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US allows Boeing to sell plane parts to Iran

The United States has issued a license to aerospace giant Boeing permitting it to sell plane parts to Iran, a spokesman for the company told AFP Friday. The license covers a short time and concerns only aircraft already in service, the spokesman said. This would be the first time Boeing has done business with the Islamic Republic since the US embargo of 1979, he added. lo/nss/pst

Boeing books 71 orders for 737s in week

US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it had won 71 new orders for its best-selling 737 commercial jetliner in a week, with more than half for its new 737 MAX. Boeing did not disclose the name of the buyer or the buyers of the short- to medium-haul aircraft in the week through March 18. The Chicago-based company said it had a total of 176 net new orders since the year started, including 170 orders for the single-aisle 737.

Boeing books 71 orders for 737s in week

US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it had won 71 new orders for its best-selling 737 commercial jetliner in a week, with more than half for its new 737 MAX. Boeing did not disclose the name of the buyer or the buyers of the short- to medium-haul aircraft in the week through March 18. The Chicago-based company said it had a total of 176 net new orders since the year started, including 170 orders for the single-aisle 737.

US says Boeing 787's design, manufacture safe despite the cutting-edge jet's many problems

WASHINGTON - Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many problems encountered since the plane's rollout, including a fire that forced a redesign of the its batteries, according to a report issued jointly Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration and the aircraft maker.

Review finds Boeing 787 meets expected safety levels

The US Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday a joint review with Boeing has found that the 787 Dreamliner's design, manufacture and assembly processes met the aircraft's intended safety level. The FAA-Boeing review team was formed after two battery fire incidents in less than two weeks in January 2013 that led regulators to order a global grounding of the airplane. The grounding was lifted three months later in April after Boeing won FAA approval of a battery fix.

Review finds Boeing 787 meets expected safety levels

The US Federal Aviation Administration said Monday a joint review with Boeing has found that the 787 Dreamliner's design, manufacture and assembly processes met the aircraft's intended safety level. The FAA-Boeing review team was formed after two battery fire incidents in less than two weeks in January 2013 that led regulators to order a global grounding of the airplane. The grounding was lifted three months later in April after Boeing won FAA approval of a battery fix.

Boeing joining Malaysia crash investigation

Boeing said Monday it has joined an official US team investigating the still-mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines 777 aircraft, feared to have plunged into the Gulf of Thailand. Boeing said it would act as technical advisor to the US National Transportation Safety Board team already in Southeast Asia to offer assistance. The Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was a Boeing 777, a model which up to now has seen only one fatal crash.

Boeing joining Malaysia crash investigation

Boeing said Monday it has joined an official US team investigating the still-mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines 777 aircraft, feared to have plunged into the Gulf of Thailand. Boeing said it would act as technical advisor to the US National Transportation Safety Board team already in Southeast Asia to offer assistance. The Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was a Boeing 777, a model which up to now has seen only one fatal crash.

US awards Boeing $2 bn contract for spy planes

The Pentagon has awarded Boeing a $2.1 billion contract to build 16 more P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft for the US Navy, according to defense officials. The long-range Poseidon spy plane is based on Boeing's 737 commercial airliner and the Navy is anxious to move ahead to replace its aging fleet of P-3 Orion aircraft, which have been flying for decades. The performance of the plane's radars and anti-submarine weapons have come under question in some Pentagon tests but the contract decision indicated officials were ready to press ahead.

Ethiopian Airlines interested in 10 Boeing 777X: CEO

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines is in preliminary talks with Boeing <BA.N> that could lead to an order for 10 of the U.S. planemaker's latest model, the 777X, the airline's chief executive said. "When the 777X comes, as soon as we can get the (production) slots we will be there," Tewolde Gebremariam told Reuters in a telephone interview. "We are discussing with Boeing for about 10 777X," he added - a deal potentially worth $3.8 billion at list prices.
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