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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have begun a series of commercial flights that will demonstrate how several advanced technologies, fuels and concepts can significantly improve operational efficiency, save fuel and reduce carbon and noise emissions. The technology demonstration encompasses all aspects of an aircraft's flight – preflight, takeoff, cruise, descent and post-landing.
Today, the National Transportation Safety Board released an interim factual report and 499 pages of related documents in its ongoing investigation of the Japan Airlines 787 battery fire in Boston. Additionally, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman announced today that the NTSB will be holding both a forum and a hearing in April to provide additional information to advance the investigation.
Responding to global demand for mobile satellite communications bandwidth, Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been certified by Inmarsat to offer commercial customers a variety of capabilities -- including 3G, Voice over Internet Protocol, streaming video, direct dialing and secure communications -- through Inmarsat's Inmarsat-4 L-band service.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes. The order, valued at approximately $1 billion at list prices, also includes options for five additional 777 Freighters. The new additions will bolster Cathay Pacific's 747-8 Freighter fleet to 13 airplanes.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that Air China has agreed to buy two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals, one 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. In addition, Air China Cargo, a subsidiary of Air China, has agreed to buy eight 777 Freighters. The airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia-Pacific and China, the most dynamic market for commercial airplanes.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE: UTX], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] will submit a joint proposal to build a demonstrator aircraft -- based on Sikorsky’s X2™ Technology rotorcraft design -- for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has become the founding industrial member of the University of British Columbia’s Composites Research Network (CRN), helping Canadian scientists to turn new discoveries in composite manufacturing into practical applications.
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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced an order today for 10 777-300ERs (extended range) airplanes. The order, valued at $3.2 billion at current list prices, adds to the growing portfolio of long-haul airplanes for the Los Angeles-based leasing company.
Four operational flight trainers built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] are up and running at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.), allowing the U.S. Navy to shift some training for its T-45 aircraft to the ground and thereby improve safety and save money.
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