Boeing, Airbus ‘collide’ at Saudi hangar

Airbus Boeing

The tough competition between the world’s two aircraft giants Boeing and Airbus appears to have spilled into Saudi Arabia, where two of their planes collided inside a hangar. A local newspaper affirmed the clash was not deliberate. The two aircraft, owned by Saudi Arabia’s official carrier Saudia, were being moved inside the airline’s hangar in […]

Boeing July Orders Top Airbus

Boeing and Airbus jets

For the month of July, Boeing Co. added 101 orders for new commercial planes to its order book. The total includes 50 of the single-aisle 737s from unidentified customer(s), 46 767-300F freighters for FedEx Inc. and five of the 777F freighters for Taiwan’s EVA Air. In June, Boeing took orders for 161 new commercial jets, […]

Iran in talks with Boeing, Airbus for reconstruction of aviation fleet

Iran Air Boeing 747 SP-86

The long-awaited P5+1-Iran nuclear deal is expected to create an economic boom in Iran’s aviation sector. Major aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus, which earlier voiced their intentions to start selling planes to Tehran, are now in talks with the Iranian government. Iran’s Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi discussed Airbus’s participation in the program during […]

Boeing updates jet specifications: more seats, shorter range

Ethiopian 777x

Boeing has updated the technical specifications, or performance characteristics, of its jetliners to reflect the way airlines use them and also the trend toward heavier passengers, seats and cargo. The world’s biggest plane maker stressed that the airplanes themselves have not changed. Instead, the specifications were altered a few days ago to better reflect their […]

Boeing could move work overseas due to Ex-Im Demise

737 Max

Boeing Company Chairman W. James McNerney startled a Washington audience on Wednesday by suggesting Boeing may need to move some operations offshore if the Export-Import Bank is not reauthorized. The federal agency’s charter expired June 30 due to opposition from conservative Republicans, leaving the nation’s sole export-credit agency with no authority to extend new credit […]

ANALYSIS: Engine makers prepare for possible new Boeing aircraft

Jet Engine Rolls-Royce

By the end of the decade, a remarkable six clean-sheet commercial aircraft engines spanning two generations of propulsion technology are expected to enter service. That long parade of fleet introductions – sporting all-new propulsion brands such as GEnx, Trent 1000, Trent XWB, PW1000G, Leap and GE9X – are aimed either at replacing decade-old families of […]

Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner Team Gets New Chief

Kevin Jenks the new head of its 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing Co. has named Mark Jenks as the new Chief of its 787 Dreamliner program. He will replace Larry Loftis who will retire at the end of this month after 35 years of serving the company. Mark Jenks is currently Loftis’ deputy general manager and has worked on the 787 since its earliest days. […]