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Boeing Facing Rising Competition In Fast-Growing China Airplane Market

Boeing Facing Rising Competition In Fast-Growing China Airplane Market

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing recently raised its long term demand forecast for new commercial airplanes from China. Last year, the airplane maker had predicted that 5,580 commercial airplanes would be delivered in China over the next 20 years. But driven by rapid expansion of low-cost carriers in the country, along side the Chinese government’s push to expand flight […]

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Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

| September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boeing Co. appears positioned to beat out two smaller rivals for the bulk of a multibillion-dollar NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from orbit, according to government and aerospace-industry officials. An award to Boeing would represent a victory over the newer Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, which had been considered a favorite in […]

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The Latest Airplanes From Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

The Latest Airplanes From Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the airline industry posting big profits, there’s big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing , Airbus Group , and Bombardier try to grab as many orders as possible, their new aircraft are bringing key new features to airlines worldwide. Boeing 737 MAX Unlike most other highly followed new aircraft, the […]

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SpaceX and Boeing compete for first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit

SpaceX and Boeing compete for first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are competing for more than $3 billion in funding to resume U.S. manned spaceflight, with the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit. The contract to ferry astronauts to the international space station by 2017 in so-called space taxis would end U.S. reliance on Russian rockets since the space […]

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Investigation reveals Boeing 787 concerns

Investigation reveals Boeing 787 concerns

| September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Airbus’ A320neo two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max

Airbus’ A320neo two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ first A320neo is expected to fly this month, about two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max. The first of the new re-engined Airbus narrow body aircraft will begin a complex flight test program that will eventually engage six A320neos for a year, according to a story in the Australian Business Traveler. The first of […]

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Airbus orders exceed 1,000 in first 8 months

Airbus orders exceed 1,000 in first 8 months

| September 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Europe’s Airbus said on Thursday that new orders topped 1,000 aircraft in the first eight months of the year as airlines order fuel-saving models, but cancellations continued to weigh on net orders, which remain behind those of rival Boeing. The planemaking subsidiary of Airbus Group sold 21 aircraft in August, a traditionally quiet month following […]

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Boeing raises China plane demand forecast 8 percent as overseas travel grows

Boeing raises China plane demand forecast 8 percent as overseas travel grows

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing Co said on Thursday it expects China to need more than 6,020 aircraft in the next 20 years, an 8 percent rise over last year’s two-decade estimate, as growing overseas leisure travel drives demand for single-aisle and wide body planes. The aircraft maker’s new estimate of 6,020 planes, valued at $870 billion (528.91 billion […]

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Boeing beats Airbus on jet orders as both top 1,000 this year

Boeing beats Airbus on jet orders as both top 1,000 this year

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus and Boeing both topped 1,000 new jet orders in the first eight months of the year, but Boeing is far ahead after adjusting for cancellations. Chicago-based Boeing also has delivered more planes this year than its European rival, hanging on to the title of world’s largest plane maker. The planemaking subsidiary of Airbus Group […]

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Boeing, Embraer May Have No Reason to Fear China’s Weak Rival AVIC

Boeing, Embraer May Have No Reason to Fear China’s Weak Rival AVIC

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

China’s state-run aviation conglomerate posted a weak, first-half financial report this week that’s got stock analysts buzzing about potential delays for the Chinese jetliners designed to rival Boeing , Airbus , Bombardier and Embraer aircraft. Manufacturers under the Aviation Industry Corporation of Chinaaumbrella have fallen behind on military as well as commercial projects, according to […]

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