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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air show orders race past US$100b

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Boeing gets jump on Airbus as Gulf airlines sign on for new jet in Dubai, with Cathay in the frame Air show orders race past US$100b Gulf airlines splashed out on well over US$100 billion of orders on day one of the Dubai Airshow, underscoring a shift in power in the aviation industry and giving a boost to the formal launch of Boeing's newest jet, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Body panel falls off Boeing 787 Dreamliner mid-flight

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle and New Delhi Investigation launched after panel fell off plane as it came into land A body panel fell off a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India as it came ... visible inside. “It was the mid-underwing-to-body fairing located on the belly of the airplane on the right side,” said Boeing spokesman Doug Alder. The part “provides a more aerodynamic surface ...

  3. News - World - AVIATION

    Boeing 747 could be near end of run as economical rivals pull ahead

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Filling seats on giant Boeing 747 has become a problem and most airlines prefer smaller, two-engine aircraft that burn less fuel Jumbo jet may have reached end of runway For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionised air travel and shrank the globe could be nearing the end of the line. Boeing has ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    China airlines to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max planes in US$20.7b deal: sources

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 11:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Sources say orders for upgraded best-selling short-haul aircraft worth US$20.7 billion Mainland to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max planes Boeing has secured commitments ... said. These are the first commitments for the 737 Max from China, the world’s fastest-growing airline market. Officials from both Boeing and Airbus, which makes the A320, a competitor ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Boeing’s stretched 787-9 Dreamliner makes first flight

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 10:03am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle A longer version of Boeing’s Dreamliner successfully completed its first flight on Tuesday, passing a key milestone for a plane expected to be more profitable for Boeing to sell and its customers to operate than the current production model. The 787-9 jet, which landed at 4.18pm PST (7.18am HKT) at Boeing Field in Seattle, has room for 290 passengers, 40 more than ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Boeing plans first flight of 787-9 next week: sources

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 09:46am

    ... Reuters in New York and Paris Boeing plans to make the first flight of the 787-9 next week, a stretch version of its high-tech Dreamliner, according to two people familiar with the plans. ... economical to operate. It has about 300 nautical miles in additional range. A flight next week will put Boeing on the early side of its schedule for the plane, which Boeing said would make its first ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Contracts awarded to Boeing and newcomer SpaceX to launch astronauts into space and end dependence on Russia for space station flights Nasa launches US$6.8b spacecraft programme The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as Nasa awarded up to US$6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Teen who cut Boeing 767 wires to get back at his boss avoids jail term

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHRIS LAU

    ... property in a way that endangered people's safety. The court heard the damage would have impaired the Boeing 767's ability to use autopilot and satellite communications. Tang ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Chicago and Los Angeles Companies in running for contract to ferry astronauts to international orbiter by 2017 SpaceX, Boeing wait on space taxi funding Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX and plane maker Boeing will find out this month what share, if any, they will receive of more than US$3 billion in funding to resume US manned space flights with the first ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Ryanair gears up for new price war with purchase of 100 Boeing jets

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:06am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Ryanair Holdings, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, signed a deal on Monday to buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX jetliners for up to US$11 billion, launching a new version ... all the options because the 200 new planes were key to achieving its target growth. Ryanair already is the largest airline in Europe, and O’Leary said the new Boeing planes would further cut ...




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