Boeing gets okay to sell plane parts to Iran

2014-04-05 11:50

Boeing says it has received US government approval to export certain spare parts for commercial airplanes to Iran.

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough

2014-03-29 15:01

Searchers scouring the Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are hoping to salvage debris for the first time which could finally confirm whether the jet plunged into the sea.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner safe - review

2014-03-20 12:03

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is soundly designed and safe to fly, according to a joint review by the planemaker and the Federal Aviation Administration.

MH370 - Piracy theory gains more credence

2014-03-14 22:42

Theories of piracy or pilot suicide are gaining more credence as the search for the missing Boeing 777 expands.

US searches Indian Ocean for missing plane

2014-03-14 08:14

As the search for flight MH370 continues security officials have begun to widen their search to include the Indian Ocean according to the white house.

India's SpiceJet places $4.4bn order

2014-03-12 14:36

India's SpiceJet placed an order worth $4.4bn for Boeing jets, sending the airline's shares soaring.

Pressure on suppliers as Boeing, Airbus hum

2014-03-03 16:00

The world's largest plane makers are soaring these days, fueled by historic demand for new jets that has cranked up their factories to record speeds.

Air India Dreamliner malfunctions mid-flight

2014-02-06 12:46

Pilots of an Air India Dreamliner, which was forced to divert mid-flight to Kuala Lumpur, had to land the plane manually after suffering computer problems.

Boeing profits surge

2014-01-30 16:38

US aerospace giant Boeing has reported a big jump in quarterly earnings, but indicated a leaner 2014 profit outlook after last year's boom.

Boeing biofuel from desert plants

2014-01-22 22:21

Aerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East will start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater.

Airbus faces high bar in 2014

2014-01-13 13:39

Airbus has enjoyed a banner year in 2013 as airlines gobbled up their offerings to renew or build their fleets and cut fuel costs.

Russian Boeing crash is pilot error

2013-11-19 18:22

Russian crash investigators say the plane crash that killed 50 resulted from faulty crew actions.

Boeing, Airbus bag $140bn worth of orders

2013-11-17 17:52

Dubai Airshow has taken off with huge aircraft orders and commitments worth around $140bn for Boeing and Airbus from Gulf carriers.

Iconic Boeing 747's future in doubt

2013-10-25 14:45

For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and shrunk the globe could be nearing the end of the line.

New problem on Norwegian Dreamliner

2013-09-16 22:16

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle encountered a new problem with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, forcing it to stop 70 passengers from boarding a transatlantic flight.

Boeing avoids Dreamliner questions

2013-08-02 12:39

A Boeing executive has declined to answer questions about Dreamliner's growing list of problems, as he touted the troubled aircraft's new models.

Qatar 787 grounded on technical glitch

2013-07-29 10:22

Qatar Airways says it has taken one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of service following technical issues.

Boeing profit jumps as plane sales soar

2013-07-24 15:06

Boeing has posted a 13% jump in its quarterly profits after delivering more commercial jets, sending its shares up 2% to an all-time high in premarket trading.

Beacon focus of Boeing fire probe

2013-07-19 08:23

Investigators have identified an emergency beacon made by Honeywell International as a likely source of a blaze on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Pilots quizzed in Asiana crash probe

2013-07-09 08:47

Investigators probing the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco have begun interviewing cockpit crew of the Boeing 777 amid mounting indications that pilot error may have caused the fatal accident.

Asiana pilot had little 777 experience

2013-07-08 09:01

The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crashed landed had been guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, say aviation and airline officials.

Asiana 777: no mechanical problems

2013-07-07 22:33

The South Korean Boeing 777 which crashed in San Francisco after landing short of the runway was only seven years old and had no known mechanical problems, the Asiana Airlines CEO said.

Survivors cut out of seats after crash

2013-07-07 22:17

Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers' seat belts.

Navigation aid possible clue to crash

2013-07-07 19:37

The shutdown of an important navigational guidance system may provide a clue as to why a passenger jet crashed in San Francisco, the head of the US oversight authority says.

San Francisco crash: No word on injuries

2013-07-06 23:38

There has been no word on casualties after passengers on a Boeing 777 which crashed at San Francisco International Airport, had to use emergency inflatable slides to escape the burning plane.


Japan bids farewell to 747 'jumbo'

2014-03-31 09:11

Japanese plane buffs will say a fond farewell to the 'jumbo jet' as the Boeing 747 makes its final scheduled flight in the country.

