Assembly of the first A350 XWB??s 32 m long carbon fibre composite wings has begun

November 27, 2011

Assembly of the first A350 XWB??s 32 m long carbon fibre composite wings has begun at Airbus?? recently-opened North Factory in Broughton, UK.

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U.S. airlines must adjust fuel-drain systems in 258 Boeing 747s to prevent leaks that could result in fires

November 19, 2011

U.S. airlines must adjust fuel-drain systems in 258 Boeing 747s at a total cost of $10.2 million to prevent leaks that could result in fires, regulators said.

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ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner experienced a hydraulic valve failure

November 6, 2011

Boeing 787 Dreamliner experienced its first operational problem on Sunday, five days after its global debut on regular domestic routes in Japan, it was learned Monday.
All Nippon Airways’ flight 651 departed from Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and was scheduled to arrive at Okayama airport at 8:50 a.m. Sunday (11:50 p.m. Saturday GMT). But it failed to make a landing as planned because of a sign in the cockpit indicating that the main landing gear’s hangar door would not open automatically, informed sources said.
After the aborted landing attempt, the captain operated the main landing gear manually and the plane landed safely some 20 minutes behind schedule, the sources said.
None of the 249 passengers and crew members were injured.

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Qantas Airbus A380 makes an emergency landing in Dubai

November 6, 2011

A Qantas Airways Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQC, operating as Flight QF-31 from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) was forced to make an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. GST because of an engine problem, according to reports published on that date by The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Malaysian Star, Reuters, Aviation Safety Network, AV Herald, and other news sources.

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Boeing has delivered the 300th 777-300ER

October 25, 2011

Boeing has delivered the 300th 777-300ER, recording the milestone with an October 21 delivery to first-time customer Biman Bangladesh.

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Airbus has started assembly of the first A350 XWB??s horizontal tailplane

October 25, 2011

Airbus reported on Oct. 24 that it has started assembly of the first A350 XWB??s horizontal tailplane (HTP) in Getafe, Spain. Joining of the two lateral boxes will produce the 17m/56-ft span primary structure of the HTP.

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Tour of the Boeing 787 Cabin and Cockpit

October 23, 2011

Tour of the Boeing 787 Cabin and Cockpit

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Rolls-Royce introduces the first of a two-phase performance improvement for the Trent 900

October 23, 2011

Rolls-Royce introduced the first of a two-phase performance improvement for the Trent 900 engines that power the Airbus A380 airliner. Turbofans now delivered to A380 operators have a 1-percent improvement in specific fuel consumption, compared with the initial units. Second-phase improvements due to enter service during 2013 will deliver a further 0.8-percent reduction in fuel burn.

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The first Airbus A380 for Malaysia Airlines successfully completed its maiden flight

October 23, 2011

The first Airbus A380 for Malaysia Airlines successfully completed its maiden flight on 20th October after completion of the final assembly and system tests in Toulouse, France.

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ANA accepted the second Boeing 787 Dreamliner

October 15, 2011

ANA (All Nippon Airways) accepted the second Boeing 787 Dreamliner on October 13 2011. The 787-881 N1014X (msn 34497) became JA802A on delivery. The second Dreamliner is expected to fly to Japan this weekend.

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