carrier became the world's first airline to purchase all three passenger models of the 777 Family and in that year was also the launch customer for the 777-200LR (longer range) airplane.

"We are proud that Pakistan International Airlines is a special Boeing customer that continues to invest and trust in the industry-leading capabilities of the 777 family of airplanes," said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Boeing values the excellent partnership that was established over 10 years ago and one which we hope to continue well into the future as the airline progresses with its expansion plans."

2011 was the best-selling year for the 777 program with a net order book of 200 surpassing the previous record of 154 orders set in 2005. The 777-300ER brings new twin-engine efficiency to the airline's long-haul fleet. The airplane is powered by General Electric GE90-115BLs, the world's largest and most powerful commercial jet engines. The airplane also features the Boeing Signature Interior that offers wider seats, wider aisles, more headroom and more seating flexibility.

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^I wonder if it will have more lavatories for carrying extra passengers: http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=35336
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Probably has extra bathrooms, and the planes are probably being given for free to Pakistan because Pakistan has no money to be buying planes.. It is a known fact that Pakistan gets nearly everything for free from the USA for being a "so called friend"
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Obama sets up sweet bank deals to aid Boeing, other manufacturers
  • The Export-Import Bank rule change is expected to help Boeing compete for new jet deal with United Airlines

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One small, esoteric line in President Obama's speech Friday morning to Boeing workers in Everett quietly signaled a policy shift that could affect whether United Airlines orders Boeing jets later this year.

In a hotly contested three-way competition among Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier of Montreal, the Canadian government plans to offer financing to United if it buys the Bombardier CSeries model that competes against the Boeing 737-700 and the Airbus A319.

In that case, Obama has instructed the federal Export-Import Bank to offer matching financing to United to buy Boeing's 737s.

"We'll not sit back idly and let the sale go to the foreign competitor," said Ex-Im Bank chairman Fred Hochberg in an interview after Obama's speech.

The availability of cheap financing is often a crucial deciding factor in multibillion-dollar jet sales. Airlines routinely rely heavily on loans for the purchases.

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines, for example, bought 787 Dreamliners with Ex-Im financing. Obama cited Ex-Im support as a critical element in Boeing's sale of 230 jets to Lion Air of Indonesia, finalized last week.

Until now, the bank has backed loans to allow foreign airlines to buy Boeing jets, but has stayed out of jet sales to U.S. airlines.

In the Everett speech, Obama said he intends "to give American companies a fair shot by matching the unfair export financing that their competitors receive from other countries."

The specifics of what that meant were revealed in a White House fact sheet and in the interview with Hochberg and Bob Morin, who oversees the Ex-Im Bank's jet financing.

Hochberg said the Obama administration is broadening the sweep of the Ex-Im Bank, which is charged with supporting exports by offering loan guarantees so other countries can buy U.S. goods.

The White House fact sheet said that if foreign competitors are backed by export financing, then the bank is now ready to offer loan support for "domestic" sales.

Hochberg said orders will be considered "on a case-by-case basis."

In the aviation world, the policy change should have its first test this year in the scramble for the United single-aisle jet order — which could be for as many as several hundred jets.

United's fleet now consists of Airbus and Boeing jets, and one or both of those giant rivals will undoubtedly win the bulk of the order. Less certain is whether United will also buy Bombardier CSeries airplanes. Hochberg said Canadian government officials "have told me in no uncertain terms they are going to" offer financing to sweeten the deal.

"We've had a lot of conversations to request that they not do it in this market," he said. "But they fully intend to."

Morin said the Ex-Im Bank will be likely to jump in to support Boeing, and the corresponding export credit agencies in Britain, France, Germany and Spain will likely also weigh in to support Airbus.

And Hochberg said the aggressive stance of the Ex-Im Bank will go beyond the airplane business.

He said the bank has offered financing to GE, which is competing with Chinese companies to sell trains to Pakistan. The U.S. believes the competing companies' Chinese government backing is outside international rules.

