Emirates Considers New Boeing 777 Order

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Emirates Airline said Tuesday it is considering an order for up to 15 current-generation Boeing Co. 777 aircraft, a move that would help the plane maker transition to a significantly revamped version of the twin-aisle jet. Tim Clark, the Dubai-based carrier’s president, said in an interview that a potential order is “under the microscope,” though […]

Boeing insists it can maintain record-breaking 777 production, despite contrary analyst views

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To slow or not to slow, that is the question. On Wednesday, two authoritative sources differed on their answers to this key question: Will Boeing be forced to slow the build rate of the all-important 777 jetliner as it waits for the replacement 777X to enter production? Boeing President and COO Dennis Muilenburg, responding to […]

Boeing’s Latest Big Plane Sale Could Be a Tiny Nightmare for Profits

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Not in the matter of sheer numbers, mind you. In fact, from the perspective of plain (or plane?) mathematics, nothing much changed about Boeing’s order book at all. One week ago, Boeing was telling investors it had booked 127 gross plane orders, suffered 16 cancellations, and thus ended up with a “net” order book of […]

Boeing Studies 777 Improvement Options

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Boeing Co pledged on Monday to improve the efficiency and seating capacity of its 777 jetliner to shore up production of its most profitable airliner as it switches to a newer model. The 777 “mini-jumbo” is due for an extensive upgrade from 2020 with new engines and wings, but in the meantime Boeing needs to […]

Boeing executive sees strong demand for 737 MAX, confident on 777

Demand for fuel-efficient narrowbody jetliners like the Boeing 737 MAX remains “very strong” despite the recent oil price slump, the planemaker’s top salesman said on Wednesday. Although lower oil prices might make some airlines hesitate about upgrading their fleets, the overall boost to the economy from cheaper energy is sustaining new jet demand, he said. […]

United Airlines Preparing to Order 10 Boeing 777 Airplanes

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United Airlines is preparing to place an order for 10 Boeing 777 large twin-engine jetliners to replace older aircraft plying its longest routes, said people familiar with its plans. The Boeing 777-300ERs would be the first of that variant bought by United, the world’s second-largest carrier, said three of the people, who aren’t authorized to […]