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February 6, 2019

Boeing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:59 am
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I think Boeing is an amazingly well-run company.  I think their decision not to compete with the A380 and instead develop the 787 was strategic genius.  However, I doubt the wisdom of developing a supersonic business jet.  I am just not sure the market is big enough to justify the investment.

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January 14, 2019

Boeing’s transonic wing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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Boeing is working on a “transonic wing” that will allow airliners to fly close to, but not exceed the speed of sound.  This would cut some longer flight travel times by a significant amount, at a much lower cost than a supersonic airliner.

November 15, 2018

737 Max

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:24 am
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This report seems to indicate that Boeing screwed up. Not sure how you could install a new safety system and not brief pilots on the change.  I wonder if there is more to the story.

October 8, 2018

Congratulations Boeing

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 2:52 pm
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Congrats to Boeing (and SAAB) for winning the Air Force contract for the next generation jet trainer.

October 3, 2018

Maxes from here on out

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 3:27 am
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Southwest airlines has taken delivery of their last 737-800.  From here forward all new aircraft will be 737 Max aircraft.

June 7, 2018

Scrapping A380s

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:34 pm
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Story here.  I will pat myself on the back here.  I thought at the time that the Boeing bet on the 787 was better than what Airbus was doing with the A380.

OK, now this is funny

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:41 pm
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I have to believe the guys at Boeing were messing with everybody when they did this. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

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