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Experts Blame Faulty Battery For Dreamliner Woes

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Aviation safety and battery experts say it is likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes were caused by overcharging lithium ion batteries. An All Nippon Airways Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Japan Wednesday after its pilots smelled something burning in the cockpit. An investigator said Friday that the battery’s […]

Boeing 787 Crisis Widens, as Global Regulators Ground Dreamliner

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation authorities around the world are grounding the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet following a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Airlines in Chile, India and Europe are the latest to stop flying the jet, which already has been grounded in the U.S. and Japan. As of early Thursday, 39 of the […]

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US Orders All Boeing 787s Grounded

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered all U.S.-registered Boeing 787 passenger jets to stop flying until the risk of possible fires caused by lithium batteries aboard the craft can be evaluated. The FAA said it will work with Boeing and United Airlines – the only American carrier that currently operates 787s – to get the […]

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WTO Rules US Planemaker Boeing Got Illegal Subsidies

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An appellate panel of the World Trade Organization has ruled that U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing received billions of dollars in illegal government subsidies in its competition with the world’s biggest planemaker, Europe’s Airbus. Monday’s ruling by the WTO appeals panel largely confirmed an earlier finding that Boeing, the second biggest aircraft maker, received support from […]

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Airbus Delivers More Planes Than Rival Boeing

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Airbus delivered more commercial airliners than rival Boeing in 2011. Reports Thursday said Airbus handed 530 jet planes to customers during the year. Airlines apparently liked the revamped A320 which features improved fuel efficiency and cuts costs in an era of high oil prices. Boeing delivered 477 planes, which is three percent more than the […]

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Indonesia Airline Places Largest Ever Boeing Order

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesia’s Lion Air has signed a deal to buy 230 Boeing 737 airplanes for a list price of nearly $22-billion, the U.S. firms largest commercial order, by both dollar volume and total number of airplanes. The agreement, announced Thursday, sees Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest commercial carrier, purchasing 201 Boeing 737Max aircraft and 29 extended-range 737-900s. […]

Boeing Delivers Long-Delayed New Plane

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Boeing is delivering the first of its new fuel-efficient 787 airliners to a customer after a three-year delay. Celebrations are being held Monday at the Boeing factory in the Northwestern U.S. state of Washington, and the plane takes off Tuesday for its new home in Japan and service for All Nippon Airlines. Boeing says the […]

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Boeing’s Dreamliner Becomes a Reality for Japanese Airline

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has delivered the first of its long-awaited 787 Dreamliner planes to the Japanese airline All Nippon, more than three years behind schedule. All Nippon took delivery of the $200 million high-tech jet Sunday in Boeing’s home city of Seattle . A public ceremony is planned for Monday, and the jet […]

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Boeing Says India Needs 1,300 New Planes

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s largest aerospace company says India will need more than 1,300 new passenger airplanes over the next two decades to meet the demands of the country’s growing economy. U.S. firm Boeing on Wednesday forecast that India’s commercial carriers will need 1,320 planes, worth $150 billion, through 2030. The head of Boeing in India, Dinesh […]

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Boeing Raises Aircraft Production Forecast

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Boeing Corporation is raising its forecast for aircraft demand over the next two decades. Boeing says airlines will need $4 trillion in new planes over the next 20 years. The long-range forecast anticipates the delivery of 33,500 new planes by 2030. The plane-maker says it raised forecasts after passenger air traffic rose eight percent in […]

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