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Analyst ‘concerned’ about Boeing sluggishness on 777X

The signals that Boeing executives are sending on the 777X have one of the world’s most-influential aerospace analysts concerned. Key 777 customers want the updated… Continue reading

Boeing has ‘productive’ meeting with FAA on 787 battery fix

A meeting Friday between Boeing Co. and federal aviation officials on the company’s grounded 787 was a “productive” one. It’s unclear, however, whether the Federal… Continue reading

Airbus readies A350XWB for tests; Boeing adds Dreamlifter center in N. Charleston

Airbus rolled the first A350 XWB that will fly outside Tuesday to begin the next phase of ground tests. This first A350, also known as… Continue reading

Boeing’s 787: NTSB update, photos; Japan investigates; airlines cope

Boeing’s stock has rebounded slightly Monday morning, having taken a hit when the FAA announced a comprehensive review of the company’s 787 jet on Friday.… Continue reading

Boeing, SPEEA resume contract negotiations

Negotiators for the Boeing Co. and the union representing 22,950 engineers and technical workers will resume contract talks Wednesday afternoon. The talks take place as… Continue reading

Dreamliner scare draws mixed reactions

The latest Dreamliner glitch, the emergency landing of an All Nippon Airways’ 787, has received varied reactions from airlines, analysts and observers. Boeing’s shares are… Continue reading

Inslee: Boeing’s 787 troubles are ‘surmountable’

Gov. Jay Inslee today said he’s confident the Boeing Co. can quickly solve safety concerns about the Dreamliner’s lithium-ion batteries which prompted federal regulators to… Continue reading

787 flight cancellations pile up for ANA

Dreamliner launch customer All Nippon Airways has canceled flights that were scheduled to operate with Boeing 787s through Jan. 28, the airline said Monday. As… Continue reading

Larsen named top House Democrat on aviation issues

Washington’s aerospace industry has another ally in Congress. Rep. Rick Larsen will serve as the ranking member of the aviation subcommittee after a vote Tuesday… Continue reading

NTSB continues probe of 787 battery fire

The investigation into the Jan. 7 fire on a Boeing 787 continues with aviation officials conducting chemical analysis of the jet’s lithium-ion battery and looking… Continue reading

Boeing: 787 battery replacements not due to safety concerns

Boeing responded Wednesday morning to reports that 787 operators replaced numerous batteries prior to the jet’s grounding by aviation authorities over battery concerns. Boeing’s updated… Continue reading

McNerney: Confident in 787, Boeing workers

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney on Friday sent employees the following message addressing the company’s challenges with the 787 program: The 787 and our commitment to… Continue reading

Boeing 787 operated by ANA makes emergency landing

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has grounded its fleet of 17 Boeing Co. 787s after one of its Dreamliners made an emergency landing today in Japan.… Continue reading

Japan’s ANA cancels 787 flights through May 31

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has taken its Boeing Co. 787 off its flight schedule through the end of May. The launch carrier for the Dreamliner,… Continue reading

SPEEA considers next step for tech workers’ contract

Boeing Co. technical workers soon will be hearing from union representatives who are determining their next steps after members rejected the company’s contract offer. The… Continue reading

Boeing’s 787 finishes second test flight

On Monday, Boeing wrapped up a short 787 test flight, the jet’s second since federal authorities grounded Dreamliner commercial flights on Jan. 16. Dreamliner pilots… Continue reading

Boeing names 777, 747 managers

Boeing has named new managers in charge of the 747 and 777 production programs. Elizabeth Lund takes over as general manager of the 777 program… Continue reading

Airbus lands order for 102 jets; Boeing gets nod for six 777s

Lufthansa handed Airbus an order valued at $11.2 billion for 100 single-aisle aircraft, the companies said Thursday. The order consists of 70 of Airbus’ A320… Continue reading

NTSB, Boeing address 787 fire; United finds wiring error

Here are new developments regarding Boeing 787 problems since this morning’s blog post: • Boeing Co. and the National Transportation Safety Board confirm that the… Continue reading

More on Dreamliner fire, Boeing stock and the 787 in China

How are airlines reacting to the fire that broke out yesterday on a Boeing Co. 787 in Boston? So far, it looks like business as… Continue reading

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