Ethiopian 787: Dominic Gates at The Seattle Times has a detailed story about how Boeing is repairing the Ethiopian Airlines 787 damaged by a fire at London Heathrow Airport earlier this year. Boeing doesn’t comment for the story–nor… Read More
Ethiopian 787: Remember that Boeing 787 fire at London Heathrow Airport some months back? It seems that Ethiopian Airlines, the owner, and Boeing, have finally reached agreement on how to fix the airplane–but nobody is saying how, according… Read More
CSeries First Flight: Bombardier announced today that the first flight of the CSeries has slipped into August. Here is the press release. Boeing 2Q profit: Boeing reported a solid profit in the second quarter, with increased cash flow… Read More
Here is some more information on the Honeywell Electronic Locator Transmitter and the installation/operation on the Boeing 787. We asked Boeing about the prospect of interface between the ELT and the 787’s electrical system. Boeing told us: In… Read More
Previous Electronic Locator Transmitters have been subject to Airworthiness Directives from the European EASA and Canadian regulators. We have a query into Honeywell for comment.
Here it is. Be sure to also click on the PDF.
Note: This Reuters article has some good detail about how Boeing gets the 777-9X to its advertised 20% economic gains over 777-300ER. 777-8 “Lite:” Boeing’s plan to launch the 777X in two versions, the ultra-long range 8X at… Read More
Repairing the 787: The prospect of repairing or writing off the 787 has gained fodder almost on the same level as speculation over the cause of the fire. There have been several articles, including this one yesterday in… Read More
Note: we refer Readers to this analysis with diagrams. Note: The Wall Street Journal has this in-depth piece (found via Google News, so Readers should be able to access it) that says: The fire was in the overhead… Read More
Update, 12n PDT: The British Air Accident Investigation Board has issued its first press release. No apparent connection to the APU or batteries, but otherwise a standard we’re-working-on-it statement. Unrelated to Ethiopian: Fascinating animations of the Asiana Flt… Read More