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Delta loss shows availability key to Boeing’s widebody strategy

Boeing stretches 777-9X fuselage from 76.5m to 76.7m: exclusive Airlines, most likely Emirates, asking for more seats on 777X: sources Boeing to announce more seats on 777-9X in Q2 2015: sources 777X de-icing can only take place at Code F stands with FWT down 787-9 OEW 277,000lbs is 11,000lbs lighter than A330-900neo’s 288,000lbs 787-8 OEW […]

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Boeing 787 availability key in fending off Airbus A330neo

Boeing aims to stabilise 787 travelled work by LN195: The Seattle Times A330neo makes sense in filling Airbus’ product void in 200-300 seat segment A330neo to work best on sectors under 2,000nm A330neo adds 2-3 tonnes of weight; block fuel burn reduction ~12% 787 still retains significant fuel burn & operating cost advantage against A330neo […]

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Boeing 777X targets to become ultra long-haul leader

Boeing eyes 6 months earlier internal “manage to” target than Q2 2020 777X service entry Everett lowest cost option for 777X FAL, but Charleston offers non-union lure 777X folding wingtip 20 seconds to fold or extend Folding wingtip in “latched & locked” position in failure mode Folding wingtip 3% better than Code E wing with […]

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Boeing’s widebody dominance hinges on 777X success

It was ironical that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the Chicago-based plane-maker touted as “Made With Japan”, would become the fracture point of Boeing’s iron grip on Japan where it holds a 80% market share as the island nation’s carriers started purchasing Boeing aircraft in the 1980s as a means to remedy the significant current account surplus its government has

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Special Report: The “One Boeing” lean & mean profit machine

When it comes down to the one thing that the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer Boeing does not have, it is neither financial muscle nor engineering resources. Rather, it is luck. After freshly emerging from the three-and-a-half months long worldwide grounding of its flagship product – 787 Dreamliner as a result of overheating lithium-ion batteries onboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) example

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Boeing to make up lost grounds on all fronts

The debut of the Airbus A350 XWB (extra widebody) was a far cry from that of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the difference between the two could not have been more stark. Without much fanfare, Airbus’ US$15 billion answer to both the lightweight 787 Dreamliner and the larger 777 rolled out from the paint hangar in the European plane-maker’s headquarters

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Boeing 787 is a dream come true, again.

“Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end,” H P Lovecraft wrote. And so when Boeing received the final approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 19 April over the three-layered battery solution proposed by the world’s largest plane-maker to return the company’s signature, but grounded carbon-composite Boeing 787 Dreamliner to commercial flight, its vice

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Boeing 777X & 787-10X unfazed by 787 battery woes

It is yet another déjà vu. After successfully beating a delivery target of 35-42 examples and achieving a ramp-up in its production rate to 5 units per month, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was on an upbeat note with 46 units being handed over to the customers last year. Unfortunately, the good times did not last. An emergency landing by a

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Boeing in no rush to fast-track future widebody strategy

Since the European plane-maker Airbus inaugurated its sprawling 74,000m² final assembly line (FAL) factory for the US$15 billion A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body) aircraft programme in Toulouse, France on 23rd October, the potential competitive response from its transatlantic arch-rival Boeing has captured widespread media attention. As Airbus makes progress in manufacturing the first A350-900 flight test aircraft ahead of its

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Special Report: Boeing remains formidable even if BAE/EADS merger goes ahead

In further normalising the business structure from political interference, European Aeronautic, Defence and Space Co. (EADS) is exploring a US$45 billion merger with Europe’s largest defence contractor BAE Systems, which will create the world’s biggest integrated aerospace company with an annual revenue of US$93 billion (€72 billion) and 200,000 employees worldwide, eclipsing Chicago-based Boeing’s 2011 revenue of US$68.7 billion. However,

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