WSJ's aerospace & Boeing beat reporter. New dad, chaser of things that fly, unapologetic geek.

Boeing Earnings: What to Watch — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Jet programs, aerial-tanker project in focus when plane maker reports second-quarter results Boeing Co. is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings before the market opens on Wednesday.

Boeing Is ‘Delinquent’ on Payments, Says Supplier Rockwell Collins — In a rare public dust-up between two of the biggest collaborators in the aerospace industry, a major supplier to Boeing Co. said the world's largest plane maker was behind on tens of millions dollars in payments due at the end of last month.

Boeing to Record Charges From Jet Programs — Boeing Co. on Thursday revealed more expensive stumbles with the production of new commercial and military jets, saying it would take $2.1 billion in charges in its coming earnings. The after-tax charges, which have been expected by some industry analysts, stem from delays to developing its new Air Force refueling tanker, demand concerns about...

Boeing Shifts to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform — Boeing Co. and its AerData and Jeppesen subsidiaries will move cloud-based versions of their aviation analytics applications, used by more than 300 airlines, to Microsoft Corp.'s Azure cloud computing platform. Airlines use the apps to predict maintenance needs and optimize fuel consumption. Currently, airlines using the apps ran them primarily on their own servers.

Bombardier’s CSeries Looks to Boost Economy Experience — FARNBOROUGH, England-Bombardier Inc. is aiming to reverse a trend that has become common for the average flier: the increasing misery of the economy-class flying experience. The Canadian plane maker's new CSeries jetliner begins flying paying passengers Friday with an economy cabin outfitted with wider seats in each row, bigger overhead bins and more spacious lavatories.

Bombardier Considers More Business-Jet Cutbacks — FARNBOROUGH, England-Bombardier Inc. could scrap a plan to make an ultra-long-distance business jet and further reduce production of its existing models, the latest sign of slack demand for corporate jets particularly in emerging markets. Bombardier, whose CSeries single-aisle jetliner is set to carry its first paying passengers on Friday, continues to grapple with the impact of political and economic instability in once hot markets...

Boeing Raises 20-Year Outlook For Commercial Jet Demand — FARNBOROUGH, England-Boeing Co. on Monday unveiled its annual 20-year outlook for demand for commercial jetliners, anticipating a $5.9 trillion market, but sharply scaled back its expectation for long-term cargo traffic growth. The plane maker expects airlines will require nearly 40,000 jetliners between 2016 and 2035, an increase of 5% over its 2015 expectation.

In Pursuit of Planes That Think for Themselves — Just how smart can an airplane be? One day, smart enough that people will be able to get around in on-demand self-flying taxis, predicts Irene Gregory, senior technologist for advanced control theory and application at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Today, planes are very smart, but humans still call the shots every step of the way.

Boeing Says Large Jet Demand Sluggish Amid Low Fuel Prices, Geopolitical Instability — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Commercial jet chief says larger 777X model 'would not be difficult' LONDON-Boeing's commercial jet chief on Sunday said geopolitical instability and continued lower fuel pries have caused a slowdown in large jetliner demand.

Boeing Says If Congress Blocks Its Iran Jet Deal, Rivals’ Should Be Halted Too — LONDON-Boeing's commercial jetliner chief said Sunday that if its deal to sell Iran passenger aircraft is blocked by the U.S. Congress, all other U.S. companies that supply to its rivals should be prohibited as well.
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Jul 30, 2016

RT @WSJ: FBI Director James Comey warned of a potential consequence of a future Islamic State defeat in the Middle East 

Jul 29, 2016

In the days leading up to #FIA16, I flew current & future-gen single-aisles. The view from the window. 

Jul 29, 2016

Airbus's A350-1000 - now painted - with a subtle emphasis on the 1000.  (via @Frenchpainter)

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