FedEx orders 27 767-300Fs, defers 11 777Fs

Flight Pro (aka Flight Global) has reported FedEx ordered 27 Boeing 767-300Fs for delivery from 2014 through 2018 but at the same time deferred 11 777Fs within the 2013-2018 period as cargo demand softens. The 767s will replace… Read More

Southwest press conference on 737 MAX order

Southwest Airlines held a web press conference (with written question submissions the staff can screen in advance–bad idea) on its new 737 MAX order. Here are highlights: Gary Kelly, CEO Only four 737 MAX delivered in 2017. Just… Read More

Southwest places firm order for MAX

Southwest Airlines became the first customer to place a firm order for 737 MAX. The press release is here. First delivery is 2017. Southwest had been urging Boeing to proceed with the re-engine for two years, only to… Read More

Leahy dismisses Boeing economic claims on 737 MAX vs A320neo

We did the following story Nov. 30 for Flight Global’s new Flight Pro subscription service. Airbus’ new A320neo family will have up to 11% better fuel burn than the Boeing 737 Max family, John Leahy, COO Customers for… Read More

US disputes EU claim of WTO-Airbus compliance, threatens sanctions

As Yogi Berra once said, “it ain’t over till it’s over.” The US Trade Representative rejected EU claims that it had complied with WTO rulings that Airbus received illegal subsidies and that these had been repaid. Here is… Read More

NLRB drops Boeing case

New York Times. Now Boeing and IAM 751 can get on with the business of building airplanes without distractions.

IAM-Boeing, the day after

Here are several stories on the day after the historic IAM-Boeing contract vote. The importance of the success of this vote cannot be understated. CNBC interview with Jim Albaugh. Seattle Times, with comments from IAM 751 president Tom… Read More

Boeing message on IAM vote

From: Jim Albaugh Subject line: A future of shared success For distribution to all BCA employees Dec. 7, 2011 IAM-represented employees said “yes” today to a four-year contract extension that opens a new era of job security, stability… Read More

IAM press release in Boeing vote

MACHINISTS VOTE FOR JOBS! SEATTLE – Machinists Union members have approved a four-year contract extension with the Boeing Co. that ensures the 737 MAX will be built in Puget Sound. The final vote was 74 percent to accept… Read More

IAM approves Boeing contract 74%

IAM 751 tonight approved a new, four-year contract with The Boeing Co, extending labor peace to 2016. The union and the company negotiated the contract nearly a year early, an unprecedented move in Boeing-IAM relations. The vote passed… Read More