Boeing Says Oil Price Won’t Hurt Demand for Fuel-Efficiency

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing reported healthy profits Wednesday as Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney assured investors that declining oil prices won’t crimp airlines’ desire to buy more fuel-efficient planes. McNerney seemed to allude to events such as the shooting down of Malaysia Flight 17 over Ukraine in July when he said, “Notwithstanding a somewhat richer […]

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 […]

Boeing’s 787 Production Problems Hurting Bottom Line

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Despite Boeing’s third quarter being a solid one, questions surrounding its 787 Dreamliner continue to weigh on the stock price. It was one of the reasons Boeing’s operating cash flow before pension contributions declined a staggering 61% to $1.7 billion, compared to last year’s third quarter. The 787 program is still not cash flow positive, […]

Royal Jordanian Flies With B787 Dreamliner To KLIA

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The KL International Airport (KLIA) has recorded another historic moment yesterday with the landing of a Royal Jordanian Airlines’ brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, in a statement today, said the Jordan’s flag carrier became the first airline to operate schedule flights with B787 Dreamliner into KLIA. Its General Manager of […]

Boeing, Virgin Atlantic Airways Celebrate Delivery of Airline’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9 and plans to operate the airplane initially on its London Heathrow to Boston route. Virgin Atlantic’s first 787-9 touched down at London’s Gatwick Airport today following a […]

Lack of Appropriate Tests May Have Contributed to Dreamliner Battery Overheating – Japan

An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport

Japan’s transport authority said on Thursday a lack of appropriate testing may have contributed to a lithium-ion battery overheating on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner owned by ANA Holdings, which led to the grounding of the Dreamliner fleet globally for more than three months. In its final report on the ANA incident, the Japan Transport […]

Avolon Affirms its Orders for Boeing 787-9 and 737 MAX9 Jetliners

Commercial airplane manufacturer The Boeing Company said that the leasing company Avolon has honored its commitment made during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. Avolon has finalized the order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list price. Despite having different passenger carrying capability and specifications, […]

787 and A350 airline operators will open up new Europe-US routes – Despite Resistance

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The development of the new generation wide body aircraft such as Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’ A350 may soon lead to direct services from European hubs to a growing number of secondary cities in North America. The EU-US Open Skies agreement opened up the market to a large degree, but hub economics mean that most EU […]

Boeing Responds to Al Jazeera English Documentary on 787 Dreamliner Production

We have not been afforded the opportunity to view the full program, but the promotional trailer and published media reviews suggest that what has been produced is as biased a production as we have seen in some time. It is unfortunate that the producers of this television program appear to have fallen into the trap […]

Investigation reveals Boeing 787 concerns

In a new documentary, Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787, current and retired Boeing employees discuss their worries about quality control with Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner”, which made its first commercial flight in late 2011, has been dogged with problems since plans for its launch were announced in 2003. Two battery failures in […]