Aircraft News - North America.For more aircraft news, data, fleets and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm Jul 17, 2006
Cargo crashes more likely to cause fatalities, report finds. Crashes involving cargo aircraft A cargo aircraft is an airplane designed and used for the carriage of goods, rather than passengers. This role demands a number of features that makes a cargo aircraft instantly identifiable; a "fat" looking fuselage, a high-wing to allow the cargo area to sit near the ground, a are 50% more likely to result in fatalities than crashes of passenger planes, a newspaper investigation found. Still, regulators have not boosted efforts to improve the safety of cargo planes. Jul 10, 2006
Boeing likely to stretch 747-8 Intercontinental to match freighter version. Boeing is close to announcing at the Farnborough show that its 747-8 Intercontinental will have the same fuselage length and wing as the 747-8F. Currently the passenger variant has a 3.6-m. stretch while the freighter is stretched by 5.6 m. Airlines have been pressing for more passenger capacity. The stretch would allow two additional seat rows, and combined with overhead galley cart storage would add an extra 30 seats, bumping the Intercontinental's capacity to 500 versus 550 for the A380 in most customer configurations. Adding the freighter wing also improves the aircraft's residual value Residual value
Usually refers to the value of a lessor's property at the time the lease expires.
The price at which a fixed asset is expected to be sold at the end of its useful life. . Boeing now is conducting low-speed aerodynamic tests at Qinetiq's wind tunnel wind tunnel, apparatus for studying the interaction between a solid body and an airstream. A wind tunnel simulates the conditions of an aircraft in flight by causing a high-speed stream of air to flow past a model of the aircraft (or part of an aircraft) being tested. at Farnborough. In May, the company announced that high-speed wind tunnel tests have shown an improvement in the 747-8 Intercontinental's range of 300 nm., lifting it to 8,300 nm. Jul 16, 2006
Boeing may give details at the Farnborough show of the significant headway it is making in its attempt to lighten the 777-200LR by about 8 tons to fulfill Qantas's requirement for more range to meet its wish for year-round Sydney-London nonstop capability. Qantas also wants to use the aircraft to open Sydney-New York and Sydney-Dallas services. Jul 16, 2006
Boeing chose its London offices in St James's for Randy Baseler's, vice president of marketing, annual crystal ball gazing on the airliner market for the next 20 years, the Years, The
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See : Time telecast seen all over the world. Boeing now projects a need for approximately 27,200 new commercial aircraft (passenger and freighter), doubling the world fleet by 2025. When it comes to very large flying machines he sees a requirement for just 325, somewhat less than the much hyped breakeven number for the Airbus A380. "Improved fuel efficiency and increased range will allow airlines to take more travellers directly where they want to go, when they want to go. New, much quieter airplanes with significantly reduced emissions will permanently change the character of the world airplane fleet." Mr Baseler suggests that over the next 20 years, airlines will take delivery of approximately 3,450 regional jets - 90 seats and below; 16,540 single-aisle aircraft - 100-240 seats; 6,230 twin-aisle airplanes - 200-400 seats; and just 990 airplanes, 747-size or larger. http://www.boeing.com Jul 15, 2006
Boeing could twist the knife into struggling European rival Airbus next week as it is set to dominate Britain's Farnborough air show The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biennially in England. The airshow is organised by Farnborough International Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of British aerospace industry's body the Society with a stream of new orders for its 787 Dreamliner and other jets. The timing could not be worse for Airbus, whose five-year reign as the world's leading commercial jet builder looks likely to end after slow sales of its delayed A380 superjumbo and indecision over its mid-sized A350. Jul 13, 2006
Boeing postpones decision to close C-17 line: Boeing will decide in August whether to close its C-17 production line. The company last month offered to guarantee a $220 million price for the plane through June, and officials are considering extending the price through August. Jul 13, 2006
Boeing, in its Current Market Outlook, raised its forecast for 400-seat and larger jets from 900 to 990, although it sees only 325 in the A380 size category, while demand for regional jets of 90 seats and below is now seen at 3,450 units compared to 3,900 in 2005. Single-aisle aircraft seating 100-240 will represent 61% of the delivery pool over the 20-year period at 16,540 units. Twin-aisle aircraft seating 200-400 will account for 6,230 deliveries. Jul 12, 2006
Boeing sees fuel costs driving demand for more aircraft through 2025. Boeing has upped its 20-year forecast of world jet transport demand in its latest Current Market Outlook, released yesterday.The manufacturer now sees a requirement for 27,200 new aircraft valued at more than $2.6 trillion through 2025. Last year it projected a need for 25,700 aircraft worth $2.1 trillion. Jul 12, 2006
Boeing sees, in its Current Market Outlook, airlines in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. will absorb the most aircraft, 9,490, followed by Asia/Pacific carriers with 7,900 and Europe with 6,600. However, in terms of value Asia leads, with its aircraft worth $930 billion followed by North America at $740 billion and Europe at $620 billion. Middle East airlines will acquire 1,110 aircraft valued at $160 billion, Latin American carriers will take 1,680 units worth $110 billion and Africa will get 430 valued at $40 billion. Jul 12, 2006
