Aerospace & Defense

Qatar A380 Airbus

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380

Qatar Airways took delivery of its first A380 super-jumbo jet from Airbus on Wednesday. The Middle Eastern airline has ordered a total of 10 of the planes and expects to ...
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Boeing and SpaceX Emerge Victorious in NASA Space Taxi Contract

The privatization, or partial privatization, of space has taken many twists since the end of the Space Shuttle era. Companies and organizations know that there are literally billions of dollars ...
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Ryanair Jet

European Airline Passengers Want Cheap Fares and Legroom

Among European airline passengers, some 71% of respondents to a survey commissioned by Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) said they have flown on a low-cost carrier (LCC) in the past two ...
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Airbus to Pare Its Defense Business and Focus on Commercial Jets

Citing tight budgets and increasing competition, the Defence and Space division of Airbus Group announced Tuesday morning that it will divest businesses that it has determined lie outside its core ...
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus Hits Snag, May Delay First Flight for Competitor to Boeing 737 MAX

An unidentified issue has surfaced with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan engine that Airbus will use on its A320neo model. A first flight had been tentatively scheduled for ...
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Boeing’s Air Force Tanker Program Takes Another Hit

A badly designed wiring bundle has once again pushed out the first test flight of the new U.S. Air Force KC-46 tanker being built by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). The ...
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Airbus A320neo

U.S. Export-Import Bank Would Support Sales of Airbus Planes

With friends like this, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) may not need enemies. The president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank told a conference in Washington on Wednesday that the bank would ...
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Boeing 777-9X

Emirates Says Doesn’t Need $900 Million from Ex-Im Bank to Buy Boeing Planes

A senior official of one of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) largest customers, the United Arab Emirates’ Emirates airline, said on Friday that the company could continue to buy aircraft from ...
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Boeing Delivers First 787-9 With GE Engine to United Airlines

Late last month Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) was notified that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had certified for commercial flights the company’s 787-9 Dreamliner equipped with engines from General Electric ...
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Why a Boeing 737 MAX Costs Up to $113 Million

The largest low-cost airline in Europe, Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: RYAAY) is reportedly prepared to place an order for 100 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) in a ...
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Boeing Orders Crush Airbus Total Through August

Both Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus have received more than 1,000 gross orders for the first eight months of 2014. After adjusting for cancellations, however, Boeing’s total of 941 ...
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Boeing F15 Fighter

The Boeing Fight to Save the Export-Import Bank Begins in Earnest Next Week

Among the first items of business Congress is expected to take up when members return from vacation next week is a reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. No company has ...
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Boeing 777-9X

The Trouble for Boeing Shareholders — Analyst Says to Sell!

In what may be either an outlier or a harbinger of things to come, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) Tuesday morning was downgrade to Underperform at Buckingham Research Group, a rating ...
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Why Has Boeing Stock Underperformed the Market?

UPDATE: On Tuesday, equity research firm and broker Buckingham Research Group cut its rating on Boeing to Underperform. As aerospace consulting and research firm Leeham Co. noted this morning, this ...
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Boeing Can’t Give Away 787s

Last February, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) had 11 early models of its 787 Dreamliner sitting on the tarmac in Washington state. The planes were for sale at substantial discounts. Yet, ...
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