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’s woes with its new 787, grounded worldwide after a series of incidents, shine the spotlight on its bold but risky strategy to source parts for the innovative aircraft from scores of plants and contractors around the world.Friday, 18 January, 2013, 11:27am
Regulators and airlines on Thursday grounded nearly all of the world’s 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane’s batteries is fixed.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
China Southern Airlines has no immediate plan to cancel orders of the incident-prone Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners but that will change if systemic problems are found.
The assessment came after Japan's two leading airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, grounded all B787s yesterday due to glitches, mainly in the plane's electrical system.17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am
It's a testament to the ingenuity of these engineers. They didn't go in with potatoes as the plan
A Boeing spokesman on the use of potatoes as stand-ins for passengers to help improve airborne Wi-fi service
It is important to give a person a second chance and not to break their spirit24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am
AirAsia, the region’s biggest discount airline, plans to unveil an order for 100 Airbus A320 jets on Thursday as the carrier expands operations to fend off rising competition, two people familiar with the contract said.13 Dec 2012 - 9:55am
Boeing and its engineers union, at odds over a new contract, suspended talks for the remainder of this year at the request of federal mediators.6 Dec 2012 - 1:33pm
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space and BAE Systems abandoned their planned merger amid government resistance, leaving in tatters their aspiration to create the world's largest aerospace and defence company.11 Oct 2012 - 3:03am
EADS and BAE Systems will not extend their merger talks later on Wednesday, calling an end to a plan to create the world’s largest defence group.10 Oct 2012 - 8:17pm
Leading European aerospace and defence companies EADS and BAE Systems are to ask Wednesday for a delay from British regulators to a deadline on announcing if they will pursue a tie-up that would create a global giant bigger than US rival Boeing, a source close to the matter said.\10 Oct 2012 - 10:45am
Political wrangling between Germany, France and Britain has entered a critical phase ahead of an imminent deadline for a merger of EADS and BAE to create the world’s top aerospace and arms group.8 Oct 2012 - 11:21am
Foxconn, GCL-Poly in solar-power venture
Foxconn Technology and GCL-Poly Energy will build and jointly operate a solar-power plant in Shanxi province. They will share revenue from selling electricity to the government from the 310 megawatt plant, which will use GCL's solar cells, to be assembled by Foxconn, Shu Hua, executive president of Hong Kong-listed GCL, said. Bloomberg4 Oct 2012 - 3:11am
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space and BAE Systems are reviving a decade-old plan to build an equal to Boeing that would balance civil and defence operations amid shrinking military budgets.14 Sep 2012 - 3:27am
Airbus won a US$7 billion order to help more than triple Philippine Airlines’ fleet, beating Boeing to a deal despite US support for Manila in a diplomatic dispute with China.28 Aug 2012 - 4:45pm
Australia’s struggling flagship carrier Qantas Airways cancelled orders for 35 Boeing Dreamliner jets to further cut costs after posting a full-year net loss for the first time in 17 years due to its bleeding international division.23 Aug 2012 - 4:04pm
Boeing has made a sales pitch more common to the car showroom than multibillion-dollar aircraft deals as it attempts to woo mainland customers from European rival Airbus.
The US company convinced China Eastern Airlines to trade in five of its Airbus aircraft at a premium in return for it buying Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) planes.1 May 2012 - 12:00am