Odds and Ends: NTSB on 787 Certification; SPEEA countdown

NTSB on 787 Certification: There were a number of small but important news items to come out of the press briefing Thursday from the National Transportation Safety Board were several references to examining the certification involving the batteries… Read More

Live coverage NTSB 787 briefing

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is holding a press briefing at 230 pm (ET) today. We’ll have a running synopsis of it right here. Deborah Hersman, Chair of NTSB Expectation in aviation is never experience a fire… Read More

NTSB briefing on 787 today

The National Transportation Board will have a briefing today at 2:30 ET. In advance of the briefing, NTSB issued this terse statement: The following factual information has been developed about the battery: It consists of eight cells of… Read More

Odds and Ends: SPEEA defers vote; FAA battery apporval

A couple of quick links before we head home: SPEEA defers vote: This is a surprise to us. FAA battery approval process: Reuters has this story about the FAA approval process for the battery on the Boeing 787.

Odds and Ends: 787 Update; SPEEA Council meets for membership vote; Asian caution

787 Update: The Wall Street Journal has this lengthy article on the twin-investigations of the US and Japanese authorities into the Boeing 787 incidents. (Subscription required.) Bloomberg News this long article profiling Boeing CEO Jim McNerney’s oversight of… Read More

Odds and Ends:Unsurprisingly–More on the Boeing 787

Unsurprisingly: More on the 787 We’re at the Airline Economics conference in Dublin and not surprisingly the Boeing 787 was part of the cocktail party talk Sunday night. There is a certain level of bewilderment: Why didn’t t… Read More

Boeing employee messages: from CEO and from SPEEA

The week ended with the entire Boeing employee group getting a message from corporate CEO Jim McNerney concerning the grounding of the 787; and a message to company engineers from the union, SPEEA, outlining the preparations for a… Read More

Reflections of a whirl-wind week in the news cycle

This is one of those moments where jet-lag induced sleep patterns give us a moment to catch our breath. What a week it’s been in the news cycle. We came to Europe on routine business and from the… Read More

Our thoughts on the Boeing-SPEEA “Best and Final” offers

For a few short moments we thought there were offers close enough to be reasonable middle ground to head off a strike between Boeing and its engineers’ union, SPEEA. We’re looking at this from afar, figuratively and literally–we’re… Read More

SPEEA negotiators recommend member rejection of Boeing contract offer

So much for being encouraged.  SPEEA’s press release: Boeing rejects SPEEA offer, escalating conflict SEATTLE – In a move that escalates its mounting problems, The Boeing Company today (Jan. 17) rejected union offers to extend existing contracts and… Read More