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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.

Towing a Boeing is a jumbo effort

It was definitely a long haul, but 260 adults and children muscled their way to a world record by pulling four planes weighing a total 470 tonnes at Chek Lap Kok yesterday.

Friday, 18 March, 2011, 12:00am

Taking to the skies on eagle's wings

The Boeing 777 is the world's largest wide-body twin-jet. Under each of its long wings, the plane boasts the largest turbofans ever used on a plane. It has six wheels under each of its two main landing gears under the centre of the fuselage.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Call for teens to spread their wings

Cathay Pacific is inviting young people with a passion for aviation to join its annual programme, 'I Can Fly'.

The project was launched in 2003 to help local teenagers learn more about aviation and, at the same time, develop a spirit of community involvement.

So far, about 3,000 have taken part in the programme.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Airbus and Boeing fly different routes to cutting costs and greater comfort

It is easy to forget that the Airbus A380 started as a co-operative development between Airbus and Boeing.

Both companies believed that the future of commercial aviation lay in transporting ever-larger volumes of passengers, up to 800 at a time, from one giant dispersal hub to another.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Typhoon Hagupit spun parked jumbo jet at Chek Lap Kok

Typhoon Hagupit packed winds of 170km/h, caused floods and toppled more than 1,000 trees. But perhaps its most muscular feat as it blasted its way across Hong Kong was to spin a stationary jumbo jet around.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Quick pick me up

Next time you need a private jet pick-up at short notice contact Halcyon Jets. With about three hours notice you can have an aircraft at your service to and from anywhere in the world.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

High-flying ambition needs to be balanced

A nation that can successfully make large planes commercially can truly claim to have made it on the world stage. The industry is hi-tech and high-risk which adds up, in international eyes, to high-prestige. Taking on the big players - the US company Boeing and the European consortium Airbus - is seen as much in terms of pride as profits.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

China Southern reports 796m yuan profit

China Southern Airlines, the country's largest carrier, returned to the black in the first quarter of this year to report a net profit of 796 million yuan (HK$887.3 million) based on mainland accounting standards, compared with a 188 million yuan loss recorded a year earlier.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cathay pilot sacked for unsanctioned fly-by loses appeal

The senior Cathay Pacific pilot sacked for swooping over a runway at just 8.5 metres in a new Boeing 777 while the airline's chairman sat on the flight deck has lost an appeal against his dismissal.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Air crew off duty after rough landing

A Dragonair pilot and co-pilot have been removed from flying duties after three of a Boeing 747-400 freighter plane's four engines were damaged when it was buffeted by high winds while landing in Manchester, England.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am