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Boeing reports 10 commercial orders in latest week

Boeing Co. said it took 10 new orders for commercial planes in the week that ended on Tuesday, including four 737s for El Al Israel Airlines, two 747s for Korean Air, and four 777s for an unidentified customer. Get the full story »

Boeing mulls another rise in 737 production rate

Boeing Co. is considering a boost in the production rate of its hot-selling 737 to 42 planes per month in 2013, beyond its latest target of 38, the company’s chief financial officer said on Wednesday. Get the full story »

Boeing: No 787, 747 fall-out from Japan quake

Japan’s natural and man-made disasters haven’t affected aircraft production at Boeing Co., or slowed flight-testing of its 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jets, an executive of the aerospace manufacturer said Wednesday. Get the full story »

Boeing wants higher ranking claim in aircraft case

Citing unfulfilled promises from Alabama Aircraft Industries Inc. to finish up work on four military jets, Boeing Co. is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for some financial reassurance, requesting that the court put its $8 million claim against the Birmingham aircraft maintenance company ahead of other major creditors. Get the full story »

Boeing shares gain after test flight of new 747

The 747-8 Intercontinental. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)

Shares of Chicago-based Boeing Co. gained 3 percent Monday, a day after the successful first test flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental.

The flight was a milestone for the aircraft model, which is more closely associated with Boeing than any other commercial airplane. Get the full story »

Boeing’s biggest-ever plane makes maiden flight

The 747-8 Intercontinental, Boeing's largest-ever passenger airplane, returns to its hangar on Sunday. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)

Boeing Co.’s newest 747 passenger jet, the largest commercial plane it has ever built, took to the skies for the first time Sunday, marking the third maiden flight of a new Boeing commercial airplane in the past 15 months. (See video)

Painted in its orange and red “sunrise” livery, the massive, four-engine 747-8 Intercontinental lifted off from Paine Field, north of Seattle, at 10 a.m. local time under partly cloudy skies and gusty northerly winds. At 250 feet long, the 747-8 is 18 feet longer than its predecessor. Get the full story »

Boeing supplier concerned over Japan gas supply

A Japanese company making galleys for the long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner said delivery of the component could be delayed if gasoline becomes even more scarce after last week’s earthquake and tsunami. Get the full story »

Airbus probed in 2009 Air France crash

European planemaker Airbus was placed under investigation on Thursday over the 2009 crash of a flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris that killed 228 people, Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders said.

Investigators are trying to establish why the Airbus 330 plane, operated by Air France, plunged into the Atlantic during a storm on May 31, 2009, killing passengers from 32 nations, including 72  French citizens. Get the full story »

Boeing getting parts shipments from Japan

Boeing Co. says its suppliers in Japan are still shipping some airplane parts to the Chicago-based manufacturer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, citing company spokesman Thomas Brabant. Get the full story »

Lufthansa to place $4B Airbus, Boeing order

German airline and logistics company Deutsche Lufthansa AG late Wednesday said its supervisory board had approved the order of 35 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing Co. with a listing value of just under $4 billion.

Of the orders, 30 aircraft from Airbus’s A320neo family were ordered for Lufthansa’s passenger business. The other five orders are for Boeing 777 freighters for the company’s business segment. Get the full story »

Boeing commits $2M to Japan relief

Chicago-based Boeing Co. says the company will make a $2 million contribution to aid those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Get the full story »

Boeing: Too soon to tell quake’s effect on 787

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Reuters/Anthony Bolante)

If Boeing Co.’s Japanese suppliers for the 787 Dreamliner are disrupted by more than several weeks, the company could face new production issues for the long-delayed aircraft, the head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said Monday.

“We have a little bit of stock, but not much. I think if we go longer than several weeks, we’ll have issues,” Jim Albaugh told CNBC business television. Get the full story »

City, airlines reach deal on O’Hare runways

By Jon Hilkevitch | Mayor Richard Daley and United and American airlines have negotiated a breakthrough, $1.7 billion deal to continue runway construction at O’Hare International Airport, according to the United States Department of Transportation.

The department issued a news release this morning that said the agreement on the O’Hare Modernization Program will allow work to begin on an additional south runway at the airport in addition to other improvements that would allow O’Hare to “deal with increasing traffic.”

Boeing says Dreamliner still on for 3Q delivery

Boeing Co. is on track to deliver the long-delayed 787 Dreamliner to its first customer in the third quarter, the head of the 787 program said Friday.

Speaking to reporters at Boeing’s San Antonio site, Scott Fancher said he could not attribute any canceled 787 orders to delays that have put the program nearly three years behind schedule. Get the full story »

Aircell upgrades to put Wi-Fi on international flights

Itasca-based Aircell, which provides inflight Wi-Fi on airlines, said Thursday that it is upgrading its service and will introduce technology enabling international service by 2015.

Aircell’s Gogo Wi-Fi service is available on a number of carriers, including United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. It currently uses a land-based system, where base stations connect with Wi-Fi hotspots on aircraft. Passengers can buy the service on their flight, accessing the Web on laptops or mobile devices. Get the full story »