Boeing 777 Production: To Cut Or Not To Cut?

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Airbus is facing quite a challenge lately with filling its production line for the Airbus A330, and competitor Boeing is facing a similar challenge for the Boeing 777. The current Boeing 777 has been one of the best-selling wide-body aircraft ever, if not the absolute best. But with the 777X coming to market in 2020, […]

Despite Analyst Doubts, Boeing Confident The 777 Line Can Keep Up Until 777X Arrives

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Boeing COO and President Dennis Muilenburg is certain Boeing can keep the classic 777 line at full throttle building 8.3 planes monthly until new 777X models start delivering in 2020. This problem, meeting the demand gap between the end of several older aircraft models and first delivery of the new, is one that both Airbus […]

Boeing’s 777 Problem: Delta and Everyone Else Want Newer Planes

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Boeing faces that issue with its 777, a jumbo jet that has become a well-liked staple of global airline fleets over the past 15 years. The 777 sales problem drew a fresh spotlight this week, when Delta Air Lines announced an order for 50 twin-aisle jets from Airbus, split between the A350 and A330neo models, […]

Kuwait Airways to Buy 10 Boeing 777s in Deal Worth $3.3 Billion

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Kuwait Airways announced its intent to by 10 of Boeing’s Everett-made 777-300ERs Thursday. The deal is worth $3.3 billion at list prices. It is a pat on the back for Boeing after it was reported yesterday that the company lost one of the biggest airline deals of the year to Airbus. Delta has reportedly awarded […]

Malaysia Airlines Eyes Airbus A350, Boeing 787 but Unsure of 777X

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Malaysia Airlines could decide between the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 for its future long-range fleet as early as March next year for delivery in 2017 as a first step in a sweeping restructuring of the airline. The Malaysian flag-carrier is preparing to be nationalised under full control of state-run Khazanah Nasional by year’s end […]

Boeing to Go Head-to-Head With Airbus in China

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The pre-eminent Chinese air show kicks off next Tuesday in Zhuhai, and both Boeing Co. and rival Airbus are expected to take some new orders. What the new orders may obscure is the difficulties both companies face in the medium wide-body class, where Boeing’s 777 and Airbus’s current A330 are facing some near-term issues. First, […]

Boeing and Emirates Airline Celebrate Delivery of 100th 777-300ER

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Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate […]

Boeing Taps 737 and 787 Lessons to Better Build The 777X Wing

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To learn how to set up its new 777X wing factory, Boeing didn’t have to look far. In fact, the company is looking to its own 737 factories in Renton. Boeing’s drive to increase Boeing 737 wing production, to efficiently keep up with rising aircraft production rates there, is giving the company many of the […]