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Boeing 747

How Much Does a 747 Cost: Inventor Dies as Boeing Cuts Plane’s Production

When Pan American World Airways and Lufthansa asked Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to build a plane that had double the capacity of the 707, the aircraft maker did the obvious thing: ...
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FA-18 Super Hornet

Airbus Loses 2 Orders, Boeing May Gain $7 Billion Fighter Sale

In the continuing soap opera that depicts the relationship between Airbus and Qatar Airways, the airline has cancelled orders for two more A320neos that were not delivered on time. And ...
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Boeing 737-MAX

How Boeing Wins From Contract Between Southwest and Its Pilots

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and its pilots' union, Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA), reached an agreement in principle Monday on a new contract. The previous contract expired almost exactly ...
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Boeing 747

How Much Does a Boeing 787 Cost? The Same as Last Year

For the first time in since the financial crisis, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) will not raise prices on its commercial jets. The aircraft maker has been announcing increases in July ...
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ANA 787

ANA Says Boeing 787 Turbine Blade Fix May Take 3 Years

What looked on Monday to be an issue that could be resolved relatively soon may, in fact, take up to three years to fix. That's according to Japan's All Nippon ...
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ANA 787

Boeing 787 Engine Troubles Ground ANA Flights

Corrosion on the turbine blades of some engines built by Rolls-Royce for Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner forced Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) last week to cancel 18 ...
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Air defense missiles

JPMorgan Lifts Price Targets on Defense Stocks, Names Top Pick

Investors may buy stocks in defense contractors because of their record of dividend payments and share repurchases for good reasons. Over the past five years, the best performing defense stock has ...
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The Pentagon

GAO Criticizes Air Force Decision to Scrap A-10 Warthogs

In an effort to save money, the U.S. Air Force has announced plans to retire its 40-year old A-10 close air support (CAS) aircraft beginning in 2018. Congressional opposition to ...
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forest fire

Boeing Wants to Fight Forest Fires With a Howitzer

In something of a departure from its usual lines of business, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has filed a patent application for an artillery shell that would deliver up to six gallons ...
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Qantas 787

Boeing Loses Some, May Win Some 787 Orders

Australia's Qantas Airways had been struggling for profits and has not paid a dividend since 2009. The airline posted a record profit of $1.52 billion in the year ended June ...
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Boeing T-X peek

Boeing Offers Sneak Peek at New Air Force Training Jet

After the release of the U.S. Air Force request for proposal (RFP) for a new training jet, the four competitors have all now either shown a modified version of a ...
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ANA 787

Will Boeing Beef Up Its Orders for Wide-Body Planes?

As of August 16, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has taken net orders totaling 38 for its four wide-body jets: the 747, 767, 777 and 787. The company guided full-year orders ...
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The Pentagon

Northrop Grumman Testing New Air Force Training Jet

A consortium led by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has begun testing its clean-sheet design for a new U.S. Air Force training jet to replace the decades old T-38. According ...
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KC-46 refuels A-10 during Milestone C test

Air Force Awards Boeing $2.8 Billion Contract for New Tanker

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract valued at $2.8 billion to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to produce the first 19 new KC-46A tankers. The contract comes about a ...
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Air defense missiles

Potential Game-Changing NATO Order Bundling for Precision-Guided Munitions

There is some potentially big news in the defense and warfare industry, but more in process than in size. It is also important to realize that this is not yet ...
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