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 and General Electric given licence to export jet parts to Iran

Iran may buy up to 400 jets from the US if sanctions are lifted completely.

The US Treasury Department has issued Boeing and General Electric (GE) with licences to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January.

Sunday, 6 April, 2014, 7:16am

Air show orders race past US$100b

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (right) with Tom Enders, the chief of Airbus maker EADS, in Dubai yesterday. Photo: AFP

Gulf airlines splashed out on well over US$100 billion of orders on day one of the Dubai Airshow, underscoring a shift in power in the aviation industry and giving a boost to the formal launch of Boeing's newest jet, as well as to Airbus' A380 superjumbo.

18 Nov 2013 - 5:56am

Boeing 747 could be near end of run as economical rivals pull ahead

Only 18 Boeing 747 jets are expected to be built in the next two years. Photo: AFP

For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionised air travel and shrank the globe could be nearing the end of the line.

26 Oct 2013 - 3:44am

China airlines to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max planes in US$20.7b deal: sources

The 737 Max is more fuel-efficient than earlier models. Photo: Boeing

Boeing has secured commitments for about 200 of its 737 Max aircraft, the upgraded variant of its best-selling short-haul planes, from multiple Chinese customers, two people familiar with the deals said.

26 Oct 2013 - 1:52am

Body panel falls off Boeing 787 Dreamliner mid-flight

An Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Reuters

A body panel fell off a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India as it came into land on Saturday, the latest glitch for the high-tech jet that has suffered a string of mishaps since its introduction two years ago.

The 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres piece of fuselage fell from the underside of the jet and landed within the perimeter at India’s Bangalore airport, officials said.

17 Oct 2013 - 10:54am 3 comments

Airbus secures 31-jet order from Japan Airlines, ending Boeing's dominance

The 31 wide-body A350 jets are the first planes JAL has ordered from Airbus. Photo: AFP

Airbus announced its first jet order from Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday, breaking open the last big aviation market dominated by Boeing in a move that suggests the US company may pay for the troubled debut of its 787 Dreamliner.

8 Oct 2013 - 1:58am

Boeing’s stretched 787-9 Dreamliner makes first flight

Boeing’s 787-9, which made its maiden flight on Tuesday, has room for 290 passengers, 40 more than the original 787-8 jetliner, and has about 300 more nautical miles of range.  Photo: AFP

A longer version of Boeing’s Dreamliner successfully completed its first flight on Tuesday, passing a key milestone for a plane expected to be more profitable for Boeing to sell and its customers to operate than the current production model.

18 Sep 2013 - 12:03pm 1 comment

Bombardier’s all-new CSeries makes inaugural flight

Bombardier's CSeries aircraft lands after its first test flight. Photo: Reuters

Bombardier successfully flew its CSeries jetliner for the first time on Monday, kicking off a renewed effort to sell the all-new narrow-body plane, but raising questions about its development cost.

The first flight of the CS100, a key milestone in creating the first new commercial jet of its size in decades, also revealed at least one technical problem.

17 Sep 2013 - 12:22pm

Boeing plans first flight of 787-9 next week: sources

Boeing is reportedly due to test a stretched version of its 787-8 model currently in production, that will seat up to 40 more passengers, and will have about 300 nautical miles in additional range. Photo: Reuters

Boeing plans to make the first flight of the 787-9 next week, a stretch version of its high-tech Dreamliner, according to two people familiar with the plans.

13 Sep 2013 - 9:46am

Airbus struggles to loosen Boeing’s grip on Fortress Japan

Glitches with Boeing’s 787s may have helped prise open the market for Airbus, which has been seeking to build a beachhead for its aircraft with major Japanese carriers. Photo: Reuters

Airbus appears to have been pushed back once again in landmark efforts to break Boeing’s grip on Japan’s two largest airlines, which need to buy billions of dollars worth of planes in the next decade.

3 Sep 2013 - 8:48am

Boeing requests worldwide checks of Honeywell beacons

Emergency services attend a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner at Heathrow airport. Photo: Reuters

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.

29 Jul 2013 - 11:39am

Airlines keep 787 flying as probe seeks cause of fire

Safety investigators are still seeking to establish the cause of a fire in a Boeing 787 at London’s Heathrow Airport. Photo: AP

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

The San Francisco deadly crash may be the first fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 with the South Korean airline. Photo: AFP

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

Airbus sales chief John Leahy Photo: Reuters

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

The Dreamliner was grounded worldwide in January after problems with its batteries, and resumed commercial service in May. Photo: Reuters

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