Boeing 737

May 5, 2008 - 11:57am

When General Electric’s then CEO Jack Welch decided it was time to shop for a new business aircraft in 1995, he knew he needed more of what every executive wants in a corporate airplane–space. The Gulfstream V, then under development, was expected to have the range, but on a 12-hr trip, the GE head thought the cabin was too claustrophobic.

April 25, 2008 - 6:50am

Emerging from a ragged overcast ceiling, captain Rick Van Nest has almost 30 deg of crab on the Boeing 727 to maintain his VOR approach track. Half a mile ahead through the gloom a single stream of flashing white sequenced approach lights marks a path to the dusty gray 6,400-ft gravel runway at the Lupin gold mine.

March 19, 2008 - 7:42am

Rockwell Collins will integrate an infrared sensor-based enhanced vision system (EVS) for the Boeing Business Jet and other 737 models using Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics head-up displays (HUD).

February 20, 2008 - 3:40am

Honeywell will leave Singapore with agreements to place its equipment on three Asia Pacific airlines’ airplanes. The transactions involved avionics, auxiliary power units, wheels and brakes, as well as comprehensive maintenance.

February 19, 2008 - 2:54am

Boeing announced new firm orders from two Indonesian airlines–ambitious low-fare 737 operator Lion Air and Garuda Indonesia–for a total of 60 airplanes. An order for 56 B737-900ERs from Lion Air raises the airline’s order total for the type to 178. Garuda’s commitment for four 777-300ERs accompanies a conversion of an order for six deferred 777-200ERs to the larger type, bringing its total -300ER commitment to 10.

February 18, 2008 - 10:49pm

With two airframe applications already secured and early test results looking “very, very good,” Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) development engine appears headed for first flight in June.

February 18, 2008 - 10:49pm

With two airframe applications already secured and early test results looking “very, very good,” Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) development engine appears headed for first flight in June.

February 18, 2008 - 1:59am

A number of airliner sales campaigns could reach their conclusion with signatures here at the show. In fact, reports suggest the possibility of a healthy level of new business, whether in the form of genuine inked contracts, letters of intent or good old-fashioned “penciled-in” line slots. Airlines named by analysts and industry sources for possible order announcements include:

February 11, 2008 - 10:20am

Indonesia’s Lion Air and India’s SpiceJet have started operating some of the first 737-900ERs to roll off Boeing’s Renton, Washington assembly line. The Asian carriers could well serve as barometers of the type’s value within the low-fare markets expected to account for so much of the region’s airline growth. Early accounts suggest the new twinjet has met expectations and more.

January 17, 2008 - 11:51am

A stroll through NBAA’s latest benchmark survey reveals a treasure trove of information from no fewer than 737 flight departments.

 
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