Aerospace blog

777X decision looms for Boeing’s board

Boeing will ask its board of directors in April for approval to begin offering its updated 777X to customers. That would position the company to… Continue reading

Boeing logs cancellation for five 747s, adds 777 order

Boeing dropped orders for five 747 jumbo jets from the backlog this week but added a request for a 777. The jet maker announced last… Continue reading

Inslee to unveil strategy to win Boeing 777X on Thursday

Gov. Jay Inslee will reveal on Thursday his plan for keeping design and manufacturing work on Boeing’s 777X in Washington state. The governor also plans… Continue reading

ANA to resume Boeing 787 service on June 1

The launch customer for Boeing’s Dreamliner will return the 787 to passenger service on June 1, the airline said Thursday. Japan’s All Nippon Airways had… Continue reading

Airbus shows off first painted A350 XWB

Airbus unveiled the first painted A350 XWB jet Monday at its factory in Toulouse, France. The European company’s latest jet, the first A350 Extra Wide… Continue reading

Will Washington become a right-to-work state to win Boeing’s 777X?

Will Washington become a right-to-work state in order to secure design and manufacturing of Boeing’s 777X here? The answer: Not likely. But one state senator… Continue reading

Boeing resumes 787 deliveries

Boeing resumed 787 deliveries Tuesday with a delivery to Japan’s All Nippon Airways. The resumption of Dreamliner deliveries is an indication Boeing’s 787 program is… Continue reading

CEO: Boeing is ‘way ahead’ of Airbus with 777X

The 787 and 777 jet programs are helping distance Boeing from rival Airbus, the company’s chief executive said Wednesday. Boeing is “five years ahead” of… Continue reading

Dreamliner flight Monday not part of battery certification testing

A 787 has taken off from Paine Field on the way to Moses Lake, but Boeing said the flight is not part of the company’s… Continue reading

Boeing flies 787, again not for battery tests

For the second time this week, Boeing is put the 787 in the air Wednesday for testing unrelated to the jet’s redesigned battery system. “This… Continue reading

NLRB sides with SPEEA charge against Boeing, calls hearing

Even with labor contracts in place, the Boeing Co. still is in hot water for actions by the company during negotiations with the union representing… Continue reading

Will the state’s aerospace office survive budget cuts?

Roughly a year after its creation, the governor’s office of aerospace could be on the state budget chopping block. The Senate’s proposed budget, which is… Continue reading

Boeing 787 lands after battery test flight

Boeing tested the 787’s redesigned battery system on a flight today in an effort to gain approval from aviation authorities to return the jet to… Continue reading

Airbus breaks ground in Alabama

The Boeing Co.’s biggest rival took a big step Monday toward building airplanes in the United States, breaking ground on a manufacturing facility in Alabama.… Continue reading

FAA official gives no date for 787 battery approval

The Federal Aviation Administration’s top official gave no indication Tuesday whether the agency will sign off on Boeing Co.’s redesigned 787 battery system. FAA Administrator… Continue reading

Lawmakers push for Spokane as KC-46 tanker base

Spokane should be the base for the KC-46A tankers that Boeing is building for the Air Force, Washington lawmakers wrote on Wednesday. Fairchild Air Force… Continue reading

NTSB releases agenda for hearing on Boeing 787

More than a dozen witnesses will be questioned next week at an investigative hearing on the Jan. 7 battery fire on a Boeing Co. 787.… Continue reading

Boeing honors 2 Snohomish County companies

Two companies in Snohomish County won top honors last week from the Boeing Co. Boeing recognized 16 companies and one university during its 2012 Supplier… Continue reading

British Airways’ owner orders Airbus A350-1000s

The owner of British Airways signed a tentative deal Monday to buy up to 36 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. International Airline Group, the owner of British… Continue reading

Boeing CEO on 787 battery progress, 787-10, 777X

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney opened the company’s quarterly earnings call with updates on the 787 battery situation and key development programs like the 777X. The… Continue reading

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