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Aerospace & Boeing beat reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Washingtonian. Unapologetic geek. Work in aviation? Tell me what you're up

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Probe Sharpens Focus on Sabotage — 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 — 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

Virgin Galactic Awaits NTSB Findings — 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

Jul 28, 2015

Before last year's deadly Virgin Galactic crash, concerns about 'inadequate safety margins and a haste to fly'…

Jul 27, 2015

Interviews, docs revealed concerns among some Virgin engineers about inadequate safety margins & a haste to fly

Jul 27, 2015

Unrelated to the feather, a flight controls engineer in early 2014 called for Virgin's SpaceShipTwo to be grounded

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Boeing appoints Mark Jenks new 787 chief — 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 — 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 — 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

FedEx to Buy as Many as 100 Boeing 767 Freighters — FedEx Corp. said Tuesday it plans to acquire as many as 100 new Boeing Co. 767 freighters, the largest order for the aging widebody jetliner that first entered service as a passenger plane in 1982.

Boeing Earnings: What to Watch — Boeing Co. is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings before the market opens on Wednesday. Here is what you need to know: EARNINGS FORECAST: Net profit for the quarter of $2.19 a share is the consensus of analysts, according to FactSet, compared with $2.24 a year prior.
Jul 21, 2015

Boeing 2Q earnings will be out before the market opens Wednesday, here's what to watch for

Boeing to Again Reduce Output of 747s — Will turn out one jumbo jet a month beginning in 2016; key challenge for new CEO Muilenburg Boeing Co. said Wednesday it will reduce output of its iconic 747-8 jetliner to one a month beginning in 2016, though it expects a recovery in the air cargo market to drive future sales.

New Commercial Jet Chief at Boeing — Boeing Co. is abruptly changing the chief executive of its commercial unit on the eve of a major air show where the jet maker is expected to announce significant orders for a new version of its 737 Max aircraft.
Jun 23, 2015

WSJ FLASHBACK June 26, 2012: Boeing Names New Civilian-Jet Chief Conner

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Aug 03, 2015

May 28, 1988: ''For a long time Boeing has been telling us that the 757 is going to be the 737 of the future."

Aug 03, 2015

*Shakes fist at new confusing Boeing voicemail system*

Aug 03, 2015

RT @AirlineReporter: As close as you can probably get to an MRJ in Washington state. That will change soon!

Aug 03, 2015

Boeing's long-planned new interior rules puts the 777-9X on a collision course with 747-8 (via @FG_STrim)

Aug 03, 2015

RT @AmyAHarder: Obama announces first-ever rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants

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