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Air France Says “Au Revoir” to the Boeing 747

Nearly half a century after its first flight from Paris to New York in the 1970s, the aircraft affectionately known as the Jumbo Jet will bid an emotional farewell to the Boeing 747 with a tribute flight. On 14 January 2016, Air France is offering its customers a unique experience onboard an exceptional flight over France and its legendary landmarks. On arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the passengers of flight AF747 will be invited to discover the company’s aircraft maintenance…

Industry Impact: The Boeing 737 MAX Will Have to Compete

On December 8th, Boeing rolled-out the new 737 MAX aircraft. It had been anticipated for a while, and was seen as an imperative product release for Boeing to come up with an alternative to the Airbus A320neo as quickly as possible. Following the legacy of earlier Boeing 737 versions, it seems…

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8

On December 8, 2015, Boeing officially rolled out the 737 MAX 8. The newest member of the 737 family was proudly revealed to a large group of Boeing employees, marking a very special day for Boeing. Photo gallery of the #737MAX big reveal: https://t.co/jq9oiZJwlN #Boeing pic.twitter.com/yegaHN9He7 — Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) December…

Route Impact: American Announces Dreamliner Flights from Los Angeles to…

American Airlines recently announced that they will begin service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Auckland (AKL) using their Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  Having placed 42 firm orders for the Boeing 787 aircraft, with the right to acquire an additional 58, they have begun taking delivery since earlier this year. American…

The Biggest Global Aviation/Aerospace Clusters

Aviation has been around for more than a century now since the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Still regarded as one of the most technologically advanced industries, aviation has seen the rise and fall of airlines, manufacturers, and other companies since its inception. This has led to cities developing into…

Boeing Opens Expanded 737 Delivery Center in Seattle

On October 19th, 2015, Boeing celebrated the opening of their enhanced delivery center in Seattle. Used to deliver 737s to more than 500 737 operators around the world, the delivery center was redesigned in order to meet increasing demands for the 737. According to Boeing, the expansion has added over…

EVA Air Spends Big as It Continues Major Fleet Expansion

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has announced orders for new aircraft totaling nearly $8 billion, adding to the airline's already large amount of current orders. After weighing the latest options, the carrier turned to Boeing's 787, rather than Airbus' A350 aircraft, and placed an order for 24 B787-10 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignleft" width="406"]…

Sports and Airlines: Bringing the Colorful and Unique to Your…

Airlines and sports might not be the most important pairing in the world, but it sure does provide variety to a local airport. This is especially true during the fall when most sports are either in the start of their season or in the postseason. The reality is that airlines…

Boeing Completes Utah Expansion Project

On September 25th, Boeing announced the completion of their most recent expansion project with the successful manufacture of a horizontal stabilizer in Salt Lake City, Utah. The horizontal stabilizer was built for a new Boeing 787, made up of composite materials that weigh less while still providing sufficient support to the…

Boeing Begins Building a Foundation in China

This week Boeing has announced it will open a new completion center for its Boeing 737s in China. The new plant will be jointly run by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, known as Comac, and Boeing which will see the installation of interiors, painting, and ultimately the delivery of the narrow…