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Fujitsu, Boeing to develop aircraft maintenance tag system

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 5:27 am

TOKYO, Dec 17, 2010 (AFP) – Computer giant Fujitsu Ltd. on Friday announced an accord with Boeing Co. to jointly create a smart-tag-based aircraft parts management system designed to help airlines reduce maintenance costs.


The two companies plan to launch the system in the first quarter of 2012 for Boeing and other makes of aircraft, the Japanese firm said in a statement.


Fujitsu is in charge of manufacturing the smart tags, which will be attached to some 2,000 aviation parts including life vests to record data such as their life spans, maintenance history and scheduled replacement dates.


The data can be read instantly to help identify parts and equipment that need to be serviced or replaced, a Fujitsu spokesman said.


“According to our study, the system is expected to reduce overall maintenance costs by some 15 percent” by enabling airlines to keep parts inventories at airports at ideal levels, the spokesman said.


Fujitsu and Boeing hope to sign up about 10 customers in the first four years, implying sales of 20 billion yen (238 million dollars) for Fujitsu alone, he said.


Boeing and Fujitsu intend to pitch the system to Boeing’s rival, Europe’s Airbus, the Nikkei business daily said.


Major air carriers are spending 50-100 billion yen a year on maintenance of aviation parts, the daily reported.

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Source: SGGP

Boeing keeps 787s grounded as fire probe continues

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 3:25 am

China unveils jet to rival Boeing and Airbus

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 7:30 am

Boeing halts test flights of delay-plagued 787 Dreamliner

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 5:22 am

Saudi Airlines orders 20 Boeing 777, 787 aircraft

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 3:21 am

Boeing and EMW Hand Over Eleventh School in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Vietnam Airlines signs deal for eight Boeing Dreamliners

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

HANOI, Oct 30, 2010 (AFP) – Vietnam Airlines on Saturday signed a deal to buy eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in a ceremony witnessed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The national flag carrier will take delivery of the first aircraft in 2015, Vietnam Airlines president and chief executive Pham Ngoc Minh was quoted by Dow Jones Newswires as saying.

He said the airline was also in talks to buy a further eight of the aircraft.

“Today marks the continuation of a 15-year relationship between Boeing and Vietnam and represents the introduction of the next generation of flight,” the US aircraft maker said in a statement on the signing.

“With this agreement, Vietnam Airlines shows its growing leadership in Southeast Asia by making the 787 Dreamliner the backbone of their twin aisle fleet.”

Source: SGGP

 

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Boeing, Airbus await orders at Farnborough show

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 19, 2010 (AFP) – The Farnborough International Airshow kicks off Monday with Boeing and Airbus hopeful of securing big orders for their planes in the face of rising competition.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire on July 18, 2010. AFP

One of aviation’s biggest trade shows is renowned for being an arena for major deal announcements and this year’s event is set to follow suit, as airlines in Asia and the Middle East seek to meet growing travel demands.


Dubai’s Emirates airline will on Monday announce it is ordering more than 30 Boeing long-range 777 jets, only a month after it ordered 32 A380 superjumbo jetliners from Airbus in a record deal, The Wall Street Journal reported.


“I think what you’re going to find this week is that both Airbus and the Boeing company will be announcing quite a number of orders,” the chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Jim Albaugh, said on Sunday.


Albaugh was meanwhile mindful of the increased competition facing US aerospace giant Boeing and its European rival Airbus, particularly for their smallest civilian planes.


“There has been a duopoly here for a number of years,” Albaugh told reporters on the eve of the Farnborough show.


“We know that’s changing, certainly in the single-aisle market place. You’ve got (plane manufacturers) Comac in China, Embraer in Brazil, Bombardier in Canada, Mitsubishi in Japan and you may have somebody from Russia.


“Our assumption is that they will be successful in developing airplanes. The first airplane might not be a great one but by the time they do their second and third one they’ll probably have very competitive airplanes in the market.


“I think competition makes you better. Again what we’re trying to do is to make sure that we have the best value offer in every market that we are in,” he added.


