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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.

Briefs, October 4, 2012

Foxconn, GCL-Poly in solar-power venture

Thursday, 4 October, 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

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

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

Aviation think tank ready to provide new direction

The mainland's top aviation experts have formed a think tank to offer guidance to government and industry players who seem to have lost their bearings in recent years over the development of home-grown passenger jets.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Flying into the unknown

The first passenger flight of the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's first new aircraft in 16 years, greeted the smoggy Hong Kong skyline yesterday after leaving the blue skies of Tokyo earlier in the day.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Give pilots a new path: Boeing

Boeing is calling for greater participation by airlines in new modes of training to ease an emerging shortage of pilots that is likely to be particularly acute in the Asia-Pacific region.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay targets freighters to meet cargo demand

Cathay Pacific is planning to order about 15 freighter aircraft to meet cargo demand beyond 2013 and the first multibillion-dollar contract could be confirmed as early as next month.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Domestic jet airliner set for 2016 take-off

The aircraft maker tasked with producing a Chinese rival for Boeing and Airbus passenger aircraft is scheduled to start delivering its first airliner in 2016.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or Comac, has pledged to roll out the new narrow-body jet the C919, which has up to 200 seats.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am