IAM-Boeing vote: early returns, appears to be passing 3-1

We’re at the IAM HQ in South Seattle for the vote on the historic IAM-Boeing contract. Seattle and Auburn votes being counted, and eye-balling the piles, it appears the contract is passing 2-1. Results will be announced between… Read More

FedEx, Southwest near Boeing deals: Bloomberg and WSJ

While we are waiting for the IAM vote tonight, it looks like two more big wins for Boeing. Bloomberg reports FedEx is about to order 30 767-300ER freighters. The Wall Street Journal reports Southwest Airlines is about to… Read More

Yes vote on Boeing-IAM deal appears likey: Seattle Times

Posted on Twitter a short time ago: SeaTimesAeroDominic Gates Machinists don’t love this Boeing deal. But voting yes anyway for the most part. 2 hours ago SeaTimesAeroDominic Gates Talking to Machinists as they vote. Looks good for approval… Read More

Odds and Ends: TSA, 787 endurance and Frontier, again

This just in: Busted. We’re a big fan of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. In the warped sense of humor department, we found this to be pretty amusing, since nobody got hurt. Original Post: TSA: Anyone who has flown… Read More

Odds and Ends: Frontier Airlines, first 737 at rate 35, Embraer

Frontier Airlines: At the Paris Air Show, Republic Airways Holdings ordered 80 A319/320neos with CFM LEAP engines, and the order was touted as the death knell by some for the Bombardier CSeries–also ordered by Republic for Frontier (40+40)…. Read More

Airbus repays launch aid on WTO complaint but has drawn aid for A350

Airbus has repaid nearly 2bn Euros in launch aid associated with the findings of the WTO complaint filed in 2004 by the US Trade Representative, an amount far less than the American agency alleged as US$25bn in illegal… Read More

Boeing, IAM talk about labor deal

AirInsight has these two podcasts about the grand labor deal announced Wednesday between Boeing and the IAM. Boeing podcast. IAM podcast.

Boeing’s Albaugh hints at 12/mo rate for 787

The chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Wednesday hinted at increasing production rates of the 787 beyond the committed 10 per month to 12 a month. Jim Albaugh, speaking at the Credit Suisse Aerospace conference, reiterated plans… Read More

Odds and Ends: A350 business case, Ryanair, Boeing and more

Airbus A350: Aspire Aviation in Hong Kong has a lengthy look at the Airbus A350 program. Airbus launch aid: Airbus says it has complied with the findings of the World Trade Organization and cured those elements found to… Read More