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Boeing opens new engineering, and technology center in Brazil

Boeing opens new engineering, technology center in Brazil

Boeing recently announced the launch of its Engineering and Technologies Centre in Brazil, one of 15 Boeing engineering facilities worldwide that create cutting-edge technologies to fuel aerospace innovation.

The engineering centre is an expansion of Boeing’s strategic investments in Brazil and is based in So José dos Campos (SP), where the business started operations in 2014. There, it employs roughly 500 engineers to support ongoing and upcoming programmes.

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At an event with employees and key stakeholders, Boeing shared several new strategic investments in the country. Among them, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the state of São Paulo focused on aerospace technological development including:

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  • Support for education focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Promoting a joint agenda of industrialization and innovation
  • Enhancing and strengthening the talent pipeline throughout Brazil’s aerospace ecosystem, with an emphasis on increasing diversity

Boeing and the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) have announced funding for the third phase of the SAFMaps database, which will help determine the viability of the most promising inputs for SAF manufacture in particular regions of Brazil.

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Additionally, Boeing unveiled its first internship program for Brazilian engineering students in their final year of study. Under the guidance of seasoned professionals, interns will apply their expertise through projects in a multicultural and international setting. The programme fits with the company’s global aim to support technical excellence in the nations where it conducts operations.

For years Boeing has actively collaborated to strengthen Brazil’s aerospace ecosystem in various areas including:

  • Secured more than 30 invention disclosures and patent applications since its establishment in the country in 2012
  • Investing more than $5 million dollars in partnerships with institutions focused on STEM education, impacting five million students and training thousands of teachers
  • In the area of sustainability, working for more than a decade in collaboration with universities, public institutions and non-governmental organizations to enable decarbonization of the aerospace sector
  • Focusing especially on SAF and recognizing the pioneering role and expertise of the country in biofuels
  • Investing $2 million dollars in initiatives that maximize social, economic, and environmental benefits for communities involved in development of raw materials for SAF
  • Working alongside National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) on operational safety projects
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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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