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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.

Boeing requests worldwide checks of Honeywell beacons

Boeing has asked airlines to inspect aircraft worldwide to gather data on Honeywell International emergency beacons that have come under scrutiny following a fire on a parked 787 Dreamliner two weeks ago.

Monday, 29 July, 2013, 11:39am

Airlines keep 787 flying as probe seeks cause of fire

Airlines are keeping Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner flying, and are sticking with their orders for the new jet as safety investigators look for what sparked a fire in one of the planes while it was parked at London’s Heathrow Airport.

18 Jul 2013 - 1:34pm

Asiana crash in San Francisco mars record of Boeing 777

Saturday's crash was the first fatal accident involving a Boeing 777, a family of twin-engined long-haul aircraft that has been in service for the past 18 years. With more than five million flights, according to Boeing, it remains one of the industry's solid workhorses.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Airbus wins order battle at Paris Airshow

Last-minute orders swept Airbus to victory over Boeing at a Paris Airshow marked by stormy weather and hot debate over the next generation of big jets.

European planemaker Airbus clinched deals for 90 more planes on Thursday, taking its orders and commitments at the world’s top aviation fair to 466 aircraft worth US$69 billion at list prices.

21 Jun 2013 - 12:08pm 1 comment

United Dreamliner diverted due to possible oil filter problem

United Airlines said a Boeing 787 on its way to Tokyo from Denver was diverted to Seattle after an indication of a problem with an oil filter in an engine, but the plane landed without incident.

19 Jun 2013 - 10:23am

Long-awaited A400M military plane sets out to conquer

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.

17 Jun 2013 - 12:50pm

Wide-body jets dominate Paris Airshow amid muted US presence

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

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

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