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.

Conversions trend forecast

Most freighter requirements will be met by used aircraft, Boeing's 1998 market outlook report says. Many low-priced planes will be on the market.

Monday, 22 June, 1998, 12:00am

Choosing right aircraft can be 'plane' sailing

With more than 20 major aircraft manufacturers, the figure is nearer 40 if one includes smaller Russian, Indian and American companies, choosing the right corporate aircraft is about as difficult as buying a limousine.

Ultimately, though, the decision will depend on factors such as price, performance and passenger capacity.

25 May 1998 - 12:00am

Boeing eyes parts venture

Boeing Co and aircraft parts-maker Hexcel Corp say they are near completion of talks to form a joint venture with Aviation Industries of China to make aircraft composite parts in China. The venture will be called BHA Aero Composite Parts Co and will operate a plant in the Tanggu marine development zone in Tianjin.

23 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Jumbo jet drama

More than 200 passengers and crew had to disembark from a China Airlines Boeing 747 from Bangkok after smoke was seen coming from an engine after it landed. No one was hurt.

3 Jan 1998 - 12:00am


I found some of the statements made by your reporter Jesper Becker in the article headlined, 'Divergence comes to the fore' (Sunday Morning Post, November 2), confusing.

He claimed that 'China's much ballyhooed order for US$3 billion of Boeing planes turned out on closer inspection to be a non-binding letter of intent and not a contract'.

23 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Boeing 767s for freight firm

Air-freight firm Airborne Express is to buy 12 Boeing 767-200 aircraft from Marubeni Corp and Itochu Corp in a deal worth US$210 million. The aircraft originally were leased to All Nippon Airways Co under 15-year contracts which are about to end.

13 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Grim reminder of TWA crash

Perhaps the eeriest memorial to the 230 people who died in last year's crash of TWA Flight 800 sits in a hangar in Long Island, New York.

It is the ill-fated Boeing 747, 95 per cent of which was miraculously dug up from its ocean graveyard by hundreds of divers and investigators - and then re-assembled bit-by-bit like a jigsaw puzzle.

14 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Boeing officials wait for findings of Shenzhen crash

Boeing officials in Beijing said last night they were still waiting for preliminary findings of the Shenzhen air crash investigation.

The company issued a statement saying it could not confirm reports the accident had been caused by pilot error and bad weather.

23 May 1997 - 12:00am

Crash team awaits call

MORE than 48 hours after the China Southern Airlines crash, a Boeing accident team in Seattle was still on standby, awaiting a request for help from Chinese authorities.

11 May 1997 - 12:00am

China aircraft

Mainland officials in charge of passenger aircraft purchases said yesterday that they were concerned over Boeing's domination of the market for large passenger aircraft following Boeing's merger with McDonnell Douglas.

26 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Aircraft sale

Boeing Co is poised to announce the sale of five 777s to China.

The sale, worth more than US$700 million, would be Boeing's biggest sale to China since 1995.

The company is likely to disclose the sale at a press conference in Beijing today, government and industry officials said.

25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Boeing trims forecasts for air travel

China will buy more than one in 10 new aircraft worldwide over the next 20 years, United States aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecasts.

Its growth forecast for the China however, was down from last year.

6 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Spin-doctors treat foot-in-mouth disease

Aircraft salesman Larry Dickenson of Boeing was delighted when Air China bought some aircraft from him in the middle of last year.

22 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

No incident as such

We refer to the news in brief report headlined, 'Landing aborted' (South China Morning Post, January 27).

The incident was not correctly reported and we would like to clear up any doubts in the minds of travellers.

10 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Plane speaking from China leaves the US in no doubt

Who says business and politics are not linked? In 1992, Sino-French business relations were soured for several years following France's sale of 60 Mirage jets to Taiwan. Now entente cordiale would appear to have resumed with France and the US dropping out of favour following its open military support of Taiwan during recent presidential elections.

14 Apr 1996 - 12:00am