US favors negotiating trade dispute

Crain’s Chicago Business reported yesterday (April 6) that US Trade Rep. Ron Kirk wants to negotiate an end to the EU-US trade dispute over Airbus and Boeing subsidies. We only just spotted this–there hadn’t been any pick-up by… Read More

Boeing seeks cybersecurity recruits

Boeing’s Defense unit created a cybersecurity division a few years ago as the company recognized the growing threat to national security and the need to diversify from traditional weaponry with changing defense needs. Here is a story today… Read More

777 production spotlighted

The latest issue of Boeing Frontiers, the company magazine, spotlights the Lean Production line for the 777. This follows the years-long conversion for the 737 line. We have always felt these Lean Production methods are one of the… Read More

Bombardier lays foundation for Chinese CSeries order

Bombardier has positioned itself for a major CSeries order in China with the announcement on March 30 of a $3.85bn financing deal with a Chinese financial institution. CDB will provide the financing for Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop, the CRJ… Read More

DOD is within its rights to extend tanker deadline

It was predictable that Boeing supporters would become apoplectic when the Defense Department said it will extend the May 10 deadline 60 days to July 9 should EADS decide to submit a bid for the KC-X program, but… Read More

Key conferences coming up

There are a couple of key conferences coming up that we want to particularly bring to the attention of our readers. In Washington State, there is the Innovation Summit next Friday, April 9. Aside from the fact we’re… Read More