Arch rivals Airbus and Boeing are locked in a battle for orders at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, as the airline industry lifts off again after a two-year slump. Emirates has placed a $9.1bn order for 30 Boeing 777-300ERs, whilst Airbus has also received an order for 51 A320 jets from Air Lease Corporation, worth $4.4bn.
Just days ahead of its public launch, officials from Boeing have suggested its troubled Dreamliner aircraft may encounter further delays before it is delivered to carriers. All Nippon – the first airline scheduled to receive the aircraft – may now have to wait until early 2011.
The oft delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its public debut at the Farnborough International Airshow later this month the manufacturer has confirmed. The plane will be on display to the public for two days and will showcase the American manufacturer’s latest seats, galleys and associated cabin safety and comfort systems.
American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has cited kinks in the global supply chain for the latest delays on its flagship Dreamliner project. The delivery of components from around the world has temporarily halted production of two aircraft at the company’s facility in the United States.
Boeing has predicted there will be a renewed demand for aircraft in 2012, following on from a global economic recovery in the coming year.
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced that its low-power ProASIC®3 and ProASICPLUS® FPGA families have been designed into flight-critical applications on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner commercial airliner.
The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner, ZA002, completed its first flight today. The all-new airplane, which features the livery of the Dreamliner’s launch customer, ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan, took off from Paine Field in Everett, completed a two-hour flight and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle.
The aviation industry has received one of the clearest signals yet of embarking on the road to recovery after United Airlines placed an order for 50 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, worth almost $10bn, and marks its first order in over a decade.
Boeing has once again been forced to delay the maiden flight of its new eco-friendly 787 Dreamliner, despite announcing at last week’s Paris Air Show that it would be airbourne by the end of this month.The Seattle-based manufacturer said a side section of the aircraft needs to be reinforced, making it “several weeks” before it is able to confirm a new flight and delivery schedule.
Boeing has updated its schedule for the all-new 787 Dreamliner program that moves the commercial jet’s first flight into the second quarter of 2009 and first delivery into the first quarter of 2010.