Boeing sees, in its Current Market Outlook, cargo traffic will rise at a rate of 6.1% per year, according to according to
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the forecast. The freighter fleet will double from 1,790 units today to 3,560 in 2025, accompanied by a shift toward widebody freighters. With 1,200 retirements, around 3,000 freighters will be added. Most of these will be converted from passenger and combi aircraft, with 770 new production aircraft. Jul 12, 2006
Boeing sees, in its Current Market Outlook, replacement aircraft will represent an estimated 35% of deliveries, or 9,600 units, over the two decades, an increase of about 1,400 compared to last year's market forecast. Passenger traffic (RPKs) is forecast to grow at 4.9% annually over the period, a slight rise from the 4.8% average annual growth rate for the 1985-2005 period. Traffic growth will create a demand for 17,300 new airplanes. Jul 12, 2006
Boeing customers who want to put a multicolored livery on the engine nacelles of their 787s or add a logo will have to forgo the option or accept a performance penalty. The company announced yesterday that it has developed a method for maintaining laminar flow laminar flow
Fluid flow in which the fluid travels smoothly or in regular paths. The velocity, pressure, and other flow properties at each point in the fluid remain constant. over more area on the 787 nacelle nacelle (nəsĕl`): see airplane. inlet, "reduc[ing] aircraft drag and fuel consumption." However, "in order to achieve laminar flow over the inlet it is necessary to maintain a very smooth, continuous surface without paint edges, which can occur when paint transitions from one color to another, or as paint details are added." Boeing said that "the design parameter for the nacelles is based on thickness of the paint formulation for a single color." It has chosen gray "to complement the metallic appearance of the nacelle's inlet." The increased drag from additional paint could increase fuel burn by 30,000 gal. per year per airplane. Jul 11, 2006
Boeing has not released June monthly sales figures sales figures npl → cifras fpl de ventas ; however, in the period Jan. 1-July 5 it booked net orders for 480 aircraft, 122 of them occurring since the end of May. Thus it sold more airplanes in the June 1-July 5 period than Airbus has sold since January and has outsold out·sold
Past tense and past participle of outsell. Airbus by better than 4:1 since the year began. The 480 aircraft comprise 374 737s and BBJs, 11 747s, four 767s, 22 777s and 69 787s. Jul 11, 2006
Boeing sold another 25 737s last week to unidentified customers in addition to the 10 ordered by Ryanair. One of the 25 is a BBJ BBJ Boeing Business Jet
BBJ Bad Beat Jackpot (poker)
BBJ Black Business Journal
BBJ Big Ball Jam (Phish song)
BBJ Big Band Jump (radio station) . The company has sold 480 aircraft this year net of seven cancellations, comprising 374 737s, 11 747s, four 767s, 22 777s and 69 787s. Jul 10, 2006
Lawmakers may scrutinize tax status of Boeing fine. Some lawmakers are concerned that Boeing will take a tax deduction Tax deduction
An expense that a taxpayer is allowed to deduct from taxable income.
See deduction. for a fine related to ethics violations. The company reached a $615 million settlement on ethics charges. Three Republican senators are asking Attorney General Alberto Gonzales For the New York Yankees infielder, see .
Alberto Gonzales (born August 4 1955) is an American jurist who served as the 80th Attorney General of the United States. Gonzales was appointed to the post in February 2005 by President George W. Bush. for an analysis of the tax treatment of the settlement. Jul 10, 2006
Goodrich said yesterday that it shipped proximity sensors from its Vermont fuel and utility systems facility to Boeing last month for installation on 787s, becoming the first Dreamliner supplier to ship production components. Jul 12, 2006
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National Transportation Safety Board uses wreckage of TWA Flight 800 as training tool. Investigators have recovered 94% of the Boeing 747 that was TWA Flight 800. The National Transportation Safety Board now uses the plane, housed in a Long Island hangar, to teach the basics of accident investigation. Jul 10, 2006
GE Aviation announced a partnership with the Mississippi Development Authority to pursue establishing a jet engine component facility in the state that would open in 2007-08 and produce composite fan blade platforms for the GEnx. It will start with an incubator program at Mississippi State University's College of Engineering. Jul 13, 2006
Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney named United Technologies Corp. VP-Corporate Strategy and Development Todd Kallman as president of its Commercial Engines division effective immediately. Kallman, 50, succeeds Steve Heath, who is retiring. Kallman held his position at UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, Temps Universel Coordonné) The international time standard (formerly Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT). Zero hours UTC is midnight in Greenwich, England, which is located at 0 degrees longitude. since 2003 and oversaw more than 50 acquisitions totalling $8.4 billion, including Chubb, Kidde, Lenel, Linde and Rocketdyne. He worked at Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. for 14 years before joining UTC in 2001 as VP-finance and CFO See Chief Financial Officer. of Hamilton Sundstrand Hamilton Sundstrand, is a global corporation that manufactuers and supports aerospace and industrial products for worldwide markets. It was formed from the merger of Hamilton Standard and Sundstrand Corporation in 1999. . Jul 13, 2006