Boeing ups jet demand forecast; no hurry on 757 successor

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Boeing Co boosted its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand by 3.5 percent on Thursday, predicting two out of every five new jets will feed Asia’s booming travel market. The U.S. planemaker expects airlines and freight firms to take delivery of 38,050 jets worth $5.6 trillion by 2034, compared with 36,770 it predicted last year. Boeing’s […]

Delta to buy 40 Boeing 737 jets, 20 Embraer aircraft in $4 billion deal

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Delta Air Lines Inc. will enter into a deal with The Boeing Co. to buy 40 new 737-900ERs and 20 Embraer E190 aircraft upon ratification of a tentative agreement covering more than 12,000 Delta pilots. The planes are valued at about $4 billion at list prices, according to Bloomberg. The tentative union agreement, which was […]

Is Boeing About to Make Some Noise in the Business Jet Market?

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After markets closed on Monday, Boeing Co. announced that it had received two orders for its Boeing Business Jets (BBJs). Two unnamed customers have each ordered one aircraft: a 737-based BBJ and a BBJ 787-8. The company also won a commitment from a China-based airline and two leasing firms for 60 of Boeing’s 737 MAX […]

Boeing says efficiency supports strong outlook, despite hurdles

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Citing steady demand from airlines, Boeing Co said on Tuesday it is capable of raising 737 jetliner output by 43 percent to 60 a month, as it gave a rosy outlook despite concerns about orders, overall production and defense spending. Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said market fundamentals that support higher jetliner production are unchanged, […]

Is the Airbus A320 really outselling the Boeing 737? Depends on what you count

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Airbus is claiming its A320 is the world’s “best-selling single-aisle product line.” That caught my eye as the press release came across my desk this morning. I was surprised. So I looked into it and found that its not quite true when you look at both Airbus’ and Boeing’s long-term sales. The claim came following […]

Smallest Boeing 737 Faces an Uncertain Future

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Boeing Co.’s smallest version of the 737 jetliner faces an uncertain future as Southwest Airlines Co., the carrier that championed the plane, focuses on larger models. Southwest is talking with Boeing about switching some or all of its remaining 56 orders for the 737-700 to a version that seats 32 more passengers, Chief Operating Officer […]

Boeing’s New 737 MAX Is About to Make Flying a Little Less Horrible

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Two incremental but important changes—wider seats and redesigned bins—have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort, either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable. At the heart of the 737 MAX project is a promise to […]

Why the World Loves the Boeing 737

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The single-aisle 737 has been Boeing Co.’s best-selling model for years and makes up for three-fourth of its total backlog. The successful run has only gotten better with the newly launched 737 Max as Boeing has promised the aircraft’s operating cost would be lower than its competitors. The past year saw amazing demand for the […]