Boeing 787 Dreamliner: When Can It Churn Profits and Generate Cash Flows?

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Boeing’s clean-slate, ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner has clocked north of 490,000 hours in service with 21 airline operators since its service entry in November 2011. The company touts the plane as the first-ever aircraft with 50% structure made of composite material, making it extremely light and efficient. The long-range, midsized, wide-body jet consumes at least 20% […]

Airbus A350 XWB Or Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Which One Will Fly Higher?

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Remember the epic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed? That’s a clip that probably every American loves to watch. There’s a similar duel going on between European aircraft major Airbus and its American rival, Boeing . Airbus, the dominant player in narrow-body jets, wants to challenge Boeing in the wide-body segment that has […]

Boeing Gives Away a 787

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Last August, we reported that Boeing Co. had 11 pre-production 787 Dreamliners parked on the tarmac that had been for sale at substantial discounts but no potential customers to buy them. This past Saturday, Boeing donated one of the first three test planes to Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The three planes have already been written […]

Airbus Builds Ties with Asia

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Airbus is strengthening its presence in Asia – a market which is shaping up as a key battleground for competition with rival Boeing. Both companies have won billions of dollars in orders from leasing companies in the past three months in what is the fastest growing aviation market in the world. Airbus says Asia is […]

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

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350

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 […]

787 Dreamliner “Execution Was Not Good” – Boeing CEO

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The chairman and CEO of Boeing today admitted that the execution of the plane maker’s troubled 787 Dreamliner programme “was not good”, describing the failings of the craft pre and post launch. The first Dreamliner was delivered in 2011, three years behind schedule, with the craft suffering a series of problems post launch. Initial issues […]

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 […]