Boeing Commercial Airplanes

June 27, 2011 - 8:28am
Boeing Commerical Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh joined Mitsubishi Aircraft presid...

Boeing will help provide customer support for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet under the terms of a 10-year contract announced in Paris last week between the U.S. aerospace giant and Mitsubishi Aircraft.

June 20, 2011 - 9:35pm

United Continental Holdings has ordered blended winglets for its Boeing 767-300ERs from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) of Seattle, Washington. With the order, the U.S. airline group becomes the largest single customer of APB, having ordered 375 Blended Winglet systems to date.

June 19, 2011 - 9:40pm
Now having accumulated some 300 hours of flight testing, the 747-8I has trave...

The so-called “pause” or “rebalance” of the Boeing 747-8 production line officially ended on June 7 as the company prepared to bring both new versions of its venerable jumbo jet–the Freighter and the Intercontinental–to Paris for this year’s salon.

June 19, 2011 - 7:35pm

Boeing intends to defend the segment of the market where its 737-700 resides, at least with incremental product improvements in the “medium term” future and possibly with an all new airplane to appear in 2019 or 2020, according to Nicole Piasecki, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ vice president of business development.

June 13, 2011 - 8:01am
Plans call for a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, dressed in its new “sunrise” ...

Industry pundits expect the mood at this year’s Paris Air Show (June 20-26) will be markedly more positive than what prevailed during the last show in mid-2009, at the low-point of the aerospace industry’s most recent downturn. The global economy might be experiencing a fair degree of trepidation, but aircraft makers–at least in the civil air transport sectors–are seeing significant increases in demand and are ramping up production again.

June 1, 2011 - 4:00am

The aerospace industry is in recovery, and if you don’t believe that come to this year’s Paris Air Show and see for yourself. That is the optimistic message from the organizers of the biennial event, which will be staged for the 49th time at Paris Le Bourget Airport from June 20 to 26.

May 16, 2011 - 8:50pm

General Electric and Boeing are collaborating on a program to offer their 747-8I BBJ/VIP customers optional “loaner” GEnx-2B engines to ferry their aircraft to completion centers. Called the GE Pusher Program, it would use engines from flight-test aircraft for the ferry flight. Those engines would then be removed at the completion center and shipped back to GE.

May 16, 2011 - 7:35am
Boeing 747-8I RC001 recently completed a series of tests to validate airframe...

Boeing’s latest iteration of the 747, the “Dash 8” Intercontinental, recently completed its first series of flight-testing at Moses Lake, Wash., according to company sources.

While at Moses Lake, the first of two 747-8I test aircraft–dubbed RC001–performed a variety of tests, including flutter and modal suppression. The testing conducted at Moses Lake constituted part of the normal flight-test plan, according to Boeing.

May 6, 2011 - 10:01am
Boeing stopped moving airplanes forward on its Everett, Wash., 747-8 producti...

Boeing stopped moving airplanes forward on its 747-8 production line in Everett, Wash., today to help mechanics complete work that has mounted as the company prepares to increase production of the type from 1.5 to two per month starting next April.

May 2, 2011 - 5:40am
Boeing continues to talk of increasing production of its current 737NG beyond...

Boeing could both re-engine its 737 and build an entirely new airplane to replace the existing model, according to company CEO Jim McNerney.