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Boeing resumes 787 certification flights

Boeing Co. has resumed flight tests of its 787 jetliner aimed at achieving Federal Aviation Administration certification. Boeing halted test flights of the long-delayed jet last fall because of an in-flight electrical fire in the plane’s power distribution system that forced an emergency landing Nov. 9. Get the full story »

10,000th sale lifts Airbus past Boeing in 2010

European planemaker Airbus scored a surprise victory in the annual orders race against Boeing and celebrated the 10,000th plane sale in its 40-year history with a $5 billion order from Virgin America. A last-minute surge pushed Airbus past its U.S. rival for a third year as it held onto a net order market share of 52 percent in the face of a resurgent Boeing, which was hit by cancellations in 2009 due to delays to its 787 Dreamliner. Get the full story »

Airbus seen beating Boeing on 2010 orders

Airbus looks set to leapfrog Boeing and score a surprise last-minute win on orders when it unveils 2010 commercial results next week, industry sources said on Friday. Get the full story »

Boeing to resume 787 test flights after fire

Boeing will resume flight tests of its long-delayed 787 jet Thursday,  six weeks after they were suspended because of an in-flight electrical fire in the plane’s power distribution system.

The company says it installed an updated, interim version of the software that controls the system in the first of six test flight aircraft. Get the full story »

Boeing to announce 787 test flight return soon

Boeing Co. said on Wednesday that it will soon announce the resumption of test flights for its 787 Dreamliner plane, which have been halted since last month due to technical problems. “Probably the next announcement from Boeing would be an announcement of a return to flight tests. We expect that announcement very soon,” Boeing Japan President Mike Denton told reporters. Get the full story »

7th delay likely coming for Boeing Dreamliner

From the Financial Times | Boeing is expected to announce by the end of the year that its troubled 787 Dreamliner will officially be delayed a seventh time. The program was halted last month following a fire aboard a test aircraft. More than a month after the incident, Boeing is yet to issue a new certification target or restart flight testing. A new timetable would likely move first deliveries to May 2008, more than three years behind their original scheduled delivery. Get the full story>>

Boeing boosts jet prices 5.2%

From Bloomberg News | Boeing Co. is raising aircraft prices by about 5.2 percent, the first increase in two years, and dropping the short-haul version of the 787 Dreamliner. Get the full story>>

United postpones first 787 service

With another delay to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner looming, United Airlines has postponed launching service from Houston to Auckland, New Zealand, the first North American flight slated to feature the ground-breaking jet

The new United had planned to launch those flights on Nov. 16, 2011, to be flown initially under the brand of merger partner Continental Airlines, said Julie King, spokeswoman for the Chicago-based carrier. But with uncertainty shrouding the 787’s commercial debut, the world’s largest airline decided to push back its New Zealand expansion effort to 2012. Get the full story »

Boeing puts 3-week hold on 787 assembly

Boeing Co. puts a three-week hold on assembling new 787s. Boeing said on Monday that the hold began late last month. It says it is not asking the companies that make parts for the 787 to slow or stop production. Get the full story »

No quick decision in Boeing 737 engine debate

The waiting game is about to go into extra innings for the aviation world as Boeing Co. grapples with a tough decision on how to update its hot-selling single-aisle airplane, the 737.

Experts say an announcement on Wednesday by Boeing’s rival Airbus that it would update its competing A320 jetliner with a new engine starting in 2016 gives Boeing plenty of time to assess market needs and its own engineering capabilities. Get the full story »

Repaired Boeing 787 flies back to Seattle

The Boeing 787 that made an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas, because of an electrical fire during a test flight is safely back in Seattle. Get the full story »

Electrical system fix to delay 787 a seventh time

Boeing Co. said late Wednesday that debris was likely to have caused an onboard electrical fire on a test flight of 787 Dreamliner this month.

The company said the fire began as a short circuit or an electrical arc in the P100 power distribution panel and was most likely caused by “foreign debris.” Get the full story »

Boeing 787 delays give edge to rival Airbus

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co.’s delays in readying its new 787 Dreamliner jumbo jet for delivery have been giving competitors an advantage, an executive for rival Airbus said Thursday.

“It’s true that all the delays with the 787 have helped us,” Airbus Senior Vice President for Latin America Rafael Alonso told reporters on the sidelines of an airline forum, noting the Airbus A330 as the main beneficiary. “In the case of the 787, we think their problems aren’t resolved yet, we don’t know how it’s going to continue developing.” Get the full story »

New 787 delay already factored into Boeing stock

A seventh delay for the long-awaited Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner is all but assured, and the negative sentiment is priced into shares, analysts said Thursday.

Shares of Boeing, a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, were up 3.4 percent Thursday — partly erasing losses since an electrical fire last week forced it to halt Dreamliner test flights — but the stock was still down more than 6 percent since the Nov. 9 incident. Get the full story »

Morgan Stanley: Boeing may delay 787 to 2012

From Bloomberg | Boeing Co. may push back the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service for the seventh time, adding as much as a year to the delay for the composite-plastic jet, Morgan Stanley said.