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines face lawsuit

2014-03-26 13:18

A US-based law firm has filed a petition against Boeing and Malaysian Airlines, alleging flight MH370 had crashed due to mechanical failure.

Does Comair have eyes on Africa expansion?

2014-03-19 14:34

Comair has just announced a fleet renewal agreement almost three times its investment started in 2012 - raising the question of what it plans to do with all these new planes.

Missing jet may be in Indian Ocean

2014-03-14 12:46

India says it was expanding its search for the missing Malaysian jetliner to seas west of the Andaman Islands as the international hunt shifted toward the Indian Ocean.

Boeing talks with India on 'right' track

2014-03-13 19:53

Boeing says talks appeared on track for the multi-billion-dollar sale of its 737 MAX planes to India's Jet Airways.

Biofuel deal for Southern Africa

2014-03-06 08:29

Boeing, SAA and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials are launching a deal to expand opportunities for smallhold farmers in Southern Africa.

Boeing making ultra-safe smartphone

2014-02-27 16:12

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed a smartphone geared mainly toward people working in defence and homeland security, the company says on its website.

No bubble in 737 jetliner - Boeing

2014-02-04 20:15

Boeing says it sees no bubble in the market for 737 jetliner market, and that production could go to 60 a month at its Washington factory.

FAA orders safety checks of Boeing 767s

2014-01-29 09:38

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is ordering inspections of Boeing 767 airplanes to check for problems that could cause the pilot to lose control of the plane.

Boeing 787 remains grounded in Tokyo

2014-01-15 11:27

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner is still grounded at Tokyo's airport as regulators demanded checks to see if the aircraft was fit to fly.

Boeing warns of Dreamliner engine icing

2013-11-23 17:46

Boeing has advised airlines about a risk of engine icing problems on its new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with GE engines.

Gulf carriers' 15 minutes of jet order hysteria

2013-11-17 20:16

While Western carriers languish amid weak margins and high fuel costs, airlines are the Gulf's economic weapon to globalise its economy and diversify revenue.

Jetmakers feud over seat width

2013-11-01 19:49

A row has flared up among planemakers over the width of tourist-class seats on long-distance flights, setting the tone for a confrontation at the Dubai Airshow.

Iconic Boeing 747's future in doubt

2013-10-25 11:58

For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and shrunk the globe could be nearing the end of the line.

Boeing expects China's fleet to triple by 2032

2013-09-05 13:01

US aviation giant Boeing said Thursday it expects China's commercial aircraft fleet to triple in size over the next two decades as the country's strong economic growth boosts air traffic.

Qatar Airways' grounded Dreamliner back in air

2013-07-31 14:40

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner resumed flights on Wednesday after being grounded for several days because "technical components required replacement," the company said.

Qatar grounds a 787 Dreamliner

2013-07-26 20:04

Qatar Airways has taken one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of service following what it described as a "minor" technical issue.

Dreamliner 'not reliable' - Airbus

2013-07-19 22:39

A senior Airbus executive has hit out at rival Boeing's troubled Dreamliner, saying the aircraft was clearly not reliable and suggested it was rushed to market.

Asiana crash pilot 'couldn't see runway'

2013-07-10 09:00

The flight crew of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 which crash landed at San Francisco Airport couldn't see the runway just seconds earlier, given how far the plane was out of position, say investigators.


A South Korean passenger jet crashed in San Francisco on Sunday, leaving two dead. See pictures from the scene here.

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Passengers: We knew we were too low

2013-07-07 23:30

Seconds before crash landing at San Francisco International airport on Saturday, passengers on board the Asiana Airlines flight from South Korea knew something was horribly wrong.


An Asiana Airlines plane, Boeing 777, has crashed at San Francisco International Airport, killing at least two people and injuring as many as 40 according to witnesses. Firefighters and rescue teams were at the scene of the downed Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which had taken off from South Korea's capital, Seoul. The cause of the crash is unclear. Early indications suggest the plane came in too short and hit the seawall at the airport.

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Boeing 777 crash highlights safety record

2013-07-07 22:06

Boeing 777 has recorded its first fatalities in its 18 year history.

Crash-landing survivors tell of 'miracle' escape

2013-07-07 07:26

Passengers on an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco airport, killing two and injuring 181 people, say it's a miracle most of them survived.

ANA in talks with Boeing - report

2013-06-27 09:42

Japan's All Nippon Airways has begun compensation talks with Boeing over losses stemming from its troubled Dreamliner aircraft, a report says.

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