Tag: Boeing

Boeing ecoDemonstrator to test technologies to improve cabin recyclability

Boeing is testing three dozen technologies on its ecoDemonstrator program focused on strengthening operational efficiency and sustainability in cabin interiors, one of the most challenging parts of recycling an airplane. The company will begin testing this month using a 777-200ER (Extended Range)...

Boeing to slow increase of 787 production rate and deliveries

Boeing to slow increase of 787 production rate and deliveries

A Boeing executive has told workers the company expects a slower increase in the production rate and deliveries of its 787 aircraft as the plane manufacturer struggles with supplier shortages of "key parts", Reuters reported last week. In a memo to Boeing employees, the company said it still int...

Southwest takes new measures as growth expected to slow down

Southwest takes new measures as growth expected to slow down

US carrier Southwest Airlines is expected to slow its growth as the airline tackles “significant challenges” after facing losses in addition to delays in their Boeing 737 deliveries. Only 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft are set to be delivered to the airline this year - a significant reduction from the...

'Get your act together', American Airlines CEO urges Boeing

Boeing: ‘Get your act together’, urges American Airlines CEO

American Airlines CEO, Robert Isom, has urged Boeing to "get your act together" amid the ongoing safety crisis that has engulfed the plane maker since a door panel blew off an Alaska Airlines plane mid-flight in January. Isom reaffirmed the airline's commitment to the manufacturer but said Americ...

Boeing makes its largest purchase of blended sustainable aviation fuel

Boeing is buying 9.4 million gallons (35.6 million litres) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its 2024 U.S. commercial operations, reducing its carbon emissions and working to help grow the supply of the fuel globally. This is the company's largest annual SAF purchase, more tha...

Boeing's new chairman to reach out to US airline bosses to rebuild trust

Boeing’s new chairman to reach out to US airline bosses to rebuild trust

Boeing's new chairman Steve Mollenkopf is said to be taking a change in approach and will be cancelling a formal meeting that was planned with the CEOs of the manufacturer’s largest US customers. Instead, Mollenkopf will directly reach out to the airline bosses of American, Southwest, United an...

Boeing: Metal sheet 'sheared off' Southwest plane engine in takeoff

WATCH: Metal sheet ‘sheared off’ Southwest plane engine during takeoff

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston immediately returned to Denver on Sunday morning after a removable sheet of metal covering the Boeing B737-800's engine was "sheared off" during takeoff. Footage taken by a passenger sat in a window seat was posted on Reddit this morning showing the 7...

Boeing pays $160mn in compensation to Alaska Airlines after MAX 9 grounding

Boeing pays $160mn in compensation to Alaska Airlines after MAX 9 grounding

Alaska Airlines states that Boeing has paid US$160mn in compensation over the temporary grounding of its 737 MAX 9 aircraft, following an incident in January where a door fell off the carrier's plane mid-flight. The payment was paid to the airline through the first quarter of 2024 as initial comp...

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated it will increase its oversight on United Airlines following a series of incidents with its aircraft over the last month. A spokesperson for the US regulator said in a statement: “Due to recent safety events, the FAA is increasing oversight of...

Virgin Australia could swap B737 MAX 10s for MAX 8s amid Boeing delays

Virgin Australia could swap B737 MAX 10s for MAX 8s amid Boeing delays

Virgin Australia is said to be considering plans to swap its Boeing 737 MAX 10 orders with the smaller MAX 8 variant, amid increasing uncertainty over the MAX 10’s certification. It is understood the airline’s order for 25 MAX 10s includes options for a conversion to other variants, The Austr...

BREAKING: Boeing CEO to step down by end of the year

Boeing CEO to step down by the end of the year

Boeing chief Dave Calhoun has today announced he will step down as CEO by the end of the year. The company said Calhoun, who has been CEO since 2020, will continue to lead Boeing through the year to "complete the critical work underway to stabilise and position the company for the future". His...

Boeing settles lawsuit of Spanair crash after 15 years of legal battles

Boeing has finally settled for an undisclosed amount in the lawsuit that resulted from the deaths of 154 passengers and crewmembers in Spain over 15 years ago. The case was brought against Boeing as the manufacturer of the ill- fated plane through their acquisition of McDonald Douglas. BCA argued...

SkyUp managers and specialists undergo training from Boeing

On March 14, several weeks of training on the Airline Planning Workshop (APW) from aviation giant Boeing begin for SkyUp employees. This programme is dedicated to the basics of modern airline management. More than 80 workshop participants will study airline business models, network and fleet p...

Boeing: United Airlines CEO reassures passengers safety is 'highest priority' amid number of mishaps

Boeing: United Airlines CEO reassures passengers safety is ‘highest priority’ amid series of mishaps

The CEO of United Airlines has attempted to reassure passengers that safety is the airline's "highest priority" after a number of "unrelated" incidents have arisen with its aircraft. Scott Kirby today published a letter to customers stating "safety is our highest priority and is at the centre of ...

Delta Air Lines CEO anticipates 737 MAX will be delayed until 2027

Delta Air Lines CEO anticipates 737 MAX 10 will be delayed until 2027

Delta CEO, Ed Bastian, has hinted he expects the delivery of the airline's Boeing 737 MAX 10 orders to be delayed to as long as 2027. It comes as Boeing continues to undergo safety and quality scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in light of safety concerns with the MAX 9 model....

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