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 delivers first 777 to Thai carrier

The first Boeing 777 to be operated in Southeast Asia has been delivered to Thai Airways International and will go into service with the carrier in days.

Wednesday, 3 April, 1996, 12:00am

Boeing sees China air travel boom

BOEING, the world's largest maker of commercial aircraft, says air travel in China will grow by an average of more than 14 per cent a year in the next decade.

8 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Setback in move to secure foothold in booming market

THERE are doubts about a European bid to work with China and South Korea to develop a 100-seat aircraft, with a German partner reported to have pulled out following internal squabbling.

11 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Boeing sets record from Bangkok to Seattle

BOEING'S first new aircraft model in 13 years has set a speed record for a commercial flight from Bangkok to Seattle.

The new 777 took off from Bangkok International Airport at 12.17 pm on Sunday and flew 12,560 kilometres non-stop before touching down at King County International Airport in Seattle at 11.53 am on Sunday.

3 May 1995 - 12:00am

New look Cathay Boeing 747-200

New-look . . . this Boeing 747-200 is the first of Cathay Pacific's five freighters to don the airline's new livery. The others - three B747-200s and one B747-400 - will get their new looks at their normal four-year re-painting cycle. The five aircraft have a capacity of 590 tonnes. Cathay will take delivery of its sixth freighter, a B747-400, in June.

8 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Carrier prefers Boeings

AIR MACAU will lease four new aircraft for its launch and will announce the types of jets it plans to acquire this month, according to the fledgling carrier's executive committee chairman.

8 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Jumbo is bigger than ever after 25 years in service

THE Boeing 747 celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first revenue flight at the weekend, with the jumbo still holding claim to being the largest commercial aircraft in the world.

The first flight, on January 21, 1970, carried 324 passengers from New York to London.

25 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Aviation industry shows huge production growth

AFTER 45 years of development, China's aviation industry has made great strides in the fields of international co-operation, aviation technology, and civilian products research and production.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Boeing tones down bullish estimates

BOEING Co has toned down its bullish projections for future new aircraft requirements around the world because of the delayed economic recovery in Europe and Japan.

1 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

An aircraft tailor-made for region

BOEING'S vice-president for sales, Larry Dickenson, has two aircraft models in his office. One is the new Boeing dream machine, the B777, the first all-computer designed aircraft, on which the company is pinning its future well into the next century. The other is the dream that might have been.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

United donates Boeing to Chicago Museum

THIS Boeing 727-100, donated by United Airlines, is making its final voyage to its resting home at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

The aircraft was taken from Indiana to Chicago by barge on Lake Michigan and then towed across the six-lane Lake Shore Boulevard to the museum where it will feature in the ''Take Flight'' exhibition due to open this autumn.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Riding a whale of a success

EARLIER this year 12-year-old Japanese schoolgirl Yuki Ogaki won a national contest to design a livery for one of All Nippon Airways' (ANA) new Boeing 747s.

The aircraft she designed, dubbed the ''Marine Jumbo'', proved such a success with the travelling public that ANA told Boeing it would like the same again.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Training begins for B777

A NEW training programme is under way at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co (GAMECO) in preparation for China's first Boeing 777 aircraft which will be delivered in late 1995.

The staff training will be conducted in two phases, for 10 months at GAMECO's base in Guangzhou followed by a year at Boeing's headquarters in Seattle.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Mauritius on new air route

CATHAY Pacific Airways is to divert one of its weekly Boeing 747-400 services to South Africa via Mauritius from November 17.

The new service, to be operated under a joint-venture agreement through Air Mauritius using its planes, will replace one of Cathay's own existing non-stop direct flights between Hong Kong and Johannesburg.

7 May 2015 - 3:59pm

China orders two more Boeing 737s

CHINA Aviation Suppliers Corp has placed a US$35 million order for two more Boeing aircraft on behalf of Air China.

The Boeing 737-300 passenger planes, which seat 128, will be the 24th and 25th planes China has bought from Boeing this year, the report said.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am