Boeing has hung its future on its mid-sized 787 Dreamliner — a fuel-efficient jet which will be on display in Farnborough after making its first flight outside of the United States on Sunday.


The plane, which can fly long distances and seat up to 330 passengers, has been beset by production delays. Albaugh on Sunday said Boeing hoped to deliver the first Dreamliner to launch client All Nippon Airways no later than January.


Airbus is working on a new long-haul plane of its own — the A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body). Another big project for Airbus is its long-delayed A400M military transport plane, which is set to make a flypast at Farnborough.


The Farnborough show also traditionally sees the announcement of orders for military jets but with governments set to slash their defence budgets to help reduce huge public deficits, major deals may be scarce.

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Source: SGGP

Asian air travel demand boosts Boeing, Airbus at Farnborough

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 11:23 am

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 20, 2010 (AFP) – Aircraft manufacturers awaited more orders Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow, a day after it took off with rivals Boeing and Airbus netting 23 billion dollars in new contracts.


A rush of orders for 192 short- and long-haul passenger jets worth a total of 23.3 billion dollars (18 billion euros) marked the start of the show, as airlines and leasing firms sought to meet soaring Asian demand for air travel.


The biggest single order came from Dubai airline Emirates for 30 Boeing long-range 777 aircraft worth a combined 9.1 billion dollars.


General Electric’s aircraft leasing unit agreed to buy 40 single-aisle 737-800 planes worth 3.0 billion dollars from US aerospace giant Boeing.


GE Capital Aviation Services also bought 60 A320 single-aisle planes with a catalogue price of 4.5 billion dollars from Boeing’s fierce European rival, Airbus.


Airbus won a 4.4-billion-dollar order from new US group Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for 51 A320 jets while Russian airline Aeroflot confirmed it was buying 11 long-haul Airbus A330-300 carriers worth 2.3 billion dollars.

An Airbus Military A400M aircraft lands following an air display during the Farnborough International Airshow on July 19, 2010. AFP

“The leasing companies are looking, to not only an upturn in Western European and US markets, but they are also seeing the opportunity in emerging markets,” independent aviation analyst John Strickland told AFP.


“There’s strong demand for aircraft coming through from not only the Middle East but other parts of Asia and in particular China so getting those aircraft on the books now… really is placing them in a strong position to take advantage of that upturn and the growing economies in the years to come.”


Although the 192 planes ordered Monday are together worth more than 23 billion dollars, customers traditionally receive large discounts on the list price of each plane when the orders are of a certain size.


Emirates’ huge order came only a month after the airline agreed to spend 11.5 billion dollars on 32 Airbus A380 superjumbos — the biggest single contract in civil aviation history.


The Farnborough International Airshow near London is one of the aviation world’s biggest trade events and renowned for being an arena for major deal announcements.


Defence will also be in focus Tuesday at the event, which traditionally sees the announcement of orders for military jets. But with governments set to slash defence budgets to help reduce huge public deficits, major deals may be scarce.


Boeing will be hoping to secure more orders here for its mid-sized 787 Dreamliner — a fuel-efficient jet which will be on display in Farnborough after making its first flight outside of the United States on Sunday.


The plane, which can fly very long distances and seat up to 330 passengers, has been beset by production delays.


Jim Albaugh, chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said on Sunday the company hoped to deliver the first Dreamliner to launch client All Nippon Airways no later than January.


Airbus is working on a new long-haul plane of its own — the A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body).

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Source: SGGP

Boeing helps build school in Dien Bien

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm




Boeing helps build school in Dien Bien


QĐND – Thursday, May 06, 2010, 21:34 (GMT+7)

A primary school worth over 120,000 USD funded by Boeing Group was inaugurated in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province on May 5.


Leaders of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien and a delegation of the US veterans headed by Skip Boyce, President of Boeing Southeast Asia attended the inaugural ceremony.


The school has been built after a survey conducted by the delegation of US veterans at suggestion of General Vo Nguyen Giap’s family.


On the occasion, the General’s family presented the school a computer room and Kim Dong Publishing House donated books and magazines while the Veterans Fund of the United States (VFUS) granted 50 scholarships worth 500,000 VND each to disadvantaged students.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND