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June 11, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
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.
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OPINION
April 26, 2014
Re “Stowaway baffles experts,” April 22 Since the 9/11 attacks, billions of dollars have been spent “improving” airport security to guard against vicious lions, tigers and bears, and yet in San Jose a teenage mouse was able to breach that defense, climb into a passenger jet's wheel well and fly to Hawaii. But where a mouse goes, a venomous snake or a poisonous scorpion can surely follow. Arthur Velis Santa Monica I feel so much safer now that there are dozens of toothpaste tubes in bins at airport checkpoints even though a kid was able to hide in a wheel well of an airplane and fly to Hawaii.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
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.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
Boeing Co. has notified airlines that a change in a supplier's manufacturing process may have resulted in hairline cracks on the wings of about 40 of its yet-to-be-delivered 787 Dreamliners. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. told Boeing there was a problem related to fasteners on the 787's carbon fiber composite wing. Boeing, which has delivered 123 of the planes, said the problem may be present in a limited number of airplanes still in production, but none of its in-service fleet is involved.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
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.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1991 | From Reuters
United Airlines said Tuesday that it has asked Boeing Co. to study making a new 650-seat passenger jet that would be the world's largest commercial airplane. The plane would be ideal for long-haul travel, a lucrative area where carriers are jockeying for dominance. United's interest would also provide a boost to Seattle-based Boeing, already flooded with orders as the world's carriers rebuild their aging fleets.
NEWS
September 28, 1991 | AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS -- CHICAGO, Associated Press
Federal Aviation Administration officials searched Friday for the pilot of a small plane that came within 50 feet of a passenger jet preparing to land at Midway Airport. The pilot of the Southwest Airlines jet, which was carrying 62 people, had to veer sharply Thursday as it neared the airport, an agency spokesman said.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Boeing said it will assemble its new 7E7 passenger jet within the United States, but the plant location will depend on factors such as taxes, construction costs and the support of local leaders. Boeing, which has assembled nearly all of its passenger planes in the Seattle area, briefed congressional, state government, labor and other leaders on its 7E7 site selection criteria.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
And you thought a six-hour flight delay was bad. Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said Wednesday that it would be six months late delivering its new 787 Dreamliner to airlines. In an embarrassing setback, Boeing said carriers wouldn't be able to start flying the highly touted Dreamliner until the end of 2008 instead of next May as originally scheduled. Most carriers won't see the plane until 2009 or later, Boeing said.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2009 | By W.J. Hennigan
At long last, Boeing Co.'s 787 passenger jet took to the skies Tuesday, making its maiden test flight and marking a major milestone in commercial aviation. Thousands of Boeing workers and journalists were on hand at Paine Field just north of Seattle to witness the takeoff of the Dreamliner, a 250-seat jetliner that promises to burn less fuel and last longer than other aircraft flying today. "This was a big step for Boeing," said aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia of Teal Group Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
Like the passenger jet where its central action unfolds, "Love Is in the Air" is a transatlantic affair, a glossy French contraption in the mold of a Hollywood rom-com. A more straightforward title for "Amour et Turbulences," as it's called in France, would be "Exes on a Plane. " Three years after their breakup, playboy attorney Antoine (Nicolas Bedos) and sculptor Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) are seatmates on a New York-to-Paris flight. There's still heat between them, and she has a conveniently dull fiancé.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan
Passenger Elliott Stone, who was returning from a martial arts tournament in South Korea, told CNN that he was sitting in the middle of the Asiana jetliner when it crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport. “All of a sudden the engine is just off,” he said. He said that after a jolt, the plane seemed to tip over and then burst into flames. “Everyone was pushing, rushing out,” he said. While fire officials said emergency chutes deployed, Stone told CNN, “there wasn't any slides or anything.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | Lee Romney, Maeve Reston and Andrew Blankstein
A Boeing 777 passenger jet crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing at least two on board and injuring dozens of others. Officials said 60 passengers were still unaccounted for but said they were not presumed dead. Rather, officials said they were still trying to assess where all 307 passengers and crew members were taken. The Asiana Airlines jetliner caught fire when it hit the tarmac, causing black smoke to billow into the sky. Many passengers were able to get out of the plane before it was consumed by flames.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Maeve Reston and Martha Groves
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?"
NATIONAL
June 21, 2013 | By Tina Susman
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.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
On a rainy and blustery day at Boeing Co.'s facilities in Everett, Wash., the aerospace giant formally delivered the world's first passenger-ready 787 Dreamliner to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways Co. Standing shoulder to shoulder, a crowd of about 500 employees, local politicians and aviation industry insiders gathered on a wet tarmac to see Boeing hand over the ceremonial key for the new aircraft to All Nippon. Depending on how individual airlines configure the new planes, they hold the prospect of being faster, more fuel-efficient and having more legroom and overhead space for baggage.
WORLD
May 7, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The FBI is analyzing a sophisticated explosive device, similar to the underwear bomb used in an attempt to blow up a passenger jet over Detroit in 2009, that U.S. officials believe was built by Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen in an effort to target Western aircraft. U.S. officials said Monday that no one was captured by U.S. agencies as part of the operation. The officials emphasized that they found no sign of an active plot to use the new bomb design against U.S. aviation or U.S.-bound jetliners.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
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.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
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.
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