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Boeing donates original flight-test Dreamliner to Nagoya, Japan

Earlier this month, more than 100 Japanese government officials and leaders from Boeing and its supplier partners joined in celebrating Boeing’s donation of its 787 Dreamliner ZA001 to Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) in Nagoya, Japan, where it will be placed on static display. “Centrair has been a wonderful partner from the start of the […]

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Canada Jetlines signs purchase agreement with Boeing

Canada Jetlines, which plans to launch a low-cost carrier in mid-2015, has signed a purchase agreement with Boeing for up to 21 B737 Max aircraft. According to Jetlines, the deal includes five firm orders, along with purchase rights for an additional 16 aircraft. Delivery of the aircraft is to begin in 2021, said the Vancouver-based […]

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Boeing forecasts rising demand for commercial pilots, technicians over next 20 years

Boeing is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global aircraft fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released at last month’s 2014 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow, projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world’s aviation system will require: • 533,000 […]

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Nicotine-free tobacco plant being tested for use as jet fuel

Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. SkyNRG, which produces sustainable jet fuel, is expanding production of the hybrid plant known as Solaris as an energy crop that farmers could grow instead of traditional tobacco. Test farming of the plants, which […]

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Boeing launched its new 777X at the November 2013 Dubai Airshow. Production of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in 2017 and first delivery is targeted for 2020.

Boeing workers approve contract to secure assembly of new 777X

Machinists at Boeing’s Seattle location have approved a labour contract that gives up some pension benefits in order to secure assembly of the company’s new 777X aircraft. Under the terms of the eight-year contract extension, the 777X and its composite wing will be built in the Puget Sound area by Boeing employees, represented by the […]

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