"The president is sending a message," said Hochberg. "We will support U.S. manufacturers so they are not disadvantaged by foreign government financing of foreign exports."

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I wonder how do US politicians manage to control their shame feeling and appear serious when giving speeches... I mean, how can they complain about the EU and Airbus in the WTO whilst giving preferential loans to Boeing-only customers? Do they really think the rest of the world is THAT much stupid?
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I wonder how do US politicians manage to control their shame feeling and appear serious when giving speeches... I mean, how can they complain about the EU and Airbus in the WTO whilst giving preferential loans to Boeing-only customers? Do they really think the rest of the world is THAT much stupid?
He is at a boeing factory in Seattle pandering for votes in 2012, I doubt he cares at that moment what the rest of the world thinks. He's thinking about re election. That being said, both Boeing and Airbus continuously violate WTO rules.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #153
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Boeing Statement on China Southern's Commitment to Buy 10 777-300 ERs

SEATTLE, February 28, 2012 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that China Southern Airlines has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, as the airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia-Pacific and China.

“We’re very pleased that China Southern, which has been a staunch 777 supporter from the very beginning of the program, has once again selected the 777-300ER to serve its passengers and to deliver value to its bottom line,” said Ihssane Mounir, vice president, Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Boeing 777 is the world's most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane. The 777-300ER extends the 777 family's span of capabilities, bringing twin-engine efficiency and reliability to the long-range market. The airplane carries 365 passengers up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).

Boeing incorporated several performance enhancements for the 777-300ER, extending its range and payload capabilities. Excellent performance during flight testing, combined with engine efficiency improvements and design changes that reduce drag and airplane weight, contributed to the increased capability.

The agreement requires Chinese Government approval, and Boeing looks forward to working with China Southern Airlines, a long-time valued customer, to obtain approval. Once approval is attained, the order will be posted to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries Website.

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Boeing, Air Astana Announce Order for Four 767-300ERs and Three 787 Dreamliners
  • - Represents single largest order for commercial airplanes in Kazakhstan

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SEATTLE, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Astana have announced an order for four 767-300ERs (Extended Range) and three 787-8s. The order is valued at $1.3 billion at current list prices, making this the largest single order for commercial airplanes in Kazakhstan's history.

"Our decision to order the Boeing airplanes is part of Air Astana's long-term growth strategy to expand and modernize our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes to serve domestic, regional and international routes," said Peter Foster, president, Air Astana. "In addition, we want to offer an enhanced travel experience for our customers which we shall be able to do on these airplanes."

In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 provides airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency using 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. Passengers will also see improvements on the 787, from an interior environment with higher humidity to increased comfort and convenience.

The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of clean, quiet, fuel-efficient airplanes that provide maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. Boeing has delivered more than 1,000 767s that are flown by over 120 operators around the world.

"We are extremely pleased that Air Astana has partnered with Boeing to participate in the region's growing air transport market," said Marty Bentrott, vice president of sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Today, airlines are increasingly looking at lower operating costs and fuel efficiency without compromising on technological innovations and customer experience. We are confident that both the 767-300ER and the 787 Dreamliner will play an important role as Air Astana continues with its expansion plans."

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He is at a boeing factory in Seattle pandering for votes in 2012, I doubt he cares at that moment what the rest of the world thinks. He's thinking about re election. That being said, both Boeing and Airbus continuously violate WTO rules.
Only if Bombadier and United Aircraft Company can step up and make wide body planes too...
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Boeing Celebrates 1,000th 777
  • 777 reaches 1,000 milestone faster than any twin-aisle airplane

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EVERETT, Wash., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and more than 5,000 employees, suppliers, customers and government officials celebrated the 1,000th 777 at a special event today. The 1,000th 777 jetliner will be delivered to Dubai-based Emirates later this month.

"As the largest 777 customer, it's very appropriate that Emirates is the recipient of our milestone 1,000th 777," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Emirates has set an industry high bar in providing excellent customer service and we're honored that the 777 is central to its efforts to be a global airline leader."

