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Dec 19, 2014

Air France-KLM deferral of Boeing 777 raises concern

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777s following its third profit warning in six months.

Boeing is on track to build about 500 777s before it transitions to the successor 777X model in 2020, based on its current production rate of 100 a year. Through November, it had orders for 267 of those planes.

Dec 19, 2014

Boeing on target for 787 deliveries, though costs are a concern

SEATTLE, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Boeing Co has more than
enough 787 Dreamliners in the production pipeline to meet its
year-end delivery target of 110 aircraft, despite concerns a
shortage of seats could cause the world’s biggest aircraft maker
to miss its target, according to industry experts and a Reuters
review of its factory.

A Reuters survey of jets in production at Boeing’s factory
in Everett this week showed 14 of the high-tech planes parked
outside, and at least five undergoing assembly inside.

Dec 17, 2014

Boeing to make 754 commercial jet deliveries in 2015 -trade group

SEATTLE, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Boeing Co will deliver a
record 754 commercial aircraft in 2015, an increase of up to 5.5
percent, the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association forecast on
Wednesday, reflecting expectations of steadily rising production
at the world’s biggest plane maker.

The Washington, D.C.-based trade group said its forecast is
based on information supplied by Boeing, and comes amid concern
that Boeing may have to cut production of some models to keep
the assembly lines from running out of orders.

Dec 16, 2014

Rockwell Collins executive sees big market in Boeing 777 retrofits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rockwell Collins Inc (COL.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) sees a large opportunity to retrofit current-generation Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) 777 aircraft with heads-up cockpit displays it is developing for the next-generation 777X, a senior executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

“We are seeing tremendous acceleration in desire for heads-up displays” for the 777, Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer of commercial systems at Rockwell, said in an interview after the company announced it had won an exclusive contract to supply flight displays and other cockpit systems to the 777X. [ID:nWNAB05IFV]

Dec 12, 2014

Insight – Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans shopping for toy remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A raft of new regulations.

The Federal Aviation Administration, by the end of the month, is expected to propose new rules governing small unmanned aircraft systems, the first major overhaul of its drone policy.

Dec 12, 2014

Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Americans shopping for toy
remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in
the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A
raft of new regulations.

The Federal Aviation Administration, by the end of the
month, is expected to propose new rules governing small unmanned
aircraft systems, the first major overhaul of its drone policy.

Dec 10, 2014

U.S. OK’s more commercial drone use as Congress probes risks

By Alwyn Scott

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday granted four more companies exemptions to use drones commercially, further opening the airspace to unmanned aircraft even as lawmakers raised questions about the risks.

Trimble Navigation Ltd, VDOS Global LLC, Clayco Inc and Woolpert Inc said in their petitions to the FAA that they would operate drones weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kg) and keep them within view at all times.

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Wednesday requiring a fix for Boeing Co’s 787-8 Dreamliner, following “numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors” on the high-tech plane’s wings.

A sensor failure could cause the plane to go off the runway while landing on a short runway or in adverse weather, the FAA said in a proposed airworthiness directive scheduled to be published on Friday.

Nov 20, 2014

Exclusive: Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group’s move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday.

“We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the competition is simply doing things to catch up with it,” Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in an interview.

Nov 20, 2014

Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

SEATTLE, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Boeing Co has no plans to
extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in
response to Airbus Group’s move to offer a long-range
version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing
executive said on Thursday.

“We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the
competition is simply doing things to catch up with it,” Randy
Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial
Airplanes, said in an interview.