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Boeing’s 737 plant is getting even more productive

Having the world’s most productive final-assembly plant isn’t good enough for the Boeing Co.

Date: 04/21/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing shows off new bigger bins for 737s

Boeing has been showing off its new, bigger overhead Space Bins for its 737 jetliners this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The bins, which Boeing unveiled in July 2014, have roughly 50 percent more room for stowed luggage than the current bins on Next-Generation 737s.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing sells 61 737s to Panama airline

PANAMA CITY — Boeing secured an order to sell 61 737 single-aisle jetliners to Panama’s Copa Airlines in a deal valued at $6.6 billion, the largest commercial transaction between companies from the two nations as President Barack Obama attends a political summit in the Central American nation.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business Wire

Boeing delivers 184 jets in first quarter of 2015

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. delivered 184 commercial airplanes in the first three months of 2015, the company said in a news release Friday.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Business

Boeing is focused on incremental innovation

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner compared the company’s new approach to developing jetliners to Apple Inc.’s iPhone.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Charter firm to offer New York, Cuba flights

NEW YORK — Cuba, so tempting with its rum drinks and beaches, so long off-limits for Americans, is about to become a little more accessible to New York area travelers.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Business Wire

Southwest flies 737s with missed inspections

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines, the world's biggest operator of Boeing Co. 737 jets, said it will continue flying 128 aircraft while catching up on missed inspections on the planes' rudders.Almost 80 of the Boeing 737-700 checks were completed by midday Wednesday, and the...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Business Wire

Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Inc. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.The airline said Tuesday night that it had canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about one-fifth its fleet.

Date: 02/25/2015 | Business Wire

Airbus could increase single-aisle airplane production to 50 a month in 2017

EVERETT — There’s another potential single-aisle airplane production rate increase on the horizon.

Date: 02/24/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing announces new work in S. Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Even as Boeing opened a large new propulsion plant in South Carolina on Wednesday, the aeronautics giant announced the facility has already been assigned additional work.

Date: 02/11/2015 | Business Wire

Avianca chooses Airbus over Boeing for $10.6B order

EVERETT — Boeing lost out on a big single-aisle airplane order for Avianca Holdings, a Colombian airline group, flag carrier for Colombia. The airline instead signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus Group NV for 100 A320neo-family airplanes.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing tops 4Q forecasts but tamps down 2015 expectations

EVERETT — Boeing posted better-than-expected financial results for 2014 but offered somewhat muted expectations for this year during a call with financial analysts and investors on Wednesday.The company's leadership remains unfazed by low oil prices and is still...

Date: 01/28/2015 | Business

Boeing announces leadership changes affecting 737, 767 and South Carolina

EVERETT — The upcoming retirement of Boeing’s top executive in South Carolina prompted a series of follow-the-leader promotions that the company announced Tuesday.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Aerospace Blog

UK aerospace supplier plans to make 737 MAX winglets in Sumner

SEATTLE — A British aerospace supplier is returning to Washington to assemble and paint the high-tech winglets for the Boeing Co.’s new 737 MAX.The airplane maker and GKN Aerospace announced the contract Monday.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Business

737 returns to Sacramento after hitting birds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A flight from Sacramento to Denver with 135 people aboard made an emergency landing after hitting birds shortly after takeoff.Sacramento International Airport spokeswoman Laurie Slothower said the bird strike occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Friday...

Date: 01/09/2015 | Nation & World

Boeing sets records for deliveries and orders in 2014

The Boeing Co. delivered more commercial jetliners in 2014 than in any other year, the Chicago-based company said Tuesday.In 2014, it...

Date: 01/06/2015 | Business

737 loses wingtip in airport brush up

NEW YORK — Some Christmas fliers got their wings clipped — literally.

Date: 12/23/2014 | Nation & World

Air China commits to 60 Boeing 737s

SEATTLE — Air China has committed to buying 60 737s, the Boeing Co. announced Monday. The deal is for both 737 Next-Generation and 737 MAX airplanes, according to Boeing’s news release.At current list price, the deal is worth more than $6 billion.

Date: 12/22/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing 737 factory to use all clean energy

RENTON — Boeing says it plans to switch to all renewable energy at the factory where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, announced the switch Tuesday at the Renton factory, near Seattle.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Business

Ryanair finalizes 737 MAX 200 Boeing order

NEW YORK — Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has finalized an order with Boeing Co. for 100 737 MAX 200s, which Boeing says were designed to respond to the needs of low-cost carriers.

Date: 12/01/2014 | Business Wire

737 slides off icy taxiway in Detroit

ROMULUS, Mich. — A Delta jet slid off an icy taxiway at Detroit Metro Airport.

Date: 11/22/2014 | Nation & World

Boeing wins $8.5 billion order for 737s

TOKYO — Boeing won an $8.5 billion order from Japanese lessor SMBC Aviation Capital as Asian aircraft-leasing companies bet on demand for new planes to serve the region’s travel growth.

