Source: Boeing Co.
Boeing 787 Dreamliiner
Boeing advised airlines on Friday about a risk of engine icing problems on its new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with engines made by General Electric, urging 15 carriers to avoid flying them near high-level thunderstorms.
The warning led Japan Airlines to pull 787 Dreamliners from two international routes. Other affected airlines include Lufthansa, United Airlines, an arm of United Continental and Cathay Pacific… Continue
Added by Jack Dryden on November 23, 2013 at 19:31 —
The pilot who landed a super-sized Boeing 747 cargo plane at the wrong airport mixed up east and west as he talked to air controllers and said he could not read his own handwriting.
The aircraft came down safely at Colonel James Jabara Airport in Kansas, about nine miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita where it was supposed to land.
The situation was risky as the Jabara runway was shorter than usually needed for such a big aircraft and the airport is tiny and does not… Continue
Added by Jack Dryden on November 23, 2013 at 10:21 —
I addition to removing the bulbous bows Maersk is also looking at cutting out turbo chargers.
Added by Patrick Lawson on November 22, 2013 at 8:23 —
A huge Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane has landed at a tiny airport by mistake, the planemaker has admitted.
The plane landed safely at Colonel James Jabara Airport, about nine miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita where it was supposed to land.
Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel says the Dreamlifter was bound for McConnell because it is adjacent to Spirit AeroSystems, a major supplier for the Dreamliner.
He did not say why or how the plane landed at the wrong… Continue
Added by Jack Dryden on November 21, 2013 at 19:00 —
Saw the Thomson Dreamliner (G-TUIA) at LGW (London Gatwick) to SSH (Sharm El Sheikh) on Sunday 10th November, only caught one picture as was being rushed over it to board my flight.
Added by Lucy Betts on November 17, 2013 at 18:09 —
Donald Duckling 'unsafe' ship detained on Tyne
Crew members claim they had to fish off the side of the boat when they ran out of food
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A vessel named Donald Duckling has been detained on the Tyne amid safety concerns and claims its crew ran out of food.
The 16-year-old cargo Panama-registered ship cannot leave until it has undergone urgent repairs, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.
The 18-strong crew… Continue
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Seen this photo on the internet thought you might like to see it. I could not find any info on it
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The stunning fleet designed by British architect that looks set to become the next must-have billionaire's toy…
Added by Jack Dryden on October 20, 2013 at 9:00 —
We all think of the Titanic as a BIG ocean liner; see the comparison.
The Allure of the Seas in background.
The World's Largest Cruise Ship is the largest passenger ship ever constructed and the statistics are simply mind-boggling 225,282 GRT (gross register tonnage)
1,187 feet (362 meters) long Continue
215 feet (66 meters) wide
213 feet (65 meters) high from the water line
30 feet (9.1 meters) draft
22 knots cruising speed
16 passenger decks, 24…
Added by Jack Dryden on October 11, 2013 at 14:08 —
What a ship....no wonder 'Made in China ' is displacing North Continue
American made goods big time. This monster transports goods across the Pacific
in just 5 days!! Another two will soon be commissioned..
These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get their imported goods
from China ... They hold an incredible 15,000 containers and have a
207 foot deck beam!! The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer
than a US Aircraft Carrier which has a crew of 5,000. With…
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Around 30 people have been rescued from the River Thames after their tour boat caught on fire.
The passengers were forced to jump overboard when flames took hold on the London Duck Tours amphibious vessel on a stretch of water close to Lambeth Bridge.
Some 28 tourists and two crew members were hauled to safety by passing tour barges after the fire broke out shortly before midday on Sunday.
A woman and a child were taken to hospital with suspected smoke… Continue
Added by Jack Dryden on September 29, 2013 at 16:30 —
The Nordic Orion left Vancouver in early September with a cargo of coking coal and is scheduled to arrive in Finland on 7 October.
Added by Patrick Lawson on September 28, 2013 at 2:23 —
Dozens of passengers on board a luxury 12-night cruise have fallen ill with a sickness and diarrhoea bug.
Around 130 people contracted a gastroenteritis-type illness on the Fred Olsen-operated Black Watch which sailed from Fife to Scandinavia and the Russian city of St Petersburg.
The cruise started on September 8 with 778 passengers, and 29 people were still ill when it returned to Rosyth on Friday.
Specialist cleaners and health inspectors have been on board to… Continue
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000squarefoot building by 2015
That tied him for 11th, with Tim Clark, and ensured he'll be back next year. The top 12 players are guaranteed entry into next year's tournament. In connection with the transaction, Summus will also seek to delist its common shares from the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") and apply to list its common shares on the facilities of the Canadian National Stock Exchange ("CNSX"). The completion of this transaction is conditional upon, among… Continue
Added by Huey Erway on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 —
COSCO Shipping Co. has sent its multi-purpose vessel Yong Sheng on the first ever commercial transit of the Northeast Passage for a Chinese vessel. http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/91081/chinese-vessel-heads-for-northeast-passage/
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New hull design.
Launched in 2011, the Ultramax class bulker carrier -- designed to carry bulk cargoes including coal, iron ore, grain and cement -- is now preferred by coal traders and shipowners for its low hire and operating costs.
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