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Ethiopian Airlines resumes Boeing 787 flights

Boeing’s 787 was returned to passenger service with a flight Saturday by Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian is the first carrier to return the 787 to service… Continue reading

Boeing logs first 787 order cancellation for 2013

Boeing added orders for 16 aircraft Thursday and recorded the first order cancellation for a 787 this year. The 787 cancellation came from Travel Service,… Continue reading

Boeing begins work on second KC-46 tanker

Boeing began assembly this week of the second KC-46A tanker for the U.S. Air Force. Boeing is expected to deliver 18 tankers to the Air… Continue reading

Boeing logs order for two 747s from Silk Way Airlines

The Boeing Co. added orders for 67 aircraft this week including a request for two 747-8 freighters from Silk Way Airlines. The orders were announced… Continue reading

PNAA endorses Washington’s plan to win 777X

A key aerospace industry group on Wednesday endorsed the governor’s plan to consider potential Boeing 777X projects to be of “statewide significance.” “This designation will… Continue reading

Preliminary report on Boeing 787 fire expected soon

Boeing, airlines and aviation geeks eagerly are awaiting news about the fire that broke out last Friday on a 787 parked at London’s Heathrow Airport.… Continue reading

Boeing to lay off 64 security workers in Puget Sound region

The Boeing Co. plans to cut the number of employees who work in security around the Puget Sound region. “We are making a transition in… Continue reading

Boeing locks in design on 737 MAX 8

Boeing has reached a new milestone on the 737 MAX 8 program, announcing Tuesday it has completed firm configuration of the aircraft. “We have defined… Continue reading

Boeing to make changes to engineering leadership

Boeing announced changes Friday to engineering leadership for its commercial airplanes division. Mike Delaney, vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, sent employees the… Continue reading

Boeing 787-9 leaves paint hangar with new livery

The Boeing Co. has painted the first 787-9 in a new company livery, though it’s not a radical departure from the old one. The new… Continue reading

Airbus edges closer to first flight of A350

Airbus is preparing its A350 XWB for the jet’s maiden flight, naming on Tuesday the pilots and engineers who will carry out the flight. Over… Continue reading

Customers, states line up for Boeing’s 787-10

There’s a line forming for Boeing’s largest Dreamliner, the 787-10. Boeing is expected to launch the latest Dreamliner this week during the Paris Air Show.… Continue reading

Korean Air orders Boeing 747s, 777s

Boeing’s 747-8 program got a boost Tuesday when Korean Air agreed to buy five passenger planes. Demand for jumbo jets has declined in recent years,… Continue reading

Boeing announces 737 orders, earlier MAX delivery date

If Tuesday was Boeing’s 787 day at the Paris Air Show, then Wednesday was the 737’s day turn. Here’s a look at 737 announcements Boeing… Continue reading

Complete list of Boeing order announcements in Paris

The Boeing Co. today issued a handy list of the order announcements it made this week at the Paris Air Show. You can learn more… Continue reading

Airbus confirms A350 first flight for Friday

Airbus has scheduled the A350’s maiden flight for June 14, the company said Tuesday. The flight will take place at 1 a.m. Pacific Time on… Continue reading

House committee to hear lessons learned on Boeing 787

The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a committee hearing next week on the lessons learned from incidents this year involving Boeing’s 787. The Aviation… Continue reading

Boeing delivered 64 jets in May

Boeing handed over 64 aircraft to customers in May, including seven 787s and four 747s. The company resumed 787 deliveries in mid-May following a halt… Continue reading

Boeing execs on 787 production, 777X and 787-9 progress

Boeing executives discussed progress on the 787 and 777X programs during Wednesday’s second quarter earnings report. Here are a few highlights: 777X launch: The business… Continue reading

Airbus jabs at Boeing’s 787, celebrates 1,000th A330 delivery

Boeing’s Dreamliner is “not reliable” an Airbus executive alleged Friday. Airbus’ sales chief John Leahy made the comment Friday at an event marking the 1,000th… Continue reading

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