Date: 11/10/2014 | Business Wire

Human error ruled out in Montana train derailment

MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana Rail Link said it has ruled out human error as the cause of a July train derailment in western Montana that spilled and destroyed six Boeing 737 fuselages.

Date: 11/07/2014 | Business Wire

Boeing CEO says new airplane will replace 737 by 2030

RENTON — Boeing CEO Jim McNerney says that the aerospace giant will replace the venerable 737 family with a completely new airplane by 2030, reports Reuters.

Date: 11/05/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing announces Garuda order for 50 planes

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. says that Garuda Indonesia placed an order for 50 jets with a total sticker price of $4.9 billion.Airlines often get steep discounts off list prices for jets.

Date: 10/13/2014 | Business Wire

Judge backs Boeing in whistleblower suit

WICHITA, Kan. — Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Date: 10/08/2014 | Business Wire

Boeing says air cargo traffic will double by 2033

EVERETT — Boeing expects air cargo traffic to more than double by 2033, with an annual growth rate of 4.7 percent, according to the company’s market forecast.That means greater demand for freighter airplanes, especially big freighters such as the 777F and 747-8F.

Date: 10/07/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing’s latest orders can’t offset recent cancellations

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. picked up 24 airplane orders in the last week of September, but that couldn’t offset 37 cancelled orders. As of the start of October, the airplane maker has logged 1,000 net orders (1,106 orders placed, 106...

Date: 10/03/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing to ramp up 737 production

After much hinting, Boeing on Thursday announced plans to increase 737 production rate to 52 a month in 2018. The aerospace giant already turns out 42 a month at its Renton plant and plans to go to 47 a month in 2017.

Date: 10/02/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Air Berlin cancels order for 33 Boeing jets

BERLIN — Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, says it has canceled an order for 33 new Boeing jets with a list price of some $5 billion.

Date: 09/26/2014 | Business Wire

Ryanair commits to order 100 737 MAX 200 jets

NEW YORK — European airline Ryanair has committed to order 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX 200 airplanes, valued at $11 billion at list prices.Buyers often get steep discounts.Ryanair has options to buy another 100 of the 737 MAX 200s, as well.

Date: 09/08/2014 | Business

Boeing wins $8.8 billion BOC order on Asian demand

SINGAPORE — Boeing won an order for 82 jets from BOC Aviation valued at $8.8 billion in list prices as Asian aircraft-leasing companies boost their fleet amid a surge in travel demand across the continent.

Date: 08/25/2014 | Business

Airlines pack in riders, boost profits

Over the next few years, American Airlines Inc. will increase the size of its Boeing 777-200 fleet by 17 percent, or nearly 2,000 seats.It will do so without adding a single plane.American, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is removing the first-class cabin, upgrading...

Date: 08/16/2014 | Business

UTC Aerospace Systems makes a milestone delivery

EVERETT — UTC Aerospace Systems delivered its 5,000th set of landing gear for a Boeing 737 Next Generation, which is assembled in Renton.

Date: 07/31/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing to offer more bin space on some planes

Of all the inconveniences afflicting airline travelers, there might be none worse than the shortage of overhead bin space.

Date: 07/11/2014 | Business

Boeing 20-year forecast: jetliners worth $5.2 trillion

EVERETT — Each year, more and more people fly, and they increasingly want to travel directly, bypassing hubs and saving time. For the Boeing Co., that means a couple of decades of sustained demand for new airplanes, mostly single-aisle ones, according to the aircraft maker’s updated forecast for...

Date: 07/10/2014 | Business

Derailment dumps three Boeing 737 fuselages into river

MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed.

Date: 07/05/2014 | Northwest

United plane’s evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

CHICAGO — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines 737-700 as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas.

Date: 06/30/2014 | Business

Airline says Boeing is serious about a 757 replacement

The Boeing Co. is close to announcing a new aircraft to succeed the 757 jetliner that ceased production almost a decade ago, according to central Asian carrier Air Astana, which is keen to purchase the plane.The airline's talks with Boeing at the International Air Transport...

Date: 06/27/2014 | Business

In speech, Conner says Boeing isn’t leaving Washington

SEATTLE — The Boeing Co. is growing in Washington and around the world, where it faces fierce competition. So, despite the company’s big profits, it has to cut costs.

Date: 06/26/2014 | Business

B-1B pilot helps land 737 after captain has heart attack

EVERETT — You know things are bad when a flight attendant asks over the public-address system if there’s a doctor on the plane.You know it’s really bad when the flight attendant then asks for a pilot.

Date: 06/04/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Orders for Boeing 737 MAX surpass 2,000

The Boeing Co. announced Tuesday that it has received more than 2,000 orders for the narrowbody 737 MAX, which is scheduled to enter service in 2017.

Date: 05/20/2014 | Business

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