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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 »

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 to deliver 25 787s, 747s in 2011

Boeing Co. said Wednesday it expects to deliver at least 25 of its delay-prone 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jets this year, but doesn’t anticipate that the planes will give any near-term lift to its financial results.

Production cost over-runs and penalty payments to pacify airline customers mean Boeing won’t make money off those deliveries, executives told analysts and reporters during a quarterly earnings call, admitting the Chicago-based aerospace manufacturer remains concerned about the overall profitability of the best-selling Dreamliner. Get the full story »

FAA to require cockpit window checks on 747s

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plans to add Boeing Co.’s  widely used 747 to the list of airplanes that must have their cockpit windows inspected or replaced because of the danger of an electrical fire, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

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FAA orders wiring fixes on Boeing 747s

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed mandatory fixes to Boeing 747-400 airliners to ensure that concerns about potentially hazardous takeoffs are addressed, the Wall Street Journal said.

The U.S. air-safety regulator, last week, moved to require certain engine-related wiring changes to Boeing Co.’s model, the paper said. According to the agency, the fixes are necessary to avoid potentially dangerous retraction of flaps, or panels that deploy from the wings to provide extra lift during takeoffs. Get the full story »