Boeing 747-8

July 16, 2008 - 4:36am

Private Nigerian operator Arik Air confirmed here it is a previously unidentified customer for seven Boeing 737-800s that will bring its fleet to 17 aircraft, of which three will be longer -900 variants. Arik Air also has on order five Boeing 777-300ERs and seven 787-9s (for which deliveries are being renegotiated to a
later date than the previously agreed 2013).

May 20, 2008 - 4:39am

Lufthansa Technik is juggling a schedule that has interior completion and refurbishment projects rolling in and out of its Hamburg facilities with a frequency that threatens to wear out the hangar doors.

February 11, 2008 - 11:55am

Airbus continues to consider stretched, longer-range and cargo versions of its A380 very large airliner, but is no longer studying shortbody or combination passenger/cargo variants, according to Richard Carcaillet, head of A380 marketing.

January 2, 2008 - 10:28am

Lufthansa Technik has signed a contract to do its first cabin completion on an executive version of the new Boeing 747-8. The four-engine airplane is scheduled to arrive at the company’s Hamburg, Germany completion center in early 2011 and will be delivered to the unidentified customer 18 months later.

November 30, 2007 - 11:18am

Lufthansa Technik has won a contract to do the first interior for an executive version of Boeing’s new 747-8. The owner, whose identity has not been disclosed, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hamburg, Germany-based interiors shop early last month. Lufthansa Technik expects the job to require as much as 18 months. This will be the company’s 16th 747 executive completion project.

November 11, 2007 - 6:33pm

Boeing has pushed back by three months production of the first 747-8, the latest iteration of its venerable flagship, citing a need to avoid “operational risk” as it switches from the manufacture of the current 747-400 model. The move will provide additional time for completion of engineering work for the new variant.

November 6, 2007 - 6:38am

The variety of types and average size of business and private aircraft is changing here in the Middle East, with new customers increasingly willing to fly in medium-sized jets that would have seemed out of the question in this market a few years ago.

November 6, 2007 - 4:58am

In Boeing’s estimation, the Middle East will become the third largest market in the world for jumbo-sized airplanes over the next 20 years.

November 1, 2007 - 10:28am

As the normal business jet evolves to fill ever smaller niches in the market, it’s no surprise to see more airliner-derived VIP jets offered to an ever wealthier clientele. Airbus happily announced it has reached the 100 mark in Airbus Corporate Jetliner sales and Boeing has tallied firm orders for 151 BBJs and VIP jets since launching the BBJ division 11 years ago. Some buyers just want the ultimate in airborne space

June 17, 2007 - 12:29am

Canadian simulator maker CAE notched sales of three of the company’s 7000 Series full-flight simulators in deals valued at around $45 million. The contracts cover a Boeing 747-8 Freighter simulator for Cargolux International Airlines, a Boeing 777-300ER for Dubai flag carrier Emirates and an Embraer ERJ-145 destined for Hainan Airlines, China’s fourth largest air carrier.

 
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