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Researchers Develop New Tool That Detects Problems In Flights
2011-09-12 11:27:21

  MIT researchers have developed a tool that spots glitches in a plane's overall health and performance without knowing ahead of time what to look for. The new technique uses a type of data mining that filters data into subsets, or clusters of flights that share common patterns. Commercial airlines in the U.S. currently monitor black-box data on a voluntary basis, following guidelines laid out by the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA)...

2011-08-10 18:00:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the Hong Kong-based carrier has ordered eight Boeing 777 Freighters and four 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. The order is valued at $3.3 billion at list prices. With this announcement, Cathay Pacific becomes the 15th customer to order the 777 Freighter and increases its Boeing 777-300ER fleet to 50. "We are very pleased to announce this latest Boeing order, which highlights our...

2011-06-21 06:41:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced an agreement today at the Paris Air Show that GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (NYSE: GE), will purchase two 747-8 Freighters and eight 777-300ERs (extended range). The 747-8 Freighter is a new model for the GECAS portfolio of airplanes. Boeing looks forward to finalizing the details of the agreement, at which time the order will be...

2011-06-21 04:19:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeroflot Russian Airlines today announced an order at the Paris Air Show for eight Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range) jetliners. "The Boeing 777 will strengthen our long-haul capabilities," said Vitaly Saveliev, director general of Aeroflot Russian Airlines. "These airplanes will play a critical role in our network expansion strategy, particularly the international growth opportunities we expect from our joint...

2011-06-20 07:17:00

PARIS June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- All Nippon Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4074D engines to power five new Boeing 777 aircraft. The agreement represents 10 firm PW4074D engines and is valued at $230 million at list prices. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The PW4000 engine series has provided reliable operation to All Nippon Airways since the introduction of the Boeing 777 aircraft at ANA more than fifteen years...

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