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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’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 »

Airbus calls for Boeing 747-8 evacuation test

Chicago-based Boeing Co. should be obliged by U.S. civil aviation authorities to conduct an emergency evacuation test of its new 747-8 Intercontinental, a senior Airbus executive said Wednesday.

The 747-8, a stretched version of the 747-400, was rolled out over the weekend at Boeing’s plant outside Seattle. It will carry 467 passengers, 51 more than the current version of the jumbo jet, offering airlines a lower cost-per-seat mile. Get the full story »

Boeing delays first delivery of 747-8 freighter

747.jpg Spectators gather to watch the new Boeing 747-8 freighter during taxi tests for the new airplane. (AP)

Boeing Co. said Thursday it would delay first delivery of the 747-8 Freighter, its biggest commercial jet, but shares of Boeing rose on news that the delay would not hurt the company’s 2010 financial results. Get the full story »