Boeing, ALAFCO Finalize Order for 20 737 MAX 8s

737MAX; 737MAX-8: TakeOff from Renton Field; 2016-01-29; K66500-01

Lessor doubles down on MAX, to support ALAFCO’s future growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) finalized an order for 20 additional 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, doubling the lessor’s order book for the MAX airplane.

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Boeing Pledge to Power Construction of MIT’s new Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

Boeing to be lead sponsor of most advanced academic wind tunnel in US

Builds on historic Boeing/MIT ties in aero/astro research leadership

CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced that Boeing will be the lead donor in the replacement of MIT’s 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel that will be the largest and most advanced academic wind tunnel in the United States.

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Boeing Forecasts $730 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Middle East

Airlines in region expected to need 3,350 new airplanes over next 20 years

Growing airport hubs, diverse business models, infrastructure investments driving regional demand

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the region during the Dubai Airshow.

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Boeing, Azerbaijan Airlines Announce Deal for 787 Dreamliners, Freighters, 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Azerbaijan Airlines AHY 787-9 #211 at Paine Field

Azerbaijan Airlines grows its 787 Dreamliner fleet from two to seven

The airline will be the launch customer for the 787 landing gear exchange program

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show, is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices.

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Boeing, Emirates Announce Commitment for 40 787-10 Dreamliners

One of the world’s largest airlines picks the ultra-efficient 787 to optimize its future fleet Airplane deal to sustain tens of thousands U.S. jobs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.

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Viti Levu

Viti Levu, Fiji



  • Title Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Released 10/11/2017 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us to the Republic of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean on 28 September 2017. Part of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu, is pictured here, with coral reefs speckling the water.

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The road to Orion’s launch

  • Title Orion ESM
  • Released 30/11/2015 2:36 pm
  • Copyright ESA–D. Ducros
  • DescriptionAn artist’s impression of the Orion crew capsule with ESA’s service module.
    The module sits directly below the capsule and provides propulsion, power, thermal control, and water and air for four astronauts. The solar array spans 19 m and provides enough to power two households.
    A little over 5 m in diameter and 4 m high, it weighs 13.5 tonnes. The 8.6 tonnes of propellant will power one main engine and 32 smaller thrusters.
  • Id 350653

NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course.

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