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Frustrations with A320neo could mean new Boeing orders

EVERETT — Qatar Airways’ frustrations with the Airbus A320neo could mean new orders for Boeing 737NGs.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Oman Air starts order talks with Boeing and Airbus

EVERETT — Oman Air has started talks with Boeing and Airbus for an order to replace its 10 A330s, the Middle East airline’s CEO...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing gets $1.5B surprise with 4 new orders for 747-8

Boeing landed four orders valued at $1.5 billion for its 747 jumbo jetliner, giving life to an Everett program starved for sales amid waning demand for four-engine aircraft.

Date: 04/07/2016 | Business


Retirements could threaten Boeing production plans

EVERETT — Factory-floor workers taking early retirements could pose a challenge to Boeing’s plans to ramp up 737 and 787 production starting next year, says Scott Hamilton, an aerospace analyst and owner of Issaquah-based Leeham Co.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Cash flow seen as driving Boeing cuts — and possibly layoffs

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. expects to cut about 4,000 jobs in Washington through buyouts and retirements in the next few months. If that and other belt-tightening measures do not trim costs enough, layoffs could come in the second half of the year, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Business


Emirates considering 787, A350 for next long-haul order

Emirates Airline is close to deciding whether to go with the Boeing Co. or Airbus Group when it orders its next batch of long-range airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Sanders, Clinton spar over Boeing and Ex-Im Bank

The Boeing Co. popped up again in the latest debate between Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing workers consider buyout offers from company

EVERETT — Boeing workers in Everett and other locations are weighing whether to take buyouts as the company aims to cut its labor costs while avoiding morale-sapping layoffs.Still, some workers are...

Date: 03/04/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Is the airplane industry headed for a downturn?

Here’s a shock: The future is uncertain.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing changes 737 MAX strategy to keep challengers at bay

The Boeing Co. has changed course and is going ahead with developing the 737-7 MAX, reports Leeham News and Comment.

Date: 02/22/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing could deliver new jet six months early

The Boeing Co. could deliver its newest jetliner, the 737 MAX, as much as six months early, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Air Force tells Boeing to start Air Force One work

EVERETT — It’s official: The Boeing Co. is making 747-8s for the U.S. president.The U.S. Air Force told Boeing on Friday to start preliminary work to replace two aging 747-200s used as Air Force One.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News


Boeing to cut 747 rate to 6 a year, hopes to avoid layoffs

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. announced a further 747 production rate cut, an announcement analysts likened to a swan song.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Business


Good news for Boeing, bad news for Bombardier

Economics is not a zero-sum game, but selling airplanes can be in the short term.So, Boeing’s win today is Bombardier’s loss — and a particularly stinging loss for the Canadian company’s struggling CSeries.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing 787 has been a workhorse for Japan’s All Nippon Airways

EVERETT — All Nippon Airways became the first airline to fly 100,000 commercial flights with Boeing 787s. The Japan-based airline and Boeing executives celebrated the milestone at Sea-Tac International Airport on Monday.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing announces big orders from two Asian companies

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. announced large orders from two Asian customers Tuesday.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Business


Boeing forecasts fast growth in Latin America

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. slightly increased its 20-year forecast for

Date: 11/16/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing plane production greater than market forecasts call for

EVERETT — The world's two biggest airplane makers are making more airplanes than ever before, and plan to make even more. But based on analysis of their own market projections, the Boeing Co. and Airbus Group are making more airplanes than the market needs. Either...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Business


How much is an airplane sale actually worth?

Boeing and El Al have agreed to 787 Dreamliner orders worth about $2.2 billion at current list prices.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Aeroflot seeks to exit deal for 22 Boeing 787s

MOSCOW — Aeroflot, Russia’s biggest airline, is trying to get out of an agreement to buy Dreamliners from Boeing as it seeks planes and routes from a debt-saddled airline and the market struggles in recession.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Business Wire


Visits forge strong trade ties for U.S., China

Washington state will be front and center in international news this week when Chinese President Xi Jinping makes Washington state — including Everett — the first destination on his U.S. visit. That President Xi chose our state for his first stop underscores Washington's...

Date: 09/21/2015 | Commentary


Boeing plans to increase 767 production

EVERETT — Boeing is ramping up work on its 767 assembly line in Everett from the current 1.5 airplanes a month to 2.5 a month by the end of 2017.Demand has picked up for the twin-aisle airplane thanks to two customers — shipper FedEx and the U.S. Air Force.

