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Boeing says flaw could affect 55 Dreamliners

About 55 of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets could have a recently discovered flaw in the fuselage, the company said on Wednesday. [...] Boeing will decide whether to go ahead with plans to produce a stretched, or longer, version of the 787 Dreamliner by the end of this year, Albaugh said.

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Boeing's CEO Discusses FY 2012 Results

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787 assembly problems in Charleston drag on Everett

787 assembly problems in Charleston drag on Everett | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing is struggling to complete 787 fuselage sections in South Carolina since a production rate increase, and sections are arriving in Everett more unfinished and problematic than before.
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Boeing seeks common avionics suite for 777X, consultant says

Boeing will seek to transfer major elements of the 787's cockpit systems to the new 777X, perhaps preserving the common cockpit rating achieved between...
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aeroturbopower: Norwegian leases A340-300 to bridge the B787 gap

aeroturbopower: Norwegian leases A340-300 to bridge the B787 gap | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
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Boeing 777X & 787-10X unfazed by 787 battery woes

Boeing 777X & 787-10X unfazed by 787 battery woes | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
787-10 'Gate 4' formal launch still planned in June 2013 Time between start of final assembly & flight testing on 787-9 narrowed to 4 months Folding wingtip decided for 777X 800lbs weight penal...
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A380, 747-8F Demand And Backlogs Are Shrinking

A380, 747-8F Demand And Backlogs Are Shrinking | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

That the very large aircraft market has its limits has long been recognized by Boeing and Airbus. But five years after entry into service of the Airbus A380 and two years after the Boeing 747-8F was first delivered, even their existing backlogs appear to be partially under threat.

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Boeing reorganization creates airplane development group

Boeing reorganization creates airplane development group | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

Boeing is shaking up how the Commercial Airplanes division is structured, putting new emphasis on aircraft development.

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Boeing board OKs offering bigger 787 Dreamliner to customers

The Boeing board in October may have moved a step closer to formally launching soon a stretch version of the Dreamliner, the 787-10.
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Boeing speeds up plants for soaring demand, but can it deliver?

Boeing speeds up plants for soaring demand, but can it deliver? | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

As director of 777 manufacturing at Boeing, Jason Clark is busy overseeing more than 3,000 factory workers who build seven of the $300 million airliners every month.

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Boeing gets grip on 787 supply chain with upsized jumbos

Planemaker on path to build 10 a month

Japanese supplier says bottleneck risk remains

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Cordell's curator insight, January 15, 6:27 PM

Boeing is trying to plan on making 10 787 jets a month. They are now making only making 3 carbon-composite jets a month. Boeing plans to meet their goal of making 10 787 jets by the end of 2013. Now they are taking one step at a time by trying to make at least 5 jets the month.

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Why BAE-EADS merger is double trouble for Boeing

At an awards ceremony in April, Boeing Co honored 14 "suppliers of the year." Prominent among them: BAE Systems Plc, the British arms maker now in talks to merge with Boeing's biggest civilian rival, EADS, maker of Airbus jets.

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All things 787: Can Boeing deliver 50 787s this year?

All things 787: Can Boeing deliver 50 787s this year? | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
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Cash cows at Airbus and Boeing

Eyes are on Boeing over the prospect of a 777X. Chatter doesn’t cease about the prospect of an Airbus A330neo. Boeing is in no hurry to proceed with the “7X” and an A330neo is unl...
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Boeing struggles with 787 production bottlenecks

Boeing struggles with 787 production bottlenecks | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
SEATTLE/NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - A 787 that rolled out of Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, in January was hailed as an important milestone: the first Dreamliner built at a rate
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Boeing's most critical long-term mission will be to slash the cost of building its flagship Dreamliner

Boeing's most critical long-term mission will be to slash the cost of building its flagship Dreamliner | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing is expected to have another banner year in 2014, but to succeed in the long run, it will have to slash the cost of building the Dreamliner while meeting ambitious delivery schedules for six new commercial-jet models it plans to churn out in...
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FAA faces obstacles in approving Boeing Dreamliner fix

FAA faces obstacles in approving Boeing Dreamliner fix | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

Boeing said this week it can move really fast to get its 787 Dreamliner back into the skies once regulators approve a fix for burning batteries on board the plane.

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Boeing seeks FAA’s OK for permanent 787 battery fix

A small team of top machinists at Boeing’s Auburn plant is building high-strength containment boxes for the lithium-ion batteries on the 787 as part of a redesign to get the planes flying again as soon as April.
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How Boeing’s Dreamliner Was Grounded

How Boeing’s Dreamliner Was Grounded | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
The Dreamliner is grounded. How a scrappy and innovative company lost its way.
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Can Boeing Contain the Dreamliner's Technical Glitches?

Can Boeing Contain the Dreamliner's Technical Glitches? | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

If there was ever a case for being a responsible corporate citizen, it is hard to imagine one much better than the obligation of an airplane maker to keep its passengers and crew safe.

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Boeing talking sales on stretch 787; customer may sign this month

Boeing talking sales on stretch 787; customer may sign this month | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

Boeing is moving ahead with efforts to sell a long-awaited stretch version of its fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner that poses a serious threat to Airbus' best-selling rival.

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Boeing shakes up defense business, cuts management jobs

Boeing shakes up defense business, cuts management jobs | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

Boeing said it will restructure its defense, space and security business and cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels as part of a broad cost-cutting drive.

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The Boeing Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results

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Boeing Defers Wide-Body Strategy Choices to Canvass Airlines

Boeing Defers Wide-Body Strategy Choices to Canvass Airlines | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it
Boeing Co.’s new commercial-jet chief wants to confer with airlines about upgraded versions of the popular wide-body 777 and 787 Dreamliner before taking any new designs to the company’s board.
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Airbus Is Forcing Boeing Into Its Most Important Decision Yet

Airbus Is Forcing Boeing Into Its Most Important Decision Yet | Boeing Commercial Airplanes | Scoop.it

The 777 is incredibly important to Boeing. It has no real rival, and delivers an estimated $1.2 billion in revenue per month...

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787 production ramp may be faster; softer 2013 orders expected

Credit Suisse and UBS issued notes on Boeing today. Here are excerpts. Key points: production ramp up on the 787 may go faster than expected; Boeing continues to consider a rate higher than 10.mo f...
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