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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.

Mainland-built large aircraft 10 to 20 years away

The mainland's ambition to have a 'large domestic aircraft' to challenge the world's industry giants Boeing and Airbus will be realised in 10 to 20 years, the country's top aviation expert predicts.

Tuesday, 4 March, 2008, 12:00am

Wen outlines sky-high vision to build competitive aircraft

Premier Wen Jiabao said the mainland should build 'big aircraft' that are competitive around the world, adding credence to the mainland's ambition in the area of aviation manufacturing.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

University in Boeing deal for wireless technology

US aircraft giant Boeing has commissioned the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to develop a wireless communication system for commercial flights to speed up maintenance and improve onboard entertainment.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Air force arms buyer in probe 'takes own life'

The US Air Force's deputy head of procurement, who had faced scrutiny for taking a job with a defence company while he awaited Senate confirmation, has been found dead at his home, having apparently killed himself, according to an internal air force memo.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Jet-setter's dream

What?

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It's got a massive 223 square metres of luxury cabin space.

Who?

Who bought it? Tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung, the 55-year-old chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings. His personal fortune is estimated to be US$2.1 billion at least.

When?

Last week.

Why?

29 May 2007 - 12:00am

First homegrown jet takes shape

The future of China's aviation industry and symbol of national pride is now just a pea-green metal shell in a cavernous hangar on the grounds of the Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Carrier opts for fuel-efficient craft

CARGOLUX OF Luxembourg is one of two airlines to place firm orders for the Boeing 747-8 Freighter.

Boeing claims the high-capacity aircraft offers the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter on the market.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Upbeat Hu caps speech to Boeing staff with a hug

Leader sent message that he has a human side, onlooker says

President Hu Jintao charmed thousands of Boeing employees with a speech at a company plant in which he highlighted China's projected demand for more aircraft.

He also showed a more personal side, hugging an employee who gave him a souvenir cap.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Fortunes are as fickle as the wind in aircraft dogfight

You'll have to excuse executives from Boeing if they appear a little smug these days. It's just that after spending much of the past two years in the shadow of Airbus' giant A380 project, the sun has been shining on their stretch of the beach again lately.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: American Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Boeing's commercial airliner strategy'.

Thursday, April 20, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'What if a worldwide pandemic affects your business?'.

Friday, April 21, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'US China policy in an election year'. Ritz-Carlton.

12 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

whats on

April 11

'Experience the Masters', organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, will feature highlights from the Masters Golf Tournament and great views of the harbour at this cocktail function.

Inquiries: 2530 6923

Speaker: None

April 12

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Decision on Airbus plant site nears

Aircraft maker expects winning city to be named this month

Airbus and mainland authorities may decide this month which of four cities is the best candidate for its A320 assembly plant as the firm looks to transfer more production to its most promising market.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Boeing sees China fleet quadrupling in 20 years

Company forecasts mainland airlines will spend US$213b to add 2,600 planes

Boeing predicts mainland airlines will buy more than 2,600 commercial jets for a total price tag of about US$213 billion over the next 20 years, company executives said yesterday in Beijing.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Boeing going east for orders of 777 series

Boeing is counting on airlines in India, the Middle East and Asia to prop up sales of its 777 series aircraft, as it targets 400 orders for its newest long-range passenger and freight carriers.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Asia lifts Boeing's hopes for Dreamliner

Company says region's carriers account for 70pc of 'overwhelming' order level

Asian airlines may elevate Boeing back to its position as the world's No1 commercial aircraft manufacturer this year, with regional carriers accounting for 70 per cent of present orders for its new Dreamliner aircraft, the company said yesterday.

28 Apr 2005 - 12:00am