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Boeing’s iconic humbacked 747 turns 50

One of the world’s most recognizable aircraft, Boeing’s 747, debuted at the end of what is known as the golden age of flight when travel was glamourous, and most flights catered to an elite clientele. On Sept. 30, 1968, the first 747 was rolled out of Boeing’s Everett assembly building before the world’s press and […]

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Boeing’s transonic truss-braced wing

Boeing has revealed its newest Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), which researchers say will offer unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency while flying at Mach 0.80—faster than previous TTBW concepts. The high wingspan is made possible by the presence of a truss, which supports the extended length of an ultra-thin wing. From end-to-end, the folding wings measure almost 52 […]

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Cargo traffic to double in 20 years, according to Boeing forecast

Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 per cent growth annually. The 980 new medium and large freighters and 1,670 converted freighters will go toward replacing older airplanes and growing the […]

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Cathay Pacific, Boeing donate world’s first 777 to aviation museum

Cathay Pacific and Boeing have donated the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic 777-200 airplane (line number WA001 and registered B-HNL) flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona last month. The […]

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Boeing forecasts 1.2m pilots and technicians needed by 2036

Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook is projecting a demand for more than 1.2-million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years to support the world’s growing commercial airplane fleet. Boeing forecasts that between 2017 and 2036, the world’s commercial aviation industry will require approximately: 637,000 new commercial airline pilots 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance […]

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