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Boeing Uses a 787 to Draw a 787 Dreamliner During ETOPS Test

At 15:38 local time N7874, the fourth 787 built, departed Boeing Field in Seattle for an 18-hour, 22 state test flight. The crew spent the overnight hours above the United States performing ETOPS testing on the new Rolls Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, which will power the 787-10. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 4: North Korea, Goodbye 747-200s, and Patterns in the Sky

In episode 4, we learn how most airlines navigate their way around North Korea, sit down with Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to talk about the last US-based 747-200 flight, and learn about tracking aircraft that may be broadcasting the sporting event you’re watching on TV. (more…)

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The Boeing 737 Turns 50

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 737. On 9 April 1967, the prototype 737 took to the skies for the first time, beginning a 50 year journey that has shaped and reshaped how we fly. Since that day in 1967, nearly 14,000 737s have been ordered and almost 10,000 delivered to customers. (more…)

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AvGeek Videos of the Week

Each week we spend hundreds of hours tracking flights, but we also make time for other avgeek pursuits, like the videos below. This week, we visit the flight deck of a 737, watch a passenger jet perform some acrobatics, see Boeing’s new 737 MAX 9 for the first time, and get our first glimpse at turtles on a whale. (more…)

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The MAX writes ‘MAX’

Yesterday, Boeing took one of its 737 MAX test frames for a nine-hour endurance test. Instead of flying around in circles for nine hours, they decided to do something a little different. (more…)

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Following the 787 Fleet for a Day

Monday was the fifth anniversary of the first 787 delivery to launch customer All Nippon Airways. Since then, Boeing has delivered over 450 787s and has orders for 700 more. We decided to take a look at Monday’s 787 flights to see how airlines are using the 787. All data is taken from Monday, 26 September UTC. (more…)

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Touring a Cathay Pacific 747-8F and EAA AirVenture 2016

We spent Saturday, 30 July at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual mega event, AirVenture. Spanning a full week, over 10,000 aircraft and 500,000 people visit the show each year. Full of new and vintage aircraft, AirVenture—or simply Oshkosh, after its location in Wisconsin—brings together aviation enthusiasts from around the world. (more…)