Ice Road Tourist

We’re big fans of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers (also available on Comcast On Demand), so when the opportunity arose to take a photo-tour that included Alaska’s famed Dalton Highway (aka the Haul Road) featured in Ice… Read More

Boeing skeptical of CSeries, C919, MS-21 EIS

We wrote the following article for Commercial Aviation Online, which appeared yesterday. In case anyone wonders, there is no relation between John Hamilton and us. ********* The chief engineer of the 737 program is skeptical of the emerging… Read More

Flight tests pending for enhanced 737

Flight tests are about to begin on a Boeing 737 ultimately destined for Continental Airlines that incorporate aerodynamic improvements designed to reduce fuel consumption by 1%. Boeing has done some “cleaning up” of the aerodynamics by streamlining the… Read More

Boeing Sky Interior delivery today

Boeing is delivering its first 737 “Boeing Sky Interior” today to FlyDubai. The interior is inspired by the 787, which was also adapted to the 747-8. Here is a link to a feature story prepared by Boeing’s Corp… Read More

New delay likely in tanker competition

We have been told by two sources, including one that is very close to the competition, that the Air Force is likely to announce a new delay soon in evaluation and award of a contract in the long-running… Read More

Boost aerospace education, support Boeing in cybersecurity

In a presentation we prepared for the 2010 Governor’s Aerospace Summit organized by the Aerospace Future’s Alliance, we urged the State of Washington to beef up its financial support for aerospace training and education; the creation of a… Read More

New study on KC-X, and other news

There is a new report on the KC-X tanker situation, in this 16-page PDF. A hat-tip to Addison Schonland and IAG. Airbus and Boeing aren’t rushing to re-bid on India’s tanker program after the country previously canceled a… Read More

“Earning” the right to build airplanes at Boeing

The Boeing Co. seems to be at never-ending crossroads. The development of the 787 was to be a game-changer with an entry-into-service planned for May 2008. If this had happened on time, this innovative airplane would have set… Read More

Boeing and Beyond: A KIRO News special tonight (Update)

Update, Oct. 20: KIRO will stream live the news special tonight. Here is the link, which may have other stuff until the program commences at 7pm PDT. The show will be archived on KIRO’s Boeing page here. KIRO… Read More

Air Force chief ambiguous on tanker selection timing

The Hill, a specialty publication reporting on matters of “the Hill,” aka Congress, reports today that the chief of the US Air Force won’t confirm selection of the winner for the KC-X program will be selected this year…. Read More