Date: 09/09/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Cancellations leave Boeing with zero 747 orders in 2015

Nippon Cargo Airlines has cancelled orders for four 747-8 freighters, leaving Boeing with no net orders for 2015 so far, according to the airplane maker.The aerospace giant has seen only weak demand for...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Korean Air takes possession of 747-8s

EVERETT — Korean Air on Tuesday became the first airline to receive the passenger and freighter versions of Boeing’s 747-8.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing sees booming Chinese demand for new planes

While concerns about China’s economy contributed to massive sell offs in U.S. stock exchanges on Monday, Boeing increased its outlook for that country’s demand for new airplanes over the next 20 years.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing is looking at improving its Everett-built 767 jet, exec says

There is still a market for Boeing’s 767, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said Wednesday at Jefferies Global Industrials Conference.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Aerospace Blog


FedEx places the biggest-ever order for 767 freighters

FedEx has placed the biggest order for Boeing 767s. The cargo and package delivery company announced Tuesday that it has ordered 50 767-300 freighters and has options for another 50 of the airplanes, which are assembled at Boeing’s Everett plant.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Aerospace Blog


FedEx reportedly in talks to buy 25 Boeing 767 freighters

FedEx is reportedly negotiating with Boeing to buy at least 25 767 freighters. The sale would be a big bump for the twin-engine airplane program, which has posted seven net orders since 2013. The program is...

Date: 07/15/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing leads in deliveries, trails Airbus in new airplane orders

Boeing came up in second place to its European rival, the Airbus Group, on orders in the first half of the year. The Chicago-based company has deliver more airplanes this year, though.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing loses $1.3B tanker deal to Airbus

The Boeing Co.'s KC-46 Pegasus tanker was shut out again Tuesday, this time by South Korea. That makes the aerial refueling tanker 0-for-6 competing for foreign military contracts.Boeing has lost every one of those deals to its rival, Airbus Group's A-330 Multi Role Tanker...

Date: 06/30/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing sells 'Terrible Teen' 787s to Ethiopian Airlines

Most of the Boeing Co.'s remaining "Terrible Teens" are reportedly moving out.The aerospace giant has sold six of the early-production and overweight 787 Dreamliners to Ethiopian Airlines, Bloomberg News reports.That leaves four early-build 787s...

Date: 06/17/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Potential new airplanes dominate talk at Paris Air Show

There’s been a flurry of news out of the Paris Air Show, so here is a round up of Wednesday’s most interesting stories:

Date: 06/17/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing announces 100-plane 737 MAX deal worth $10.7B

PARIS — Boeing on Tuesday announced the biggest order so far of the Paris Air Show, as last-minute deal for 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft valued at about $10.7 billion at list price.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Business


Boeing considers new commercial jetliner

The Boeing Co. says it is studying a new commercial jetliner that would smaller than its smallest twin-aisle airplane and bigger than its largest single-aisle plane.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing, Airbus announce $24B in orders at Paris Air Show

PARIS — A huge demand for long-haul jetliners was on display at the Paris Air Show on Monday, with Garuda Indonesia, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Qatar Airways among buyers in announced deals valued at about $24 billion.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Business


Boeing plans a classic 777 revival at Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show opens Monday, and industry insiders say this year's aerospace extravaganza will be quieter than most.The biennial show, which runs June 15-21, has a reputation for headlines about new airplanes and...

Date: 06/13/2015 | Business


Boeing says commercial airplane demand will keep rising

Boeing says it sees the already historically high demand for commercial airplanes only going up over the next 20 years.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Used A380 superjumbos pose fresh threat to Airbus’ sales drive

TOULOUSE, France — Airbus Group is set to face a fresh challenge in reviving sales of its flagship A380 superjumbo as used aircraft hit the market.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Business Wire


20 years later

777 has come to dominate market but it's time for a successor

Date: 06/07/2015 | Business


VIP demand for Boeing’s 747-8 could help keep program alive, exec says

The head of Boeing Business Jets said Monday that demand from world leaders, militaries and private VIPs with big wallets could keep demand alive for the company’s 747-8 and 737 Next Generation,

Date: 05/18/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Boeing lands order for 3 more 777s

Boeing has finalized an order for three 777-300ERs with the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines.At list price, the deal is valued at $990 million. However, the actual sales price is often negotiated down.

Date: 05/04/2015 | Aerospace Blog




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