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November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Boeing warns of engine risk on 747-8s, Dreamliners

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 — No Comments

Dreamlifter Pilot Confused East And West

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 — No Comments

Maersk is removing bulbous bows

I addition to removing the bulbous bows Maersk is also looking at cutting out turbo chargers.

http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/288434/maersk-plans-nose-jobs

Added by Patrick Lawson on November 22, 2013 at 8:23 — 1 Comment

Huge Jumbo Lands At Wrong Kansas Airport

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 — 3 Comments

Thomson Dreamliner

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 — 1 Comment

Donald Duckling

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

Continue reading the main story



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

Added by Jack Dryden on November 16, 2013 at 18:47 — 2 Comments

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