BOEING LIGHT That's the Dreamliner....heading for Japan



After a three year delay, Boeing’s lightweight 787 Dreamliner took off yesterday. Spectators flocked to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to get a first look at the twin-engine, lightweight jetliner, which landed smoothly at 9:04 a.m.

ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) first Dreamliner touched down with aviation fans worldwide welcoming the plane that its American maker hopes will keep European rival Airbus out of its best market (Japan). Why? The U.S. aircraft giant has had to cede ground to its Airbus nearly everywhere else, including at home.




The twin-engine aircraft boasts the latest features aimed at giving passengers a more comfortable flight while delivering a 20 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. Most of the 787 is covered in carbon fibre, a high-tech plastic that is very strong but still lightweight. Military planes have used the material for years, but this is the first time so much has been used on an airliner.

According to reports, the Boeing Dreamliner 787 is said to be almost a make or break diversion for Boeing as Aerobus continues to encroach on all the American Boeing markets and is now taking parts of the US domestic market features the largest entryways, overhead bins and windows of any airplane flying. Blake Emery, Boeing’s Director of Differentiation Strategy, is reported as saying these upgrades “improve harmony inside the cabin.” The design puts equal emphasis on form and function.

The plane has a carbon fibre design making it more fuel efficient than traditional heavier planes. For the passengers, using the plane in-flight will be a much more intuitive experience, from storage-bin latches to the control of how much light seeps through the expanded windows. Other improvements include more pressurized cabin air, larger windows that can be electronically dimmed and hands-free toilets.

There’s good reason to celebrate, especially in the current economy; Boeing has a backlog of 821 orders — almost a 10th of those from Japan alone. The wings on the 787 were made in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy, the first time that a foreign contractor has built the most complex component of an aircraft for Boeing. The Dreamliner may only be partly made in the USA (but at least those parts include the ideas and the technology).


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Dr Liam Fox Resignation letter in full to David Cameron

Dr Liam Fox Resignation letter in full to David Cameron



The cabinet investigation has not been going well for Dr Fox according to supporters and our information is that a Sunday newspaper has a number of new highly damaging allegations to put to him over his 'close' friendship with his Best Man. Meanwhile Mrs Fox is maintaining a dignified silence..this position might change. There is not expected to be a complete cabinet reshuffle but the new defence secretary will be announced later this afternoon ( Friday  14 October 2011).



Letter courtesy http://www.order-order.com/

Dr Liam Fox Resignation letter in full to David Cameron





Dear David,






As you know, I have always placed a great deal of importance on accountability


and responsibility. As I said in the House of Commons on Monday, I mistakenly


allowed the distinction between my personal interest and my Government


activities to become blurred. The consequences of this have become clearer in


recent days. I am very sorry for this.






I have also repeatedly said that the national interest must always come before


personal interest. I now have to hold myself to my own standard. I have


therefore decided, with great sadness, to resign from my post as Secretary of


State for Defence - a position which I have been immensely proud and honoured to


have held.






I am particularly proud to have overseen the long overdue reforms to the


Ministry of Defence and to our Armed Forces, which will shape them to meet the


challenges of the future and keep this country safe.






I am proud also to have played a part in helping to liberate the people of


Libya, and I regret that I will not see through to its conclusion Britain's role


in Afghanistan, where so much progress has been made.


Above all, I am honoured and humbled to have worked with the superb men and


women in our Armed Forces. Their bravery, dedication and professionalism are


second to none.






I appreciate all the support you have given me - and will continue to support


the vital work of this Government, above all in controlling the enormous budget


deficit we inherited, which is a threat not just to this country's economic


prosperity but also to its national security.






I look forward to continuing to represent my constituents in North Somerset.






Yours ever,






Liam



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Fox Trots from Westminster - A PM writes.....

Fox Trots from Westminster - A PM writes....
An icey blast through Westminster...
Dr Liam Fox falls on his sword and resigns,
as rumours circulate that Sunday Newspapers
have acres of new allegations to put to him...
Letter courtesy of http://www.order-order.com/  Guido Fawkes

Letter to Dr Liam Fox from David Cameron, Prime Minister
Friday 15:00hrs 14th October 2011

Dear Liam,


Thank you for your letter.


I understand your reasons for deciding to resign as Defence Secretary, although I am very sorry to see you go.


We have worked closely for these last six years, and you have been a key member of my team throughout that time.


You have done a superb job in the 17 months since the election, and as Shadow Defence Secretary before that.


You have overseen fundamental changes in the Ministry of Defence and in our Armed Forces, which will ensure that they are fully equipped to meet the challenges of the modern era.


On Libya, you played a key role in the campaign to stop people being massacred by the Gaddafi regime and instead win their freedom.

You can be proud of the difference you have made in your time in office, and in helping our party to return to Government.


I appreciate your commitment to the work of this Government, particularly highlighting the need to tackle the deficit, and the relationship between Britain’s economic strength and our national security.


You and Jesme have always been good friends, and I have truly valued your support over the years. I will continue to do so in the future.






Yours ever,






David


[David Cameron, British Prime Minister] 


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