Boeing in In MarchWilliam E. Boeing bought Heath's shipyard in Seattle on the Duwamish Riverwhich later became his first airplane factory.
Entry into service[ edit ] Boeing delivered the first to United Airlines on May 15, On October 16,the made its first flight. A single GE90 engine has powered the GE test during level flight.
As a consequence, the ER received an engine and aerodynamics improvement package for reduced drag and weight. GE will improve the fan module and the high pressure compressor stage-1 blisk in the GE turbofan, as well as reduce clearances between the tips of the turbine blades and the shroud during cruise.
These improvements, of which the latter is the most important and was derived from work to develop thewill, GE says, lower fuel burn by 0.
Boeing will replace the fuselage crown with tie rods and composite integration panels, similar to those used on the New flight control software is to eliminate the need for the tail skid by keeping the tail off the runway surface regardless of the extent to which pilots command the elevators.
Boeing is also redesigning the inboard flap fairings to reduce drag by reducing pressure on the underside of the wing. Another change involves elevator trim bias. As of Februarythe backlog of undelivered s totals aircraft, representing just under three years of current production at 8.
The ER is the only Classic variant available. Boeing X Launched in Novemberthe under development X will be re-engined with new GE9X turbofans, will have a new carbon fiber reinforced polymer wings with folding wingtips and a denser cabin.
The longerseating over 7, nmi 14, kmshould fly in the first quarter of and be delivered from Decemberwhile the shorter would seat over 8, nmi 16, km.
Design[ edit ] Engines, extended slats, flaps, and landing gear of an American Airlines ER Boeing introduced a number of advanced technologies with the design, including fully digital fly-by-wire controls,  fully software-configurable avionicsHoneywell LCD glass cockpit flight displays,  and the first use of a fiber optic avionics network on a commercial airliner.
Large folding wingtips21 feet 6. Smaller folding wingtips of 11 feet 3. The main fuselage cross-section is circular  and tapers rearward into a blade-shaped tail cone with a port-facing auxiliary power unit.
InFlight International reported that Boeing is considering replacing the Signature Interior on the with a new interior similar to that on theas part of a move towards a "common cabin experience" across all Boeing platforms.
Three range categories were defined:In late January , Boeing reported that it expects to deliver commercial aircraft during (including militarized variants of commercial jets).
The company will have to deliver aircraft during the remaining two months of the year to meet its target. Airlines commonly order aircraft with special features or options, but Boeing builds certain models specifically for a particular customer.
The Boeing B was a shortened-fuselage, long-range model only sold to Qantas. There are a total of aircraft as part of the Boeing (Company) Chronological Aircraft List in the Military Factory. Please note that some brands are listed separately in the list below.
For example, 'Lockheed' and 'Lockheed Martin' are considered two separate listings in the Military Factory database. A look at the difference in size between a Boeing and Embraer A look at the difference in size between a Boeing and Embraer Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to customers around the world.
There are more than 10, Boeing commercial jetliners in service, flying passengers and freight more efficiently than competing models in the . The Boeing is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity of to passengers, with a range of 5, to 8, nautical miles (9, to 15, km).Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes.