As of April, all 100 planes in Japan Airlines' fleet will be Boeing (BA) aircraft. That could...

As of April, all 100 planes in Japan Airlines' fleet will be Boeing (BA) aircraft. That could change this summer. According to Reuters, the carrier may spend $4.23B on 20 A350 jets from Airbus to replace Boeing 777s on some flights from Europe to the U.S. The airline's seven 787 Dreamliners have been out of commission since January as Boeing attempts to resolve problems with the jets' lithium-ion batteries. (Previously: Boeing to test revamped battery system) 

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  • GarryGR
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    So when do you think they could get those 20 A350s?! :)
    24 Mar 2013, 02:45 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    The A350-900 LIOBFA (lithium-ion batteries free aircraft) was just assemble and now entering flight test


    The 787-9 is line 126 will be assembly 6-13-2013, but the 787 is still grouded Boeing has yet to meet the rate of 10 787 per months and Boeing has class action law sute


    The complaint, filed in the Southern District of Illinois, charges Boeing and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the federal securities laws concerning false and misleading statements regarding the 787 Dreamliner. The complaint alleges that Defendants failed to inform investors that the 787 had structural problems in its design that would prevent the first flight of the 787 by June 30, 2009


    Boeing and FAA have know about the lithium-ion batteries since 2007


    the 777-x and 787-10 is still TBD
    24 Mar 2013, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • F14TCT
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    They most likely would want the A350-1000, IF they ever buy an Airbus aircraft.
    25 Mar 2013, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EADSF.PK) are reportedly vying for orders from Delta (DAL) that could be worth up to $6B at list prices. The airline is interested in acquiring 10-20 wide-body Boeing 777 jets or A330 planes for $4.3B, and a similar number of smaller 737s or A320s.
    For background information about Delta airlines from Feb 9, 2012 the interview with Delta CEO Richard Anderson, CEO of the world’s biggest airline in terms of fleet size to understand
    Delta’s delivery dates for the 787 for 18 aircraft has been push back until 2020 and is holding off entirely on ordering any more, or any of the Airbus competitor, the A350.


    Delta confirms plan to buy 100 Boeing 737s - USATODAY.comtravel.usa...


    First of all I think there more going on with Delta airline, Boeing and The U.S. Import-Export Bank with their board members, including Boeing CEO James McNerney (formally of GE & 3M) and GE Ceo Jeffrey R. Immelt.
    Delta has already has orders with Boeing for 18 787s and 737 Is this pay back for Boeing, after The Import-Export Bank made better loan to foreign airlines at a lower interest bank ect
    Delta, and other Airline Group have file law suits against The U.S. Export-Import Bank over Air India Loan Guarantees
    Delta Air Lines sues U.S. Export-Import Bank over subsidies |
    Delta sues U.S. Export-Import Bank over aircraft subsidies |


    24 Mar 2013, 11:49 AM Reply Like
  • GSE
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    it seems like whoever can build a FAA approved aircraft with the best service and the least fuel consumption ON TIME-- will win the airline or the lessor's business
    Airlines main business these days is moving people and other things are leading to out-sourcing
    24 Mar 2013, 09:51 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Boeing has outsouring since WW 2
    in 1957 with the kc-135 A had over 100 american vendor
    Boeing problem is do to a lack of mangent on the 787
    Boeing Phil Condit was hand on with the 777-200 from 1989- 2003
    Boeing CEO need to set hes office in RV at the assemline in evertt
    boeing had yet to assemlbly 10 787 a month delfect free !
    Boeing like to blame MDC and outsource for the problem with the 787 but this not the first program to be outsource to other aerospace company and supplier
    FAA finds Boeing lax in scrutiny of suppliers from 2000
    Boeing's overall production quality because workmanship problems in the company's own factories have come to light in the past year
    for a series of problems in Boeing factories revealed last year. Those problems included airplane components failing flammability tests, loose bolts and chemical treatment of metal that caused fuel contamination.
    The FAA yesterday said it is proposing separate fines of $650,000 - the biggest in Boeing's history - and $91,000 because suppliers did not follow certain quality-control practices, standards for which Boeing is responsible
    Findings of FAA's special audit of Boeing factories Key findings of the special audit of Boeing factories by the Federal Aviation Administration, Dec. 1, 1999 to Feb. 11, 2000:
    Of 100 factory workers interviewed, only 25 were able to access and understand the requirements for work they performed.
    Of 125 products or assemblies audited for compliance with design, 55 did not meet design standards, 37 met standards but were not made according to plans or lacked documentation, and 33 passed muster unconditionally
    The KC-135A in 1957, 747 in 1966, 757 &767 in 1972, 737NG in 1997, 777 in 1991, 787 in 2003
    Phil Condit was the executive vice president and general manager of BCAC, then executive VP and general manager of the 777 program division, was hand on the 777-200 from 1989 to 2003 in Renton
    Airbus' crisis looks like Boeing's 1997
    It's a total vindication of Boeing's restructuring of its supply chain," he said.
    In 1997-98 Boeing assembly lines in Everett and Renton had shut down for weeks because of parts shortages and mismanagement.
    Carolyn Corvi is vice president and general manager of Airplane Production. She is responsible for managing Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ fully-integrated production system from design through production and delivery. The Airplane Production organization was created in February 2005, combining the former Supplier Management organization with all commercial airplane production activities in Everett and Renton, Wash., and Long Beach, Calif.
    In the years that followed, Boeing Commercial Airplanes laid off tens of thousands of workers, adopted Toyota-style lean methods to reshape its assembly lines, and outsourced simpler work. It sold off parts plants, including the largest in Wichita. Boeing Commercial Airplanes employed 122,000 workers in 1998. It has 55,000 today


    Boeing outsource start at Boeing during the WW2, in 1990 its was Carolyn Corvi, with and CFO ( General Motors Corp.'s) Deborah Hopkins as chief financial officer that was doing lean manufacturing aka outsource not MDC
    Carolyn Corvi, retire and was replace by Ray Conner.
    the Commercial Airplanes Supplier Management, Fabrication, Propulsion Systems and the Manufacturing and Quality functional organization are part of a new organization, called Supply Chain Management and. Led by Ray Conner.

    The FAA has fine Boeing see
    the 787 problems has well document in the press and some of the problems are cause Boeing workmanships problems : mis wire APU, mis-wire- main power panel, with defect mother board, miss fuel lines O-ring and loc-wire
    The FAA has fine Boeing, in 2012 The 777 has the oxygen systems where installed incorrectly see


    Japan traces Boeing 787 problem to improper wiring, report says
    the 787 has workmanships issues, alone with the battery problems,
    Japan traces Boeing 787 problem to improper wiring, report says


    before the 787 its was the 737NG, export tanket kc-767J, 1997 production problems, 737 rubber problems, 747 cargo door the open in flight flight 811, 747 enging mountin pin problems .............
    Not cause by the mager with MDC
    In 1997-98 Boeing assembly lines in Everett and Renton had shut down for weeks because of parts shortages and mismanagement.

    25 Mar 2013, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • Pony01
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    Is Japan Airlines listed on the markets? Are they private?
    29 Apr 2013, 10:26 AM Reply Like
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