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Boeing

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.

Airbus next-generation plane prepares for first flight

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.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 2:14pm

Boeing, FAA defend approval of 787 Dreamliner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:22am