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Boeing To Build Its First Offshore Plane Factory In China As Ex-Im Bank Withers

Forbes – Facing severe pressure from state-subsidized foreign competitors and the end of federal export financing, Boeing BA -3.11% has decided to throw in the towel. After a hundred years of producing its commercial aircraft exclusively in the U.S., the nation’s largest exporter will build its first offshore aircraft plant in China. The new plant […]

Boeing Delivers Record Number of Jets in 2014

Wall Street Journal – Boeing Co. on Tuesday reported record annual orders and deliveries of its commercial jetliners alongside a drop in the number of canceled deals, easing investor concerns about a market bubble as the company prepares for another boost in production. The world’s largest aerospace and defense company by sales secured net new […]

Their New Materials: Using the latest alloys and composites is only part of the answer for today’s manufacturers

Wall Street Journal — BOEING CO.’S 787 Dreamliner has drawn popular attention as the first commercial plane with skin made of carbon-fiber composites. To the aviation industry, the plane’s less-heralded materials underneath—including highly engineered titanium and a range of cutting-edge aluminum alloys—are equally significant. Not long ago, passenger jets were built of familiar metals such […]

Boeing Courts Possible KC-46A Tanker Buyers

DoD Buzz — Boeing Co. has begun courting potential foreign buyers of the KC-46A refueling tanker it’s developing for the U.S. Air Force, company officials said. The Chicago-based company has already had discussions with several customers about beginning deliveries of the aircraft in 2017 or 2018, according to Chris Raymond, vice president of business development […]

Boeing Wins Orders for Stretched 787

Wall Street Journal – Boeing Co. said Tuesday it had signed up the first five customers for a new stretched version of its 787 Dreamliner, a milestone in a marketing push it hopes will reignite sales of the aircraft after the current version was temporarily grounded this year. The orders it received for 102 of […]