Boeing and Union Lawsuit Tentative Settlement Close to Wrapping Up

Boeing South Carolina 787 Final Assembly

A tentative settlement reached between Boeing and parties in a class-action lawsuit regarding payment of early retirement medical benefits and pensions appears close to wrapping up. “We reached a tentative agreement in June,” said Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace Midwest director Bob Brewer. “Both parties are still working through the final settlement.” When […]

Boeing and Airbus Battle For Dominance

Qatar Airbus A350-900 XWB

Boeing and Airbus News Qatar Airways will receive the newest plane from Airbus, the A350 airliner, this coming Saturday, the first delivery in an 80-plane order. The Gulf carrier will be the first airline to receive Airbus’ new wide-body long-haul jet, which is built with a carbon composite fuselage and wingtips, making it a direct […]

Boeing Eyes 2018 Launch for New Small Airplane

Aeromexico Boeing 737

On the face of it, it would be reminiscent of the August 2011 high-profile defection of the world’s largest carrier that precipitates the launch of the re-engined Boeing 737 MAX, if American Airlines (AA) places an order for the newly-launched 164-seat Airbus A321neoLR (long-range) aircraft. And unlike in the widebody segment where Chicago-based Boeing has […]

Boeing Leads Airbus With 61 Aircraft Delivery in October

Air Lease Corp Boeing 777-300ER

After the strongest September since began collating delivery data, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this October. Besides the fact that the American manufacturer maintains its leading position over Airbus in terms of aircraft delivered in the 10th month of the year, Boeing continues to lead the 2014 delivery race by 96 units […]

Chinese Plane to Compete with Boeing, Airbus Models

comac c919 Simulation

China is seeking suppliers to develop its own wide-body passenger plane over the next decade, industry executives said, expanding its ambitions and rivalry with Boeing (IW 500/13) (BA) and Airbus (IW 1000/47). The proposed aircraft — tentatively called the C929 — would be state-backed Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC)’s largest, according to suppliers that […]

China Aircraft Leasing Talks to Boeing After Airbus Order

Air Asia Airbus A320

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd. (1848) is talking to Boeing Co. about a possible order after pledging to buy 100 Airbus Group NV (AIR) airliners valued at $10.2 billion to support expansion in its home region and beyond. The Chinese lessor, based in Hong Kong and known as CALC, committed to purchasing single-aisle A320 […]

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

Airbus A330-200

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 CEO Says Gulf-Carrier Hub Model Will Survive for Decades


Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the long-haul hub model that’s helped Gulf airlines become some of the biggest in the world will persist for years, forcing rival carriers to develop new strategies. “Given the technology I see available, which is the size and range of airplanes, I think that this business model […]