The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembled at Boeing's North Charleston facility (South Carolina) was rolled out of the final assembly line on 27 April. The 787 will be delivered to Air India in mid-2012.
The South Carolina final assembly facility is an addition to the first line in Everett and was completed in June 2011. Boeing South Carolina also has responsibility for fabrication, integration and assembly of the 787's midbody and aftbody fuselage sections. Once complete, the fuselage sections are either delivered to the South Carolina Final Assembly facility, or transported via the Dreamlifter to Final Assembly in Everett (Washington).
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
747-8 Intercontinental passenger airliner to its first airline customer, Lufthansa, on 25 April. The aircraft will me made ready by Lufthansa employees for a flight from Everett to its future home base Frankfurt on 1 May. The aircraft will arrive in Frankfurt on 2 May. The 747-8I replaces the 747-400 in the Lufthansa fleet. The airline has configured its new generation Jumbo Jets with 386 seats. Lufthansa has ordered 20 747-8Is.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Airbus A300s operated by the Turkish charter airline Air Alfa, which was founded in 1992 and ceased operations in 2001. It used eleven A300s and belonged among quite a number of Turkish charter airlines flying this Airbus type during these years. Today most A300s in Turkey are flown by cargo airlines. You can find my Air Alpha A300 page here.