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 […]
Boeing is leading its European competitor, Airbus, in the race for new commercial airplane orders in 2014. Through July this year, Boeing has mopped up orders for 833 commercial airplanes, compared to 705 orders received by Airbus. The launch of wide-body 777X by Boeing late last year has given a boost to its order tally […]
Boeing (NYSE: BA) is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world’s aviation system will require: 533,000 new commercial airline […]
Boeing projects a demand for 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years, an increase of 4.2 percent from last year’s forecast. The company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in London, estimating the total value of those new airplanes at $5.2 trillion. “This market is strong and resilient,” said Randy Tinseth, vice […]
The Boeing Company announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the second quarter of 2014. Major program deliveries during the second quarter were as follows: Major Programs 2nd Quarter2014 Year-to-Date2014 Commercial Airplanes Programs 737 Next Generation 124 239 747 2 6 767 1 1 777 24 48 787 30 48 Total 181 […]
Today, CFM International announced it has successfully initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737 MAX. CFM ran the engine for the first time on June 13, three days ahead of schedule. The LEAP-1B engine, installed in a test cell at Snecma (Safran) facilities in […]
Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) today announced the order of a BBJ 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane to an undisclosed customer. “2014 continues to be a positive year for BBJ with strong order activity,” said Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets. “Customers are showing strong interest in our wide-body VIP products and the BBJ 777-300ER is […]
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747 airplanes.
Boeing and Ryanair showcased their strong partnership with a new, co-branded livery on the airline’s most recently delivered Next-Generation 737-800.