Loading Planes. With Science. You Monster.

I'm sure GLaDOS would be proud with the science that has been done by Jason Steffan and his new loading methodology which allegedly cuts loading time of a 757 with 72 passengers from 6 minutes 54 seconds to 3 minutes and 36 seconds. He proposes a method of loading where  boarding in alternate rows, window seats first, progressing from the rear forward: seats 12A, for … [Read more...]

Boeing: Launch’s Re-Engined 737 – The 737-Max

Welll Boeing has finally got it's backside into first gear with competition from the side (from Airbus and it's A320NEO aircraft) and below (with Bombadier's C-Series and Embarer's E-Jets), and is to launch a new series of 737 aircraft - the 737-MAX. Images (c) The Boeing Company. Looking at the 737 MAX, it is a re-engining job like the Airbus A320NEO, with the … [Read more...]

AA: New inflight ameinties for First and Business Class

It seems the fight in the premium sections of the cabin is increasing with American Airlines introducing new amentities in those classes Commening in Early September in the First Cabin on Boeing 777 operated services between London Heathrow (LHR) and US Destinations, you'll get: - A quilted bed topper custom-designed to fit American's popular Flagship Suite, - pajamas - … [Read more...]

787 – Finally Certificated

Well it's taken long enough. And I do mean it in the nicest possible way. Boeing has finally had type certification for the 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft from the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, allowing it to formally deliver the aircraft and for customers to use it. The flight test programme has been extensive with over  4,645 … [Read more...]

DL: Smoking will not be allowed on any of our new 100 Boeing 737-900ER’s…

Meanwhile, Delta has been busy, and is in the process of replacing it's ageing 757 fleet. Delta have conculded that they want Boeing, and have ordered 100 737-900ER's. This varity will to quote Delta: "on a capacity-neutral basis older technology aircraft that will be retired from the fleet", said the carrier. The frames are scheduled for delivery between 2013 and 2018 … [Read more...]

NH: Boeing – I will deliver one 787 Aircraft to ANA on the 26th September.

Boeing has finally confirmed it's delivery date of the first production 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways... and the magic date is set to be 26th September. The "new delivery plan" will involve the aircraft being handed over to ANA on the 26th September, then depart Everett field on 27th to arrive in Toyko on the 28th September. For ANA, who have been patient as heck, … [Read more...]

VA: Virgin America CEO on life 4 years later…

As Virgin America goes into it's 5th year of operation, the CEO - David Cush - has been interviewed about the airline and life in Silcon Valley, San Francisco and why the CEO lives in the 2nd row of economy. It's at http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_18717348?nclick_check=1 and whilst not the best of interview (with an emphasis by the reporter to Green technoligies), it … [Read more...]