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Boeing Forecasts to Triple China’s Fleet

20-year Current Market Outlook projects demand for 5,580 new airplanes in China Boeing, China’s leading provider of passenger airplanes, projects a demand for 5,580 new airplanes in China over the next 20 years valued at $780 billion. The company’s annual China Current Market Outlook forecasts the country’s fleet to triple in size over the next […]

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment in Flight Test – Additional demonstrations of V-22’s refueling capability planned The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing, has successfully completed an initial test of the V-22 Osprey performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor aircraft […]

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Boeing to Start KC-46A Refueling Boom Assembly

Boeing Tanker Remains on Schedule with Start of 2nd Refueling Boom Assembly Modernized boom to be installed on test aircraft Boeing workers in Seattle took another step toward delivering next-generation aerial refueling capability to the U.S. Air Force today when they began assembling the second refueling boom for the KC-46A Tanker program. Based on the Boeing […]

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Boeing to Build 56 Additional A-10 Wings for USAF

Boeing will keep aircraft operating through 2035 Boeing will continue improving U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II mission readiness, and decreasing maintenance costs, through a follow-on order for 56 replacement wings for that aircraft. Boeing is on contract to build up to 242 wings, including these, at its plant in Macon, Ga. Refitting the fleet […]

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Boeing Delivers First 767 Freighter to FedEx Express

Delivery supports the FedEx Express fleet modernization program Boeing and FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp., celebrated today the delivery of the Memphis, Tenn.-based express shipping company’s first 767-300 Freighter. The delivery supports the FedEx strategy to modernize its fleet with more efficient freighters. “Today’s delivery of our first Boeing 767 Freighter is […]

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USAF Finalize KC-46A Tanker Aircraft Design

Boeing on track to deliver 18 combat-ready tankers by 2017 The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have validated the final design elements of the KC-46A Tanker and concluded that the proposed design embodies and can meet Air Force requirements, clearing the way for production and testing of the next-generation aerial refueling tanker. “I’m pleased to […]

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Silk Way Airlines Announce Order for Two 747-8 Freighters

New freighters will provide fuel efficiency and operational flexibility Boeing and Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku, Azerbaijan, today announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters valued at $704 million at current list prices. “Silk Way Airlines’ vision is to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in its […]

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Garuda Indonesia Celebrate Delivery of First 777-300ER

777-300ER key part of Quantum Leap fleet revitalization program Boeing  and Garuda Indonesia celebrated the arrival of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range) in Jakarta Tuesday. The long-haul, twin-aisle airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs delivered to the airline and is a key component of the Garuda Indonesia’s Quantum Leap fleet revitalization program. “The […]

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Boeing Gains FAA Approval to Fly Advanced Navigation Procedures on 787

Boeing Gains FAA Approval to Fly Advanced Navigation Procedures on 787 Boeing has received FAA approval to fly Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures on the 787 fleet. Operators that fly RNP AR procedures significantly reduce fuel burn, emissions and airport congestion by flying precisely along a predefined route using advanced on-board […]

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Boeing Completes 2 Test Milestones for NASA Commercial Crew Program

Boeing Completes 2 Test Milestones for NASA Commercial Crew Program-CST-100 integrated model evaluated in wind tunnel-Centaur rocket stage tested for human spaceflight By successfully completing two significant tests of the integrated Commercial Crew Transportation System, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have moved the United States closer to regaining its capability to return humans to […]