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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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'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 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
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