Boeing has reported second-quarter revenue of $17 billion, driven by increased demand for commercial aircraft. The figure is up 44 per cent from the $11.8 billion recorded in the same period last year.
Brian West will lead all aspects of financial strategy, performance, reporting and long-range business planning, as well as investor relations, treasury, controller and audit operations.
Boeing and United announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 Max jets. At the same time, the US carrier has ordered 70 A321neo planes from Airbus.
Boeing has completed a test flight of the 737-10 Max, the largest variant in the family. The airplane took off from Renton Field, Washington, and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle.
Ryanair has welcomed its first Boeing 737 Max after nearly two years of delays. The aircraft flew overnight from Seattle and will land in Dublin Airport later this afternoon.
The new order comes as airlines prepare for a robust return to air travel and modernise their narrow-body fleets to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions.
Boeing has announced a new partnership with a Costa Rica-based maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to create additional conversion capacity for the 737-800 converted freighter.
Boeing has reported a net loss of $561 million for the first quarter of 2021, a modest improvement on the $641 million in losses reported for the same period last year.
While the action extends the mandatory retirement age for David Calhoun to early 2028, there is no fixed term associated with his employment.
Aircraft lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is growing its fleet with an order of 15 737-8 Max planes from Boeing. The order is the first direct 737 Max purchase by the lessor from Boeing.
Boeing and Southwest Airlines have announced the carrier will continue to build its business around the 737 Max family - in what amounts to a huge endorsement of the troubled aircraft.
Boeing and 777 Partners have announced an agreement to add 24 737 Max planes to the firm’s aviation portfolio. The private investment firm has also taken purchase rights for an additional 60 airplanes.