CSeries First Flight: Bombardier announced today that the first flight of the CSeries has slipped into August. Here is the press release.
Boeing 2Q profit: Boeing reported a solid profit in the second quarter, with increased cash flow as 787s deliver. Impact of 787 grounding (primarily a first quarter event) minimal. Here is the press release.
787 future: Bloomberg News takes a look at the history of bad PR surrounding the Boeing 787 and the future reputation of the airplane.
London Heathrow fire solution: Investigators appear to have solved the cause of the London Heathrow fire on the Ethiopian 787: shoddy installation of the Electronic Locator Beacon. The Seattle Times has this update. Bloomberg earlier reported the investigation was focusing on pinched wires. Reuters was the first to report the pinched wire theory. This is good news for Boeing: it wasn’t the plane’s fault.