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Boeing and Saab this week completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force’s training requirements. During the 55-minute flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steven Schmidt and Chief Pilot for Air Force Programs Dan Draeger, who was in the seat behind Schmidt, validated key aspects of… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Europe’s aviation market remained strong in 2015 despite significant economic uncertainties. Europe’s GDP grew by 1.9 percent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by 1.8 percent annually through 2035. The Association of European Airlines reports that member airlines carried approximately 307 million passengers, 4.3 percent more passenger traffic in 2015 than in 2014. Members… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Boeing in Europe

Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon. A European heritage and… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon. As part of the… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Less than a year ago, 197 countries came together for the first time to deliver a universal climate Paris Agreement. And with it, a promise to work together to limit global temperature rise to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Today, that agreement becomes the law of the planet — entered into force almost… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

This year is particularly important for aviation’s climate action. This week, representatives of the world’s governments will convene at the 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to enter into final negotiations on a global scheme for offsetting aviation CO2 emissions. If they agree on a measure, commercial aviation will be the first sector to… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

From 30 hours to 30 seconds

Here’s a time-lapse view of the world’s “Largest solid 3-D printed item” being made. Boeing and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory created the object, which measures 5.3 metres long, 1.7 metres wide and half a metre tall. The component, a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Remembering Joe

Recent passing of the legendary Joe Sutter has touched the entire aviation world. We would like to remember the Father of the 747 through the words of Randy Tinseth, vice president marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “I got to know Joe very well during my time on the 747-8 program. His love for the airplane… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Freighter conversion is doubling the life of passenger airplanes. To convert them, engineers create original design solutions for each airplane. After extensive work, the converted airplanes are sent back to work as freighters for another 20 years, saving them from being parked and replacing less efficient freighters at the same time. Learn more about Boeing… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

From Plants to Planes

Next time you fly, imagine that the interior of the airplane was made from plant-based materials, making much of the cabin sustainable. Boeing’s improving the environmental performance of airplane interiors through novel use of flax. See more Boeing innovations at http://www.boeing.com/innovation/   Discover more on the Boeing YouTube channel

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

The 737 MAX is living up to its name in a new video demonstrating the maximum performance capabilities of Boeing’s newest airplane. The video was captured in Moses Lake, Wash., as Capts. Mike Bryan, Greg McCann and Chris Dobb, all Boeing Test & Evaluation pilots, practiced the flight demonstration they performed at the Farnborough International… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Boeing celebrates its first centennial on the 15th of July 2016!! The last episode of “The Age of Aerospace” called “Dreamliner” reveals the technology, resources and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of the most recent revolution in jet design, the 787 Dreamliner. >> Full Episode Online: Dreamliner… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

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