July 6, 2013 |
The type of aircraft flown by Asiana Airlines that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday has long been regarded as one of the safest passenger jets ever developed. Since Boeing rolled out its first 777 to a huge crowd at its manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., in 1994, more than 1,100 have been built and only one had been in a major accident, with no fatalities. On Saturday, Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, crashed after touching down on Runway 28, killing at least two passengers and injuring dozens of others.
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July 6, 2013 |
As a large passenger jet lost its tail and skidded on its belly at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, many travelers watched, stunned, from the huge windows inside a terminal. Waiting to board her flight to Phoenix, Krista Seiden saw the Asiana Boeing 777 hit the ground and slide along the tarmac before turning into "billowing smoke. " She exclaimed to those around her: "A plane just crashed!" The startled agent at the US Airways counter said: "What? Are you sure?"
June 21, 2013 |
NEW YORK--A Boeing 747 and a commuter jet came too close for comfort over New York City after the larger plane missed its landing and soared into the air just after the smaller aircraft had taken off, aviation officials said Friday. The incident occurred June 13 at 3:45 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It was first reported Friday morning by the local NBC affiliate . The report was confirmed in an emailed statement from the FAA. According to the FAA, the Delta Boeing 747 was arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
June 18, 2013 |
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. launched the stretched version of its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet Tuesday at the Paris Air Show, saying it received customer commitments for 102 airplanes. The new plane, called the 787-10, will fly up to 8,055 miles with seating for 300 to 330 passengers. Boeing said that it can cover more than 90% of the world's twin-aisle routes between major cities. PHOTOS: 50th International Paris Air Show The new orders from five international customers represents an order sheet worth more than $29 billion at list prices.
June 14, 2013 |
European airplane-maker Airbus conducted the first flight of its new A350 XWB passenger jet Friday, just days ahead of the Paris Air Show, the world's premier aviation showcase. The A350 XWB took off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France about 10 a.m. local time, the company said. There were thousands of spectators to watch the massive jet take to the skies. PHOTOS: 50th International Paris Air Show The flight lasted four hours and five minutes. The aircraft was flown by Peter Chandler, Airbus' chief test pilot, with five others onboard.
June 11, 2013 |
European plane-maker Airbus announced the first flight of its new A350 XWB passenger jet is set for Friday, just days ahead of the Paris Air Show, the world's premier aviation showcase. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France about 1 a.m. PDT, the company said. The Paris Air Show, set to run from June 17 to June 23, is where airlines and aircraft leasing companies go on buying sprees, announcing orders worth billions of dollars.