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.

787 grounding puts Boeing’s outsourcing in focus

A US Federal Aviation Administration technical advisor inspects a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane. Photo: Reuters

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

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide

Passengers exit an ANA 787 Dreamliner plane that made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in Japan on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

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.

7 May 2015 - 3:24pm

China Southern still on board Boeing's Dreamliner

An emergency landing of an ANA Dreamliner has not prompted China Southern Airlines to cancel its orders for the plane. Photo: Reuters

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

Who said it?

Boeing engineers used potatoes as stand-ins for passengers to help improve airborne Wi-fi service.

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 spirit

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

AirAsia boss said to plan unveiling order for 100 Airbuses

AirAsia is now Airbus’s biggwest customer for single-aisle aircraft in the world. Photo: AFP

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, engineers union suspend negotiations until next year

A Boeing 787 plane lands at Tokyo’s international airport. Boeing and its engineers unions have shelved talks for the rest of the year. Photo: AP

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

EADS and BAE Systems call off merger plan to form aerospace giant

EADS and BAE Systems call off merger plan to form aerospace giant

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, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger

  The deadline for BAE Systems and EADS to confirm a merger is just hours away. Photo: AFP

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

BAE, EADS due to say if they seek to merge

  The deadline for BAE Systems and EADS to confirm a merger is just hours away. Photo: AFP

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

EADS-BAE merger talks enter critical phase

Photo: AFP

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

Briefs, October 4, 2012

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. Bloomberg

4 Oct 2012 - 3:11am

EADS seeks merger with BAE to take on Boeing as military budgets shrink

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 edges out Boeing in US$7 billion order from Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines President Ramon Ang (R) and Lucio Tan (L), chairman of Philippine Airlines arrive for briefing on Airbus purchase in Manila  carrier. PHOTO: AFP/TED ALJIBE

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

Qantas posts huge loss, first annual loss in 17 years

epa03367699 Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (L) speaks as CFO Gareth Evans (R) looks on during the Qantas Group full year profit results announcement in Sydney, Australia, 23 August 2012. Qantas Airways Ltd said it would cancel firm orders for 35 Boeing 787-9 aircraft after posting a loss for the year ending June of 245 million Australian dollars (257 million US dollars). Australia's biggest carrier said high fuel prices and an industrial dispute that temporarily grounded its fleet were reflected in a switch from a profit of 250 million Australian dollars in the previous 12-month period. Nicholas Welsh/EPA

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

China Eastern buys 20 Boeing 777s

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