Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a joint project with NASA and the German Aerospace Center. The idea for this project was to build an airborne observatory and put a German built 2.5-meter telescope inside a modified American Boeing 747. The idea of the project is that because the telescope is high in the sky, the infrared blocking water vapor on the ground will not affect the telescope and the telescope will have a much clearer view of the infrared universe (than if a telescope was on the ground). SOFIA objectives are to study the composition of planetary atmospheres, investigate structure and composition of comets, learn about the interstellar medium, and to learn about the formation of stars. The project began in 1996 with an estimated cost of 185 million dollars and was to be completed in 2001. Unfortunately with delays and setbacks the project was not completed until 2007 and its first flight with the telescope working was not until 2010. The price of the project doubled to about 360 million dollars, and to operate the plane, it will cost an additional 100 million dollars a year. Is the amount of money spent towards this worth the
Boeing corporations is an American based Multi-National-Corporation that designs, produces and distributes both military and commercial Aircraft. As a Multi-National-Corporation, Boeing has offices and factories in different countries and have a centralised head office in Chicago where they coordinate global management. One of Boeing's flagship products is the Boeing 787-Dreamliner which is a mid-range commercial aircraft. The Boeing 787 is one of the latest Boeing Products that demonstrates the principals of a Multi-National-Corporation. It sources components, from 7 different countries, as well as utilising research and technology facilities across 20 countries worldwide.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Risk Management Plan February 17, 2013 Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Sources of Construction Project Risk III. Systems to Address Construction Project Risk IV. Catastrophic Failure Fault Tree V. Course Project Part 1 VI. Fault Tree One VII. Fault Tree Two VIII. Project Risk Summary IX. Conclusions X. Works Cited I. Introduction Boeing Commercial Airplanes' launched the 787 Dreamliner, a super-efficient airplane in order to meet the growing needs and preferences of an international audience across the globe. An
Executive Summary As Russell Menere, I recommend the management of Boeing Australia Limited to follow the footsteps of Boeing Seattle to adopt and implement cost effective e-Procurement system, which can be interfaced with the legacy information system as we have IT infrastructure in place that is our core strength.
There were many important people, aircraft, and developments, which greatly contributed to aviation development, which ultimately impacted the World. Out of many aviation developments, I will write about an aircraft I take pleasure in seeing and hearing, the C-130 Hercules. I consider this aircraft has made a significant impact in the aviation industry, most in the dependability of the airframe and its illustrious design. Today, this aircraft is used for many organizations such as Military Ops, firefighting, and search and rescue. The military is the primary user of this aircraft, for it uses it for many tactical operations. But what makes this aircraft so grand? The ability to land on short runways and the ability to fly slow with load,
The Boeing 747, also known as Jumbo Jet, is one of the most prominent and popular airplanes used in the past, and still flown today. When it was launched commercially in 1970, it was a public transportation breakthrough. This plane was built to transport mass amounts of people and cargo. The plane design had a passenger capacity world record for 37 years. With it several designs, the most recent being the Boeing 747-8F for passengers, the plane is versatile and has been used to this day, in airports around the world. The Boeing 747 was made by the Boeing company. It was thought up and
Term Paper on Airbus INTRODUCTION In December 2000, Airbus formally committed to develop and launch a super jumbo plane known as the A380 at a launch cost of $13 billion. Prior to and after Airbus’ commitment, Boeing started and canceled several initiatives aimed at developing a “stretch jumbo” with capacity in between its existing jumbo (the 747) and Airbus’ planned super jumbo.
Two year before Amtrak operated, the Boeing company build model commercial aircraft passanger Boeing 747 the Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. Boeing 747 has changed the worldwide traveller sence then.
How did advancements of aviation during WW2 led to modern civil travel? Jesus Melgoza March 31, 2011 Word count: 1,645 A: Plan of investigation How did advancements of aviation during WW2 led to modern civil travel? This investigation will look to see how the advancements of the modern airplane during WW2 helped to shape civil travel today. This investigation will be looking mainly at secondary sources like sources of the planes themselves and histories or company who specialize in the modern aircraft, primary sources will be used only to tell of the handling of the plane themselves. This investigation will look at only airplanes and no other major types of travel. The investigation will not look to major battles or causes of
Analysis of Boeing's 7E7 Project It is suggested that the travel industry and the aerospace and defense industry as a whole will continue to grow on the basis of the strong demand emanating from domestic demand as well as globalization. This may give a major boost to the demand for 7E7s as the airlines are already concerned about high fuel costs intensifying out of increased demands from emerging economies like India and China and reduced production. Better design modifications is going to be a major strength for the 7E7 as Boeing is betting on the future of small-mid size airplanes which can fly short as well as long distances with its fuel efficient engines. From an investment perspective, with interest rates at it's lowest in decades, with 911 behind us, and barring a major pandemic such as SARS, the timing seems right for Boeing to pursue this endeavor.
This is a case about three different companies dedicated to the manufacturing of aircrafts. Those three major companies are: Boeing, Airbus Industry and McDonnell Douglas; each of one was struggling to produce enough aircraft to satisfy a seemingly unquenchable need for passenger and freight transport around the world, developed in this form many kinds of aircrafts in different models and styles.
The Boeing 747’s Impact on Contemporary Globalization This paper addresses the international impacts of Boeing’s 747 commercial airliner on modern globalization. The 747 is one of the most revolutionary and famous airliners today, it could fit as much as 570 passengers and could carry as much as 154 tons of
Case Study of Boeing's Decision to Develop the 777 1. What is an appropriate required rate of return against which to evaluate the prospective IRRs from the Boeing 777?
The airplane is a very normal word today. But it is a new word at least a hundred years. Then I want to talk about airplanes’ history, airplanes’ companies, personal business, global trade, and the benefit for international students and traveling. In my view, those parts are very important about