Acting First Classy!
SubmittedI'll always think of you as a First Class person who probably should be in coach. (www.someecards.com) More...
A look inside United’s newly configured Boeing 777
SubmittedSlowly but surely, United is rolling out its popular true lie-flat business and first class seats across its international long haul fleet. (blog.sfgate.com) More...
Boeing Turns to Ex-Mechanic for Sales Fix
SubmittedEVERETT, Wash. — As Boeing Co. tries to rev up airliner sales and restore customers' confidence in its ability to deliver new jets on schedule, the aerospace giant is counting on an unassuming executive who began his career as a plane mechanic. Boeing's Ray Conner dots the eye of a ceremonial lion at an April event to mark the completion of a joint-venture factory in Tianjin, China. Ray Conner is a three-decade company veteran who most recently managed its supply chain. He took on the… (online.wsj.com) More...
American unveils 777-300ER with Sky Interior elements
SubmittedWith its 1,000th unit coming down the line for Emirates, Boeing's 777 continues to evolve from its earliest incarnations. The latest interior catalog offerings, now selected by American Airlines, include a 787 and 737-style Sky Interior LED-lit entryway for its 777-300ERs, which enter the fleet in December. Long-time Boeing interior design firm Teague was believed to have been working on this feature for a while now. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
A Satellite System That Could End Circling Above the Airport
SubmittedSEATTLE — Capt. Mike Adams demonstrated what the future will look like at the nation’s airports as he pulled back on the throttles of his Boeing 737 flight simulator, setting the engines on idle to glide smoothly from his cruising altitude all the way down to the runway. (www.nytimes.com) More...
Cathay Pacific reveals new premium economy seat for SFO-HKG
SubmittedCathay Pacific celebrates delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER fitted with its new premium economy seats from factory in Seattle (blog.sfgate.com) More...
World's Best Airlines
SubmittedThe annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, where readers ranked 76 airlines based on cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service, value, and food. (www.travelandleisure.com) More...
Airbus: No Major Malfunctions in Air France Crash
SubmittedEuropean plane manufacturer Airbus, issuing the strongest signal yet that pilot mistakes may have led to the 2009 crash of an Air France jet, said data recorders recently recovered from the wreckage haven't revealed any obvious or major aircraft malfunctions before its fatal dive. (online.wsj.com) More...
New aircraft interior will allow Southwest to boost capacity by about 2,500 seats
SubmittedFollowing a two-year trial of environmentally friendly and durable aircraft cabin products on its ‘Green Plane’, Southwest Airlines has unveiled a new interior for its Boeing 737-700 fleet that will enable the carrier to reduce weight by 635 pounds per aircraft and improve sustainability while adding thousands of additional seats to its inventory. (blog.apex.aero) More...
Older Boeing 737 Jets Are at Risk for Cracks
SubmittedA Boeing Co. official said its safety experts are concerned and surprised by Friday's in-flight fuselage rupture on a Southwest Airlines Co. jet, because the company didn't project potential cracking of aluminum skins "until much, much later" in the life of such aging aircraft. (online.wsj.com) More...
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