27 April 2011

Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental begins flight test

The second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, RC021, successfully made its first flight on April 26th. The airplane completes the two-airplane test fleet for the 747-8 Intercontinental. RC021 will be used primarily for testing the various interior systems that will be on the Intercontinental, such as heating, venting and air conditioning, smoke detection and galleys. In addition, […]

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Volvo Aero reports lower profitability during first quarter

Volvo Aero released that sales during the first quarter decreased by 14% to SEK 1,640 million compared to SEK 1,910 million in the prior year. Adjusted for currency fluctuations and the divestment of Volvo Aero Services, sales during the first quarter increased by 12%. Operating income decreased to SEK 28 million (prior year 152 million)

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Continental Airlines takes delivery of Boeing 737-900ER

Boeing delivered the first Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) with the Boeing Sky Interior to United Continental Holdings, subsidiary Continental Airlines. The carrier is the first U.S. airline to operate the 737-800 and 737-900ER featuring the all-new interior. Boeing also announced that Continental converted existing 2012 orders for Next-Generation 737s to 737-900ERs and will now be

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