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Aerospace and Boeing Beat Reporter — Wall Street Journal

Aerospace & Boeing beat reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Washingtonian. Unapologetic geek. Work in aviation? Tell me what you're up to:Jon.ostrower@wsj.com

Boeing Raises Its Estimate of Chinese Aircraft Demand

wsj.com — Boeing Co. said it expects that China's cooling economy won't dent its demand for jetliners despite concerns from some analysts about the medium-term outlook there for the aerospace giant and rival Airbus Group SE. The recent plunge in China's stock market is adding to fears about slowing economic growth in the world's No.
Aug 25, 2015

Unfazed by market turmoil, Boeing & Airbus say long-term Chinese demand enormous wsj.com/articles/boein… (w/ @r_wall) pic.twitter.com/9FXW47PCgj

Aug 25, 2015

Boeing forecasts Chinese demand for new aircraft to remain strong for years on.wsj.com/1IdWHYj via @WSJ

Aug 25, 2015

China: One-third the fleet, three times the people & a middle class as large as the entire US on.wsj.com/1IehTNV pic.twitter.com/cTFg2cZur9

Aug 26, 2015

Boeing forecasts Chinese demand for new aircraft to remain strong for years on.wsj.com/1IdWHYj pic.twitter.com/ED0s5UfJg1

Aug 26, 2015

RT @jonostrower: Unfazed by market turmoil, Boeing & Airbus say long-term Chinese demand enormous wsj.com/articles/boein… (w/ @r_wall) http:…

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Boeing to Lay Off Hundreds of Workers at Satellite Business

wsj.com — Aerospace giant says move was prompted in part by stalled reauthorization of U.S. Export-Import Bank Boeing Co. said Monday it had started issuing notices for what could be hundreds of layoffs at its satellite business, a move it blamed partly on the stalled reauthorization of the U.S.
Aug 25, 2015

Boeing to lay off hundreds of workers at satellite business on.wsj.com/1hDtgKl

Aug 25, 2015

Boeing to lay off hundreds of workers at satellite business, citing stalled reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank on.wsj.com/1hDtgKl

Aug 25, 2015

RT @NickTimiraos: Boeing to lay off hundreds of workers at satellite business, citing stalled reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank on.wsj.com/1hDtgKl

Aug 26, 2015

RT @NickTimiraos: Boeing to lay off hundreds of workers at satellite business, citing stalled reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank on.wsj.com/1hDtgKl

Boeing, Supplier Wrestle to Produce Key Component

wsj.com — Challenge comes amid concerns that shortage could derail planned boost in production of updated version of 737 jet Boeing Co. and a key supplier are wrestling to produce a crucial, innovative component for the updated version of its workhorse 737 jet, amid concerns that a shortage could derail ambitious plans to boost production.
Aug 20, 2015

What is the titanium inner wall for the 737 Max? “It is by far the gorilla in the room.” on.wsj.com/1WHLv1d

Aug 20, 2015

RT @jonostrower: What is the titanium inner wall for the 737 Max? “It is by far the gorilla in the room.” on.wsj.com/1WHLv1d

Aug 20, 2015

Boeing wrestles to produce key 737 component - part of engine thrust reverser that slows jets wsj.com/articles/boein… #avgeek @jonostrower

Aug 21, 2015

Boeing, supplier are wrestling to produce component for updated version of 737 jet on.wsj.com/1Nyqfqx

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Boeing Delays Test Flight of Aerial Tanker

wsj.com — Latest blow to a program that has led to $1.26 billion in charges against company earnings Boeing Co. said Monday it would delay the maiden flight of its first fully equipped aerial refueling tanker to late September or early October after a production mix-up damaged parts of a test aircraft's fuel system.
Aug 17, 2015

Fuel substitute mix-up stalls KC-46 first flight by a month for repairs on.wsj.com/1IXV98y

Aug 17, 2015

@jonostrower: Fuel substitute mix-up stalls KC-46 first flight by a month for repairs on.wsj.com/1IXV98y” // Ugh…

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Probe Sharpens Focus on Sabotage

wsj.com — The investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 sharpened its focus on sabotage, according to aviation and industry officials, amid strong indications that one or more people on the plane deliberately changed its course and tried to mask its location.

Boeing Moves Top Executive to Fix Aerial Tanker Project

wsj.com — Boeing Co. has assigned its aircraft development chief to right its troubled aerial refueling tanker project, on the heels of a surprise $835 million charge to its second-quarter earnings, the company said in an internal memo to staff.
Jul 30, 2015

Boeing Airplane Development VP Scott Fancher given "special interim assignment" to right KC-46 program on.wsj.com/1ORtx7f

Virgin Galactic Awaits NTSB Findings

wsj.com — Federal investigators looking into the 2014 crash of Virgin Galactic LLC's experimental rocket ship are poised to highlight safety lapses during flight preparation, according to people familiar with the matter, while internal company documents and interviews with former engineers indicate that project managers were warned about separate technical shortcomings long before the accident.
Jul 28, 2015

NTSB says pilot error preceded the Virgin Galactic crash, our reporting found concerns over safety, a rush to fly on.wsj.com/1SKm3TQ

Jul 28, 2015

Before last year's deadly Virgin Galactic crash, concerns about 'inadequate safety margins and a haste to fly' wsj.com/articles/virgi…

Jul 27, 2015

Interviews, docs revealed concerns among some Virgin engineers about inadequate safety margins & a haste to fly on.wsj.com/1SKm3TQ

Jul 27, 2015

Unrelated to the feather, a flight controls engineer in early 2014 called for Virgin's SpaceShipTwo to be grounded on.wsj.com/1SKm3TQ

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Boeing appoints Mark Jenks new 787 chief

marketwatch.com — Boeing Co. on Friday named Mark Jenks to lead its flagship 787 Dreamliner program following the July 31 retirement of Larry Loftis, a company veteran credited with transforming its jet-manufacturing operations.

Boeing Names Mark Jenks as New 787 Chief

wsj.com — Move follows July 31 retirement of company veteran Larry Loftis Boeing Co. on Friday named Mark Jenks to lead its flagship 787 Dreamliner program following the July 31 retirement of Larry Loftis, a company veteran credited with transforming its jet-manufacturing operations.

Boeing's leadership swap begins to chart 777 and 787's future

flightglobal.com — The replacement of any high-profile program leader tends to elicit questions of confidence, though the trading of positions between current 777 vice president and general manager Larry Loftis and his 787 counterpart, Scott Fancher, represents two important changes for the heart of Boeing's widebody products and the future of both programs. The move plays to the strength of each leader, their respective divergent styles, and what is required for future of each program.
Jul 24, 2015

FLASHBACK Feb 24, 2012: Loftis takes over 787, leadership swap begins to chart future for 777 & 787 bit.ly/1SGnHG8

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Sep 03, 2015

David McCullough at the Aero Club of Washington discussing The Wright Brothers. pic.twitter.com/7kOmvSoSXV

Sep 03, 2015

Boeing says today 747-8 cancellation is for 4 freighters, not passenger aircraft. Cargo slump heading for second dip? pic.twitter.com/iO9NfI6kZu


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