Boeing completes 787 dreamliner high-speed taxi test
Boeing (NYSE: BA) completed high-speed taxi tests on the first 787 Dreamliner today. This is the last in a series of functional tests planned in preparation for first flight.
China Cargo Airlines to Incorporate Boeing Operational Efficiency Products
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines today announced an agreement to incorporate two key Boeing solutions into the carrier’s operations over the coming months.
Airbus trounces Boeing at Dubai Air Show
Airbus has trounced its bitter rival Boeing at the Dubai Air Show by received five times more orders by value. It received US$5.3bn in orders and letters of intent, against two orders worth US$800m from Boeing. However sales were down dramatically from the last time the biannual show was held in 2007, when they received a combined order worth US$75bn.
Airbus wins major Ethiopian order
Airbus has revealed it has won an order from Ethiopian Airlines, a long-term Boeing customer for 12 of its new A350 XWB aircraft in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion at list price, bringing its total worldwide orders for the plane to 505.
Air NZ secures aircraft deal
Air New Zealand is replacing its domestic fleet of Boeing 737-300s with $1bn worth of Airbus A320s. The first plane will be delivered in 2011, with the rest of the fleet gradually replaced by 2015.
Boeing sees long, slow recovery
Boeing has forecast that airlines will need 29,000 new airplanes through 2028, valued at US$3.2 trillion, but that recovery from the economic downturn will be a gradual one.
Boeing leader in climate change disclosure
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) was named the best performing industrial company in the 2009 Global Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, which ranks corporations for transparency around reporting climate-change risks and actions to improve environmental performance.
Boeing tips 2011 recovery
Executives at aviation leader Boeing have revealed that international air travel, decimated by the economic downturn, is beginning to stabilize but may not recover until 2011 as companies and passengers continue to scale back.
WTO poised to outlaw Airbus state aid
The World Trade Organization is set to rule today what is being dubbed as the biggest trade dispute in history - between aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus. The US planemaker is accusing the EU of handing out illegal subsidies to its arch rival, and it is believed that the WTO is expected to agree.
Dreamliner to fly by year’s end
Boeing has said the inaugural flight of its Dreamliner would take flight by the end of the year, with delivery of the first plane toward the end of 2010, two years behind schedule. It will also cost the aerospace giant an additional $2.5bn to get the revolutionary aircraft airborne.
Boeing sees light at end of tunnel
After a torrid past year, Boeing has turned a corner by reporting a 17 percent rise in profits for the second quarter, comfortably beating Wall Street expectations. It also announced that it has fixed the structural problem that has delayed the launch of the Dreamliner.
Standing room only for Ryanair
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is considering plans for passengers to stand during flights so more people can be squeezed onboard.