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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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Delta to fly rare B717 to YVR, starting summer 2017

It may not be hot off the assembly line or a next-gen aircraft like some of the more recent first-ever aircraft to land at YVR, but the Boeing 717 with its fascinating history will start making weekly flights between Vancouver and Los Angeles every Saturday starting this summer. This will make it the first this time this rare bird will make […]

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Boeing launches flight test phase of 737 MAX 8

On January 29, 2016, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time. This marked the beginning of a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets, the first member of the 737 MAX family completed a […]

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