Airbus May Race Boeing to Build Long-Range Narrow-Body Jets

Airbus May Race Boeing to Build Long-Range Narrow-Body Jets

Airbus hinted that a longer-range version of its newest narrow-body jet, the A321 XLR, could be available by 2023. That would likely beat to market Boeing’s comparable but all-new 797. It’s remarkable that the airplane manufacturer duopoly can maintain such...
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Boeing Faces a Severe Slowdown in Jetliner Deliveries

Boeing Faces a Severe Slowdown in Jetliner Deliveries

Deliveries of Boeing’s popular 737 narrowbody faltered in July as the airplane manufacturer had difficulty sourcing parts from its suppliers. The simmering trade war may make such delays worse, but for now, the problem is just surprisingly high demand. Colle...
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Studies Seek to Industrialize Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

Studies Seek to Industrialize Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

Oerlikon is pairing up with major aerospace players to make additive manufacturing (AM) a more feasible option for industrialization. The Swiss technology and engineering group has signed agreements this year with Lufthansa Technik (LHT) and Boeing to coll...
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Boeing Sees Doubling of Pilot Need over 20 Years

Boeing Sees Doubling of Pilot Need over 20 Years

Boeing projects a demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years, representing a doubling of the present workforce. Released Monday at EAA AirVenture 2018 as part of Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, the projection calls for the most...
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Boeing Unveils Concept for Hypersonic Airliner

Boeing Unveils Concept for Hypersonic Airliner

Boeing unveiled a new concept for its first passenger-carrying hypersonic airplane at the June 25 to 29 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta. One of several hypersonic vehicle concepts spanning a wide range of potential appl...
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Boeing Reaches Out to 60 Airlines on NMA Design

Boeing Reaches Out to 60 Airlines on NMA Design

  Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior v-p sales and marketing, revealed that Boeing is now talking with more than 60 airlines on the right configuration for its New Middle-of-the-market Aircraft (NMA) or middle-of-the-market (MOM) aircraft. Speaking at a briefing ...
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Boeing and Other U.S. Aerospace Firms May Lose Under Latest Trump Tariffs

Boeing and Other U.S. Aerospace Firms May Lose Under Latest Trump Tariffs

With its new tariffs on Chinese-made jetliners, maybe the Trump administration is thinking long-term, calculating that someday Chinese jets will challenge Boeing. But for today, it’s silly. China likely will retaliate short-term, and that’s not great news ...
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U.S. Tax Cuts Have Helped Some Carriers Choose Boeing Over Airbus

U.S. Tax Cuts Have Helped Some Carriers Choose Boeing Over Airbus

The American planemaker’s crusade, backed by aggressive pricing and President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, is already showing results. The change in tax structure is an opportunity for Boeing and that provides it a “tax equalization” against its rivals, Ai...
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Boeing’s cargo conundrum: build the B797 to please Asian or US airlines?

Boeing’s cargo conundrum: build the B797 to please Asian or US airlines?

Boeing is facing some serious headwinds in designing its next-generation passenger jet, with airlines divided on how much space the forthcoming B797 should devote to cargo space, Bloomberg reports. Boeing’s initial, oval-shaped B797 fuselage design would sa...
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Boeing forms joint venture with automotive seating supplier

Boeing forms joint venture with automotive seating supplier

In the meantime, Boeing also formed a relationship with aircraft seating start-up Lift by Encore. Boeing also announced forming a partnership with Adient in March 2017, as the automotive supplier worked to gain insight into airworthiness regulations for aircra...
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