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Boeing cuts final C-17 output by three jets, ends production early

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> will produce three fewer of its famed C-17 cargo-carrying military transport planes than expected as it closes the production line, reflecting further decline in demand for the aircraft, the company said on Monday.

Boeing cuts final C-17 output by three jets, ends production early

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> will produce three fewer of its famed C-17 cargo-carrying military transport planes than expected as it closes the production line, reflecting further decline in demand for the aircraft, the company said on Monday.

ANA orders 70 Boeing, Airbus jets listed at $17 billion in bid to be leading airline

TOKYO - ANA is ordering 70 aircraft with a list price of 1.7 trillion yen ($17 billion) from Boeing Co. and Airbus, in the largest order in the Japanese carrier's history. Thursday's orders underline ANA's ambition to become one of the world's leading airlines as well as Japan's tourism drive leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The country is aiming to boost overseas visitors to 20 million a year.

U.S. FAA tells Boeing to fix 747-8 software to avoid crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday ordered an immediate fix to the latest version of Boeing Co's 747-8 plane, saying a software glitch could cause it to lose thrust when close to landing and fly into the ground. The FAA's so-called airworthiness directive covers Boeing's 747-8 and 747-8F planes with certain General Electric Co engines. It calls for replacing defective software with a new, improved version.

FAA tells Boeing to fix 747-8 software to avoid crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday ordered an immediate fix to the latest version of Boeing Co's <BA.N> 747-8 plane, saying a software glitch could cause it to lose thrust when close to landing and fly into the ground. The FAA's so-called airworthiness directive covers Boeing's 747-8 and 747-8F planes with certain General Electric Co <GE.N> engines. It calls for replacing defective software with a new, improved version.

Boeing in talks with India airlines on 737 MAX jet

By Devidutta Tripathy HYDERABAD (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> is in talks with Indian airlines Jet Airways <JET.NS> and Air India <AIN.UL> about the sale of its 737 MAX jets, a Boeing executive told Reuters on Thursday, as the aircraft manufacturer raised its forecast for demand in India. Boeing now expects India's commercial aviation fleet to grow more than five times in size over the next 20 years, with demand for 1,600 new airplanes valued at $205 billion.

Boeing says defense budget as expected, but sequestration risk ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> Chief Operating Officer Dennis Muilenburg said the U.S. defense budget released last week was "about what we expected" but noted that the industry still faces the full effects of budget sequestration in years ahead.

Boeing says defense budget as expected, but sequestration risk ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> Chief Operating Officer Dennis Muilenburg said the U.S. defense budget released last week was "about what we expected" but noted that the industry still faces the full effects of budget sequestration in years ahead.

Boeing to end pension plans for nonunion employees

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 nonunion employees, including its chief executive, marking the latest step in the company's shift away from defined-benefit plans. The change takes effect January 1, 2016, and reflects the company's effort to reduce the growing costs of its pension plans. Boeing said it expects to take a $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change.

Boeing's machinist union in St. Louis approves contract extension

(Reuters) - Boeing Co's machinists' union in St. Louis approved a seven and a half year contract extension that will keep the company's unionized employees away from a defined benefit retirement plan. The company's contract with the more than 2,300 unionized workers, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, now expires in July 2022. The workers will shift from a defined pension to a 401(k)-style retirement benefit system on January 1, 2016, Boeing said in a statement on Sunday.
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