Boeing Commercial Airplanes

January 5, 2012 - 12:09pm
Transaero Airbus A320neo

Airbus and Boeing each finished 2011 with some robust order figures by any standard, but during a time of a tediously slow recovery from economic recession, last year’s figures proved all the more impressive. Still, if one were inclined to view the companies’ respective performances as a race to market share, Airbus appeared to emerge as the clear winner, at least in terms of total unit sales.

December 14, 2011 - 5:41pm
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

The FAA has issued Boeing certification for the 747-8 Intercontinental, the company’s newest and largest passenger airplane, clearing the way for first delivery to launch customer Lufthansa “early next year,” the company announced this afternoon.

November 21, 2011 - 4:15pm
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum

After sending reporters back and forth from canceled press conference to canceled press conference, the organizers of this month’s Dubai Air Show clearly appeared as frustrated as the press corps by the shifting messages sent by OEMs and their customers at the Middle East’s preeminent aerospace event.

October 10, 2011 - 10:55am

Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor yesterday revealed at NBAA 2011 that the well-publicized delays of the company’s commercial 787 and 747-8I twin-aisle aircraft programs would affect deliveries of these models to VIP completion centers.

October 9, 2011 - 5:59pm

Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor yesterday revealed at NBAA 2011 that the well-publicized delays of the company’s commercial 787 and 747-8I twin-aisle aircraft programs would affect deliveries of these models to VIP completion centers.

September 19, 2011 - 10:35am
The first 747-8F destined for Cargolux will remain in Everett, Wash., for an

“Unresolved contractual issues” have forced Boeing to delay or possibly cancel delivery of the first two 747-8 Freighters to Cargolux, originally scheduled for today and Wednesday.

September 2, 2011 - 11:30am
The new Boeing 737 MAX will involve “the simplest re-engining possible,” acco

Boeing made its plans to re-engine the 737NG official on August 30, when it announced board approval to proceed with development of a CFM Leap-1B-powered version of the world’s best selling commercial airplane, dubbed the 737 MAX. However, the company has yet to decide where it will build the new family of airplanes.

August 29, 2011 - 7:35am
An August 26 ceremony at Boeing’s Paine Field facility in Everett, Wash., ann

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which during its seven-times delayed development program has seemed more of a nightmare than a dream, became a joyful reality on August 26 when the new widebody received initial type certification.

August 28, 2011 - 12:25pm

Boeing recently marked the 15th anniversary of its Boeing Business Jets division with delivery of a BBJ to Deer Jet Airlines of Beijing, the third of four BBJs ordered by Deer Jet for use in charter and corporate transport.

Deer Jet representatives, along with current and former Boeing Business Jets employees, were on hand for the delivery and anniversary celebration July 15 at Boeing’s Seattle facility.

August 28, 2011 - 7:20am

Boeing received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the new 747-8F Freighter on August 19. Certification of the 747-8F paves the way for first delivery to launch customer Cargolux early next month.

 
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