• Boeing eyes launch of mid-sized Boeing 797 for 2019, flying by 2025

    The Boeing 797 – a mid-range jet that's expected to change both domestic and international business travel in Australia – is now likely to launch in 2019, although it won't actually take wing until 2025. In Boeing's parlance a "launch" means offering the jet to airlines, although it'...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2018 13 Comments

  • Boeing wants to blast past the Concorde with ‘hypersonic' jet

    London to New York in two hours? Sydney to Europe in five hours? That could be the schedule for business travellers from the late 2030s if Boeing’s plans for ‘hypersonic’ commercial travel take wing. Bigger than a conventional private jet but smaller than a Boeing 737, the slee...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas looks to order ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing jets in 2019

    The countdown clock is ticking on Qantas' ambitious plans to launch non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York, with the airline ready to place an order for ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing jets next year for flights from 2022. "We're having good dialog with both Boeing a...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2018 34 Comments

  • Boeing's all-new business class seat is also a sky-high double bed

    Boeing has pulled back the covers on its all-new business class seat, which will be offered to airlines as an off-the-shelf seat for the pointy end of their factory-fresh Boeing jets as well as retrofit upgrades. Intended for twin-aisle jets such as the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner family, it n...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2018 5 Comments

  • Boeing rules out reviving the 767 jet

    Boeing on Monday ruled out reviving its dormant 767 passenger plane as it continues to ponder options for a potential new niche in the middle of the aircraft market. "Bringing back the 767 (passenger version) - I just don't see it," Randy Tinseth, vice-president of commercial marketing, told rep...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2018 5 Comments

  • Uber of the air: Boeing wants to sell flying taxis by the mid-2020s

    The dream of flying cars has been around longer than Boeing Co. has been making airplanes. Now a vision from the pages of Jules Verne is near enough to occupy the present-day plans of Boeing’s leadership. “I think it will happen faster than any of us understand,” CEO Dennis Mui...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2018 1 Comment

  • Boeing moves into the 'seats and suites' business

    Fed up with the delays that plague production of luxurious jetliner cabins, Boeing is forming its own company with the leading seat supplier to the auto industry. The joint venture with Adient – to be known as Adient Aerospace – will design and market seats to airlines and leasing co...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2018 2 Comments

  • Boeing, Embraer tie-up means big business for small jets

    Boeing is mulling a “potential combination” with Brazil’s  Embraer, the companies said, in a blockbuster deal that would expand the U.S. aerospace giant’s reach into the highly competitive market for smaller jets. The options under discussion include a joint venture ...

    POSTED 22 Dec, 2017 2 Comments

  • C Series swoop gives Airbus edge over Boeing for future jets

    Airbus' acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier's C Series plane threatens to leave Boeing trailing in a race to develop a new generation of more advanced short-haul jets. At one level, the deal appears to be neat way of providing Airbus with a 108 to 160 seat narrow-body aircraft, fitting...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Airbus, Boeing bullish on new globe-spanning jets for Qantas

    Airbus and Boeing have thrown their hats into the ring to produce ultra-long range jets capable of non-stop flights from Australia's largest cities to New York and London. Under Qantas' ambitious 'Project Sunrise' program, the highly-competitive Kangaroo Route from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2017 33 Comments

  • Qantas: non-stop Sydney, Melbourne to London, New York by 2022

    Qantas wants to begin non-stop flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London, New York, Paris and Rio by 2022 – provided it can convince Airbus or Boeing to develop an ultra-long range jet capable of conquering the 18 to 20-hour direct routes. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce formally launche...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2017 66 Comments

  • 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 20 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

  • Boeing 747-8 to become the new Air Force One

    Boeing's 747-8 will become the next generation Air Force One, with two of the highly modified jets due to fly around 2021.  The Pentagon confirmed the decision overnight, according to The Wall Street Journal, and will see the retirement of the US President's current Boeing 747-200 plan...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2015 21 Comments

  • Boeing

    Unveiled today, Boeing's new ‘Space Bins’ could give travellers 50% more storage space than the current ‘Pivot Bins’ found on Qantas' and Virgin Australia's newer Boeing 737 aircraft. Capable of squeezing in six bags per locker – up from the Pivot Bins’ four &...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2014 4 Comments

  • Beyond the Dreamliner: Boeing's vision for commercial space travel

    Boeing is getting into the space race with a next-gen capsule which provides a sneak peek into the future of commercial space travel. American astronauts are set to take the reins of Boeing's CST-100 Crew Space Transportation vehicle in early 2017, beginning with simple test flights bu...

    POSTED 13 May, 2014 3 Comments

  • The best seats on a Boeing 777? Try the upstairs bunk beds!

    The best seats on a Boeing 777 might not be at the pointy end of the plane – they could in fact be the 'secret' bunk beds nestled upstairs above the economy section. Welcome to the compact crew rest cabin in Boeing's long-range 777-300ER, where flight attendants can stretch out and sleep b...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2013 12 Comments

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