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Southwest Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Major Engine Malfunction

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Spokesman says initial reports indicate no injuries among 99 passengers and five crew aboard A Southwest Airlines Co. flight landed safely Saturday morning following a major malfunction of one of its two engines during a flight across the Southeastern U.S.

Defense Department Clears Boeing Airborne Tanker for Production

wsj.com — The Pentagon on Friday cleared Boeing Co.'s new aerial fueling tanker for production, a major milestone as the plane maker seeks to move past delays and heavy financial losses. The declaration by the Defense Department clears the way for a $2.8 billion...

Boeing 777 Jet Production Decision Expected

wsj.com — A senior Boeing Co. executive said Wednesday the company expects to decide over the next two months whether to cut production of its highly profitable 777 jetliner. Greg Smith, Boeing's chief financial officer, said at an investor event that the aerospace giant will have "better clarity" by then about demand for the current-generation 777.

Boeing Earnings: What to Watch

wsj.com — 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

wsj.com — 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

wsj.com — 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

wsj.com — 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

wsj.com — 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

wsj.com — 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

wsj.com — 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.
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Aug 27, 2016

Unclear at this point, but hard to see how they didn't shut it down after risk of debris ingestion.  https://twitter.com/BillOzanne/status/769605667023978499 

Aug 27, 2016

The queue of arrivals into Abu Dhabi is perfectly choreographed real-time dance. https://t.co/3meBylbwGj

Aug 26, 2016

RT @mattcawby: ZB785 Hainan Airlines 787-9 N9673N was ferried from Charleston to Everett today https://t.co/Xvf2n3bpVB


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