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Boeing readies flight training for Dreamliner

A 787 Dreamliner passenger jet lands during testing at the Boeing factory at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, March 20, 2011. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Boeing Co. said on Monday that it had gotten approval from regulators in several countries for flight training campuses for its 787 Dreamliner, which is due for first delivery this year.

The world’s second-largest plane-maker after EADS unit Airbus said its Dreamliner training devices — including flight simulators — were ready to be used with training courses. The company has training courses in Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo, London and Shanghai. Get the full story »

Boeing surprised by rupture in 737 fuselage

The NTSB displays the 5-foot-long fuselage skin section taken from the Southwest Airlines accident aircraft on Tuesday. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Boeing Co. said Tuesday that its engineering and safety experts were caught off guard by Friday’s rupture in the fuselage of a midair Southwest Airlines Co. jet, failing to anticipate the risks of such an incident “until much, much later” in the aircraft’s life.

In an attempt to explain what went wrong, including technical missteps by Boeing, a senior company engineer laid out some of the decisions and analyses by the aerospace giant that unwittingly set the stage for the five-foot tear in the aluminum skin of the 15-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft. The tear led to the rapid decompression of the passenger cabin while the plane was cruising at 36,000 feet, but no one was seriously injured. 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 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 »

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 »