Boeing presenta el 787-10 con Donald Trump

El Boeing 787 más grande, la serie 10, ha salido oficialmente de la cadena final de montaje 24 horas después de que el equipo de pintura de Boeing acabase su trabajo en el avión, y unos días después de la salida real del avión de la cadena, 50 días después de que comenzasen los trabajos para unir entre si las secciones del fuselaje, alas y superficies de cola.

Testigos de esta presentación han sido el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, y el gobernador de Carolina del Sur, Henry McMaster.

Dennis Muilenburg, presidente de Boeing ha manifestado durante la celebración que: “Lo que está sucediendo aquí en Boeing Carolina del Sur es una verdadera historia de éxito de Estados Unidos. En tan sólo unos pocos años, nuestro equipo ha transformado un campo verde en una moderna planta de producción aeroespacial que está entregando aviones 787 a aerolíneas de todo el mundo y mantiene miles de empleos estadounidenses en el proceso”.

Boeing montará, al menos de momento, el B-787-10 sólo en la factoría de Charleston. Mientras se ha montado este avión, así como el segundo avión que se usará en el proceso de certificación y se haga lo mismo con los primeros aviones de serie, Boeing ha desviado a la otra cadena final de montaje en Everett, donde Boeing monta también todos sus aviones de dos pasillos, la mayoría de la producción de los B-787-8 y B-787-9.

Una vez los técnicos de Boeing completen las pruebas en tierra, el B.787-10 hará su primer vuelo en el mes de abril. Su certificación se espera en nueve meses desde el primer vuelo, y Singapore Airlines será la primera aerolínea que lo reciba.

Antes de la ceremonia, Trump visitó la factoría de Boeing y se dirigió a los empleados señalándoles que “Vamos a pelear por cada puesto de trabajo americano”, y “Dreamliner, que gran nombre”. También habló de la posibilidad de la compra de más aviones F/A-18 en lugar de Lockheed Martin F-35: “Por cierto, ¿os importa si usamos los F-18 Super Hornet? Estamos analizando seriamente un gran pedido… El problema es que Dennis [Muilenburg] es un negociador muy, muy duro, pero creo que podemos llegar a un acuerdo”.

Boeing tiene 149 pedidos en firme para esta versión del Dreamliner por parte de nueve clientes.

440 Glass Cockpit Avionics

This episode, we talk to the president of Dynon Avionics, a company that designs, builds, and supports glass cockpit avionics for builders and pilots of small aircraft. In the news, we discuss a celebrity landing on a taxiway, the 2017 General Aviation Awards, a capacity cutback on commercial flights to Cuba, a town that took a man’s Cessna, and the union representation vote at Boeing’s South Carolina plant.

Robert Hamilton, president of glass cockpit avionics company Dynon

Robert Hamilton, president of glass cockpit avionics company Dynon Avionics

Guest

Robert Hamilton is the president of Dynon Avionics. The company was founded in 2000 and is a leader in glass cockpit avionics for light aircraft. Starting with inexpensive AOA indicators, Dynon expanded the line to affordable Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) and a full range of glass cockpit avionics products for pilots.

Robert Hamilton in the Sportsman

Robert Hamilton in the Sportsman

Robert learned to fly as a teenager in the family J-3 Cub in the 1970s. More recently he owned a glass panel Diamond DA-40, and built a SkyView-equipped Glasair Sportsman. Last summer Robert earned his seaplane rating.

Robert began his career as a Flight Controls Engineer at Boeing working on the 747.  But to get more into the business side, he went to the Graduate Business School at Harvard then on to Fluke Corporation as a Senior Manager where he built their electrical power business and helped develop the unique Fluke brand.  But aviation called to Robert and he joined Dynon Avionics in 2008 as head of Marketing, and then became company President in 2012.

As a volunteer, Robert was the president of the Washington Pilots Association at Paine Field, and is a member of AOPA and EAA.

Dynon SkyView HDX glass cockpit avionics

Dynon SkyView HDX

Aviation News

Harrison Ford in Incident With Passenger Plane at California Airport

When a pilot lands on a taxiway instead of the runway, it might not get too much attention in the mainstream media. When Harrison Ford does that in his Husky, it makes the national news.

2017 National GA Award winners named

Each year, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA recognize the contributions of aviation professionals to general aviation. Recipients of the 2017 National General Aviation Awards are:

  • Charles Gensler of Parker, Colorado — Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year
  • Brian Carpenter of Corning, California — Aviation Technician of the Year
  • Mark Ducorsky of Lakeland, Florida — FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year

The awards will be presented by the FAA during EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh,Wisconsin.

EAA, Dynon Expand STC Program For GA Aircraft

Some Beechcraft, Grumman, Maule, and Mooney models are now eligible for the STC allowing installation of Dynon electronic flight information systems. The EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 can be installed in models on the Approved Model List, which EAA says will continue to expand.

JetBlue Follows American Airlines and Cuts Capacity in Cuba

When scheduled commercial service to Cuba was announced, we were pretty excited, and so were the airlines. Large numbers of flights were allocated to the airlines and some people wondered if the Cuban infrastructure would be strained under the influx of visitors. But it’s not turning out that way.

Elderly pilot’s Cessna dismantled in his driveway and hauled away by Long Island town

A 69-year old pilot gave up his pilot’s license in 2015 for health reasons. He had his Cessna 152 moved to his driveway in Long Island, but neighbors and the town of Oceanside didn’t think too much of that. When the man was out of the country, the town had the plane removed from the driveway, after disassembling the wings.

Workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant reject union

According to the NLRB, 74 percent of the 2,828 voting workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant turned down representation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

Mentioned

Flights Above the Pacific Northwest is a closed Facebook group, originally created with the intent of sharing pictures and videos of local flights around the Pacific Northwest. FATPNW has grown to become an active online community.

Pima Air & Space Museum

Tattoos in Flight

Hey Techies show – Max Trescott was their guest on Hey Techies 84 talking about learning to fly.

What is additive manufacturing? – Published on May 22, 2013 by GE Aviation.

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter contract

Credit

Intro music courtesy Brother Love from his Album Of The Year CD. Outtro by Bruno Misonne from The Sound of Flaps.

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