Boeing is a US multinational aerospace and defence group, which was founded in 1916 by William Boeing. The company merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, and its business units include Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.

Long-awaited A400M military plane sets out to conquer

The Airbus A400M can up to 37 tonnes over 3,300 kilometres and land in combat areas on rough terrain, even on sand. Photo: AP

The A400M, a long-awaited new military transport plane, will take to the skies at the upcoming Paris Air Show before finally setting out to conquer markets worldwide after a four-year delay.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 12:50pm

Wide-body jets dominate Paris Airshow amid muted US presence

Airbus and Boeing are showing off their next-generation long-range jets at the Paris Air Show. The planes are crucial to the future of both companies. Photos: Reuters, Bloomberg

After a bruising two-year fight for market share for smaller models, Airbus and Boeing are increasing the deployment of next-generation long-range jets, seen as crucial to the future of both companies and their suppliers.

18 Jun 2013 - 4:19am

Jet engine makers battle over performance

CFM International and Pratt & Whitney are going head to head at the Paris airshow as they target new business from Boeing and Airbus. Photo: Reuters

Engine makers for next-generation Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets stepped up their war of words on Sunday, claiming their new power plants will burn less fuel than current models plus last longer without maintenance and create less noise than their rival’s.

17 Jun 2013 - 11:12am

EADS boss sees strong Airbus orders at Paris Airshow

European planemaker Airbus expects to sign orders for hundreds of passengers jets at next week’s Paris Airshow, the head of parent company EADS said.

Chief executive Tom Enders’s remarks came on the eve of the first flight of the company’s newest jet, the A350, which he described as a dynamo for tens of thousands of European jobs.

14 Jun 2013 - 2:16pm

Boeing set to confirm plans for larger 787 Dreamliner - sources

A larger member of Boeing’s Dreamliner fleet has been discussed for several years. Photo: AFP

Boeing is poised to launch a larger member of its 787 Dreamliner jetliner family to meet demand for long-haul travel within Asia and other long-haul routes, sources told Reuters.

Long-discussed plans for a 323-seat version of the 787 are likely to be formally announced at next week’s Paris Airshow, the sources said.

14 Jun 2013 - 2:17pm

Airbus next-generation plane prepares for first flight

The new A350 Airbus does a taxiing test at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Photo: AFP

Airbus’s new A350 plane is due to take off on its much-anticipated maiden flight on Friday, a milestone for an aircraft the firm hopes will help close the gap with rival Boeing in the lucrative long-haul market.

13 Jun 2013 - 2:14pm

Boeing, FAA defend approval of 787 Dreamliner

The FAA launched its review after one battery caught fire in a parked 787 in January, and a second battery problem shortly after prompted regulators to ground the entire fleet. Photo: AP

Boeing and federal regulators have told US lawmakers they learned crucial lessons from the 787 Dreamliner’s battery problems, but they defended the certification process as “quite robust” and safe enough.

13 Jun 2013 - 11:06am

Japan’s ANA resumes Dreamliner flights after battery problems

Boeing’s flagship 787 were grounded worldwide after incidents in January. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said it put its Dreamliner fleet back into service on Sunday following a suspension of about four months due to battery problems.

ANA, the single biggest operator of Boeing’s flagship 787, said one of the high-tech planes departed “safely” on Sunday afternoon from Sapporo in Hokkaido to Haneda in Tokyo.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China Southern Airlines cleared to take Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to ply mainland skies after having been given the airworthiness certificate by the aviation authorities on the mainland. Photo: AFP

China Southern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after China's aviation regulator gave the aircraft approval.

25 May 2013 - 4:28am

ANA reports fault on modified Dreamliner

A newly delivered All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 touches down in Tokyo on Thursday. May 16, 2013. ANA has reported a minor fault with a modified Dreamliner, but added that it wasn’t connected to the previous battery problems. Photo: AFP

Japan’s All Nippon Airways on Friday said a modified Dreamliner had experienced a fault earlier this month, but insisted it would not affect the restart of the high-tech planes.

17 May 2013 - 12:49pm

FAA says 787 can fly after battery systems modified

Boeing’s fix to the battery problem that plagued the high-tech Dreamliner has been formally approved by US authorities and Japanese regulators, clearing the way for the Boeing 787 to resume service. Photo: AP

The US Federal Aviation Administration issued formal approval of Boeing’s 787 battery fix that will clear the way for the troubled aircraft to fly again after a three-month grounding.

26 Apr 2013 - 1:21pm

Boeing says 'safe' Dreamliner back in service within weeks

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner attends a news conference in Tokyo. Photo: EPA

The grounded Dreamliner is “absolutely” safe and will be back in the air within weeks, planemaker Boeing said in Japan on Friday as it sought to reassure airlines and passengers about the aircraft.

16 Mar 2013 - 12:50am

Boeing sets 787 tests, analysts encouraged but cautious

Analysts are already cautiously upgrading Boeing’s rating, predicting the company isn’t far from solving the problems that forced the grounding of its high-tech 787 Dreamliner. Photo: AP

As Boeing prepared to start testing a redesigned battery system aimed at preventing fires on its flagship 787 Dreamliner, analysts upgraded the company’s rating and lifted their targets for the stock price.

14 Mar 2013 - 11:19am

Boeing wins US$15b jet order from Ryanair

Boeing plans to widen the interior of the 777's fuselage, give it new engines and enlarge the wing, building it out of composite materials instead of aluminium. Photo: Bloomberg

Boeing won a jet order from Ryanair valued at US$15.1 billion at list price, selling 170 of its 737 model as that aircraft is phased out in favour of the Max version, according to people familiar with the matter.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:26am

Boeing faces strike by engineers on top of Dreamliner groundings

Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Ronald Reagan National Airport as part of a worldwide "Dream Tour" in Washington. Photo: AP

Voting was scheduled to end last night for 23,000 engineers and technical workers considering whether to authorise a walkout in their dispute over retirement benefits. Approval would allow the Seattle-based union to call a strike at any time.

7 May 2015 - 3:24pm