Last year was the best year on record for 777 sales with 200 orders from 22 customers – topping the previous record of 154 set in 2005. Production is at an all-time high for the program and a 20 percent rate increase begins this fall, increasing from seven to 8.3 airplanes per month. The program will begin building 100 airplanes per year beginning in 2013.

Emirates is the 777 program's largest customer with 102 777s now in its fleet and 84 passenger airplanes and nine freighters on order. Emirates is the only airline that operates all six members of the 777 family.

"Emirates is honored to be the recipient of Boeing's 1000th 777 aircraft whose advanced long range capacity has been instrumental in our success of becoming a truly global airline," said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group. "As the world's largest operator of the 777, we have 93 more 777s on order, which is testament to our belief in the product and the role this aircraft will play in our goal to further establish Dubai as a central gateway to worldwide air travel."

"The ultimate measure of success in this business is when you reach the 1,000 mark," said Larry Loftis, who until recently was vice president and general manager of the 777 program. "Reaching this milestone puts the 777 in an exclusive club and I would like to thank all our employees, suppliers and customers who made it possible."

"Reaching this milestone requires two things," Loftis added. "A product that provides exceptional value and a world-class production system to reliably bring that product to the marketplace – and we have both on the 777 program. As a result, the 777 program reached this milestone faster than any other twin-aisle airplane because of the 777's proven performance, exceptional value, continuous innovation and progressive environmental performance."

The 1,000th 777 is a 777-300ER (extended range) model that seats 360 passengers in a three-class configuration.

To date, Boeing has recorded orders for 1,361 777s to 64 customers around the globe.

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More airlines urge Boeing to go ahead with the new 777-8X and 777-9X versions of the successful wide-body airplanes.
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Emirates Airline and British Airways Plc (IAG), two of the biggest buyers for Boeing Co.’s (BA) 777, are urging the planemaker to decide soon on a successor to the top- selling wide-body model so it’s ready for service before 2020.

“We want it done now so they have the plane in 2019,” Emirates President Tim Clark said in an interview at an industry conference in Barcelona. British Airways Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh gave the same timeline yesterday as well.

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And Boeing is also studying a 757 replacement, although the potential market for that plane has become rather small.
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Boeing confirms long-haul 757 replacement study

Boeing chief executive Jim McNerney confirms a replacement for the long-haul 757-200 market segment is being studied internally, adding potentially a new layer to the 737 Max concept.

The 757-200 ceased production in 2004, and was replaced on domestic routes largely by either the 737-900ER or the Airbus A321.

That has created a potential gap in the market, with US Airways complaining that the A321neo will lack the range to reach Europe from its Philadelphia hub and perhaps even Honolulu from its Phoenix hub.

full article:
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-study-371163/
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Boeing Closing In On 200 Plane United Airlines Deal


http://www.airplane-pictures.net/pho...oeing-737-800/

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The Boeing Co . appears to be close to locking in its position as the sole provider of 200 new aircraft for United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings Inc.

According to a report from Bloomberg, United (NYSE: UAL) has dropped discussions for a possible order with Boeing’s chief rival, Airbus.

That seems to pave the way for Boeing (NYSE: BA) to keep a firm hold on United’s business. Boeing aircraft are about 75 percent of the carrier’s fleet.

A 200-plane order, with the 737-800 model seen as a likely candidate, would amount to about $16.9 billion, according to Boeing's list prices.

Airline customers generally, however, get discounts on their orders. Sources also told Bloomberg that some of those orders could be future options.
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Boeing has applied for a new patent on the Sonic Cruiser showing that a decade after its cancellation there are people still working on it.

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Note that the engines are no longer mounted in the wings but on pylons above the plane, revised wing and tail design, wider fuselage and smaller canards. Boeing says the changes are to lower noise to ground from the engines and engine heat. The engines would also have flaps like a fighter to lower heat at lower throttling by reducing air supply.

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