• Boeing's vision of the future has no place for the 747 or A380

    Boeing sees the future and it doesn’t include jumbo passenger jets. Not its own iconic 747 – but not the Airbus A380 'superjumbo', for that matter. The US planemaker has dropped the category reserved for four-engine behemoths from its annual forecast for the commercial-aircraft marke...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 16 Comments

  • Boeing bets on a bigger 737 Max 10

    Boeing's new 737 Max 10 received the green light at the Paris Air Show today, with the company touting orders and commitments for 240 jets from at least 10 airlines, worth roughly US$30 billion at list prices. The aircraft marker's first new jet in almost four years is a stretched upgrade of the...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • Boeing's biggest 737 Max jet takes flight

    Boeing's newest and largest 737 Max gunned down the runway and soared over the shore of Lake Washington, south of Seattle, on its way to an almost three-hour maiden flight Thursday. The latest model in Boeing’s best-selling jet family took wing five days ahead of schedule, during a week ma...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2017 5 Comments

  • Boeing backs startup project to build hybrid electric planes

    Boeing and JetBlue Airways are investing in a startup developing an electric-powered aircraft with the potential to transform short-haul flights. Zunum Aero is designing and building 10- to 50-seat planes for trips of 700 miles initially and as much as 1,000 miles by 2030. The aircraft would fi...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 4 Comments

  • Boeing 797 will be a mid-sized mass-market jetliner

    Right now, the Boeing 797 is a ‘paper plane’ – a concept existing purely in hand-drawn sketches and digital pixels. But the aircraft manufacturer could greenlight its next-gen jetliner as early as next year, with first commercial flights in 2025. Boeing will position the 797 b...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2017 18 Comments

  • Photos: Inside a Boeing 787 private VIP jet

    Why settle for a pint-sized private jet when you can have one of the world's most advanced commercial jetliners parked in your hangar? That's clearly the philosophy of one very well-heeled flyer who has bought a Boeing 787 as his (or her) private jet.  It's a bespoke version of the Dream...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2016 22 Comments

  • Photos: Apple, Qantas designer Marc Newson's private Boeing jet

    If you're going to plonk down the mega-dollars for a private jet, why settle for an off-the-rack interior when you can have one of the world's foremost designers create a bespoke cabin? Marc Newson – best known among the flying fraternity for his work on the Qantas Airbus A380, and now hel...

    POSTED 30 May, 2016 10 Comments

  • Virgin Australia begins countdown to new Boeing 737 MAX jets

    Boeing revealed its new 737 MAX jet overnight, with Virgin Australia set to start flying the fuel-efficient jet in 2018. Designed as a replacement for the Boeing 737-800, which is the domestic workhorse of both Virgin Australia and Qantas, Boeing claims the 737 8 MAX will be sip 20% less fuel th...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2015 9 Comments

  • Boeing patents 12-across business class seating

    Is Boeing set to put the squeeze on high-paying passengers? A US patent application filed by the aircraft manufacturer reveals a radical new design for business class seating which could stack as many as 12 travellers into a single row. The 'high-density' arrangement would rely on aircraft...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2015 41 Comments

  • Boeing Sky Commuter 'flying car' prototype sells for over $70,000

    That private jet will seem so passé if you could park Boeing's Sky Commuter flying car in your garage. Looking like something from The Jetsons crossed with Battlestar Galactica (the shiny and silly '70s version, not the gritty 2004 reboot) – and a dash of Th...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2015 7 Comments

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