Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price

2015-01-27 07:37

Boeing and SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to the space station.

Kuwait Airways to buy 10 Boeing 777s

2014-11-20 18:05

State-owned Kuwait Airways says it has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, with delivery to begin in two years.

China, Boeing turn cooking oil into jet fuel

2014-10-22 17:21

Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Niger buys president $40m jet

2014-09-01 21:37

The government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40m presidential Boeing 737.

SAA, Boeing look to tobacco for jet fuel

2014-08-06 13:44

South African Airways, Boeing and SkyNRG say they will collaborate together to make aviation biofuel from a tobacco plant.

Boeing, Paramount Group enter security deal

2014-07-15 16:30

Boeing and Paramount Group have signed a memorandum of collaboration to jointly develop defense and security opportunities in key international markets.

Boeing, Emirates finalise $56bn order

2014-07-09 13:15

Boeing has finalised an order for 150 777X planes from Dubai's Emirates Airline in a $56bn deal and includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes

Asiana crash pilots didn't understand systems

2014-06-24 20:58

The pilots of a South Korean airliner that crashed in San Francisco last year depended too much on automated systems they didn't understand.

Japanese firms to supply parts for Boeing

2014-06-12 13:54

US aviation giant Boeing says five Japanese firms would supply major parts of the fuselage for its new 777X jet, which is set for delivery in 2020.

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.


Airbus beats US rival in new orders

2015-01-13 15:30

Europe's largest aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has garnered more new orders in 2014 than its US rival Boeing, but the latter has delivered more planes.

Small aircraft spying on US phones - report

2014-11-14 11:03

Justice officials are scooping up handset data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

SpaceX, Boeing to send astronauts to ISS

2014-09-16 23:43

Boeing and SpaceX will build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry US astronauts to the International Space Station.

Boeing completes review for space taxi

2014-08-21 20:00

Boeing has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, company officials say.

Israel's Iron Dome makers hit by China hackers

2014-07-30 05:00

Three Israeli defence contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011.

Boeing forecasts $5.2trn orders

2014-07-10 13:15

Boeing has raised its forecast for aircraft demand, saying it now expects to deliver 36 770 planes over the next two decades in deals worth $5.2trn.

China's plane demand surges

2014-06-25 10:30

China is developing its own passenger planes and building scores of airports, but its aviation expansion faces turbulence from slowing growth.

Turkish Airlines buys 15 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

2014-06-17 08:48

US aerospace giant Boeing and Turkish Airlines on Monday finalized an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices, the companies said.

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.

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