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Boeing has been under scrutiny from regulators and customers since a Jan. 5 incident in which a smaller 737 MAX operated by Alaska Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing after a fuselage panel blew out mid-flight.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2024
Boeing investigates quality problem on undelivered 787s, sources say
It involves incorrect "torquing" or tightening of more than 900 fasteners per plane, but there is no immediate concern about flight safety.
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Wednesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
Boeing carries NASA astronauts to orbit in ‘milestone’ Starliner flight
The long-awaited flight of the vehicle is the latest step in NASA’s efforts to rely more heavily on the private sector for its human spaceflight program.
A Starliner spacecraft sits atop an Atlas V rocket for a test flight in 2021.
WORLD
Jun 2, 2024
Boeing’s long-awaited crewed mission aborted just before liftoff
The next launch opportunities are June 5 and June 6, NASA said in a blog post.
A passenger who was on board Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 arrives at Changi Airport in Singapore on Wednesday. The flight had experienced severe turbulence, resulting in the death of a British man and multiple injuries.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 24, 2024
Fliers concerned about safety after airline mishaps
But despite this year's spate of high-profile airline accidents, statistics show that flying is still safer than the drive to the airport.
A Comac C919 during an aerial display at the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore in February
BUSINESS
Apr 26, 2024
Air China to buy 100 locally made C919 jets in $11 billion deal
The planes will be delivered between 2024 and 2031, Air China said in a filing.
Mitsuko Tottori became Japan Airlines’ first female CEO on April 1, having risen through the ranks as a flight attendant and heading the flight attendant and customer experience divisions.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 25, 2024
New JAL chief concerned about yen’s ‘excessive’ weakness
While a weaker currency helps spur inbound tourism, it is curbing demand for overseas travel for people in Japan, Mitsuko Tottori says.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner lifts off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2024
Boeing takes further blow after whistleblower alleges 787 ‘shortcuts’
Incorrect treatment of gaps between joined airframe segments could lead to "significant fatigue,” according to the former quality engineer.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Victorville, California, in 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2024
Loss of engine cover on Southwest Boeing 737-800 prompts FAA investigation
No one was injured and Southwest Flight 3695 returned safely to Denver International Airport.
A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The Jan. 5 blowout incident plunged Boeing into a new crisis five years after the second of two fatal crashes grounded the MAX.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2024
How Boeing's leadership was 'fired' by its own customers
With Boeing's major U.S. customers calling for a meeting without CEO Dave Calhoun, the company preempted their demands with a major upheaval.
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 26, 2024
Will Boeing leadership shake-up redeem plane-maker with airlines and fliers?
The embattled manufacturer has announced one of the most dramatic overhauls in its century-long history, with three top executives set to depart.
Significantly, JAL will also buy 11 A321neos, breaking Boeing’s exclusive hold on the airline as its sole supplier of single-aisle jets.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 21, 2024
Japan Airlines to add 32 new Airbus planes to its fleet
The airline, a longtime Boeing customer, will also buy 10 jets from the U.S. planemaker as it expands its international network.
Airplane fuselages outside the Boeing manufacturing facility in Washington. Boeing’s recent problems are further widening the gap between supply and demand.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 18, 2024
Boeing’s pain spreads to travelers as airlines cut back on plans
As a result, passengers will face fewer flight options and potentially higher prices on at least some popular short and midrange routes.
Made by Karimoku, Keiji Ashikawa’s design of the JAL Boeing 777 cabin window stool uses an outer window pane from the plane as a transparent seat set on a base comprising recycled oak off-cuts.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Mar 16, 2024
Recycling old JAL planes and bullet trains into design treasures
This month, On: Design looks at recycled products designed to rev the engines of plane and train enthusiasts.
A Boeing 737 Max aircraft at an airshow in Farnborough, England, in 2022. In early January, the door plug on an Alaska Air 737 Max 9 blew off shortly after takeoff from Portland, Oregon, prompting an explosive decompression.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2024
Boeing 737 Max probe still in dark over who caused door fail
The planemaker has said it’s unable to find the relevant records, and factory security footage that may have helped have been overwritten.
An Alaska airlines Boeing 737 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on March 6. Boeing unveiled that it handed over 27 airplanes to customers in February, lagging the 49 notched by Airbus.
BUSINESS
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing crisis derails airline growth plans as output stalls
Boeing’s crisis of confidence is spreading to the airlines that buy its jets, creating a massive bottleneck in an industry with limited choices.
A 737 Max 9 under construction at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing tells staff to take 'immediate' action on safety incidents
Of 89 production process audits recently conducted by the FAA, Boeing reportedly failed 33 of them with 97 instances of noncompliance.
Boeing has faced a series of quality control issues, most recently in a hair-raising incident in January when a door-sized panel blew off the fuselage of a Boeing 737 Max 9.
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2024
Wheel falls off Boeing passenger jet heading to Japan from U.S.
United Airlines said there were 249 people on board the Osaka-bound jet.
An American Airlines Airbus A321 plane taking off from Los Angeles International Airport
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 5, 2024
American Airlines buys 260 jets in biggest plane order since 2011
The deal includes 85 Airbus A321neo jets, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10s and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft, with options and rights for an additional 193 aircraft.
A Boeing Co. 737 Max airplane on the production line at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Washington, in March 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2024
Boeing's safety culture slammed by FAA after 737 Max midair door loss
An expert report shows the work still to be done at Boeing despite efforts to overhaul its culture after fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 killed 346 people.
Boeing 737 Max airplanes on the tarmac at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 10, 2024
How production pressures plunged Boeing into yet another crisis
Soul-searching about quality controls and plunged Boeing into its second safety crisis in five years.

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