Aug 26, 2014

Boeing lands $8.8 billion BOC Aviation order on Asian demand

Boeing Co. won an order for $8.8 billion in jets from BOC Aviation Pte. as the aircraft lessor made its biggest-ever purchase to help meet surging travel demand in Asia. Most of the 82 planes are from Boeing’s top-selling 737 family, split between 50 ...

Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos

Jul 29, 2014

Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos

Airbus has terminated an order for six A380s from Skymark Airlines in a blow to the manufacturer as it seeks to break Boeing’s dominance in Japan and tries to rekindle demand for the superjumbo. Airbus said its decision stemmed from “the airline’s expressed intentions ...

Jul 10, 2014

Japan's airlines hope to power planes using biofuels by 2020

An association of Japanese airlines and other entities announced an initiative on Wednesday aimed at enabling the use of biofuels to power passenger jets by 2020, in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. Launched in May by 33 companies and organizations to develop and ...

Boeing parts makers stay on for 777X

Jun 13, 2014

Boeing parts makers stay on for 777X

Boeing has inked a deal for five Japanese companies to manufacture key components for its twin-aisle 777X jets, but the contract doesn’t include the wings, which were a source of delays for the 787 Dreamliner. The Japanese firms will make about 21 percent of ...

ANA boosts 787 in $16.6 billion Boeing shopping spree

| Mar 28, 2014

ANA boosts 787 in $16.6 billion Boeing shopping spree

ANA Holdings Inc. gave Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner a vote of confidence by ordering 14 more of the jets as part of a $16.6 billion shopping spree a year after regulators grounded the composite aircraft. ANA’s 70-plane purchase Thursday tilted toward Boeing, with the ...

Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

Mar 8, 2014

Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

Boeing said Friday that hairline cracks have been found in the wings of some of its 787 Dreamliners that are still in production, due to a manufacturing problem. A Boeing spokesman said the cracks were found in the composite wings, made by Mitsubishi Heavy ...

Boeing woos ANA after JAL chooses Airbus

Feb 12, 2014

Boeing woos ANA after JAL chooses Airbus

Boeing Co. said it’s working “very hard” to secure an order from ANA Holdings Co. after its decadeslong dominance in Japan was challenged last year by a $9.5 billion aircraft deal for Airbus. “There’s a campaign, and we are busy working very hard to ...

Jan 17, 2014

U.S. to send investigator to Japan over Dreamliner glitch

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it will participate in Japan’s investigation of a smoke event involving a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jetliner. NTSB aircraft systems investigator Mike Bauer will travel to Japan to assist with the investigation, it said. White smoke was ...

Boeing warns of ice risk for GE-powered 787s

Nov 25, 2013

Boeing warns of ice risk for GE-powered 787s

by Chris Cooper

Boeing Co. told airlines that some Dreamliners with General Electric Co. engines must bypass thunderstorms as a precautionary measure, the latest advisory on the 787 that was grounded globally earlier this year. Dreamliners, powered by the GEnx engines, must avoid flying within 50 nautical ...