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Boeing Sonic Cruiser – The 787 That Wasn’t

Boeing Sonic Cruiser – The 787 That Wasn’t

Few people remember the Boeing Sonic Cruiser today, but at one time it was Boeing’s most promising project in a generation! It wasn’t that long ago. In fact it was almost exactly 20 years ago, on the 29th of March 2001 that Boeing unveiled the Sonic Cruiser. Some...
Japan Airlines SAF – Making Fuel From Old Clothing?

Japan Airlines SAF – Making Fuel From Old Clothing?

Japan Airlines announced the completion of a flight that used Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made wholly in Japan. From old clothes and fabrics. Seriously! Japan Airlines (JAL) was an early proponent of SAF, emphasizing its environmental identity. They made the first...
Boeing’s 2020 Deliveries The Lowest Since the 1970s

Boeing’s 2020 Deliveries The Lowest Since the 1970s

Boeing announced its fourth-quarter deliveries for 2020, and for the whole year. They’re the lowest since the Boeing Bust in 1971. In total, the manufacturer delivered 157 aircraft last year. Before 2020, 2019 had already been a lousy year for Boeing deliveries. The...
Dreamliner – Charleston, SC Move Gets A Hurry-Up

Dreamliner – Charleston, SC Move Gets A Hurry-Up

Boeing is bringing forward its plans to move the rest of the Dreamliner’s production to Charleston, South Carolina. The change will happen about 4 months quicker than planned. But there will be work for the Everett line, for a few more months. Any production issues...
Ground Incident Trend Continues? Two More In One day

Ground Incident Trend Continues? Two More In One day

Barely a day after we looked at the Spirit and Lion Air excursions, two more ground incidents join the list in these strange times. Thankfully they, too, didn’t involve any injuries. The first ground incident involves an Air Canada 787 at Vancouver International...