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    747s Don’t Build Themselves– This How Boeing Builds The World’s Longest Airliner

    When Boeing Commercial Airplanes builds a 747-8I or 747-8F wide-body airliner the massive scale of the process is a mystery to most casual observers. The sheer size of the aircraft means that processes and procedures used to build smaller aircraft simply will not work. This documentary, produced by the National Geographic Channel, provides details about […] More

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    So Many Airbus Jets Were Born on Boeing Wings

    With the formation of Airbus Industrie and the launch of the Airbus A300 jetliner, the different consortium partners finalized their workshare of the project- the tail section was the responsibility of the Spanish, the British were responsible for the wings, the Dutch fabricated all the moving surfaces of the wing, the Germans built the forward and […] More

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    Boeing’s Newest Jets Go ‘Near Vertical’ In Practice Performance Before Paris Air Show

    Ok, so it’s not REALLY near vertical…but it is some damn impressive and aggressive flying by professional pilots flying Boeing’s newest jetliners. For the past few years, Boeing has put together amazing summer air show routines.  In preparation for each year’s performance, Boeing also has put together incredible videos documenting the practice with cinematic flair. […] More

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    Boeing’s T-X Takes Flight For The First Time

    In less than 36 months, the supersonic trainer jet has transformed from idea to production version of jet. On December 20th, the Boeing T-X supersonic trainer took to the skies for the first time.  The jet took off from St. Louis International Airport for a 45 minutes inaugural flight. The twin tailed, single-engine jet is […] More

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    Alaska Honors Those Who Serve With A Special 737

    Alaska Airlines Honoring Those Who Serve In Seattle on October 26th the day was filled with star-spangled fanfare and a patriotic salute. Alaska Airlines unveiled a brand new 737-900ER aircraft designed in a new livery dedicated to “Honoring Those Who Serve.” Military customs & courtesies were rendered and the national anthem was sung at the […] More

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    How Boeing Built The Legends

    When Boeing built the revolutionary 727 and 747, it had to develop equally revolutionary ways to test and certify the advanced aircraft. Boeing faced a number of challenges along the way. Spray patterns of the 727’s tires could have quenched the outboard engines. A redesign was necessary to prevent potential flameouts. The 747 also faced a […] More

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