Stories tagged: Boeing
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Norwegian Air CEO pledges rock-bottom trans-Atlantic fares with his growing Boeing fleet
Starting in June, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjxrn Kjos promises the cheapest trans-Atlantic airfares U.S. travelers have ever seen – as low as $75 one way, flying on a new …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Trump order casts further doubt on Boeing’s Iran deal
Boeing’s pending $8 billion deal with Iran Air was already in serious doubt before President Trump’s executive order Friday barred travel to the U.S. by Iranian nationals for the next …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Boeing sees more airliner deliveries, lower defense revenue
Boeing Co. beat Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter profit despite a slump in revenue from its defense business. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries of commercial airplanes will rise slightly …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Does D.B. Cooper evidence link hijacker to Boeing? Plot thickens
You know the recent stories exploring whether D.B. Cooper was a Boeing employee? Never mind. That theory only lasted a few days. Time for a new speculation.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Commerce secretary nominee Ross discloses vast range of assets
Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross’s financial disclosure showed the vast range of the billionaire’s wealth, which includes holdings of Apple and Boeing shares and cash accounts holding more $150 million …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Trump said to meet Boeing chief again over Air Force One
Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will meet for the second time since the election with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss his company’s contract to build the next-generation …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Boeing’s difficult journey from racism to diversity
“I will not recommend for membership in this union any other than members of the white race.” That may sound like some old declaration from the Deep South. But until …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Turkish 747 cargo jet crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens
A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft crashed Monday during its approach to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground. The jumbo jet …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Boeing scores a $22 billion win in market dominated by Airbus
Boeing won a $22 billion deal from an Indian budget carrier, pulling off a feat in a single-aisle market ruled by its European rival Airbus.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Boeing plans buyouts, layoffs for engineers in first of three cuts for 2017
Boeing announced internally on Tuesday a new round of employee buyouts for engineers company-wide and warned that layoff notices will follow later this month to engineers in Washington state, where …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Drone engine maker to set up facility in Columbia Gorge
SEATTLE – An Australian company that makes engines for aerial drones is planning to set up a facility in the Columbia Gorge, following a $90 million agreement to supply engines …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Jet-buying binge nears end as Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown
The unprecedented jetliner shopping spree that’s spanned more than a decade is drawing to a close.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Boeing books $3.8 billion order for 737 MAX jets from GE leasing unit
Boeing booked a big 737 MAX order worth an estimated $3.8 billion from the aircraft leasing arm of GE during the holiday break.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Boeing reinvents the 777 assembly line while production cranks on
Boeing is radically revamping how it will build the 777 widebody jet – a plane that still earns it vital profits despite a slowdown in sales and production rate, so …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 4 p.m.
Dan Hansen: Spokane Supersonics has a nice ring to it
I was skeptical when I read that Spokane was on a list of potential places to build the Spike Aerospace S-512, an aircraft that would break the sound barrier. But …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:13 p.m.
Trump suggests he would ditch F-35 in favor of alternate plane
President-elect Donald Trump piled on fresh criticism of the Pentagon’s most sophisticated aircraft on Thursday, suggesting that he might abandon the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in favor of a cheaper …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year
After a year in which Boeing relentlessly slashed costs and cut its employment in Washington state by more than 8 percent, there’s more of the same to come in the …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Boeing announces plans to make fewer 777s
Boeing has announced plans to make fewer 777s starting next summer.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Iran seals deal with Boeing to buy 80 planes worth $16.6 billion
Iran’s flag carrier finalized a major deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing Co. to buy $16.6 billion worth of passenger planes Sunday in one of the most tangible benefits yet …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
Trump manufactures Boeing issue
Trump has used the company as a punching bag in attacks on trade and now procurement costs. He must reconcile this stance with his promise to support American workers affected …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Airbus wins $1.8 billion Canadian rescue-plane contract
Airbus Group won a C$2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) contract with the Canadian government to replace its search-and-rescue planes, beating out Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Embraer for the deal.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
Trump denies Air Force One threat is retaliation for Boeing CEO’s comments
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to keep the existing Air Force One fleet flying into next decade unless Boeing reduces costs on replacement jets, and denied his broadside came …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Fact check: The inaccuracies in Donald Trump’s Air Force One tweet
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” How …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals
President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
United reviews $12.4 billion Airbus jet order in fleet revamp
United Continental is weighing whether to alter a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group’s largest twin-engine jets and is studying a swap of Boeing’s smallest 737 for a longer version …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Airbus plans 1,100 job cuts as it consolidates
Airbus wants to cut more than 1,100 jobs across Europe as it consolidates its activities and seeks to better compete with U.S. rival Boeing and others amid growing global demand …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
WTO says Boeing offered illegal tax breaks by Washington Legislature
A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Canada looks to buy 18 Super Hornet jets on interim basis
Canada’s defense minister said Tuesday the country will enter into discussions with the United States and Boeing to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters on an interim basis and will …