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30 May, 2012

J VanDomelen Airbus delayed the availability of the A350-1000, intended to compete with The Boeing Company’s enhanced 777 twinjet; yet, customers continue to cancel early orders for the upcoming Airbus wide-body jet. This delay is giving Boeing the chance it needs to push its 777 successor (being called the Boeing 777X) forward, while utilizing all the lessons learned from its infamously delayed 787 Dreamliner. … Read More

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25 Jul, 2011

J VanDomelen “Technology leadership and innovation define and distinguish Washington state, and we need creative solutions to ensure businesses across the state have a pipeline of talent to remain competitive in a global economy,” affirms Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company in Renton, Wa. Albaugh’s statement is specific to Washington state, … Read More

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27 Nov, 2010

J VanDomelen Virgin Galactic, according to the company’s Web site, is an “airline offering suborbital spaceflights,” or flights into space with a reusable spacecraft. The Virgin Galactic vehicle is capable of carrying passengers into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). While in LEO, passengers gain a taste of what it is like to be free of Earth’s gravity, after which the craft descends, once again falling victim to Earth’s … Read More

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22 Nov, 2010

J VanDomelen What a difference a year makes in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) market. This time last year, I was listening to market research firms and industry pundits herald the military/defense segment for keeping the aerospace market afloat while the commercial aviation segment took a serious dip. Despite a woeful world economy, investments were being made at that time in military aircraft–manned … Read More

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31 Oct, 2010

J VanDomelen It is evident, based on recent news and talks with mil/aero industry vendors, that an ever-increasing number of U.S. owned and operated businesses are selling mechanical, electrical, and electronic components and systems to key Chinese corporations for use in commercial aircraft. BBC News has reported that some of the biggest names in aerospace—General Electric, Honeywell, and Rockwell Collins, to name … Read More

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27 Oct, 2010

J VanDomelen Oppland Corp. Ltd., a media company that the China Commercial Aircraft Summit, describes China as “the world’s most dynamic market for commercial airplanes” and forecasts China “to require 3,770 new commercial airplanes, valued at $490 billion over the next 20 years”. The mil/aero industry has undoubtedly taken note of China’s growing aerospace market. Boeing has assigned sales executives to China. … Read More

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25 Oct, 2010

J VanDomelen In February of this year, at the Singapore Air Show, Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac) unveiled a commercial aircraft designed and built entirely in China: the Comac C919 twin-jet airliner—considered by many to be a serious threat to the Boeing 737. A Chinese-built version of the Airbus A320 was introduced last year. Comac and other Chinese aircraft manufacturers rely on foreign-made engines … Read More

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25 Oct, 2010

J VanDomelen China has set its sights on the aerospace industry, and it is advancing rapidly toward its goal…of market dominance. China may be poised to take the aerospace industry by storm; the country is working (rapidly and diligently, I might add) to compete with, and perhaps overtake, longtime market leaders The Boeing Company and Airbus. “It’s the largest market outside the U.S. for commercial airplanes, … Read More

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18 Oct, 2010

J VanDomelen The Boeing Company completed its sixth and final test flight of the controversial new 787 jetliner yesterday, Sunday, 17 October 2010. According to flightaware.com, the 787 flew roundtrip from Boeing Field in Seattle to Moses Lake, Wa., and took approximately two and a half hours to complete the mission. This event was one and a half hours longer than the last flight of the 787 (specifically the ZA006) … Read More

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23 Sep, 2010

J VanDomelen In a previous life, I was a DJ and the lasers were one of my favorite parts of the nightclub (aside from the music). I have always been enamored by these amazing devices that shoot coherent beams of light out of them. LASER is an acronym meaning Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and what many may not know is the predecessor of the laser was the MASER, which means Microwave Amplification … Read More

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12 Aug, 2010

J VanDomelen The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is arguably one of the most anticipated commercial aircraft releases in many years. With the 787-8 boasting carrying capacities of 210 to 250 passengers with ranges of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles and the 787-9 capable of toting 250 to 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles, the Boeing 787 certainly presents many benefits to the end user, especially in the … Read More

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15 Apr, 2010

J VanDomelen After going to the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour I received a CD that had some interesting facts about the largest building in the world. Here I present 10 of them: Largest Building on Earth? True. Guinness World Records list the Boeing Everett factory as the largest building in the world by volume at 472,000000 cubic feet (13.3 million cubic meters). Boeing Factory employees … Read More

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15 Apr, 2010

J VanDomelen Were you aware that the largest building in the entire world (by volume) is dedicated to aviation innovation? I recently had the opportunity to visit Mukilteo, Washington, home of the biggest building in the world by volume. Sandy Ward, marketing director of the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour (www.futureofflight.org) graciously provided a personal tour of the museum following a fascinating … Read More

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