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1 hr ago | Post and Courier

Grapevine: Boeing 787 carbon fiber scraps get repurposed for the gridiron

The man-made materials that Boeing uses to build composite 787 airframes soon also will be found on football players.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

5 hrs ago |

Enormous 'fatberg' the size of an AEROPLANE found blocking sewers in London

The sewer blockage, made up of waste fat, wet wipes, old food, tennis balls and even planks of wood, was eventually cleared a few days ago by high-powered jets The source of flooding in London has been identified as a 'fatberg' the length of a Boeing 747 aeroplane was discovered in sewers beneath people's homes.


Related Topix: Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft

8 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Tacloban airport to be closed due to potholes on runway

AIRPORT in Tacloban City will be temporarily closed starting this week to repair the potholes on the runway that pose safety risk to passengers, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said Monday.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

12 hrs ago | UPI

Almanac for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Those born on this day are under the sign of Virgo. They include German composer Engelbert Humperdinck in 1854; "Tarzan" creator Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1875; dancer/singer Marilyn Miller in 1898; labor leader Walter Reuther in 1907; actors Richard Farnsworth in 1920, Yvonne De Carlo in 1922 and George Maharis in 1928 ; undefeated heavyweight ... (more)


Related Topix: Boxcar Willie, Country, Conway Twitty, Symphony, Arts, Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Hurricane, Hurricane Gustav, Weather

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Age

Qantas moves closer to HK Jetstar remedy

Shun Tak Holdings, now has 51 per cent of the shareholder voting rights, while Qantas and China Eastern? will each retain 24.5 per cent.


Related Topix: Airlines, Qantas Airways, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Post and Courier

Machinists union faces uphill climb to organize Boeing South Carolina

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is assembled in North Charleston, where the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is trying to rally workers for the union.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, South Carolina, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors


Customers cancel orders for early Boeing 787s

Two customers canceled orders this month for nine of the 10 early production 787 Dreamliners that Boeing has struggled to sell, reports the Wall Street Journal .


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787

Click Orlando

Elvis' jets for sale amid Graceland makeover

The four-engine "Lisa Marie" features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Speakers, Convair 880, Aircraft, Convair Aircraft, Entertainment

The Motley Fool

Can You Guess the 2 Best-Selling Wide-Body Planes of the Last Decade?

The introduction of wide-body planes in the 1960s ushered in a new era of air travel for aircraft makers, airlines, and the masses.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Boeing 747, Boeing 787, Boeing 767, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330, Airbus A350

Weirton Daily Times

Tillman to convey experiences

Mark Tillman remembers the first time he was at he controls of Air Force One, and it came on a flight that was headed not too many miles north of here.


Related Topix: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, W., George Bush, Barbara Bush, Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, US Military, US Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Around The World Tour with TCS Expeditions and Jean Newman Glock

A trip of a lifetime doesn't seem to adequately describe the " Around The World " adventure offered by TCS Expeditions .


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 757, Travel/Tourism, Four Seasons Hotels, Hotels

The New Zealand Herald

Plane forced to return due to smoke

A plane carrying almost 50 passengers had to return to Auckland shortly after take-off when smoky haze was spotted in the cockpit.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Air New Zealand, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

Edmonton Journal

Canadian North donates Boeing 737 door to aviation museum after theft

New just wouldn't do when these two said their 'I do's.' Nicci Romanycia-Moghrabi and Jon Bock love vintage, so they stepped back almost 100 years into the 1920s for their 2014 wedding.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Canada,

The Raw Story

Washington conservative think tank to boycott Labor Day by working Monday

A conservative group in Olympia, Washington has vowed to boycott Labor Day because of the holiday's association with labor unions.


Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Seattle Times, Media, Publishing, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787

The Independent

Air travel disrupted by fresh volcano threats in Iceland and Papua New Guinea

Simon Calder's career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Belgium Travel, Travel, Brussels, Belgium Travel, Europe Travel, Earthquake, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Pacific Travel, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777


Russia demands MH17 black box data release

The Netherlands, which had 195 nationals on board the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, is leading the international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777


PAL sees off last jumbo jet's final flight

MANILA Flag carrier Philippine Airlines bid good-bye to the last Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, as it sets off its final commercial flight on Friday night for San Francisco before returning to Manila early-morning Monday.


Related Topix: Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

Fri Aug 29, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Russia's First MC-21 Airliners to Be Powered by Foreign Engines

Russia's next-generation civilian airliner will initially have to rely on foreign engines, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin lamented on Friday, but said that the country is on the verge of making a breakthrough in engine technology.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777,

The Wichita Eagle

Boeing may have to a sharea work on next Air Force One project

The U.S. Air Force will decide by December whether Boeing will have to share a multibillion-dollar project to provide the next Air Force One jetliner for the president, the service said.


Related Topix: Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, US Military, US Air Force, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Fairfax, VA

Business Journal

Russian billionaires' super yacht dwarfs other boats as it docks at Pier 90 in Seattle

The 394-foot mega-yacht "A," named for the first initial of its Russian billionaire owners, silently slipped into Seattle waters Thursday night.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft